Here we go again!!!
Well I must be a glutton for punishment becaue I'm going back for more.
Last year while training for a half marathon I injured my foot and had to wear a boot and was not able to run for what seemed like forever even though it was less than two months. It really put me in a rut that lasted all winter. When Rock the Ridge came around this year I decided to get my butt out of my chair and give it a go. Our team was awesome and really rocked it!!!! It propelled me into a decent running year that lead me to running my first half marathon a few weeks ago. Everyone was super generous and it touched me beyond words. The Mohonk preserve really delivers a special experience. The extensive carriage trail system provides countless directions and stunning views, but it can't be done without the people who donate and buy memberships. No donation is too small!!! Thank you all. Your support is appreciated and carries me through training and the races I run in through the year!!!
Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge...
Set in the natural beauty of the Shawangunk Mountains of New York’s Hudson Valley, an area described as “one of Earth’s last great places,” the goal is to run or hike a 50-mile course within 18 hours. What better way to spend a day than winding along well-maintained carriage roads, through lush forests and over ridgelines with magnificent vistas.
Rock The Ridge supports a great cause...
This event supports Mohonk Preserve’s mission to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. With over 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, ponds, and other unique and beautiful places, Mohonk Preserve is the largest member and visitor-supported nature preserve in New York State.
We salute all Ridge Rockers, who since 2013 have collectively raised over $1,800,000 to support Mohonk Preserve’s award-winning conservation science, environmental education, land protection, and stewardship programs.
Rock The Ridge is a major achievement...
The 18-hour time limit accommodates people with a range of abilities, including hikers, joggers, runners, and ultramarathoners. We’ve hosted elite athletes alongside first-time 50-milers and relay teams that walked the entire distance. Any distance can be a struggle if you don’t prepare properly, but with a good training program, 50 miles is an achievable goal! And, for those who aren’t ready for 50-miles, the Relay division allows Ridge Rockers to complete the course in two-or four-member teams.
Whether you hike, run, or do some of each, Rock The Ridge will be an accomplishment that you’ll remember with pride.