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Summer Solstice Results

‘The summer night is like a perfection of thought.’ – Wallace Stevens

A lawn devoid of movement slowly started filling with the sounds of friends, old and new, chatting and laughing together. A shimmering lake in the distance, the sounds of maybe a few too many bugs buzzing around our heads, and the sun shining long into the evening. The Shawangunk Runners annual Summer Solstice 14k Trail Run took place on a magnificent evening yesterday. I’m not sure anything bad could have been said about the weather, the race or the people.

First I want to thank the race director Steve Schallenkamp for once again putting together a wonderful race. Also we can’t thank the volunteers enough without whom we wouldn’t be able to put on the race. Hopefully you all thanked them profusely when you saw them.

Personally I want to thank all those who didn’t mind that I forgot their names during bib pickup. I find it amazing how quickly my mind blanks when I’m a little stressed.

I hope you all will come back next year and/or join us for some of our other races (below).

Here are the draft results – 2017 Summer Solstice Results
If you see any issues please contact me at christopher.regan@gmail.com

Here is a listing of our upcoming events
New Paltz Cross Country Summer Series – Starts July 10th
Flyer | Online Registration

Rosendale Runs – September 30th
http://rosendaleruns.org

After The Leaves Have Fallen Half Marathon – November 12th
Registration will open in September

Thank You
Christopher

2017 Summer Solstice 14k Trail Run Final Info

The Summer Solstice Run is this Wednesday!

We wanted to make you aware of a few things to make it an enjoyable evening.

The race is Sold Out and there will be no day of registration if any of your friends are asking.

Race Info
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BIB Pickup Opens: 5:00pm

Race Start: 6:30pm

Parking: Minnewaska charges $10 per car entry. Empire State Passport is accepted but please do not purchase one when entering the park. This year we’re implementing a new parking plan. Single occupant vehicles will be directed to park in the lower awosting lot. Shuttles will be running from the bottom to the top. There will be a sign near the bathroom building to line up and the shuttles will have a sign in the window stating they are a race shuttle. Cars of 2 & more will be able to park in the upper lots. Please car pool to save money, save parking spots, and get to park near the race start.

Course: Start near the scenic view of Lake Minnewaska near the parking area. Head down the hill and go left to stay on Red. Make a right onto the Blue trail (@.35) and follow it up and over Castle Point (@3.5). After the descent you continue on blue until you hit Black (@4.75) which continues straight. Continue straight on Black until it turns to the Green Trail (@5.2). Take the Green trail all the way back to the “beach” section of Lake Minnewaska (@8.25) where you go left back up the hill to the finish near where you started. Note: estimates are based off GPS and are most likely off a bit.

Water Stops: There will be 3 water stops (only water). One @ 2 miles after the start, one at the top of Castle Point (@3.5) and one at the intersection of the Green & Black Trail (@5.2)

Course Markings: Course will be marked with flour arrows and cones to help guide you.

Post Race: Please pick up your finishers towel after you cross the finish line. There will be water available, wraps, bagels, watermelon, cookies and Gatorade at finish while they last.

Final comment: We need to be cleaned/packed up and out of the park by 9pm. If you feel you need extra time to run (ex. you’ll need over 2 hours, finishing after 8:30) please get with a volunteer after you’ve picked up your bib and we’ll work with you to make it a stress free evening. This will include things like starting early, wearing your bib backwards (no numbers showing), self timing (preferably with a watch) and going through a separate chute at the finish line.

Awards
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Overall Male & Female (Top 3)
M/F in categories 14 & Under | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70-74 | 75 & Over

Weather
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Current forecast appears to be mostly Sunny with temperatures in the mid 70’s at race time. Please carry hydration if you feel you’ll need more water than will be provided on the course or you need specific types.

Entrance to the Park
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GPS: https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B044’06.9%22N+74%C2%B014’36.4%22W/@41.735257,-74.2456277,808m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d41.735253!4d-74.243442
Minnewaska State Park charges a $10 a car parking fee. The NYS Empire Passport is accepted. Please do not try to purchase a passport on your way into the park that evening.

See you in a few days!
Christopher

Less than 1 month till 14k Summer Solstice Run

Hi Runners

We’re less than a month out from the 2017 version of the Summer Solstice 14K Trail Run and registration is almost at 200 with a cap of 275 this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please make sure to register as soon as you know you want to run so you don’t miss out. The race sold out last year and we expect the same this year especially with a lower cap.

Online Registration is at: https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/registration.php?eventID=908
Mail In Form is at: 2017 Summer Solstice Registration

To check if you’re register please go here:  https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/confirmed_entrants.php?event=908

Looking forward to seeing you next month!

2017 Summer Solstice 14k Trail Run

Hi Runners!

So we’re 41 days away from this years Summer Solstice 14K Trail Run at Minnewaska State Park. Registration has been moving along but wanted to give everyone a heads up as to where the registration links are located.

Online: https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/registration.php?eventID=908

Mail-In: http://shawangunkrunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2017-Summer-Solstice-Registration.pdf

In communicating with Minnewaska we’ve decided to cap the race at 275 entries this year. We ask that all runners try their best to car pool to save space as well as save yourselves some money since it’s $10 to get into the park per car.

Having just run Rock The Ridge I can say that the carriage roads are in great condition and it should be a wonderful evening of running.

Please let me know if you have any questions at christopher.regan@gmail.com
or contact the Race Director Steve at ssrun54@aol.com

2017 Rock & Snow Bridge 2 Bridge Draft Results

Hello Runners!

Thank you for attending the Rock & Snow 5 Mile Bridge 2 Bridge run at Mohonk Preserve on Saturday! We hope you connected with both nature and the trails and had a wonderful run.

Sorry for the delay but we had some timing trouble but hopefully you didn’t notice. Here are the first draft of the results from the race. Please look through them and contact me at christopher.regan@gmail.com if you see any errors.

2017 Bridge 2 Bridge Results

2017 Rock and Snow Bridge 2 Bridge 5 Mile Run is April 8th!

The spring racing season kicks off in the beautiful Mohonk Preserve on April 8th!

Date: April 8, 2017 (rain or shine). Check in begins at 8:00 AM. Race starts at 9:00 AM.

Location: Start and finish at the Mohonk Preserve’s Spring Farm Trailhead on Upper 27 Knolls Road (off Mohonk Road) in High Falls, NY.

Details: The annual Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” Five Mile Run will be hosted by the Shawangunk Runners and all the proceeds will benefit  Mohonk Preserve, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge and to promoting a wider understanding of the environment and its role in our lives. This race is limited to 300 runners and there is no race day registration, registration is closed.

Course: The course offers a rare chance to race on some of the most extraordinary running trails in the U.S., with five miles of gently rolling carriage roads. The course is clearly marked and features water stops.

Shirts: All runners will receive a great-looking commemorative T-shirt.

Food: Runners will enjoy FREE post-race refreshments.

Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners and winners in ten-year age groups.

Results: 2016 Race Results

Fees: $25 – Entry fee for Preserve members only. Includes refreshments.
$30 – Entry fee for non-members. Includes refreshments.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. RACE SPOTS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Register: Click here to register.

Questions: Call Mohonk Preserve at (845) 255-0919

Exciting things from our 2017 Annual Meeting

Thanks to everyone who made it to our annual meeting last night. It was productive and the pizza looked delicious.

First off I’d like to make you all aware of the dates for our upcoming races…

Saturday April 8th – Rock & Snow Bridge 2 Bridge Run (Registration is already open!)
Wednesday June 21st – Summer Solstice 14K Trail Run
Monday July 10th – New Paltz XC Summer Series #1: Pattersons Pellet (Minnewaska State Park)
Monday July 17th – New Paltz XC Summer Series #2: Blueberry Run (Minnewaska State Park)
Monday July 24th – New Paltz XC Summer Series #3: Undercliff / Overcliff (Mohonk Preserve)
Monday July 31st – New Paltz XC Summer Series #4: Lou’s Run (Mohonk Preserve)
Monday August 8th – Fun Run & Series Awards
Sunday November 12th – After The Leaves Have Fallen Half Marathon

Currently the plan is to limit both Summer Solstice and After The Leaves registration to 300 people this year but that is subject to change as we work with Minnewaska Sate Park.

Next up is changing in price for Summer Solstice and After The Leaves Half Marathon…last years price was $15. This year we are going to raise the price of these events to $20.  2017 Shawangunk Runner Members, in good standing, will receive the original price of $15 as well as early registration for these events. If you’d like to become a member of the Shawangunk Runners please fill out and mail this form -> Membership Form

Registration for Summer Solstice is planned to open up for members on April 1st with general registration opening 1 week later on April 8th. Registration for After The Leaves Half Marathon will open up to members on Sept 1st with general registration opening 1 week later on Sept 8th. I will create new posts as these events get closer.

We are also looking into member gear options as well as the possibility of having shirts available for purchase for this seasons races. These shirts will most likely not be available for purchase at the race but we will provide a link to allow you to purchase these on your own. We want to keep our races reasonably priced while allowing the widest range of options for people. We don’t want to make money off of any merchandise. We’ll be discussing more at our next meeting and hopefully we’ll have something available this year.

Finally we elected the board members for the 2017 year…
President: Steve Schallenkamp
Vice President: Beth Glace
Treasurer: Dan Freedman
Secretary: Greg Cecere
Technology Officer: Christopher Regan

Our next meeting will be on Monday 3/13 at 5:30pm at the SUNY New Paltz Science Hall | Corner of Plattekill & 32 in New Paltz, NY

Annual Meeting on 2/3/17 @ 7:30pm

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope you all have continued to run through the winter so far and are excited about the upcoming racing season. We’ll be holding our annual meeting next Friday February 3rd at 7:30pm.

Location: Science Hall
Corner of Plattekill & 32 in New Paltz, NY
Room 272

Agenda Items

  • Election of Officers
  • Budget Report
  • 2017 Race Discussion
  • New Club Activities

Plus there will be PIZZA!
Please RSVP at the Facebook Event or email me christopher.regan@gmail.com so we can plan for food.

You can also register to be a club member by bringing cash or check for $20 and bringing a filled out form. I’ll also bring some printed out. Reminder you and the family get free entry to the Summer Series by becoming a member.

Initial Results from After The Leaves

It was a absolutely beautiful November day for a run through Minnewaska State Park. I hope you all enjoyed the race. I want to thank all the volunteers who came out to help without which we wouldn’t be able to put on our races. There were a few snafus that we will learn from and discuss to hopefully make the race even better next year.

Please find the initial results here ->2016-after-the-leaves-results

If there are any mistakes in the results please email me at christopher.regan@gmail.com

We strive to make our races affordable and enjoyable to all who run. If you have comments / suggestions you can email me or the race director.

Thank You!

Final details for After The Leaves Half Marathon

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,+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.

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. 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
2016-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!