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.
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.
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
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
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!