Empire State Trail

March 19, 2021

America’s longest multi-use state trail. It’s the Empire State Trail, a 750-mile trail that crosses New York from Manhattan north to the Canadian border in Rouses Point near the northern tip of Lake Champlain, and also from Buffalo to Albany. Open to cyclists, hikers, walkers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers, the project to combine some preexisting segments […]

New York City’s Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2019

Coming October 31, 2019. Happy Halloween! Find your best costume and head to New York City for the Village Halloween Parade! This year’s theme is Wild Thing! so be sure to pick something fierce and savage, if you’d like to march in the special theme section of the parade. Otherwise, design something creative and you’ll […]

NYRR Retro 4-Miler

July 8, 2019

Coming July 13, 2019. Get your groove on! The NYRR Retro 4-Miler is a throwback-themed race held in New York City’s Central Park. A vintage car will lead the race through the “inner loop” of Central Park, so there’ll be some rolling hills, a downhill, and some flats. And in keeping with the theme, don’t expect timing […]

Mother’s Day 5K bRUNch

May 10, 2019

Coming May 12, 2019. Not your traditional Mother’s Day Brunch! It’s the Mother’s Day 5K bRUNch, held in Schenectady, New York. This 5K race is for women only, with the exception of sons running with their moms. The race will be run on paved paths, roads, and trails throughout scenic Central Park. Stick around post race […]

Aurora Games

April 15, 2019

Coming August 20, 2019. The Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, would be so honored to have this first-of-its-kind event named after her. It’s the inaugural Aurora Games, a festival involving the top international women athletes competing in basketball, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, and beach volleyball. Scheduled to occur every 2 years, this six-day event […]

NYRR New York Mini 10K

March 25, 2019

Coming June 8, 2019. Get ready for the world’s original road race exclusively for women! It’s the NYRR New York Mini 10K, founded in 1972 and named for the miniskirt. A popular race with over 8,000 runners, ranging from the elite athletes to the first-timers, the goal of the race is to “empower women of all […]

Lake Placid Lodge

February 8, 2019

The quintessential lodge experience! The Lake Placid Lodge is a gorgeous, Arts and Crafts-style structure located on the shores of its namesake and surrounded by a dense forest known as the “North Woods.” Accommodations include suites in the main lodge and lakeside cabins, each with its own stone fireplace and stunning views of the wilderness. During […]

Troy Turkey Trot

November 5, 2018

Coming November 22, 2018. Gobble, gobble! Founded in 1916 as a remembrance run for veterans, the Troy Turkey Trot is one of the largest and oldest road race in the United States (12th!) and 64th oldest in the world.  It’s held Thanksgiving morning in Troy, New York, just north of Albany and features four events: the […]

Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood Cemetery

October 24, 2018

Coming October 27-28, 2018. What Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a cemetery tour! Join the Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood Cemetery, a 478 acre, National Historic Landmark located in Brooklyn, New York. The 2.5 hour walking tour lead by author and Green-Wood Cemetery historian, Jeff Richman, covers stories of some of the more than 560,000 “permanent residents”, […]

Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K

September 28, 2018

Coming October 27, 2018. Don’t lose your head to the headless horseman…prepare yourself for the Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K! This small town (yes, there really is a Sleepy Hollow, as of 1996!) lies on the banks of the Hudson River, about an hour north of New York City. Marked with orange arrows, the challenging course […]

NYC Pizza Run

August 10, 2018

Coming September 16, 2018. Pizza! Who doesn’t love pizza? Described as New York’s Sauciest Run, the NYC Pizza Run is a fun experience that combines a 5K race with eating pizza! Runners will take a total of 3 laps around Fort Greene Park near downtown Brooklyn. After laps 1 and 2, runners will scarf down […]

Wild Walk

July 24, 2018

Take a walk on the wild side at the Wild Walk! This treetop adventure, located at The Wild Center in the Adirondack forest, is a quarter mile network of walkways high among the trees. Designed to give visitors an appreciation of the natural world by transforming the forest into a living, breathing, learning landscape, you’ll be delighted […]

Posh Primitive

June 25, 2018

Escape to the Southern Adirondack mountains. With Posh Primitive, glamping means you don’t have to rough it! The custom made canvas walled tents with log accents come equipped with queen sized mattresses, linens, comforters and wool blankets and are decorated with antiques and locally made furnishings. A wood burning stove will keep you toasty warm in the […]

Learn to SUP: Beginner Workshop with FLY

June 14, 2018

Coming June 16, 2018. Head to the “Chosen Spot” this weekend! Canandaigua Lake, “Chosen Spot” in the native Seneca Indian language, is the sight of the Learn to SUP: Beginner Workshop from the folks at Finger Lakes Yogascapes (FLY). Just outside of Rochester, New York, this lake is a beautiful and relaxing setting for some yoga, first […]

Iron Girl Syracuse

May 31, 2018

Coming June 24, 2018. This one’s for you, TrailblazerGirls! The Iron Girl Syracuse is a women’s-only, sprint-distance triathlon in Brewerton, New York, just 12 miles north of Syracuse. Here’s the scoop: a 600 meter swim in Oneida Lake, a 30K bike ride on scenic and gently rolling country roads, and a 5K run on a fast, flat out […]

New York City: bRUNch Pop-Up

April 11, 2018

Coming April 14, 2018. Sundays and brunch go together, and now you can add a bit of running in too! The folks at bRUNch Running have arranged a pop-up brunch date at the San Remo Cafe in SoHo this Sunday. This is a guided, paced 5K or 10K run (or walk) taking you through the […]

Salem April Fool’s Race

March 30, 2018

Coming March 31, 2018. Don’t be fooled…sign up for the Salem April Fool’s Race! Held in historic Salem, New York and noted as one of the oldest races around (this year marks 39 years!), racers can choose from distances of 10K, 5K, and a 1 mile kids fun run. You’ll start and finish at Salem […]

Collective Governors Island

March 2, 2018

Camping with views of the Statue of Liberty! Collective Governors Island is a seasonal retreat that offers an amazing glamping experience. Governors Island is a partly man-made, 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor and a quick ferry ride from Manhattan or Brooklyn. Choose from luxury tents with plush king sized beds, chandeliers, and […]

Big Onion Walking Tours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Historic Harlem

January 12, 2018

Coming January 15, 2018. Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr Day by enjoying a walking through Harlem, renowned as the center of African-American history and culture. Big Onion Walking Tours offers a 2 hour jaunt through the streets of Harlem visiting sites such as the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Striver’s Row, the Apollo Theater, The Schomburg Center for […]

Camp Rockaway

October 3, 2017

Through November 5, 2017. Camping just outside New York City? Yes, escape the hustle and bustle of the city with just a 90 minute subway ride to Camp Rockaway. For a limited time only, this “popup campground” is located at Fort Tilden, a former U.S. Army Coast Artillery Post. No camping equipment? No worries, because you can choose to […]

Rhinebeck Fall Foliage Half Marathon

September 19, 2017

October 15, 2017. Reds, oranges, golds, and some greens. Beautiful fall colors to motivate you through the scenic course of the Fall Foliage Half Marathon in Rhinebeck, New York. This half marathon has a later start (10:20am) to accommodate folks from nearby NYC and Albany and takes you through the quaint historic downtown streets as […]

Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K

September 14, 2017

Coming October 28, 2017. It’s almost time! Get ready for the 8th Annual Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K! Head to that quintessential Halloween town of Historic Sleepy Hollow to get in the trick-or-treating mood with this hilly, timed race. The race route will take you along the Hudson River within sight of the infamous Headless Horseman […]

New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

August 15, 2017

Coming September 10, 2017. Fast and fun! It’s the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in New York City. The course record in the women’s category is 4 minutes, 16.68 seconds, set in 1990 and 3 minutes, 47.52 seconds for the men, set in 1981. Starting near the Metropolitan Museum of Art and running south, expect a straight course […]

Freihofer’s Run for Women

May 24, 2017

Coming June 3, 2017. Celebrate women, fitness, family, and fun at the Freihofer’s Run for Women! This all-women 5K race takes you through the heart of downtown Albany, past the NY State Capitol and city hall. It’s a chip-timed run along paved roads and trails, through Washington Park (design by Calvert Vaux and Fredrick Olmsted, who […]