Riverview Orchards, 660 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY
Sunday, October 15, 2023 @ 8:30 AM
2 mile run / 12 mile bike / 2 mile run to the finish

Each year the Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon attracts top regional multi-sport athletes, as well as recreational runners and bikers. The start, exchange area, and finish are all at Riverview Orchards and the courses are through rural, fall-foliage lined landscapes along the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway.  There will be an event clothing item with a byway logo for the first 150 registered participants.

Two person teams are welcome: a runner and a cyclist.

Register now

Results from the October 16, 2022 event are posted:

2022 start

Awards for overall male and female first place, and first, second, and third place male and female finish in each ten year increment starting with 19 and under.  Awards also for first place male team, female team and mixed team.

A USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
A USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event
2015 No2 by Kristen Hislop
Photos on this page are by Tracy Perry, Kristen Hislop, Greg Wolcott, and Terry Olstead.

The Running Legs

Athletes will begin with a 2 mile run on a flat, fast course starting at Riverview Orchards and heading west to a turnaround on Droms Road that takes them back to the start. The same course will be repeated after the bike.

The running course.

Bike Course

Bikers leave the transition area and travel six miles southeast then east on Riverview Road.  They will go to a newly paved small turn-around loop near 63 Riverview and return to the transition area with 12 miles completed.

The bike route

Preview the Courses

Feel free to tour the duathlon courses before the event especially the new cycling leg.  The courses are freshly  marked with pavement parkings for your practice this week.  The running leg leg starts at Riverview Orchard’s business sign and goes west, out and back.  Follow the red pavement markings at the Droms Road intersection and the turn around point mid way down Droms Road.  The bike course goes east on Riverview Road.  Follow the white pavement markings to the turn and back.

Volunteers will be stationed at the intersections on race day, but it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course.

Sponsors to date:

  • Gold: Stewart’s Shops
  • Gold: Brookfield Renewable Power
  • Gold: Hamilton Family of Acworth, GA
  • Silver: Vischer Ferry General Store
  • Silver: Shenendehowa Rotary
  • Bronze: Halfmoon Family Dental

Thank you to Riverview Orchards for hosting the event.  Capital Region Triathlon Club provided the bike racks, Capital City Produce provided the beautiful potted mums as prizes, UCAN for the water.

We are proud of our sponsors and happy to promote them on marketing materials.  We currently have sponsorships available from a modest $150 to an exclusive sponsorship on the apparel.  If you, your company, or your employer might sponsor the event please contact me.


U. S. A. Triathlon is trying to encourage more females, individually or in teams, to try multi sport competition.  This event is especially suited for anyone to try because of the sprint distances.  Try it, you’ll like it!


In past years we have had a fun and informative clinic which makes a great training run led by a triathlon and ironman certified coach.  If you are interested in participating in a training event please contact hislopcoaching@gmail.com.

Byway Volunteers

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, transition area volunteers, and many more.  If you are competing we can use family members and friends, so bring them along they can be a part of this exciting event.

Chief of some 31 volunteers are the following: packet pick up and registration Tracy Perry, Kristen Hislop, and Eric Hamilton; radio communications Fred Halley and crew; set up, logistics and road marshals Larry Syzdek and crew; hospitality Eric Hamilton; follow car Aline and Jim Flaherty; EMT Maryanne Mackey; and race director Kristin Hislop.

Results from Last Year:

Results of the 16th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon are posted.  There are also many great photographs by Coach Kristen Hislop.


Course Record:

Since this is a new course you will be setting a new personal best.  Welcome the challenge.  On the old course Tim Russell of Ballston Spa carries his 2019 finish into history and Beth Ruiz of Delmar has her record 2016 finish.

Great Run by Kristen Hislop
Foliage by Kristen Hislop

Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is a fundraiser for the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition run by the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway.  Both are 501(c)(3) not-for-profits that care 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, Secretary
Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
518-371-7548 or email.

Foliage by Kristen Hislop