The 5K run has reached the maximum number of registrants for the 13th consecutive year. Registration is now closed.
NEW THIS YEAR! Enjoy 80 musical and performing acts in over 30 venues during the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the region for only $10!
First Night Saratoga 5K participants receive a $5 discount off the purchase of their First Night buttons when it is purchased at the same time you register for the race!
What is First Night? First Night Saratoga is the largest New Year’s Eve event in New York outside of NYC. As one of the oldest and largest First Night celebrations in the country, the event is the most affordable, accessible, family-friendly, safe and exciting way to spend New Year’s Eve in the region!
With this event, Saratoga Arts brings over seventy regional and touring performing groups to over thirty venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs for this evening of live music, dance, comedy and other performances, attracting between 15,000 and 20,000 celebrants.
16th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run - REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:30pm
Skidmore College Athletic Complex
Saratoga Springs, NY
Start and finish on the beautiful Skidmore campus. The first ¾ mile is a gradual uphill on the perimeter road. The course exits the campus at Clinton Avenue and continues to Greenfield Avenue, continuing up North Broadway and back to campus. This is a moderately challenging course, including both hills and downgrades.
Limited to 1,500 Runners: Due to the overwhelming success of this run, and having to close-out registration several years in a row, there will be no day of race registration.
Check-In: Packet pick-up 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. the day of the race at Skidmore College Athletic Complex. Parking, restrooms, and showers are available. Refreshments after the race.
The race will be timed by ARE Event Productions using the ChronoTrack B-Tag. This is a small and flat chip that comes affixed to the back of your bib. You must wear your bib on your outer-most layer and it must not be altered in any way. Do not flatten, bend, nor crease your bib. These chips do not get returned, making for a smooth and easy finishing process. Results will be immediately available at www.AREEP.com following the event.
Awards: To the top three overall male and female finishers, and top three male and female finishers in each 5-year age division. No duplicate awards.
Shirts: All registered runners will receive a limited edition First Night Saratoga moisture wicking, long-sleeve t-shirt.
Finisher Medals: All race finishers will receive a commemorative First Night Saratoga medal.
Rules of Competition: Due to the hour of the race, anyone with dogs or carriages is prohibited from running. We reserve the right to cancel the race due to weather conditions that cause the running surface to be hazardous to the runners’ safety.
Register Early! $25 includes registration discount if received by November 29, 2013. After November 29, 2013 registration is $30. Entry fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable. Mailed entries will not be accepted when 1,500 runners are registered.
Registration: Registering for the First Night Saratoga 5K is easy! You can register online, or you can register via mail by printing out our 5K registration form and mailing it to: First Night Saratoga 5K, c/o AREEP | PO Box 38195, Albany, NY 12203 - SPECIAL $10 FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS FOR FIRST NIGHT 5K REGISTRANTS!