Award Information

Handcrafted Stoneware Pottery by Nancy Niefield (see below) will be awarded to the Stockade-athon Men's Champion, Women's Champion and Age-Graded Champion.

Handcrafted Pottery will be awarded to the first male & female runner in 5-year age-groups beginning with ages 19 and under through 80 and over. 

Awards will also be given to second and third place in each of the aforementioned divisions.

The Award Ceremony will be held at 11:00 am at the Schenectady Y. Please make arrangements to attend the award ceremony if you win an award. Handcrafted Pottery will not be mailed.

Nancy Niefield
Nancy Niefield started "throwing" on the potter's wheel in 1968 when she was studying art education at Douglass College (Rutgers University, New Jersey). She received a master's degree in studio art from University of Minnesota. She has taught art and pottery to every age group. She teaches Ceramics at Union College in Schenectady, New York. In 1988 she opened TWO SPRUCE POTTERY, her studio and sales gallery in Schenectady, New York.

The Stockadeathon is pleased to offer free entry to any athlete who has achieved high level performance at a recent Stockadeathon.  We also free entry to athletes who have achieved elite level performance at any race.  To qualify for free entry your time must have been run in the last three years (on or after Nov 1st 2014).

Male Open: sub 50:00 minutes at the Stockadeathon, or sub 48:00 minutes on any certified 15km course.

Female Open: sub 58:00 minutes at the Stockadeathon, or sub 55:00 minutes on any certified 15km course.

Age-graded: Above 87.5% at the Stockadeathon, or above 90% on any certified course.


$2,600 Open Division Top 4 men & women
$1,500 Master's Division Top 4 men & women
$1,150 Age-Graded Division Top 4 men & women

Prize money is limited to local residents. "Local residents" must: (1) reside in one of the following New York counties: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Fulton, Greene, Columbia, Schoharie, Montgomery, Saratoga, Warren, or Washington; or (2) reside in one of the following Vermont counties: Bennington; or (3) reside in one of the following Massachusetts counties: Berkshire; or (4) be a member of HMRRC since before June 1 regardless of residency.

No duplication of prizes. Athletes can choose which category to accept if winning in two categories (e.g., Masters and Age-graded).


$1,300 Open Division Teams Top 3 male and female
$950 Master's Division Teams Top 3 male and female

Teams must be registered USATF teams for the current year. Visit for team roster and rules.

USATF Rules prohibit using headphones or any communication devices during competition. Competitive athletes are responsible for learning the route and staying on the course, wearing a chip and crossing timing mats at various locations on the course. Athlete's BIB numbers and chips are non-transferable. In addition, competitive athletes are prohibited from being paced by a faster runner, partner or coach. Violation of any of these rules will result in disqualification and forfeit of award.