Volunteer to Help at the Shawangunk Ridge Trail Race

We're looking for volunteers to support an ultra-marathon race that takes place on the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT), a 70-mile regional connector trail that starts at a junction with the Appalachian Trail in High Point State Park, NJ, and ends in Rosendale, New York. The SRT, which is co-aligned with the Long Path for 30 miles, was created by and is maintained by Trail Conference volunteers.


The SRT Race is an especially challenging race because runners have to carry their own food and water (or use filters) and also follow the SRT using a special map.  There are four divisions, ranging from 1/2 marathon to 70 miles in distance.  The race takes place on September 13-14, 2019.

Come out and volunteer with us in any of four amazing volunteer opportunities (shifts are various throughout the race):

  • Course Marshals (man checkpoints to ensure we have accountability for all the runners as they pass by and maintain radio communications with race HQ)
  • Checkpoint Marshal (at Jenny's Lane in Minnewaska State Park Preserve)
  • Sweeps (2-person teams who follow behind the last runners to ensure they make it successfully to the checkpoints)
  • Shuttle Drivers (pick up any runners who drop out and drive them back to the finish line/parking area in Rosendale, NY)
  • Finish Line Helpers (help with parking, scoring, and food and drink)

Wear comfortable clothing, and bring food, water, and a rain jacket. The checkpoints are accessible via car and we will provide pop-up tents for shelter and radios. Volunteers will be given full instructions, so come out and help! 

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The Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT) is a 70-mile hiking trail.  Because of its scenic beauty and rare ecosystems, the Nature Conservancy has identified this ridge as “one of Earth’s last great places.”  This event was created to celebrate the preservation of the Shawangunks, or the “Gunks” as they are also called, and to encourage people to come out and experience their natural beauty. ​ 

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September 14th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   9:00 PM
Shawangunk Ridge area
United States

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Coordinator Kenneth Posner
For more information, contact... [email protected] or 646-784-0341

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