Friday, May 31, 2024

The NYC Trail Fest

Ross Dock Picnic Area

Fort Lee, NJ The 50k , The Half Marathon, The 10k, 5K

Registration closes: Thu, May 30 @ 11:59PM ET

Friday Night on the Trails

On Friday, May 31, Trials of Miles and Kilgore Racing are hosting a special night of trail racing in the Palisades Interstate Park. The event will feature four race distances (5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 50k) with all of the races wrapping up around sunset at the Ross Dock Picnic area. Following the races, our friends at Red Bull will be hosting an epic afterparty along the river with music, drinks, food, and NYC skyline views!

This is a can’t miss event for any trail lover in the New York City area, or anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of trail racing for the first time. More information on the schedule and race courses can be found below. We hope you consider spending a Friday night with us out on the trails!

A Different Kind of Race Experience

As you likely noticed, this event is scheduled to take place on a Friday afternoon/evening. Obviously this is a bit unconventional, but we really want to take advantage of the fact that this race course is so close to NYC (the starting line is quite literally just over the GW Bridge) and allow people to come out after work and make a night of it. To that end, the 50k will start at 2pm, the half will start at 5pm, the 10k will start at 6pm, and the 5k will start at 6:30pm. That way everyone (in all four races) will be finishing at Ross Dock around 7-8pm and we can really turn the finish line into a Friday night party -- with food trucks, music, and sunset views of the city.

What Are the Trails Like

The trails feature a variety of surfaces types, primarily rocky semi-technical singletrack mixed with more smooth dirt singletrack. The courses are generally runnable, with some twists and turns, hills of various sizes, and some rocky technical sections. There are also some extended, intermittent sections of road and paved paths that connect some trail segments. Full course details can be found on each of the specific race pages linked above.

Race Giveaways

All registered athletes will get a “NYC Trail Fest” Hat with the event logo as well as an NYC Trail Fest Tote bag. We will also likely have some food and drink specials as well. More to come soon!

Event's current local time: 6:11 PM ET

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