1. Entry into all AREEP owned events.
  2. The commemorative blanket shown above.
  3. Free transfers to others if you can't make it.
  4. We cover the processing fee.
  5. Your name on a banner displayed at all events.
  6. Helping your running community thrive.


The race pass includes these 8 events:

  1. Brave the Blizzard 5K Snowshoe Race
  2. Druthers Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon & 5K
  3. Dodge the Deer 5K
  4. Froggy Five & Hard as Hell Half Marathon
  5. Thacher Park Trail Running Festival
  6. Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon & Squirrelly Six Mile
  7. Upstate Classic
  8. ARE Adventure Race

Learn more about these events here.

When you sign-up for the Race Pass, you have the choice of selecting to register yourself for all of the events or to receive a registration code to register for each one individually. If you choose to sign yourself up at the time of purchasing the Race Pass, you are permitted to later transfer your entry for any particular event to another person if ultimately you can't make the event.

If you choose to receive a registration code, then you will still need to register individually for each event. You also have the option to give that code to someone else. If you do ultimately register using a code but then need to transfer your entry, you can.

The deadline to purchase the Race Pass is January 31, 2021. We reserve the right to extend this but do not guarantee that at this time.

The blankets will be available at the packet pick-ups for the first 2 events (Brave the Blizzard/Druthers Helderberg). If you do not get yours then, they will be available after that from the AREEP office during normal business hours or at other times for which an organized activity is occurring at the AREEP Office (ie. packet pick-up for another event at their office).

As described in "How does it work?", two perks of having the Race Pass include the ability to transfer your entry* to anyone at any of these events (even if the event is not otherwise allowing transfers) AND to do so for free (even if the event otherwise has a transfer fee)!

Transfers are completed through your Confirmation Page for that respective event, by which you click a button to generate a transfer code that you give to someone else to replace you at that event.

*Transfers MUST be completed at least one week prior to the event. Transfers are NOT permitted the week of a race.

The flat fee of the Race Pass is independent of which races you ultimately choose, so yes, you may consider there to be 'more value' if you choose a longer race at an event offering multiple distances but it has no impact on your pass.

Events With Races on Different Days
Do note that as an added bonus, if an event offers the choice to also run multiple distances (ie. a Friday night 5K/Saturday morning 13.1M like at the Druthers event), those with a Race Pass can do them both at no extra charge. (Those without Race Pass must pay an additional fee to add on the second race.) To be clear, this perk only applies to a single person per event; you cannot give an entry to a different person for one of the days as part of your pass.

There are no refunds*, with no exceptions. If ultimately you cannot attend an event, you are welcome to transfer your entry to someone else. As part of your Race Pass purchase, we are considering you a supporter (/sponsor) of our 2021 Race Series and your name will be printed on a Step & Repeat display that will be at all events.

*If an event's date is changed or if an event is canceled, you will receive a code to register for any other AREEP event in the upcoming 12 months from the scheduled date of the impacted event. You are welcome to share/sell this code as you so choose.
This is permitted through January 31. To do so, sign up for the Race Pass, then send an email to events@areep.com that tells us your name, that you just signed up for Race Pass, and which races you had already registered for. We will refund the amounts paid for any of those 2021 races if they are otherwise included as part of the Race Pass. Any deferred 2020 Druthers Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon entries are exempt from this (You do not receive a refund).


Brave the Blizzard 5K Snowshoe Race
Sat, February 13, 2021
This fun and low key event is a great opportunity to try out snowshoeing. We welcome you to join us regardless of your snowshoe experience. First timers welcome. Rentals are available for $5.
Entry Fee Schedule
$20through 12/31
$25in January
$30in February
Druthers Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon & 5K
Sat, April 17, 2021
Experience a major road race feel right here in the Capital District! A 5K has been added to 2021 for Friday night (4/16).
Entry Fee Schedule
$25$65through 12/31
$30$70in January
$35$75in February
$40$85in March
$45$90in April
Dodge the Deer 5K and Kids Races
Sat, June 19, 2021
This family classic features the lovable Dodge the Deer and friends in a pristine location for those new to trail running. Kids races include 200m and 1 Mile.
Entry Fee Schedule
$25through 12/31
$27through March
$30through May
$35in June
Froggy Five Mile & Hard as Hell Half Marathon
Sun, July 18, 2021
Held in conjunction with our Trail Running Camp, the 5M features a beautiful but challenging TRAIL RUN over Dippikill Mountain in the Adirondacks. The 13.1M is exclusively on the (mostly dirt) roads and features some TOUGH climbs that are sure to hurt - in a good way!
Entry Fee Schedule
$25$40through 12/31
$30$45through May
$35$50in June
$40$60in July
Thacher Park Trail Running Festival
Sun, August 22, 2021
Our ultimate trail running experience, this event offers distances from the 10K to the 50K along with beautiful late summer views.
Entry Fee Schedule
$25$40$50$55through 12/31
$30$45$55$60through May
$35$50$60$65through July
$40$60$70$75in August
Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon and Squirrelly Six Mile
Sun, October 31, 2021
A grand trail race held high above the city of Albany on the Helderberg Escarpment. Runners World dubbed it The Best Costume Trail Race in America.
Entry Fee Schedule
$25$40through 12/31
$30$45through May
$35$50through July
$40$55through September
$45$60in October
Upstate Classic 5K, 13.1M, 26.2M
Sun, November 21, 2021
Come enjoy the beautiful rolling terrain of Guilderland! For 2021, we've moved the 5K to Sat, 11/20 and also added Kids Races of 0.5M and 1M on Sat too.
Entry Fee Schedule
$25$65$75through 12/31
$30$70$80through May
$35$75$85through July
$40$85$90through October
$45$90$95in November
Adventure Race
Sat, December 4, 2021
This truly dangerous event features tree climbing, ice traversing, and plenty of other reasons not to participate. There is only one obstacle: Mother Nature.
Entry Fee Schedule
$20through 12/31
$30through September
$40through November
$50in December


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