The Schenectady County Legislature announced the kick-off event for the County’s 2023 event season will be the Pedal-Paddle-Run, scheduled to take place at Aqueduct Park in the Town of Niskayuna on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. This is the first of many County events to be announces for the upcoming spring/summer season.
“The County Legislature hosts a series of free and low-cost events to help families and residents create lasting memories right here in their backyard,” said Schenectady County Legislator Richard Patierne, Vice-Chair of the Tourism & Special Events Committee. “These events, including our unique Pedal-Paddle-Run triathlon, are a great way to showcase some of our best natural resources and boost tourism, which helps support our local businesses.”
The ”Not Your Typical Triathlon” Pedal-Paddle-Run is a timed event that includes approximately 7 miles of biking, approximately 2 miles of kayaking/canoeing and a 5k run. Participants must be 16 years of age or older and may compete as individuals or as part of a relay team.
Early registration is $35 per participant until April 29, after that the price will increase to $40. Every participant will receive a race shirt and all finishers will receive a medal.
To make the race more accessible, Schenectady County partners with local businesses to offer rental kayaks during the registration process on a first-come, first-served basis. More race information, including a list of local businesses who rent kayaks, course maps, rules and fees, and a link to register online are available at www.schenectadycounty.com/ppr.