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Practice Information
Call Coach Jim Bowles at (518) 275-7028
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Google Map of Practice Locations
Throughout the year, practice locations are always subject to change. Please check the home page of our website for the most up-to-date practice and group run locations. Please utilize the Google Maps link above if you have trouble locating a certain place. Below is a brief description of of our most frequented locales throughout the year.

The ACP Track ACP Track: Located at 1 Notre Dame Drive in Albany, NY 12208 on the Albany College of Pharmacy Campus. The track is in close proximity to the Albany Medical Center off of New Scotland Avenue. We use the track for speed workouts and run cooldowns in the surrounding neighborhood.
Pine Bush (Madison Ave/Water Tower Entrance) Pine Bush (Water Tower) : Located at the very end of Washington Ave Ext. (Becomes Madison Ave Ext. once you cross Route 155) You will pass the signature "Water Tower" on your left hand side, just travel another 1/4 mile until you are at the entrance to the trails. This is a popular Team Utopia locale in the summer. Google Map the address, 28 Madison Ave Extension, Albany, NY 12203 for a very close approximation to this location.
Pine Bush (Discovery Center Entrance) Pine Bush (Discovery Center): Located at 195 New Karner Road, Albany NY 12205. An alternate site used for summer practices when "controlled burnings" are scheduled at the Water Tower locale. A slightly smaller site, but just as well groomed trails.
Boat Launch Albany's Corning Preserve (Boat Launch): A popular practice location in the fall, the Albany Corning Preserve offers a 4.3 mile stretch of bike path. We meet at near the boat launch platform (near where the railroad bridge and the the I-787 overpass intersect). The bike path is also the last 5 mile stretch of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon & Half Marathon. There's no exact address for this location so please use the Google Map link at the top of this page, or click here for more detailed directions.
The UAlbany RACC The UALBANY RACC: Located at 1400 Washington Ave in Albany, NY 12203 on the UALBANY Main Campus. The RACC is also known as the Physical Education Building. In the winter, we use it as a rendezvous point before heading out to the State Office Campus. Also the starting point for the HMRRC Winter Series and other HMRRC races.
SEFCU building SEFCU Labor Day 5K course: Located at 700 Patroon Creek Blvd in Albany, NY 12203. Also a popular practice location for the fall, to prepare for the SEFCU Labor Day 5K. We meet near the SEFCU Headquarters building which is on the outter ring of the State Office Campus. For a course map, click here.
Lions Park Lions Park (Nisky Train Station): Located at 3439 Rosendale Road, Schenectady, NY 12309. Lions Park is often referred to as the "Niskayuna Train Station" because a restored, turn-of-the-century train depot sits on the property over looking the Mohawk River. Lions Park is near the 8th mile marker of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon. There is plenty of quiet bike paths to run on at this location.
Central Park Pavilion Schenectady Central Park: The park can be found on Google Maps using the address 500 Iroquois Path, Schenectady, NY 12304. We often meet at the "Casino" building which overlooks the lake and is near the large pavilion. Central Park is home to the starting lines of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and the Stockadeathon 15K.
Tawasentha Park Tawasentha Park: The park can be found on Google Maps using the address: 190 Route 146, Altamont, NY 12009. Tawasentha is a smaller park, but offers alot of trails with very challenging hills. The HMRRC Summer XC series is held here every August.
Bethlehem Middle School Bethlehem Middle School (Delmar Dash course): The address of the school is 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar NY 12054. The school serves as the start and finish line for the Delmar Dash 5 Mile. A very flat course through quiet neighborhoods. A hot spot for Utopians in March and April. Click here for a course map.
Albany JCC The Albany Jewish Community Center: Located at 340 Whitehall Road, Albany NY 12208. The JCC is home to the Dunkin Run 5K/10K and to Team Utopia's Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange.

Unofficial Rules of Team Utopia Practices
(As compiled by Patrick Lynskey)

#1 - Practice Is NEVER Cancelled
#2 - Nobody Runs Alone
#3 - No Walking
#4 - No Whining
#5 - You Must Trust Coach