Beat Beethoven!

What a terrific day!  Results Available Here


It was cool with a slight drizzle but still a great day for a race! More than 200 people registered to “Beat Beethoven!” in Central Park Sunday. As in the past few years the teens had a good showing – with 15-year-old Griffin Day from Ballston Spa placing first overall, coming in at 18:48 and 12-year old Orit Shiang of Niskayuna repeating last year’s victory as first female runner overall, with a time of 20:43.

Congratulations to all the runners and walkers and thanks to our outstanding volunteers!

With entrants aged 4 to 74, the field was broad and varied – and participants thoroughly enjoyed the event.

112 people crossed the finish line before the conclusion of the music (in 31:48), earning a free ticket to the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra’s October 30, 2016 concert at Proctors Theater at 3:00 pm. (Medals not claimed at the awards ceremony after the race will be available for pickup at the concert.)

How to Redeem Your Free Ticket:

If you crossed the finish line before the music ended, call Proctors’ Theater Box Office at 518-346-6204 by Wednesday October 24 to confirm your ticket. If you want to purchase additional tickets, need a free child’s ticket or have any other special needs, please say so at the time. The Box Office has a list of ticket winners and will be happy to reserve your ticket for you to collect at Will Call on October 30. Please arrive by 2:15 to minimize waiting in line.

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 Thanks to sponsors WMHT, Berkshire Bank, Vent Fitness, Price Chopper, Lia Auto BB 2015 SSO Logo_no dateGroup, CDPHP, SI Group, NBT Bank and State Farm-Amy Aldrich, and event support from Mohawk Ambulance and Albany Running Exchange Event Productions! Thanks for supporting the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. Hope to see you next year!





    • Hi Megan, so sorry we didn’t see this earlier. Yes, you may bring a jogging stroller as long as you are diligent about keeping it out of the path of other runners. The course is a figure 8, run twice, so it is imperative that runners/walkers are alert to other participants

    • Try it now – I’ve updated the link. Parking is available near the tennis courts, or along Fehr aAvenue, or along Central Parkway.

    • Hello Frank. The version that was broadcast on WMHT for the race was performed by the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra at Proctors Theater and recorded in 2007.

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