Medical Info

Medical preparation is important for any event's success. Here's a few things you can do before and during the event to help us help you have a great race.

Volunteer for the Medical Team

The Medical Directors for the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon are seeking medical professionals to join our medical team. If you are a doctor, nurse, EMT, PA, NP, certified athletic trainer, physical therapist, medical student, or other medical professional, please consider volunteering to help keep this race safe for all the runners!

Before the Race

The Medical Directors of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon & Half-Marathon work hard to ensure safe and healthy race conditions for everyone, including athletes, spectators, volunteers, and race staff. We invite you to spend some time reading through the information on this page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at medicaldirector@mohawkhudsonmarathon.com .

Emergencies can happen when you least expect them, even while running. Whether it is an emergency that you are experiencing or one that is happening to someone near you, it is important to prepare, be aware, and respond.

In an effort to help you prepare and to make this race as safe as possible, the Medical Directors of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon, urge you to take 1 minute to learn Hands-only CPR from the American Heart Association. The video can be viewed here .

Race Day

The Medical Directors of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon want to congratulate all on your success in getting to the start lines of the marathon and half marathon.

Our goal is to keep every runner as safe as possible. To that end, the following details what medical services will be available for you during the race. Don't be afraid to seek help. Seeking help does not mean dropping out.

Here are a few notes about the courses to help you plan.

  • Water stations will be located approximately every 2 miles along the course.
  • Ambulance medical aid stations along the course to provide basic first aid and blister care. These aid stations will be located approximately at miles 14, 18, 21, and 23.
  • Medically-trained bikers will be out-and-about, patrolling the entire course for those who need help.
  • There will be a medical tent at the finish line staffed by doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel who will treat non life-threatening medical problems. Any runner with a life-threatening medical problem will be stabilized and transported to a local emergency room via an ambulance.
  • Local EMS/Ambulance services will be on-call and ready to respond to emergencies throughout the race.

If at any point in the race you feel that you cannot go on, stop at the next water station for assistance. It is normal for a marathoner to have moments of doubt where self-confidence can waver. Wait for 15 minutes before you make a final decision.

If at any point in the race you feel that you cannot go on, stop at the next aid station for assistance. It is normal for a marathoner to have moments of doubt where self confidence can waver. Wait for 15 minutes before you make a final decision. Don't be afraid to seek aid. If you feel sick or are having pain that causes you to change your running/walking style, stop at a medical aid station. At these stations, volunteer physicians and medical personnel will be there to help you. Take advantage of these free services to ensure a healthy and successful finish.