Join us for the 16th Annual Dodge the Deer 5K and Kids Races! Held upon the flat and welcoming unpaved paths of beautiful Schodack Island State Park, this race is perfect for all! Have kids? We've got them covered too with our Bully the Bear 200 Meter Sprint and our Chase the Chipmunk 1 Mile. After the event, enjoy the music, BBQ, and all-around fun atmosphere!
This is not your typical 5K!
Come join the ARE and its loving family of forest creatures for an event that is aimed at fun! With a playground and activities for the kids, a hearty cook-out, and music that will have you dancing, this is a must-do 5K. We hope to see you there!
|From Albany or I-787: (Just
15 minutes out of Albany!)
Take Rte 20 east; after crossing the Hudson continue to Rte 9J. Follow Rte. 9J south approximately 8 miles, past Castleton-on-Hudson, NY. The park is on the right.
|From the EAST (MA, CT, etc.)
Get onto i90 and take it into NY. Get off at exit B1 to Albany (RT-9)/Hudson, then take the US-9 exit 12 SOUTH to Hudson. Take Route 9 just under 2 miles, turning a sharp right onto Schodack Landing Rd (first major intrsctn).Follow 3.5 miles to Route 9J. Turn right (heading North) on 9J for ~3.5 miles. Turn LEFT into the Park.
|From the NORTH
Take the NORTHWAY (I87) south to (I90 EAST). Take I787 SOUTH (the exit is just before the Hudson River) and follow the directions entitled "From Albany or I-787."
|From the SOUTH
Take the NYS Thruway (I87) north to exit 21A to Mass Tpke (I-90 E)/Boston. Get off at exit B1 to Albany (RT-9)/Hudson, then take the US-9 exit 12 SOUTH to Hudson. Take Route 9 just under 2 miles, turning a sharp right onto Schodack Landing Rd (first major intrsctn). Follow 3.5 miles to Route 9J. Turn right (heading North) on 9J for ~3.5 miles. Turn LEFT into the Park.
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Our event is truly a great deal!
We are excited to continue to offer terrific value considering the low fees and what you receive.
ARE Members receive an additional $2 discount by registering here.
$17 in February
$20 in March
$25 in April/$30 at race
All Ages Welcome - focus is 5 to 12
$2 pre-race/$3 at race
For children 4 and under
$2 pre-race/$3 at race
Dodge the Deer was created in 2003 and held at Rensselaer Lake Park (/Pine Bush Preserve) from 2003 through 2005. It has been held at Schodack Island State Park since 2006.
|16th||2018||Sat, 4/7||Upper 30s and breezy.||316||Mr. and Mrs. Dodge
16 Year Streaks: Mike Langevin, Tom Mack, Kim Scott
|15th||2017||Sat, 4/8||High 50s with some sun.||335||Mr. and Mrs. Dodge
15 Year Streaks: Mike Langevin, Tom Mack, Kim Scott
|14th||2016||Sat, 4/9||Low 40s and overcast.||313||Mr. and Mrs. Dodge
14 Year Streaks: Bob Knouse, Mike Langevin, Tom Mack, Kim Scott
|13th||2015||Sun, 4/12||Low 60s, no wind, and nothing but sun - beautiful!||353||Mr. and Mrs. Dodge
Streaks Ending: Amy Forgea and Greg Rickes - 12 years of Dodge the Deer.
|12th||2014||Sat, 4/19||Mid 50s and sunny - nice!||337||Mr. and Mrs. Dodge|
|11th||2013||Sat, 4/6||Low 40s and overcast.||271|
|10th||2012||Sat, 4/21||Upper 60s and party cloudy, breezy - beautiful day!||325|
|9th||2011||Sat, 4/16||40s and overcast, breezy.||296|
|8th||2010||Sat, 4/17||50s and overcast.||263||Photos|
|7th||2009||Sun, 4/19||50s and sun - nice day.||414||Mr. and Mrs. Dodge|
|6th||2008||Sun, 4/20||60s and sun - beautiful day.||378||Mr. and Mrs. Dodge · Photos|
|5th||2007||Sun, 4/15||30s and snow!||199||Photos|
|4th||2006||Sun, 4/23||Low 40s - washout. Pouring all weekend.||199||Making Of · Married By Dodge · Photos|
|3rd||2005||Sun, 4/10||80s and sun.||303||Photos|
|2nd||2004||Sun, 4/25||50s and partly cloudy.||120||Photos|
|1st||2003||Sun, 4/13||50s and partly cloudy.||162||5k Photos · Mile Photos · The Making Of|