Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Half Marathon 2018

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Hannaford Supermarkets Half Marathon
October 7, 2018
Albany, NY                                                                                             

Welcome to Albany!


On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon & Half Marathon to New York State's historical Capital City.  ARE YOU READY TO RACE?

Looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon? Now's your chance! The Mohawk Hudson River Marathon continues to be a favorite among Boston Marathon qualifiers.

We are certain your experience here will be personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!!!!!

Need Help?

Deb Goedeke

If there is anything we can do prior to the race and while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Enjoy your stay and come back soon!

Host Hotel

The Hilton Albany is the host hotel and located in the heart of downtown Albany. A few blocks from the hotel is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Visitors Center

Check out the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center to find out more about Albany!...

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

Lark Street

Located just a short walk from downtown Albany's business district is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

Wolf Road 

Explore Wolf Road and you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shops and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.

Great Fun in Albany!

Why Albany

October 6, 2018


Packet Pick-Up 

Saturday October 6th, 2018 

Adirondack Sports Expo - including the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon Expo & Packet Pick-up

Over 2,500 registered runners of the MHR Marathon and Half Marathon will come to the Expo to pick-up their registration materials – along with friends, family and the general public, over 5,000 people will attend. Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10am-5pm at the Albany Capital Center in Albany. GET MORE INFO HERE...


Take Your Taste Buds on a Tour!

Taste Albany's rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River!

  • 5+ tastes and sips that represent Albany's culinary and craft brewing scene.

  • Discover New York's historic connection with craft brewing and how it has returned to flourish.

  • Get an insider's introduction to one of the oldest churches in New York and discover where some of the famous congregants sat.See if you can find all the Nipper statues and how they are connected to this legacy city.

Capital Wine Albany

Be sure to stop at Capital Wine Albany, 348 State Street Albany, NY 12210 while you are here for the marathon. They have generously offered 16% off any wine (only) purchases to visitors who show a hotel room key or your running bib at their store. 

Where do you like to eat and drink?

Eat Drink Repeat

Albany Dining

Click here for Albany's dining options while you are in town!......

Green Meetings

Green MeetingYou have the power to make a difference…. start by adopting a few common sense policies that will not compromise your experience…it will make you feel good knowing you have contributed to part of your conference’s success by leaving a smaller “carbon footprint”. If available, please make sure to recycle as much as possible in your hotel room, catered functions, registration and on the exhibit floor. Paperless, paperless, paperless whenever possible. If conference mobile apps are available, utilize as much as you can. Ask the housekeeping department not to change the sheets and towels daily unless requested by you. In addition, ask the hotel not to replace the amenities daily unless they are gone. Before leaving your sleeping room for the day shut blinds and turn down the heat/air conditioning during the day in rooms while attendees are gone. Utilize public or hotel transportation as much as possible….better yet walk if you can. For additional information on how you and/or your meeting can make a difference click here.

Useful Links

Dining Options, Maps & Attractions
Albany Attractions
Downtown Albany Dining & Map
Parking in Downtown Albany
Wolf Road Dining Options & Map

Travel Information
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Capital District Transportation Authority
Driving Directions

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza



Citizens Bank

10 North Pearl Street

(518) 447-0151

Key Bank

120 State Street

(518) 433-2000

Key Bank

66 South Pearl Street 

(518) 257-8702

NBT Bank of Albany         

 54 State Street                       

(518) 426-3285

Medical Care Facilities


Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550




16 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 434-0667

Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street

(518) 434-6024

Rite Aid

310 South Pearl Street

(518) 465-6008


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