Route 20 Road Challenge Series 2015


2013 Route 20 Road Challenge Series2015 is the 16th 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 to 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 2015 Route 20 Road Challenge Series logo.

A downloadable printable 2015 Route 20 Road Challenge Series Schedule is will be available by clicking below soon.  If you have questions about any of the events listed, contact the Race Director listed with that race.


**If you are a Run/Walk event and would like to join the 2015 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 2015

APRIL 11th - Hamilton/Colgate University
Habitat for Humanity HomeRun 5k Run/Walk & Half-Marathon

Rosie Regan, 914-787-9484,




April 11th,2015

Richfield Springs
R.S. Community Center 10K/5K Run, 2 Mile Walk

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Bill Kosina, 315-749-3286

2015 Information and Application

2014 Race Results


 April 25,2015


Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest

honoring a student who lost his life at Sandy Hook, CT

Dan Williams

315 7257934

May 2015



 May 2nd 2015 Sharon Springs

Run 4 The Hills - 4 mile run/walk benefit

Garth Roberts, 518-928-6998

 May 2nd Hamilton

 2nd annual Fun Run at the Hamilton Municipal Airport


link to website and online registration 

Email Organizers - Diane van Slyke, Clay Skinne, and Harvey Kliman

May 3rd 2015- Cobleskill 1:30 pm
Aggie Scott CROP Walk


2015 Schoharie County Aggie Scott Memorial CROP Walk will start at 1:30 at Zion Lutheran Church in Cobleskill on  Sunday, May 3.  

John Jarvis, 518-234-2933

May 16th 2015 - West Winfield
West Winfield Crop 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk

MaryLou Pustay, 315-822-5237

June 2015

 6/7/15 at 12:00 noon, Clark Sports Center,

13th Annual Cooperstown Girls on the Run 5K

Sally Trosset, 607- 437-1985

June 27th  2015 Chittenango
Yellow Brick Road 8k Run & 5k Walk

Steve Waite, 315-687-7114

2015 Entry Form

2014 Race Results

June 28th - Cazenovia
Little Moe 5K Walk/Run

Ellen Beckerman, 315-882-5490
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July 2015


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

Jennifer Britton, 315-684-6400

2014 Results

7/19/2015 - Millers Mills
Millers Mills 5K Sundae Run, 2 Mile Fun Walk and Ice Cream Social
register online
Download Registration Form

Contact :Megan King-Ratcliffe  , 315-292-4144


August 2015

August 1st 2015 - Nelson
MADison COWnty 5K Run/Walk




Dick Benner, 315-655-8591

2014 results

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8/8/2015- Deansboro
Allen Memorial 4 Mile Run and Fun Walk

Janet Dangler , 315-841-4707

NEW for 2015 : Youth Run!

2014 Results

August 8th  - Esperance
Landis Arboretum 5K Forest Run/Walk

David Roy, 315-427-3856
2015 Information

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September 2015

9/13/15 (Sunday)) - Richfield Springs
Falling Footsteps Cross Country (mini-mudder)
5K Run, 1 Mile Walk

Bill Kosina, 315-749-3286


2014 Race Results

Clck here for race results

9/20/15  - Fabius
Bread Run

Contact info: Larry Carr.  email:
Ph.# 243-9144.
Race website is:





September 19th 2015 -

Mary Cleary Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Steve or Karen Cleary for Registration Information
Connie or Dave Bocko for All Other Information
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Saturday, September 26. 2015

Madison Hall 5K Run/Walk
Registration form


Kelly Gardner,



- Sherburne
3rd Annual Couch to 5K Fun Run/Walk

Jeff Beaver,

October 2015




Oct 17, 2015- Eaton
Eaton 5K Run/Walk


Craig North, 315-825-5691

About Stephanie Baron



November 7- Cherry Vally- Veteran's Weekend 5k Run/Walk

Whiteman-Hull-Snyder American Legion Post 1360. David Larmouret, 607 264-3747