We Want You…

to join us at some upcoming local races!

With the temperatures reaching into the 60’s hopefully you’re getting out and wiping off the cobwebs of your running shoes. After what seemed like an extra cold winter I’m happy to be able to get outside in short and a t-shirt even if it’s not quite spring yet.

Here’s a couple upcoming races that we’ll be participating in and/or helping at and we invite you to come out and join us. Each one is for it’s own amazing cause…no big companies just out to make a buck.

Have you been training all winter and now you’re ready to rock a half? Well the Celebrate Life Half Marathon has been going strong for years and touts itself as Not a Race. An Experience. Having run the race personally 5 times I can attest to it’s greatness. There may be a few hills, but when you’re struggling to climb them, just remember those with cancer who are getting helped because you supported this race.

Sunday March 11, 2018 in Rock Hill, NY
Details and Registration can be found at: https://celebratelifehalfmarathon.com/

Next up for those who may not be prepared for a half the Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” Run is a great way to get in some miles in the beautiful Mohonk Preserve on some crunchy carriage roads. 5 miles through the trees, over the bridges, and next to streams…you won’t regret this run. All proceeds go to benefit the Mohonk Preserve.

Saturday April 14, 2018 in High Falls, NY
Details and Registration can be found at: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/rock-and-snow-bridge-2-bridge-run

Finally, the shortest race but, might I say, the most fun. There’s nothing like finishing on the track to really make you feel like you’re racing to the finish line. This race also includes a free children’s race for the kiddos. It is held at Dietz Stadium and uses a course through the uptown neighborhood. All proceeds go the Raymond Caddy Memorial Scholarship Fund at Kingston High School. This event is well organized and has a well marked, manned and accurate course.

Sunday April 29, 2018 in Kingston, NY
Details and Registration can be found at: http://shawangunkrunners.com/raysrun/

Can’t wait to see you all out there on the roads/trails!
Christopher

2018 Annual Meeting

We will hold our annual meeting on 1/26 at 7:30pm at SUNY New Paltz in the Science Hall, Room 27. We’ll be electing the board members, discussing ideas for the new year and going over the dates for our 2018 schedule. All are welcome!
Any questions please contact our President Steve Schallenkamp

Looking forward to another great year of running in the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge.

Hope to see you there!
Christopher

Winter Track Workout & Annual Meeting

It is that time of year again. We have been approved to use the SUNY New Paltz indoor track at the Wellness Center on Friday evenings from Jan 5 through March 18th. The first 3 weeks 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 from 5:30pm -7pm. The rest of the sessions will be from 6pm to 7:30pm. This program is sponsored by the Shawangunk Runners and is coached by Mike Barnow and is free.
Please sign up only if you know you can attend some of the sessions. We are limited to a roster/list of 30 names.
You can sign up by contacting Steve Schallenkamp or Beth Glace

We’ll also be holding our annual meeting on 1/19 at 7pm (Backup date of 1/26) at SUNY New Paltz in the Science Hall, Room 27. We’ll be electing the board members, discussing ideas for the new year and going over the dates for our 2018 schedule. All are welcome!
Any questions please contact our President Steve Schallenkamp

Looking forward to another great year of running in the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Christopher

2017 After The Leaves Have Fallen Half Marathon (Draft Results)

Hi All

While we had a chilly day it was still beautiful and the scenery couldn’t be beat. I know for me a few things that stood out. This was the first time I realized you could see the Mohonk Tower while coming down Hamilton trail and it was simply stunning off in the distance. A couple other things were the first ice while running and that things got even colder once we hit Hamilton. I hope you all enjoyed the race and had a great time.

As always I want to thank the amazing volunteers who get to the race early, stay late, and make sure you’re taken care of throughout the race. If you ever get the chance I recommend volunteering to see how much goes in to a race. Also thanks to the runners who chose to run our races in beautiful places.

Here are the draft results from today. If you see any issues with the results please let me know and I’ll take care of it as best I can. Email me at christopher.regan@gmail.com

Early Starters: 2017 ATL Self Timer Results

General: 2017 ATL Final results

2017 After The Leaves Half Marathon Pre-Race Info

Race Details…please read through whole post.

We’re 3 days from what I believe is going to be an amazing event. Weather is looking chilly for Sunday and temperatures should be in the high 30’s by the start of the race with partly cloudy skies. Please dress appropriately with layers.

First off, there is no registration day of. We’ve had incredible interest in the event and it sold out in 36 hours. At this point no more transfers will be accepted as we need to finalize the registration list for input into the timing system.

Google Map of entrance to Minnewaska State Park – https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Old+Minnewaska+Trail,+Kerhonkson,+NY+12446/@41.7348297,-74.2763125,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89dcdf9f7f073637:0x48a9b4b5f9bea3f8!2m2!1d-74.2412073!2d41.734835

Minnewaska charges an entry fee of $10 per car. Empire Passport is accepted but please do not buy them at the gate. Please carpool to both save money and save parking spots as parking will be tight. The park opens at 9am.

There will be a shuttle moving people from the lower parking lot to the upper lot if we need to park people in the lower lot.

Check-in begins at 10am in the field next to the upper parking lot. This is also where the race will start and end.

Official race start is 11:30am

General Info
Course: Starting near the Upper Minnewaska Parking Lot you head clockwise around Lake Minnewaska on (red-trail) towards the picnic area. You make a small loop and head back towards the start line. You head down the hill and onto the green trail heading towards Lake Awosting. Take the black trail around Lake Awosting counter clockwise. As you head up towards Castle Rock you will turn right onto Hamilton Point trail. You will then turn left to take a trail connector back to Castle Point Trail(blue trail) and back to start/finish area by going counter clockwise around Lake Minnewaska (red trail)- carriage trail surface, incredible views, pristine glacial lakes…a truly spectacular course

You can find a mapmyrun version of the course here – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1850589200

Do not litter on the course! If you have something (empty gel packets, etc) please leave them at the water stations.

BIBs: Are assigned by last name. They MUST be worn on the front and visible. Your bib needs to be recorded after you cross the finish line for your time to be recorded. (Note: the race is not chip timed)

Finish Line: Only cross the finish line once. If you go back to run with a friend / family please do not cross the finish line a second time. Also since we need to record your bib # please slow down in the chute and do not pass (stay in order that you crossed the finish line) Please make sure the BIB recorded has recorded your proper number.

Finisher Glass: You will receive your glass as you exit the finish line chute.

Awards: Top 3 Overall Male / Female, Top 3 in both Male & Female age groups for the following 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.

Water Stops: 3 water stops (water only) at ~4 miles, ~8 miles and ~11.5 miles

Bathrooms: Port-a-Potties are available near the upper lot. There are none on the course.

Early starters:  We’ve had many chose the option to early start. You should not choose to early start just to finish earlier. The only reason to early start would be that you won’t be able to finish by 2:15 if you start at 11:30. We have a few requests for those choosing to early start. There will be an “official” early start at 11am. We would like everyone done by 2:15pm at the latest. If you feel that it will take longer than 3:15 please chose to start even earlier than 11am. Early starters must do the following to properly have your time recorded…
1. You must self time. Either use a watch, phone or track what time you started / finished.
2. You must wear your bib on the front with the number turned backwards facing your body. This lets us know you are an early starter at the finish line.
3. There will be a special chute for early starters. Please do not cross the normal finish line.
4. You must come to the timing table to fill out a card with your information. BIB # and Time are the most important.
Note: If you are self timing you do not have to start with the official early starters but please let someone know you are starting.
Note 2: Because of how the timing works early starters may not appear in printouts at the race but will be included in the final results. This may also have an affect on rewards as you may not get put into the system early enough for awards. If there is a question please get a hold of a volunteer at the end of the race.

Post-race Food: Wraps and soup, bananas, apples, and cookies

Thanks all, see you Sunday!

Draft 8th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape Results

Hi Everyone!

It was a fantastic day at Williams Lake for the 8th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape! With the largest ever turnout for the event and some wonderful costumes I hope everyone had a great time.

Here are the DRAFT results and awards. Please take a look through them and if you see you’re missing, your time is wrong, or some other issue please contact me @ christopher.regan@gmail.com and we’ll try to get it sorted out.

Draft Results: http://shawangunkrunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-UlsterCorps-Zombie-Escape-Results-Draft.pdf

Draft Awards: http://shawangunkrunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-UlsterCorps-Zombie-Escape-Awards-Draft.pdf

Rosendale Runs Results

While the weather may not have cooperated everyone seemed to take the race in stride and looked tough doing so. Congratulations to all runners in both races. I’d like to thank all the volunteers who without them we couldn’t put on such races. We’re especially thankful on days like today with tough conditions that these wonderful people donate their time to make the event great for the runners.

Here are the results for both race…

4.4 Results – 2017 Rosendale Runs Plains Run Results

Half Marathon Results – 2017 Rosendale Runs Half Marathon Results

Hope you’re all home dry and warm. We’ll see you all soon.

2017 Pfalz Point Trail Challenge Draft Results

Nice, warm day today for the Mohonk Preserve’s annual Pfalz Point 10 Mile Trail Challenge. The course record was broken by over a minute. Thanks to all the runners and volunteers.

The draft results are below…

There’s 1 outstanding issue…Bib #95 was written down for both place 102 and 161. I assume one of these wasn’t actually bib #95.

102 – Bib 95 – 1:39:51
161 – Bib 95 – 1:53:04
I’ll be checking the pictures as they come in to hopefully get this figured out but please take a look at the results and let me know if you are bib #95 or you are missing from the results.
A couple upcoming races that I’d like to make you aware of…
9/30/17 – The Shawangunk Runners presents Rosendale Runs (8:30am)
Half Marathon & 4.4 Mile Plains Run
You can register at http://rosendaleruns.org
10/28/17 – UlsterCorps Zombie Escape (11:00am)
5k through trails and a cave with zombies trying to grab your flags.
Finisher medals to all participants this year!
Christopher

After The Leaves Half Marathon – SOLD OUT!

It’s both good and bad news…the race has sold out. The runner limit the park has lowered our total number of entrants this year and the race sold out in a record time of less than 2 days. I’m sorry to say there is no wait list this year or deferrals. You can transfer your registration to someone else by contacting me at christopher.regan@gmail.com.

All those registered should see updates here, on facebook and through email as we get closer to the event.

Thanks!

2017 After The Leaves Half Marathon Registration Open!

The day many have been waiting for has come. The 2017 After the Leaves Have Fallen Half Marathon has opened for general registration.

The race is taking place on Sunday November 12th at Minnewaska State Park.
The race will again start at 11:30 this year to accommodate the park not opening till 9.

The registration cap for this year is 300. There will be no refunds or deferrals this year. Transferring of a registration is allowed by contacting me @ christopher.regan@gmail.com.

Online registration is available at: https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/reg2017.php?e=979

Mail-In Registration is available at: http://shawangunkrunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/atljoshfeldtapp2017.pdf

If you are a paid Shawangunk Runner member and didn’t get my email, or if you deferred from last year and didn’t get my email please send me an email at christopher.regan@gmail.com

I’d like to include a few other races that the Shawangunk Runners are putting on or help with.

9/30/17 – The Shawangunk Runners presents Rosendale Runs: Half Marathon & Plains Run
http://rosendaleruns.org

9/24/17 – Pfalz Point Challenge: 10 Mile Trail Run
http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/pptc

10/28/17 – 8th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape
http://zombies.ulstercorps.org/