We’re less than 48 hours from what I believe is going to be an amazing event. Weather is looking perfect for Sunday and temperatures should be in the 50’s by the start of the race. Please read through this entire email to find details of the event.
First off, there is no registration day of. We’ve had incredible interest in the event and it sold out a couple months ago. We have been able to open up about 100 spots to those on the waiting list but sadly we didn’t have enough spots for all who wanted to run.
Google Map of entrance to Minnewaska State Park – https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Old+Minnewaska+Trail,+Kerhonkson,+NYemail@example.com,-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.
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
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. Up and over Castle Rock (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
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.
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)
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 at ~4 miles, ~8 miles and ~11 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. We have a few requests for those choosing to early start. There will be an official early start at 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.
Post-race Food: Wraps and soup from P&G’s, bagels, bananas, apples, and cookies
Thanks all, see you Sunday!