There are lots of 10k races but only ONE Classic 10k. It’s in Middletown, NY. What makes it THE Classic? Lots of reasons.
First, it follows the classic running route of Frank Shorter, America’s Gold Medal marathon winnner in 1972. Mr. Shorter grew up in part in Middletown. The race races his traditional route in part where he would run as a child.
He won the race when it first started 37 years ago. Each year he comes back and runs it again. He did so this year – age 69 and all.
I was happy to get through it in 48 minutes and something second. That was second in my age group, behind my 6’3″ college friend Eddie.
THE Classic gets hundreds of runners each year. Come run it!