Beat Beethoven! Team Challenge
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This light-hearted morning celebrates the joy of running/walking a 5K (3.1 miles) to the glorious strains of Beethoven's mighty Fifth Symphony in Schenectady's Central Park on Sunday, October 4, 2015.  

Early registration is only $20 until September 14!


  • 9:20am start time - a morning full of classical music and camaraderie
  • Enjoy the chance to support your hometown orchestra in an unusual way
  • Featuring a new course this year
  • Event Sponsor WMHT to broadcast Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 on-air
  • Registration $25 until 10am September 30, Event Day Registration $30 8am-8:45am Sunday, October 4
  • Kids Fun Run - $2 (either online or day of the event)
  • Individual awards: Top 3 Overall & Age Group; Team Awards: Fastest Team, Best Team T-shirt
  • A coveted Beat Beethoven T-Shirt to the first 200 registrants
  • A free ticket to the SSO's October 18 concert if you cross the finish line before the music stops
  • Download a paper form here BEAT BEETHOVEN entry form sso 2015

Check out the Beat Beethoven! page for more details, including a map of the course and last year's results.

Runners /walkers of all abilities welcome - teams, prizes, and lots of fun await. And if running's not your thing but you want to help out, we need volunteers along the course. Email us for more information.  

See you in the park!