Please understand that the course is tentative and subject to change.
The proposed course, which will repeat that which we used in 2020 and 2021, is quite remarkable. It covers jeep trails, single-track, historic estate paths, and winding single-track both open and technical. It features several profile climbs and descents which offer more elevation gain and loss per mile than all but a handful of SkyRunning events, a remarkable stat given that it's only 90 minutes from NYC. Its signature climb, Breakneck Ridge, one of the top hikes in the country according to trails.com and Newsweek (as well as a guy named Carl from what I hear – that could be rumor though) is steep, gnarly, exposed, and absolutely beautiful. Entrants range from some of the finest mountain and technical trail runners in the country, to those content with a chill day of hiking and running a really beautiful and challenging day on the trails with no eye for speed or competition.
The course may also be one of the most difficult trail half or full marathons that you will ever complete. There are technical and steep pitches including the signature Breakneck Point that at points require climbing and tolerance of exposure, technical stretches of footing, and significant elevation gain and loss. The risk associated with this terrain is significant and only those seasoned and prepared for this terrain should join the entrant pool.
The course offers beautiful views w/ panoramic river and mountain vistas, beautiful and historic single-track, and sets the stage for a grand challenge for runners of all levels. Join us for the adventure, vistas, and community, and leave knowing that you just completed one of the tougher trail courses anywhere.
You can find the link to a course map and downloadable track here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1221450?units=miles
What you'll get....
What you'll get is a beautiful course with a degree of challenge that rivals any. With registration you'll get the race including aid stations, post-race food from (hopefully) Fitnell Farms, and an event T. A Trucker can be purchased as add-on's (ONLY THROUGH March 8th - and we actually have them in hand right now...versus the COVID chaos in 2020 and 2021 where they didn't arrive in time). Know that portions of your entry will go toward donations made to the Hudson Highlands State Park as well as the New York New Jersey Trail Conference as both continue to do quite a bit of heavy lifting on the trails we'll be running.
The event has a no refund policy regarding cancellations. Entrants may switch distances if desired (only if the other distance is not sold out), and roll-overs may be granted to future years and including other RNR events. Roll-overs will be granted only if organizers are notified 30 days or more in advance of raceday.
COVID 19: Note that if we need to cancel the event secondary to continuing COVID considerations, those registered will have the option of rolling their entry over, or receiving a refund less processing fees.
USATF Drug Testing
Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.
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