The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

2018 Saratoga Stryders Fall Back 5 Mile Trail Race

10am EST, Sunday, November 4th, Saratoga Spa State Park

19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

It’s that time of year! Set your clocks back, fall back in bed for that extra hour, and emerge bright-eyed and bushy tailed and ready to tackle some serious trails in the Saratoga Spa State Park.

The Fallback 5 Mile Trail Race course is a combination of hills, ridges and single track, with a few wide trails, paved sections, and grassy areas, showcasing sections of the park some may have never seen before. This is Nature’s original obstacle course at its finest.

Important Dates
Thursday, November 1st - Online registration closes at 10:00am
Saturday, November 3rd- In-person registration and early packet pickup from 12:00-2:00 pm at iRun LOCAL (18 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY)
Sunday, November 4th (Race Day!)

  • 8:30am - Last-minute registration and bib pickup at the Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building (across the field from the Hall of Springs)
  • 10:00am - 5 Mile Trail Race starts

Saratoga Stryder members can get a $5 discount code (check your email) through Saturday, October 20th.
$25 on line registration is now open! 
In-person and last-minute registration fee is $30.
Race cap guaranteed to the first 150 registrants.

First male and female in each 10 year age group will receive a prize  provided by iRun Local.

Post-race raffle prize drawing open to all runners and volunteers.

First overall male and female runners will have first pick of raffle prize table.

The club with the most finishers will have their club name engraved on the iRun LOCAL Trail Blazer Award plaque displayed at iRun LOCAL.

Pre-race gathering, finish, awards, and day of race registration take place at the Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building.  Rest rooms are also located in the Administration Building.  The race starting line is a short distance north of the finish line.

Course map (in downloadable pdf format) shows the the approximate course of the Fall Back 5 Mile Trail, which is marked with Yellow Diamond Trail markers.

Follow us on Facebook for timely information about the race: Fall Back 5 Mile Trail Race

Questions? Please email

Net proceeds will be used to support the programs and activities of the Saratoga Stryders and the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park.

copyright Saratoga Stryders, 2016
The Saratoga Stryders, a 501(c)(3) affiliate chapter of the Road Runners Club of America. P.O. Box 1467, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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