The Kinderhook Runners Club

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking our potential.

- Liane Cardes

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

We currently have group runs every Saturday morning. They begin at the Kinderhook Village Square, generally at 8:00 am (winter) and 7:00 am (summer), but we also mark earlier and later starts for those so inclined.

The early runs vary each week. Most runs have optional distances from 3, 5, 9, and 12+ miles. The Run of the Week is published on this site in the Members Only section.

If you care to join us some Saturday, email us, and let us know how many will be coming. We'll give you the route, be there to welcome you, and set water out for you as well!

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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19 hours ago

Jean Mackay

I'm looking for advice-- I've been running off and on for years. I used to run 3 miles regularly, but now I'm struggling to get past 2.5 miles without stopping to walk. What's a good way to increase my mileage? I'd like to be able to run 3-4 miles and comfortably do a 5K. ... See moreSee less

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I like to follow a Hal Higdon training plan. There are others as well that people use. I find printing it out and x-ing off each day is a good way to motivate towards a race. So, pick a race 10 or so weeks away as a goal and use a plan all the way to race day.

Thanks Teresa Warner Maiuri- That sounds good and I should generally be able to make that time. Taking walk breaks before I reach my threshold is confusing, because I'm trying to push myself to not walk. I've never done speed intervals, so I'll try that.

I would echo what Teresa said about the walk breaks. It seems counterintuitive but you might find that you push yourself a little more if you know there's a chance to walk coming up. The other thing I would say is find a 5k and sign up. That's actually the first time I ever ran three miles without stopping. I was planning to stop but with the crowd and the excitement I ran the whole thing.

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1 week ago

Karen Dolge

Monday Runday! Group run, and it will be in daylight for the most part! 6p, village of Kinderhook. Noone left behind. Come join us! ... See moreSee less


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See you there.

2 days ago

Wendy Phaff

Step up for Queens Centers for Progress #FootstepsForProgress on 4/22.
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4 days ago

Cathy Ann

Getting excited for the 2018 season! ... See moreSee less

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Fun Runs

Saturday Club Runs

Every Saturday Morning -- rain, shine, snow, ice -- there is a club run. There are always different routes at different distances for different levels of ability. Generally, they start in the Village. Come out and joing us some Saturday morning.

If you plan on running, please log in.

Sunday Runs

Every Sunday at 8:00 am there is a slow 5K to 5-mile run/walk in the Village. These runs are free and you don't need to be a member! Join Us!»»

Wednesday Evening Runs

3+ miles starting at 6:00PM from Kinderhook Village. All invited!

The KRC is for you!

Looking to get into shape? Well, join our local running club. NOW! Get a membership application. Hey, over 150 of your neighbors have already joined.