Along the way, the SRT passes through rolling hills, wetlands, rare dwarf pine barrens, sky lakes, waterfalls, and the distinctive white conglomerate cliffs of the Shawangunk mountains uplifted almost three hundred million years ago.
From vantage points in these mountains, some 2,000 feet above the Hudson Valley, you’ll experience views that cover five states and reach more than 100 miles on a clear day. Because of its scenic beauty and rare ecosystems, the Nature Conservancy has identified this ridgeline as “one of Earth’s last great places.”
We created this event to celebrate the preservation of the Shawangunk Mountains, or the “Gunks” as they are also called, and to encourage people to come out and experience the beauty of this unique ridgeline.
Shawangunk Ridge Trail Run includes three separate divisions, which are designed to appeal to a range of athletic abilities. The 1/2 marathon and 30-mile divisions are suitable for fast hikers as well as runners, but please note that the 70-mile division is only for seasoned trail runners.
For more information, including the Participant Guide, rules, and information on the SRT, please visit the event website.
Start Lines, Times and Shuttle Buses
Race start: 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sep. 10
Start Location: High Point Monument, High Point State Park, N.J. (GPS 41.322028, -74.660673)
Shuttle bus leaves muni lot behind Rosendale Theater: 4:30 p.m. (GPS 41.844939, -74.082140)
Race start: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, Sep. 11
Start Location: Sam's Point Preserve Visitors Center, Cragsmoor, N.Y. (GPS 41.670158, -74.361666)
Shuttle bus leaves Binnewater parking area: 7:45 a.m. (GPS 41.848338, -74.088190)
Race start: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sep. 11
Start Location: Peter's Kill Area, Minnewaska State Park (GPS 41.738692, -74.217885)
Shuttle bus leaves Binnewater parking area: 9:30 a.m. (GPS 41.848338, -74.088190)
Optional Donations to the Trail Conference
As part of the registration process, please consider making an optional donation to the NY-NJ Trail Conference, the not-for-profit organization which created the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and whose volunteers maintain the SRT and 2,000+ miles of other trails in the Hudson Valley. If you love trails, please contact the race director for how to get involved in this organization.
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