The Sterling Furnace Half Marathon is a new race in Sterling Forest State Park to raise funds for the park and the New York New Jersey Trail Conference. The first part of the course showcases a fun, rolling, only mildly technical new, sustainably designed multiuse woodland trail loop. The first loop is roughly 15K, and the 15K runners will finish back where they started. The half marathon race finishes with a partial counterclockwise relatively flat loop of scenic Sterling Lake. There are aid stations at 4, 8.6 and 12 miles. The whole course is very runnable.
Local time: 9:08 AM
Sterling Forest State Park was established in 1998; the land was originally owned by the Sterling Iron Works, which mined and shipped iron ore from a number of sites within the park. Remnants of that era can still be seen on the course. The NYNJ Trail Conference maintains and develops over 2100 miles of trails from NJ to the Catskills. Please consider obtaining sponsors for your run to raise additional funds for both the park and the Trail Conference. A fundraiser page is available for download from our website.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You cannot park at the start of the race. Please visit the website for bus pickup information. You will bused to the start from the pickup location in the commuter lot at the north end of Tuxedo train station, and bused back from the finish area.