Saturday, Sep 30, 2023

Suffer'n Bear UItra

Lake Welch Beach - Harriman State Park

Stony Point, NY 50 Miler, 50K, 1/2 Marathon

Registration closes: Thu, Sep 28 @ 11:59PM ET


A Redpoint ultra trail event presented by and benefitting the NYNJ Trail Conference. Harriman State Park is home to more than just the AT. With over 200 miles of trail, it's home to some of the most challenging terrain in the NE.

UPDATE on the course: Since the July floods in VT and NY, we have been working closely with the park to move forward with this event and find a viable course. The Hudson Valley and specifically the eastern portion of Harriman State Park sustained massive damage to its trail/road system, putting a huge burden on the park resources. (see the posted park alerts and closing Map HERE!).

Thankfully, through a decade-long relationship with the park we were able to keep our event and find a way to limit impact on the trails. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the park personnel who have been working tirelessly to return the park to a usable state over the past several months.

September 30 will be the first annual event, even though we've been a part of hosting ultras in Harriman/Bear for over a decade! Come join us!


None of this would be possible without the hard work of the NYNJ Trail Conference team. They continue to maintain and develop these unique trails year after year.

Please consider donating to their work: Donate NOW!


Starting at Lake Welch Beach the course finds some of the best single track and flowy trails in a days drive of NYC, Boston, Philly... It will climb to some amazing vistas and run along side some of the "Seven Lakes".

Here are the UPDATED course Maps:
Suffer'n Bear Ultra: Plotaroute Map Collection *Subject to change due to trail conditions and approvals
Toggle off the courses you don't want to see, check out elevation profiles, and download GPS etc.

50 Mile Course = 3 laps of the ~16+ mile loop
50K Course = 2 laps of the ~16+ mile loop
Half Marathon Course = 1 lap of the ~13.5 mile loop


Aid Stations will be every 3-7 miles throughout the course. All will be fully stocked and staffed.

The Half Marathon will have 2 aid stations
The 50K will visit 5 aid stations
The 50 Mile will visit 8 Aid Stations

Amazing volunteers will treat you to some great food at the staffed stations. We typically like to have Skratch at our events for a drink. There will be the normal ultra running staples, like PB&J, pretzels, chips, some candy and fruit... and of course broth and perogies. And don't discount the possibility of quesadillas, wraps or bacon either ... we do take requests and are happy to try to accommodate as best we can. Let us know!


Spectators will have access to all the aid stations to crew and cheer for racers
50Mile pacers can join their racer at Mile 32 (BaseCamp AS) or Mile 39/46 (Skannatati AS).
There will be NO pacers for the 50K or Half-marathon route.


4:30 AM: Check-in opens
5:30 AM: 50 Mile Starts
7AM: 50K Starts
8AM: Half Marathon Starts
1:15PM: 50K Cutoff at Mile 16.2 (BaseCamp1)
2:00PM: Half Marathon Finish (Soft) Cutoff
2:50PM: 50 Mile Cutoff at Mile 32.4 (BaseCamp2)
7:30PM: Finish Line Cutoff for 50K and 50 Mile.


We'd love to have you join the team. Click HERE to see the options!

Event's current local time: 10:14 PM ET

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