Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
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Feel free to tour the duathlon course before the race! The run course is marked with red arrows and a 1 mile mark. The bike course is marked with white stenciled “D’s” and arrows. These markings are usually refreshed in September. Print the course maps and take them with you.

Volunteers will be stationed at the intersections on race day, but please note that it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course.                           
Getting Here
Krause’s Restaurant and Grove is on a small piece of land that juts out into the Mohawk River off of Canal Road between I-87 (the Northway) and Rt. 9.  

Directions from Exit 8 (Vischer Ferry/Crescent Rd) on the Northway (I-87):
Head East on Vischer Ferry Road.
Turn RIGHT on Dunsbach Road.
Turn LEFT on Clamsteam Road.
Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on Clamsteam Road.
Turn RIGHT down the hill on Beach Road.
Turn RIGHT at the bottom of the hill on Canal Road.
A short ways further, turn LEFT into Krause’s Lane, to the parking lot of Krause’s Restaurant and Grove.

11th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon
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How to get here!
We need Volunteers!
Results From this year's and previous years
A Gallery of sellect photographs.
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Previous Years Results:  2008;  2007;  2006; or 2005

Krause's Grove, Beach Road, Halfmoon, NY
Sunday, October 20, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
2.2 mile run / 16 mile bike / 2.2 mile run
USAT sanctioned race 

Thank you for joining us for the 11th anniversary of the Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon on Sunday, October 20th, 2013, in the town of Halfmoon, NY, on the Mohawk River. The 2.2 mile run, 16 mile bike, and a 2.2 mile run is set within the historic context of the Erie Canal and against the backdrop of colorful fall foliage.  

This annual event attracts top local multisport athletes as well as recreational runners and bikers. All athletes receive a free t-shirt and other goodies, and awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each 10 year age group. In addition a gold medal is awarded to  each member of the wining men's, woman's, and mixed teams.  Timing is conducted by Finish Right Timing. Many of you have photographs.  If you'd like to share please send them to our web manager. and they will be posted here as time and space permits.
Be patient.  We will have registration up and running for the 12th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon as soon as we have it set up.  For now please hold the date, Sunday morning, October 19, 2014.

Bring your kids, spouses, family, and friends!  
While the athletes are warming up, there will be a KIDS RACE consisting of one loop each (about ¼ mile) running and biking on a partly paved route around the parking area. Our young competitors will be rewarded with the ever-popular home-made cookie medals!! Sign up on race day.

If you have someone who would like to volunteer, please contact us . 
About the Course:
Athletes will begin with a 2.2 mile run on a fast, flat section of Canal Rd., then turn left on Whites Lane to climb the run course’s one big hill. At the top of the hill, runners turn left to continue on a flat and downhill course back to the transition area. The same course will be repeated after the bike.
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The Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is grateful to the following sponsors:
Interested in Sponsoring This Event?
The Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is grateful to the following sponsors:
We are proud of our sponsors and happy to promote them on marketing materials. We currently have sponsorships available at several levels. If you or your company/organization are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact us.

We Need Volunteers
The Mohawk Towpath Byway runs entirely by volunteers.  No project is more exciting, more fun or more rewarding than helping with this event.  If you would like to be one of our growing team of volunteers that make this event memorable please contact us.  We need a set up crew, packet stuffers, registration staffers, road marshalls, course spotters, water station staff, youth event marshalls, transition area volunteers, and much more.  If you are competing we can use family members and friends, so bring them along so they can be a part of this exciting event.

Helping and committed so far:
Web Content: Michelle Rosowsky; Mapping: Andy Reed; Marketing through cell phone access: Tom Mizzoni; Radio Communications: Fred Halley and the crew; Set up and logistics: Larry Syzdek and crew; Follow car: Henrietta and Harold O'Grady; Photography: Greg Wolcott and the Five Pines Photography crew; EMT: Maryanne Mackey; Race Director: Eric Hamilton.

We would like YOU on our team.  The value of your time is matched up to four times by a dwindling Federal Highway Byway Grant to implement the Mohawk Towpath Byway.  Contact us today to do your part.
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Bikers turn left out of Krause’s driveway onto Canal Road to warm up their legs on the flats before a right turn onto Clamsteam Road, a steep incline. At the top of the hill, they turn left on Riverview Road, crossing over the interstate and putting down a few flat, fast miles on Riverview Road. They then continue on a scenic loop of rolling hills, river views, and beautiful countryside for a total of 16 miles.

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Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway 
The Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is a fundraiser for the 
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition, Inc., a not for profit, 
volunteer-run organization that cares for the historic corridor of the 
Erie Canal between Schenectady and Waterford/Cohoes in upstate New York. Learn more at our home page.

Eric J. Hamilton
Race Director and Executive Director of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition, Inc.

Professional event photography will be provided by Five Pines Photographythe premiere race and fitness photographer in the Capital District. Their photographers capture athletes in action against a backdrop of beautiful fall foliage. Check out their coverage of previous years, and “Like” them on Facebook.
Complete 2009 Results
Photo by Dave Rosowsky.
All photographs on this page are provided by Five Pines Photography, unless otherwise noted.
Photographs by Five Pines Photography and by Paul Olund.
Complete 2011 Results
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Complete 2010 Results
Complete 2012 Results
A neat training opportunity
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Training Opportunity

Need the motivation of others to help you through the Duathlon? Tracy Perry, fresh from the US Triathlon Team, and VENT Fitness (formerly Golds Gym) will team up with you for group training sessions. The first session will be on Sunday, September 15 at VENT Fitness in Clifton Park. There are four subsequent sessions and a Saturday session before the October 20 event. Each mid morning session will last approx 1.5 to 2 hours. Cost is $10 per session or $40 for all five sessions. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. Contact VENT Fitness at 518-348-1500 or Tracy Perry tperry2(at) nycap(dot)rr(dot)com for details and registration. 

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Complete 2013 Results