The Kinderhook Runners Club

The real purpose of running isn't to win a race; it's to test the limits of the human heart.

- Bill Bowerman

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Kinderhook Runners Club

The Kinderhook Runners Club is a local organization formed to promote running in the Kinderhook NY area. The club was formed in January of 2009. Currently, we have over 150 members, generally from the Columbia & Rensselaer County areas, but also from the NY Capital District, Boston, etc. Membership is open to everyone. We have two levels of membership, individual and family with annual dues of $20 and $25 respectively.

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2020 OK5k Race -- Postponed until 2021

The 22nd running of the OK5K Race in Kinderhook has been postponed until 2021 as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and New York State being on PAUSE.

While we are disappointed by the need to forgo the race this year, the health of our community of runners and neighbors and friends is of the utmost importance.

Participants and sponsors who have already signed up to run the 2020 event can choose from the following options:

  • They may defer their entries and sponsorships until the 2021 race;
  • Donate their fees to the Valatie food pantry;
  • Have their fees refunded.
Please contact the race director at and visit the OK5k website at

Saturday Morning Runs at 7:00 AM AND Sunday Morning Runs at 8:00AM

The Kinderhook Runners Club has been promoting and hosting weekly runs and other events for over 10 years now. We're a social group and we encourage others to be social with us! Having said that, given the current state of events due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all organized KRC events until further notice.

Of course, if you can still get out there, we do encourage you to get in your miles, albeit solo-style. Here are a couple of running-related links that you may find helpful. Please note, these are provided for information only and they are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect all of the opinions of the KRC.

Social Events & Races

We sponsor a number of social events such as the annual Christmas party, and our the summer picnic, and the Autumn “Red Apple Trail Run” through the Samascott Orchards and fields.

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For more information, contact us at


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