Lazer Dadz is a non-sensical team name for power duo, Rory Nugent and Sean Salmon. They're just two dads who like to run in the mountains and willingly signed up to run 50 miles together through the beautiful Mohonk Preserve located in the Hudson Valley of NY state. They've also volunteered themselves to have to explain the name Lazer Dadz to every family member who wants to donate but just isn't sure what Lazer Dadz means (right?) or if they're even on the right page (you are!).
All money goes to supporting the Mohonk Preserve who's mission is to protect over 8000 acres of land for wildlife, for recreation, and for education. If you've never been, I highly recommend visiting. 2 hours from NYC and 1.5 hours from North Jersey. Come see for yourself why this place is so special. It's a staggeringly beautiful place right here in our "backyard". (I think they've also film a bunch of movies here and some think the Mohonk Mountain House inspired The Shining. Don't worry donations don't go there.)
Thank you for your support!
Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of Mohonk Preserve. The goal is to run, walk or hike the course within 24 hours.
Rock The Ridge supports a great cause: preserving over 8,000 acres of Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains region.
Mohonk Preserve is a place where people and nature thrive. Over 8,000 acres provide a safe refuge for wildlife such as birds, mammals, and plants, and more. It’s a place for active recreation such as rock climbing, trail running, biking or hiking and also a place for quiet walks beside babbling streams, breathtaking vistas and moments of quiet reflection.
Our mission at the Preserve is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world. We work tirelessly to accomplish this mission each and every day through the following award-winning programs:
- Education — In 2017, Mohonk Preserve served over 14,500 children including many through STEM education programs which connects at-risk children from nearby cities to innovative outdoor education programs, engaging their senses and inspiring them through nature.
- Land Protection — Protecting key recreation areas, fragile habitats, and scenic viewsheds is only the beginning.
- Land Stewardship — Managing over 8,000 acres takes work! The Preserve helps provide a safe, participatory experience in nature for over 200,000 visitors each year. The Preserve’s team of highly skilled search and rescue Rangers are always on call and ready to assist visitors in trouble.
- Conservation Science — The Preserve’s team of scientists monitor the changing ecology of the Shawangunks and use data to help sustain this regionally important ecosystem.
Fundraisers such as Rock the Ridge enables Mohonk Preserve to keep the land open and accessible to all visitors. We hope that you will give generously in support of your friends and family members who are participating in this year’s 50-mile endurance challenge. Thank you so very much!