Saturday, Jul 29, 2023
This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 29, 2023


It’s time to give meaning to mountain running!

Climb It For Climate is a three part mountain running series that will challenge runners' skills over the course of three events. This series will take place at three different scenic locations over technical, rugged trail networks, each offering a unique mountain running experience. At every event, The Running Kind will raise money and awareness for a climate forward organization.

Phase Two: The Catskills
Sitting just under 3500ft, this formidable mountain offers epic views of the stunning Catskill High Peaks around every turn. Runners participating in the full CIFC series will earn points by competing in a half marathon, while a friendlier 5K will be open to the general public.

25K start time at 8AM
5K start time at 9AM
Bib pickup from 7AM-9AM


Following and epic day or running the Catskills, we will be making a stop to volunteer at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. On July 30th, we will be spending a rest day volunteering from 10am to 3pm with Woodstock Farm Sanctuary doing a variety of tasks! Come join us & support this awesome organization!

Check out more about Woodstock Farm Sanctuary here:


Tarkine Running will provide prizes to our top 3 finishers.
1st - pair of 100% eco friendly trail running shoes
2nd - 50% off
3rd - 40% off

New Belgium Brewing - FREE BEER for all finishers
Who Gives A Crap - FREE TP with bib pickup

Raffle Sponsors:
Ciele Athletics
Good Time
Tree Juice Maple Syrup



Currently looking at about 15 miles with just under 4500ft of gain & descent. Bring your mountain running legs! This course is not final and is still subject to change. Using this course first aid will be over 6.5 miles and 2000ft into the race. Because of this runner's will be required to have at least 500mL fluids at the start line.

It is also recommend you have the following items:
UV protection

Start to Aid #1
8.19 miles 2511 ft gain

Aid #1 to Aid #2
3.11 miles 1489 ft gain

Aid #2 to Finish
3.57 miles 1679 ft loss

25K Course >

5K Course >


Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
181 Galli Curci Rd
Highmount NY 12441


$41 until March 26th (day after Climb It For Climate Phase One: The Appalachian Trail)
$61 until May 1st
$71 until race day

$26 until March 26th (day after Climb It For Climate Phase One: The Appalachian Trail)
$36 until May 1st
$41 until race day


Top male, female, non binary
Race finisher pin for all finishers
Sustainable medals to top male, female, non binary age groups: 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


We are a cupless event. There will be water & electrolyte mix at the start/finish area and at two aid stations on course for the half marathon. Please bring your own hydration pack. We will also provide some fuel at both aid stations on the half marathon course.

Plant based aid brought to this event by Gnarly Nutrition.


This is a zero carbon event, meaning we take into account the emissions released in relation to hosting this trail race. The Running Kind will be subsidizing the cost to offset the event, however there will be an extra $1 added on to your registration specifically for this cost. This $1 will offset the carbon emissions for your personal travel to and from the event. We are excited to partner with Native Energy to support a carbon offset project we believe in.

In addition to going zero carbon at this event, The Running Kind will be collecting monetary donations for The Catskills Center.

Event's current local time: 3:18 AM ET


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