Coach Nick of Road and Trail Runners, LLC here. My co-founder, Coach Andy, and I have a strong love and appreciation for the outdoors, the mountains, the trails, and all the beauty that we've been able to see out on our runs on the trails. I took on my first 50-miler in May 2019 in the beautiful trails at Bear Mountain, and as hard as it was, I got to see all the beauty the mountain had to offer. May 2020, I'll be taking on my second 50-miler in another part of NY, the Shawangunk Mountains. If you can, I'd love to have your support to help preserve this gorgeous area so everyone can continue to run, walk, and hike "one of Earth's last great places." And if you can't, I would appreciate just some texts or posts of support on race day. 50 miles is never easy, but with the support of friends and family, I'll power through to the finish.
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.