Robert’s Runners is a group of individuals who enjoy running that came together in 2010 to honor Chip Hamilton who was diagnosed with IPF in the fall of 2009. The ultimate goal of the team is to raise funds and awareness to support the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Chip’s health continually declined since diagnosis and after spending 10 days in a medicated coma on life support he received a right lung transplant. Unfortunately, his health never improved as more challenges arose with the new lung and on January 27, 2011, after almost 5 months at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and a very courageous, hard fought battle Chip passed away. This race is now in memory of Chip Hamilton, a wonderful, caring and generous man who touched the lives of so many people across the North Country.

Robert’s Runners will continue to proudly pound the pavement to support the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The group has done numerous races, local and non local and trained in all of the elements the North Country offers. Robert’s Runners gets together during the week for runs and on the weekends for long team runs all while wearing the green PF shirts.

Everyone is welcome to join the team and run with us, the more the merrier! If you would like to join our team, click the link below and sign up. Please find us on facebook so you can be informed of our team running schedule. Please note: it’ll be hard to coordinate everyone’s daily schedules, so the weekly schedule will be provided and we hope many of you can make some runs.

To donate or join the Robert’s Runners Team please click on the buttons below:


Robert’s Runners is also here to help guide you on your training adventure for this Half Marathon. Please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns. We are more than happy to answer your questions and help you along the way. Robert’s Runners members have participated in countless half marathons and even full marathons. They have a wide range of advice and tips so please email at runoctoberfest@yahoo.com for more information.

Please follow the training guide/advice closely to prevent injury. When looking over this training, please pick the level that is best for you. View the Hal Higdon Training Plans by clicking HERE. For those running the Octoberfest Half Marathon as your first Half, check out this training schedule, click HERE

Happy Training!!!