It may not look like it but spring is right around the corner.

Even as the Northeast digs out from another blast of snow, spring is inexorably inching closer.  That means it is time to sign up for your spring races, starting with the Wally Waddle 5k.   We are very excited to have a new awards category this year.  Mother’s Day Family Teams!


What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than running as a family? There will be 2 categories for the family teams: Mother/Daughter and Mother/Son. Only one team per family (sorry Mom’s with multiple running kids you are going to have to pick your favorite.) Prizes will be award to the team in each category with the fastest combined time for the 5k.

Use the form below to sign up your team. You still need to register for the race individually either online at the MHRRC website or via the mail-in flyer.


Camp Alumni Makes Race Debut

Great article in the Poughkeepsie Journal today about Peter Van Aken a Camp Segowea alumni from the 1960’s who ran his first road race and reconnected with camp at the same time.

Wally Waddle Was Wonderful

I need to start by thanking all the amazing people who helped make this years Wa Wa Wally Waddle a truly smashing success.  To the pie makers and timers,  runners and spectators, fundraisers and sponsors, big kids and little kids, first time waddlers and long time road racers I could not do any of this without you.  You have helped grow the Waddle into the incredible success that it is today, thank you.

With your help we raised over $4000 to help send kids from the Mid-Hudson Valley to YMCA Camp Segowea. I encourage you to visit the Camp Segowea website to learn more about our camp and to consider sending your child there for a life enriching experience they will never forget.

As Waddle tradition dictates ,home-made pies were given out as prizes to the overall and age group winners.  Our Segowea Alumni baked over 20 pies and those not given out as prizes were given away during the post award free pie raffle.  10 lucky raffle winners went home with home-baked pies!  Lana of Bella Cakes made turtle cupcakes for all the kids who ran the 100 yard dash and the mile.

Mike Insler and Marisa Strange have won the Waddle all 3 years!

Another Waddle tradition was upheld with local racing legend Marisa Strange, and out of towner Mike Insler each winning for the 3rd year in a row.  While Marisa cruised to a 40 second victory over 2nd place Female Rachel Sleeter, Mike Insler needed a course record 16:13 to hold off local stand out Mike Chow who finished just 3 seconds back.

Mile Winners Isabelle Hatch and Griffin Sarachek

The kids 1 mile (which might have been 1.1 miles) was won by 10-year-old Isabelle Hatch and 12-year-old Griffin Sarachek.  The 9 and younger age group was won by Isabelle Serrano and Achille Sarachek.


Full results for both races are linked below along with a link to all the photos taken by Bob Kopak.



Thanks again to our Sponsors

Babycakes Café
CAYA Restaurant & Café
Finnish Solutions
Mid-Hudson Oral Surgeons
Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club
Molloy Pharmacy
Morris Associates Engineering Consultants
Roadkill Racing
Soul Dog Restaurant
Tubby’s Bathtub Resurfacing
Zimmer Brothers Jewelers