Inaugural Rod Dixon's KiDSMARATHON goes the distance at the Junior Classic !
Junior Classic and KiDSMARATHON Photos

The Junior Classic Races in 2019 will take place at the Twin Towers Middle School track and not at the High School track due to a previously scheduled event.
It is about a quarter mile away, [map].

Famous runner Rod Dixon to speak in Middletown Frank Giannino: -
Times Herald-Record - Oct. 31st, 2018

Running Boom

** Classic Postage in 2017**

After 34 years the Classic 10K will again feature a special postal cancellation to commemorate the event.
Middletown Post Office Postmaster Sean O'Leary will be on hand at the Expo to affix the postage stamp, mail any items you have at this mobile post office. Once this stamp is affixed (hopefully to the special envelope) provided in all runner's race bags, it will be destroyed, making the stamped envelope or any items mailed and stamped with it … a collector's item!
Let the philatelist in you shine and add this collectable during the 2017 Classic Weekend.

Classic Mile Special Event

Jonah Gorevic broke the world record for age 12 at the Classic Mile on Saturday June 4th, 2016... the time he had to beat was 4:43.78.

Congratulations and thanks to Jonah and his Dad for sharing this great accomplishment with us at the 2016 Classic Mile in Middletown, NY. [Results]
Jonah Gorevic of Rye, New York is a 12 year-old seventh grader at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY, and runs for the Tailwind Track Club in Westchester, NY. He started participating in local one-mile fun runs at age four, and began running in youth competitions at eight years old. Jonah currently holds the age world record in the mile for 10 year-olds (5:01.55) and was very close to breaking the mile record for 11 year-olds (4:51.85 vs 4:50.2).

Come out and cheer Jonah as he trys for the world record on Saturday June 4th, of the Classic 10K Weekend!

Running accomplishments:
·         Currently holds the National USATF indoor championship records in the 3000 meters for 11-12 (9:44.97) and 13-14 (9:22.96) age groups
·         Currently holds the National USATF indoor championship record in the 1500 meters for 11-12 age group (4:36.23)
·         Three-time AAU National Cross Country age group champion (2012, 2013, 2014)
·         Two-time USATF National Indoor Champion at 3000 meters (2015, 2016)
·         USATF National Indoor Champion at 1500 meters (2015)
·         Two-time champion Millrose Games Youth 800 meters (2015, 2016)
Personal Records:
·         3000 meters – 9:22.96
·         Mile – 4:51.85
·         1500 meters – 4:27.69
·         800 meters – 2:12.47

A Classic 10K Special Event - March 2016

Jim Ryun comes to Middletown

TH-Record -Posted Mar. 2, 2016 at 10:17 PM

The Classic 10K committee and the Orange Runners Club would like to thank everyone who came out to the special event with Jim Ryun and truly made this event special!

We are hoping in addition that the opportunity we had to catch up with new and old friends will encourage the local community to better health and a prosperous running season in 2016.

Jim treated us to an amazing video and is a worthy National spokesperson for "Bring Back the Mile".

There will be additional media up soon on the Classic 10K's media page, in the meantime please enjoy these articles linked below from the TH-Record.

Ryun's Story of Perserverance

Jim Ryun Portfolio

Jim Ryun Speaking at Kuhl's, March 2016
(Photos Courtesy of the Orange Runners Club)

As a result of Jim's Ryun's visit
to the Crystal Run Healthcare Classic 10K Road Race and Orange Runners Club hosted presentation and book signing, at Kuhl's Highland House on March 2, 2016, where the attendance by over 180 interested friends and athletes who all contributed to the generous donation seen in the image was made. Well done to all!

PHOTO: Left to Right- Sher Singh, MHA Board Member, Frank Giannino, Co-Race Director, Crystal Run Healthcare Classic 10K Road Race, Nadia Allen , MHA Executive Director.

Read Full Press Release:
MHA in Orange County, Inc. Receives Donation from Crystal Run Healthcare 10k Classic Road Race


MHA in Orange County, Inc. is a private not for profit agency seeking to promote the positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents, working towards reducing the stigma of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and providing support to victims of sexual assault and other crimes.