The club for runners in Saratoga Springs, NY

2019 Saratoga Stryders Fall Back 5 Mile Trail Race

10am EST, Sunday, November 3rd, 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, ready to breathe crisp, autumn air and tackle some serious trails in historic 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, October 31st - Online registration closes at 10:00am
Saturday, November 2nd- In-person registration and early packet pickup from 12:00-2:00 pm at iRun LOCAL (425 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY)
Sunday, November 3rd (Race Day!)

  • 8:30am-9:30am- 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
  • 11:45am - Race timing ends, awards presentations and door prize drawings begin in Park Administration Building, Gideon Putnam Room

Saratoga Stryder members can get a $5 discount code (check your email) through October 18th.
$25 plus processing fee on line registration is open! 
In-person and last-minute registration fee is $30.

Race cap guaranteed to the first 150 registrants.

Registration is limited to 200 entries.

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

Post-race door prize drawings open to all runners and volunteers.

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 shows approximate race course over state park, Five Mile Trail. 

NOTE: In the interest of safety for all participants, due to the narrow trails on the course, RUNNERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM RUNNING IN THE RACE WITH THEIR DOGS.  The use of portable music devices during the race is strongly discouraged.

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, 2020
The Saratoga Stryders, a 501(c)(3) affiliate chapter of the Road Runners Club of America. P.O. Box 1467, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software