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Spectators

Directions and Parking | Lodging | Course Map

Spectators Guide
View our Spectator's Guide featuring the best locations to see your runner. Download a printable PDF version by clicking here.

Spectator Tips

  • The only way to see runners or walkers during the race is to drive from spot to spot. If you do, plan for some traffic congestion at key spots. Allow extra time to get from one viewing spot to another.
  • Know your athlete's anticipated pace so you can estimate when he or she will arrive at your next viewing area.
  • Be a help. Throw a bag in the car with things like extra socks, an extra shirt, TP, Vaseline, or lip balm just in case your athlete needs it.
  • Cheer on your athlete – and all the others! There’s nothing more uplifting than getting a smile, a thumbs up, a “way to go!” or any encouraging word from a spectator – especially as the miles pile on and motivation wanes. Cheer, clap, or sing – this is guaranteed to help motivate your athlete and any other who is the recipient of your positive vibes.


 

Directions to the start of the Hannaford Supermarkets Half Marathon
Colonie Town Park
71 Schermerhorn Road
Cohoes, NY 12047

Parking is extremely limited at Colonie Town Park. Runners are encouraged to use the free bus from downtown Albany to Colonie Town Park. You can reserve a spot on the bus when you register for the race.

From the South – NYS Thruway (I-87 North) to Exit 24 onto I-87 North (Montreal). Take Exit 7 (Cohoes – Rt. 9) and bear right onto first exit ramp and then to a right turn onto Route 9 North. In 2.2 miles, take a left on Old Loudon Road and then take your first left on to Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Town Park.

From West (Schenectady) – Take Rt. 7 East to Latham Traffic Circle and proceed North onto Rt. 9. Continue on Rt. 9 for 2.9 miles. After passing Guptill's Skating Arena (on your right) and Boght Rd., take a left on to Old Loudon Road. Turn onto Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Town Park.

From the North (Rt. 87) – Take Exit 8. Take a left onto Crescent Rd and continue for 1.9 miles. Make a right on to Rt. 9 and continue for 2 miles. Take a right turn onto Old Loudon Road. Turn onto Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Town Park.

From the East (Rt. 787/Troy) – Take Rt. 7 West to Saratoga-Latham Exit. Take ramp labeled ‘Latham’, at the light take a left on to Rt. 9. Continue driving North on Rt. 9 for approximately 2 miles. After passing Guptill's Skating Arena (on your right) and Boght Rd., take a left on to Old Loudon Road. Turn on to Schermerhorn Road. Follow Schermerhorn Road to the Colonie Town Park.


Directions to the start of the Marathon
Central Park
Schenectady, NY

From West – Take NYS Thruway (I-90 East) to Exit 26. Bear right for Ramp onto I-890 E (NY5/5S/Schenectady/Scotia). Take Exit 7 for NY 7 East (Troy). In 1.4 miles, turn left onto Golf Road. At the end of Golf Road, make a right onto Fehr Avenue. Parking is available on the left, just after the turn onto Fehr Avenue.

From the East – From NYS Thruway (I 90 West). Take Exit 25 (Schenectady). Proceed onto I-890 West. Take Exit 7 (NY 7 East/Troy). In 1.4 miles, turn left onto Golf Road. At the end of Golf Road, make a right to Fehr Avenue. Parking is available on the left, just after the turn onto Fehr Avenue
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From the North - From the Northway (I 87 S), take Exit 6/7 (NY 2 West/NY 7 West Watervliet/Schenectady). Bear right for NY 7 West. Make a right onto NY 7 West (Troy-Schenectady Road) and proceed for 7.7 miles. Turn right on Golf Road. At the end of Golf Road, make a right to Fehr Avenue. Parking is available on the left, just after the turn onto Fehr Avenue.

From the South – From NYS Thruway (I 87 North to I 90 West), take Exit 25 (Schenectady). Proceed onto I-890 West. Take Exit 7 (NY 7 East/Troy). In 1.4 miles, turn left onto Golf Road. At the end of Golf Road, make a right on to Fehr Avenue. Parking is available on the left, just after the turn onto Fehr Avenue.

 


 

Lodging

Hilton Albany
(formerly the Hotel Albany)
State and Lodge Streets
Albany, NY 12207

Reservations:
1-877-462-4441
1-518-462-6611
Hilton Albany

The Hilton Albany is a short walk from the finish line and the buses to the start. The hotel is also the site of the Packet Pick Up and Expo to be held on Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 6 pm.

UPDATE AUGUST 29:
We have been advised that all rooms at the Hilton Albany for Saturday (10/10/15) have been reserved and due to a large event in Albany on that day, there are no rooms available at any of the other downtown hotels. However, a room block has been set up for participants at The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany 12211. Please ask for the Mohawk/Hudson Marathon Runner Block at a rate of $119 plus tax per night. This rate is available from October 9 through October 11, 2015. Reserve your room by September 25, 2015 to take advantage of the special rate. The Desmond is approximately a 15 minute drive from the expo, the finish line and the start line of both races. Please note that busses to the start of the marathon and half marathon will NOT stop at The Desmond to pick up runners, so please plan accordingly.

You can obtain more accommodation and visitors’ information from:

The Albany County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: http://www.albany.org/mohawkhudsonrivermarathon.aspx

Downtown Albany: www.downtownalbany.org

Schenectady County: www.schenectadycounty.com