The Classic 10K Road Race Weekend

Welcome to the Classic 10K website. This will be the 35th running of the dynamic Classic 10K road race and the 10th for its younger sibling the Rowley 5K. New this year will be the addition of the inaugural running June 6th of the Classic Mile!

Inaugural Classic Mile

Meet John Trautmann on June 6 at 11:00 AM at the inaugural Classic Mile. John recently set a world indoor 45-49 age group record for the Mile Run with his 4:12.33 effort. Times Herald Record:
M-W grad Trautmann treasures world record

Run on the world class facility at the Middletown High School track, John will spectate the inaugural Classic Mile heats the general public is invited to participate in.  If you can break 9:00 in the mile, you can participate in this event.   Ever wonder how fast you run a Mile?  Here is your chance to find out!
Classic Mile
Registration for the Classic Mile

The Bob Beamon Long Jump Challenge is back for 2015!

Registration for the 2015 Classic 10K Races Now Open!

** Elite Runner information **

* NEW* - Classic Elites On-Line Entry Form - *NEW*


Bring Back The Mile

Bring Back the Mile

In America, the Mile is deeply embedded in our culture and history. We are one of the few countries in the world that still uses the mile as a distance measurement and thus, as a centuries old result, Americans think, speak and relate in miles not kilometers ("How many miles did you run today?" or "I averaged five-minute miles in my race", etc.). In short, Americans 'get' the mile, not the 1500 more

Interested? Signup for the new Classic Mile. (Discounted fee if you add it to the 10K or 5K).[Registration]

Classic 10K Training

WayneB Beam Team runs start April 12
Middletown High graduate and longtime runner Wayne Beam will start his weekly training runs for The Classic road races on April more
Courtesy of the Th-Record

Spring races have become symbolic to the local running communities of the great and healthy sport of road running. One special race in this regard is the annual Classic 10K. Some of the inspiration and motivation for this event for over a generation include running greats such as Olympic Champion Frank Shorter and record holder Bill Rodgers. And not to forget the local and regional track stars whose Middletown roots have left the footprints many have endeavored to follow.

The event draws athletes from all levels, from the elite who pick up the pace - to the novice who perhaps competing in this distance for the first time, trains well and finds they have the ability to go the distance.

Plan to come out and support the Classic 10K, the Rowley 5K, and the new Classic 10K Mile events in the Spring of 2015!

Classic 10K Recognition

Recognition Event

Important as the competition and the energy of the Classic Road Races by the athletes who run them, also is the network of the associated sponsors, community organizations, volunteers and many others who support the Classic Road Race weekend and the wholesome activities therein. With that in mind the Classic Committee annually hosts a community recognition event to honor these people who do so much for the community. Please take a few moment to consider the good work being done in the following partial list.

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Warming Station run by the Greater Middletown Interfaith Council, Middletown Lion's Club ‘No Child Hungry’ program, Guild of St. Margaret's Soup Kitchen, Middletown Police, Middletown Cross Country, Middletown Track, Middletown Fire Police, RECAP, Inc, ...See More

Classic 10K Road Race Weekend Media Page

Visit the Scrapbook!

Thank you to all of the families, sponsors, and volunteers and everyone else that helped to make the 34th Annual Classic 10K in Middletown NY a day to remember.

Great Races Have Great Partners!

Crystal Run Healthcare

Franks Shoe Fitter

Rowley Lumber


The Bob Bright Memorial Scholarships


Middletown High School Track and Cross Country Teams and Race Camp

Middletown Youth Council

Middletown Pride

Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen

Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen


Orange County Youth Bureau Scholarship



Crossroads Church

Greek Cafe

Somthing Sweet is really good


Sullivvan Striders

Goldstein Lieberman and Co.

Orange Runners Club

Quinnz Pinz

Visit our Partners page



The Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

Middletown Schools Logo

The City of Middletown, NY

Mediacom logo and link

Formula H Logo

Middletown Cares for a drug-free community

Joshua Stamm Fund

The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund