Route 20 Road Challenge Series 2014 

We now have 32 RACE events scheduled and maybe more in 2014!  Keep watch of this site.

2013 Route 20 Road Challenge Series2014 is the 15th annual season of the Route 20 Road Challenge Series. Each of the events listed is a community based run/walk event promoted by the Route 20 Association of New York State as Stewards of the Route 20 Scenic Byway. From 7 events in 2000 to 32 events in 2013 and now 32 events in 2014.

WIN BY PARTICIPATING! Complete just 6 events, win a $5 gift card to either Stewart's Shops or Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. Complete 9 events and win a $10 gift card to Price Chopper Supermarkets. Complete 12 events and win a pair of running pants with the 2014 Route 20 Road Challenge Series logo.

A downloadable printable 2014 Route 20 Road Challenge Series Schedule is available by clicking below.  If you have questions about any of the events listed, contact the Race Director listed with that race.

Click Here for the Downloadable Printable 2014 Schedule of Races

**If you are a Run/Walk event and would like to join the 2014 series, or if you have questions, contact either Craig North or Bill Kosina  at their contact information below.


Road Challenge Series Coordinator: Craig North
Road Challenge Series Assistant Coordinator: Bill Kosina
Route 20 Association Contact:

Bill Kosina
 (see above)


Route 20 Challenge Featured Runner-Stephanie Barton


Route  20 Featured Runner

Stephanie Barton is a second year runner who has joined the ranks as a Route 20 Challenge road racer.  She started her road race career in February of 2013 and ran in at least twelve Route 20 Road Challenge events and more than 25 total races, earning her a 2013 Route 20 Road Challenge running jacket!  Stephanie’s decision to start running stemmed from her intrinsic need to lose weight and get in shape.  The transition from sedentary life to her current status was a slow, methodical process with the end result being a woman on a mission!!  She transitioned off the couch (with her doctor’s guidance), next using the Treadclimber by Boflex, walking outside on a regular basis, and shifting to light jogging. This transcended into running most days of the week and finishing her events strong!!  During this journey, Stephanie was able to encourage her husband Joe to start looking into fitness as well.  He started training with her on the road and in the gym on April 1st of last year.  Through her hard work, Joe became an active training partner and in the process lost 114 pounds himself, a double win!!!

Her first race was in Richfield Springs and with hard effort and fortitude, Stephanie was eventually able to run a whole race without stopping, this taking place in Cooperstown with The Girls on the Run Race.  With the help of a good friend of hers, Brandon Clark, Stephanie was able to secure a treadmill.  For a while, she had lifted weights at Big K’s Body Shop which allowed Stephanie to be able to gain strength and increase overall fitness.  Adding to her goal of continued race running, Stephanie will be biking events and entering weightlifting competitions in 2014.  The road is open to what you make of it and Stephanie is certainly on her way!!

So as you go through the racing season look for Stephanie and give her a High Five!  Let’s cheer her on as we tackle the roads this year, wherever they may take her.  Way to go Stephanie!!!




April 2014


April 5th - Deansboro
Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest, honoring a student who lost his life at Sandy Hook, CT
Register online

Dan Williams, 315-725-7934 (cell)

2014 Race Results


April 12th - Hamilton/Colgate University
Habitat for Humanity HomeRun 5k Run/Walk & Half-Marathon

Rosie Regan, 914-787-9484,


April 26th - Duanesburg
DACC 10th Annual 5K Dash - Walk/Run

Darcie Adams, 518-895-9500 X 114

April 26th - Fly Creek
Cider 5K / 10K Run / 3K Walk
Register online here

Stacie Haynes, 607-335-1292

April 26th - Richfield Springs
R.S. Community Center 10K/5K Run, 2 Mile Walk
Register online
OR Register here

Bill Kosina, 315-749-3286,
More Information and results here

2014 Race Results


May 2014


NEW - May 3 - Clinton
Run/Walk for the Animals to benefit Spring Farm Cares 
Register online
Download Registration Form                         

Dan Dellecese,  315 - 794-9738

2014 Race  Results


NEW - May 3rd - Sharon Springs
Run 4 The Hills - 4 mile run/walk benefit
Register online

Garth Roberts, 518-928-6998

NEW - May 3rd - Hamilton
Chenango Canal TowPath 5K Fun Run/Walk
Online Registration Information here.

Liz Muehlemann


May 4th - Cobleskill
Aggie Scott CROP Walk

John Jarvis, 518-234-2933

May 17th - West Winfield
West Winfield Crop 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk
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MaryLou Pustay, 315-822-5237

June 2014


June 1st - Cooperstown -
12th Annual Cooperstown Girls on the Run 5K

Sally Trosset, 607- 437-1985

June 28th - Chittenango
Yellow Brick Road 8k Run & 5k Walk
Download Registration Form

Steve Waite, 315-687-7114

2014 Race Results


June 28th - Rome

The Run for the RACC scheduled for June 28 has been postponed.  They are currently looking for a race director, and if you are interested, please contact Lauren de Jong at

8th Annual Run for the RACC 5K

Lauren Getek, 315-336-1040


July 2014


July 19th - Morrisville
5th Annual 5K Race for ChildRUN & 1 Mile Fun Run

Jennifer Britton, 315-684-6400

2014 Results


July 20th - Millers Mills
Millers Mills 5K Sundae Run, 2 Mile Fun Walk and Ice Cream Social
register online
Download Registration Form

Karen Huxtable, 315-858-2855,


August 2014


August 2rd - Nelson
MADison COWnty 5K Run/Walk

Dick Benner, 315-655-8591

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August 9th - Deansboro
Allen Memorial 4 Mile Run and Fun Walk

Janet Dangler , 315-841-4707

2014 Results


August 16th - Esperance
Landis Arboretum 5K Forest Run/Walk

David Roy, 315-427-3856
more information...

2014 Results

August 23rd-- Duanesburg
6th Annual Duanesburg Community Center Triathlon
Jenn Dixon, 518-875-9500

September 2014


NEW September 11th - Richfield Springs
Falling Footsteps Cross Country (mini-mudder)
5K Run, 1 Mile Walk

Bill Kosina, 315-749-3286


2014 Race Results


September 13th - Cazenovia
Little Moe 5K Walk/Run

Dear Little Moe 5K Walk/Run Participants:
You helped make last year’s race a a success, and we at Skanda Equine are happy to announce that registration is now open for this year! 
Based on your suggestions, we have made several improvements, including professional timing by Auyer Racetiming, and traffic control by the Cazenovia Fire Department. 
We hope you will join us again this year and bring family and friends! All proceeds go to the CNY SPCA for horse rescue. 
Register at (Little Moe 5K) or mail in the registration form, attached below.
The details: 
Little Moe 5K Walk/Run
Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: Kids Pony Run (on Lorenzo property): 8:45am, followed by 5K at 9:00am.
Location: Lorenzo, 18 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia
Registration: (Little Moe 5K)
Early registration before Sept. 1: $25
Late registration, after Sept. 1: $30
(includes t-shirt while supplies last)
Strollers, families, pets welcome!
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The story of Little Moe:
Little Moe was a beautiful, brave yearling, one of 14 Onondaga Rescue Ponies which the CNY SPCA rescued in February 2013 and brought to Skanda Equine to recover. He was sweet, and trusting, and touched the hearts of all who met him. When he arrived at Skanda, Little Moe was so weak that he could not stand on his own or drink water without assistance. Brave in his heart, he was determined to survive, and ate around the clock while the Skanda team and generous friends gathered around him for support. One week after being rescued, Little Moe passed away. We at Skanda will always remember him, and have organized this walk/run to honor and support the great work the CNY SPCA does with horse rescue, and to keep Little Moe in our hearts. 
Thanks again for your participation!
Ellen Beckerman, 315-882-5490
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September 20th - Waterville
Mary Cleary Memorial 5K Run/Walk
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Steve or Karen Cleary for Registration Information
Connie or Dave Bocko for All Other Information
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September 27th - Morrisville
Madison Hall 5K Run/Walk
Registration form

Kelly Gardner,



September 28th - Sherburne
2nd Annual Couch to 5K Fun Run/Walk
Download Registration Form

Jeff Beaver,

October 2014

October 4th - Esperance
Pumpkin Patch Mud Run 5K, 2K
Paul VanDerwerken,

October 4th - North Blenheim
Mine Kill Madness 5K Trail Run/Walk

Mike Fagerstrom,

October 18th - Eaton
Eaton 5K Run/Walk

Click here for registration

Craig North, 315-825-5691

About Stephanie Baron


October 19th - Cazenovia
Cazenovia Crop 5K Run/Walk

Kurt Wheeler, 315-655-9380

October 25th - Hamilton
CNS Waddle-Toddle 5k Run/Walk

Donna Jarcho

Sorry- Cancelled

October 26th - Cooperstown
Coop Loop 5K Run/Walk
Rich Jantzi, 607-547-2800 X 125