WELCOME TO THE 2024 BEAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHALLENGE
Bear Mountain State Park, just an hour outside of downtown Manhattan, is ready to host the second edition of Spartan Trail's Bear Mountain Trail Challenge.
From beginner to experienced trail runners, the whole community is welcome with our three distances to choose: a fast-but-techy 10k, a Half Marathon that will challenge both your speed and agility, and a 50k that will test both your physical and mental strength.
Event starts and ends on Saturday, May 4th.
*Please note that if the 10k or Half Marathon heats are full, we will open more spots on a later heat. This is a requirement from Bear Mountain State Park, in order to keep our runners safe and have a better organized event.
- 50k: 7:00 a.m.
- Half Marathon: 8:00 a.m.
- 10K: 10 a.m. *
Half Marathon and 50K runners are required to carry 20 ounces of water capacity.
The top 3 males and females overall for each distance as well as the top 3 males and females in each 6 age groups will receive awards during a podium ceremony after the race.
Runners must be present at the awards ceremony to receive their award - awards will not be mailed.
Age groups are as follows: 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
There's no onsite parking available for runners on Bear Mountain State Park (race start/finish area).
Parking area for runners will be at Anthony Wayne Recreation area (same place as shuttle departure and arrival). Be sure to arrive with spare time and be ready to jump on the shuttle with your race equipment. There is a bag check at the start and finish area.
All racers are required to ride the free shuttle from Anthony Wayne Recreation Area to the start/finish area. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes. The first shuttle will depart Anthony Wayne at 5:30 a.m., and shuttles will run every 10-20 minutes. From the finish line back to Anthony Wayne, shuttles will operate on an ongoing basis throughout the day until the last racer finishes. There's a bag check at the start and finish area.
Shuttle Departure Location
Intermediate race cut-offs are safety-based and will be indicated by race staff and volunteers. We will soon upload the athlete's guide with detailed information on cutoffs.
Event's current local time: 1:25 AM ET