Sunday, Jun 4, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
Registration closes: Sat, Jun 3 @ 11:59 PM ET
Join us for an epic new challenge at the first edition of the Plattekill Mountain Race. We will be traversing up, down and around the ski slopes and trails of Plattekill. The course will be 6.5 miles with 3500ft of elevation gain. Whether you are looking to take on an epic mountain challenge or looking for a tough training race for something even bigger, this race will be sure to test your limits.
Race Day Timeline
8:30 - 9:15am - Check-In
9:30am - Race Start
Awards and Finisher Swag
- There will be awards to the top three male and females in each race.
- The top overall Male & Female Runners will also earn:
- Leki Poles
- A pair of Salomon Trail Shoes
- The top three overall male and female runners will earn a bottle of Rye Whiskey from Union Grove Distillery
- We will have additional prizes from Path Projects and Squirrel's Nut Butter
- All those who finish will earn a custom finisher medal.
Course Highlight Video
Union Grove Distillery
Squirrel's Nut Butter
Race Detail Email
Event's current local time: 6:59 PM ET
You can use the link: https://goo.gl/maps/CuSCEPAzaSbTYes6A for directions to the mountain.
The address is: Plattekill Mountain, 469 Plattekill Rd, Roxbury, NY 12474
As you pull up you will see a lower and upper gravel parking lot you can park in for the event.
Race Day Timeline:
Race Start: 9:30am
The course is one loop, you do not overlap any area twice. We highly recommend poles as there are some steeper ascents (40%+ grade) and one steeper descent. Also recommend trail running shoes. The course consists of gravel and dirt on the first uphill and last downhill which are less steep and grass on the steeper sections. We will be marking the course with orange lawn flags as well as some lawn signs that have big arrows on them. We plan to have at least one aid station on the course that will have Skratch hydration/nutrition, water, small snacks. The location will be announced on race morning. There will also be some volunteers on the course for encouragement, safety, and taking some action shots.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the course map please do so and download the gpx if your device allows. Here is a quick overview. Within the first 5k you tackle most of the vert with 2500+ feet in three climbs and then you get to a nice runnable section before heading downhill to the last climb which will bring you to the 3500ft by mile 5 before a nice 1.5 mile downhill finish.
Restrooms will be available at the start/finish/check-in area in the building.
Family/friends are welcome to come to spectate and cheer you on for this one. Due to the nature of the course, they will see you multiple times throughout the event.
Post Race Refreshments
We will have some snacks, hydration, fruit available post-race. Locally there are some great spots as well. Depending the direction your headed, the Phoenicia Diner is a staple.
Attached is the USATF Waiver. Please sign and return back.
PLATTEKILL MOUNTAIN WAIVER
The mountain has a waiver that they want us to have all runner sign. This waiver we will have available on race day at check in.
Registration is open until Saturday
It’s not to late to encourage some friends to join you on the mountain. Registration is open till Saturday at 11:59pm.
We would love to thank our sponsors for supporting this year’s race:
- Sur Phytoperformance
- Skratch Labs
- Squirrel’s Nut Butter
- Union Grove Distillery
- PATH Projects
We are excited to have you join us on Sunday for this epic new challenge we are bringing to the Catskill Mountains. If you have any questions or if I missed any details, feel free to reach out. Looking forward to seeing you all on race day!