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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 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

A couple upcoming races we recommend

Hello Runners!

We’d like to recommend a couple upcoming races in October.

Rosendale Runs Half Marathon and 4.4 Miler
The Rosendale Runs race will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Town of Rosendale, in upstate New York, just 90 miles from NYC provides a beautiful venue for its 2nd Half Marathon and its long standing popular 4.4 Plains Run.

Come experience breathtaking scenic views around every bend in the midst of the fall foliage. A mostly flat course, yet with just enough challenge to offer the sense of accomplishment desired.

Run across the trail that made the National Rails to Trails Conservancy’s top ten- list of most “iconic rail trails”. You will cross over the 143- year old historic Rosendale trestle bridge, which extends 900 ft. across the Rondout creek. The race will take you along scenic lakes, into a cave lit only by “Halloween pumpkin candles”. Come experience the dramatic scenery of the enchanting town of Rosendale that helped build the Brooklyn Bridge with its natural limestone cement.

All proceeds (100%) will go the Town of Rosendale Parks and Recreation.
More Details & Registration

Let’s Get Literate 5k
Join us for the inaugural Let’s Get Literate 5k to support The Literate Earth Project. All proceeds from the Let’s Get Literate 5k will go directly to funding libraries and providing books to Ugandan students.
Date: Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Race Time: 9:00am
Location: New Paltz, NY
More Details & Registration

Hope to see many familiar faces out there supporting these local races for great causes!

Summer Solstice 14K Trail Run Final Information

The Summer Solstice Run is this Wednesday!

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

Online Registration closes at noon on Tuesday June 21st if you have friends or family waiting to sign up. We’re currently at 325 registered runners so we’re getting close to our cap. Please have them register online to make sure they get a spot and save us some time & effort. The online registration link is: https://www.areep.com/online_reg/registration.php?eventID=769

Race Info
Registration: 5:00pm

Race Start: 6:30pm

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 as well as Bagels w/ PB and cream cheese, Watermelon, strawberries, bananas and cookies 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
Overall Male & Female
M/F in categories 19 & Under | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70-79 | 80+

Weather
Current forecast appears to be mostly Sunny with temperatures in the higher 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.

Minnewaska’s Main Entrance Project
Minnewaska’s main entrance will be closed until further notice for construction effective Friday June 9th. All visitors can enter and exit the park via the Awosting parking lot entrance. Please follow the posted signage which will direct visitors through the construction zone.

Entrance to the Park
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. Please car pool to save on money and to save parking spots. Parking is going to be tight and as the upper lots fill up you’ll have to park in the lower lot. We’ll be having a car shuttle running to help but please arrive early to make sure you aren’t stressed about parking and getting to the starting line.

See you in a few days!
Christopher

2016 Summer Series Races

2016 New Paltz Summer Series registration is ready.
You can sign up online or through the mail.
Online: https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/registration.php?eventID=783 *
Flyer: shxc2016

  • Note for the Online registration. If you are doing a Family registration the first person on the team should use the Create Team button which will charge that member the cost of the registration ($30). You can then add more family members using the Join Team and specifying the Team Name.

2016 Shawangunk Runner Members I will be sending you an email with details on how to register in the next day or so.

The race schedule is as follows:

Monday, July 11: Entry to Park is $10.00.  Minnewaska State Park Preserve “Patterson’s Pellet”; 3 miles; start at lake, out/back on Millbrook Trail. *

Monday, July 18: Entry to Park is $10.00.  Minnewaska State Park Preserve “Blueberry Run” ; 4 plus miles; start at lake and over old golf course. *

  • The Empire Passport is accepted at Minnewaska State Park

Monday, July 25:  Mohonk Preserve “Undercliff/Overcliff”:  4.7 miles; start at metal bridge-parking at West Trapps Trailhead/Mohonk Preserve, Rte 44/55- directions available at www.mohonkpreserve.org.

Monday, August 1: Mohonk Preserve “Lou’s Run”; 4 plus miles on single track and carriage paths, fast finish; parking at Spring Farm Trailhead/Mohonk Preserve, directions available at www.mohonkpreserve.org.

Monday, August 8: Awards and Fun Run, New Paltz Rail Trail. Run and awards will be at Garvan’s Gastropub (215 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561)

If there are any questions or comments please send me an email.

Some Upcoming Races…

Hello Runners!

Can you believe this weather? I mean it’s it’s going to be over 70 degrees this week. I ran outside today and it was magnificent. Hope you are all keeping up with your training over these winter months cause we have some upcoming races we want you to know about. These are great events and a good start to the race season.

Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” Run coming up on Saturday April 9th at Spring Farm in the Mohonk Preserve. Race starts at 9am and is limited to 300 runners. There, currently, is no day of registration. The course should be in great shape with the mild winter we’ve had. Come out and support Mohonk Preserve.
Online Registration

The 22nd Annual Ray Caddy Memorial Scholarship Run / Walk is on Sunday April 17th at Dietz Stadium in Kingston, NY with the Run & Walk starting at 12:30pm with the Fun Run at 1:15.
Online Registration | Mail-In Form

Hope to see you at these events!

New Paltz XC Summer Series #4: Blueberry Run Results

Another great night at Minnewaska last night for the Blueberry Run. Storms held off and it cooled down slightly before the run. We had 200 finishers for the Adult race which clocked in around 3.6 miles. That was a 10% increase in finishers over last year. We also had record turnout for the kids races with 40 participants.

Results can be found here -> Results
Series Awards can be found here -> Series Awards
* Bolded runners will receive an award at next weeks Fun Run & Awards ceremony. You needed to run at least 2 races and obtain 4 or more points to receive an award.

Kids Results ->  Kids Results

Overall registration for the series this year was up over 25% from last year. Thank you all for your continued support of the Shawangunk Runners races. We hope you enjoyed each night. Mother Nature was good to us this year with dry and not too hot weather for each night.

We want to thank all the race directors…
Undercliff / Overcliff: Steve Schallenkamp
Lou’s Run: Beth Glace
Patterson’s Pellet: Patrick Sheeley
Blueberry Run: Mendy Taylor

We also couldn’t put on this series without the help of numerous volunteers who help with registration, food prep, water stations, finish lines & sweep. They have our highest gratitude for the time they give to make our races great.

The Fun Run & Awards Ceremony will be at the Old Dutch Reformed Church on Huguenot Street in New Paltz, NY. The run will start at 7 and you can run as far as you like on the Rail Trail as long as you make it back in time for awards.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week! Thank you again

New Paltz XC Summer Series #3 – Pattersons Pellet Results

While it wasn’t gorgeous weather I think it was much better than we expected last night at Minnewaska. I hope everyone had a great run. We once again had a record # of finishers! Glad to see so many people getting out and running in a beautiful place.

Results are available here -> Results
Kids Results are here -> Kids Results

The series awards report is here -> Series Awards
If you have run at least 2 races and have 4+ pts you are bolded and will receive the gift at the final night fun run. This will grow next week as people complete all 4 races.

Next weeks race is back at Minnewaska for The Blueberry Run. It’s approximately 4 miles.
Blueberry Run Course

 

If there are any issues with results or corrections please contact me at christopher.regan@gmail.com

Thank you…see you next week!
Christopher

New Paltz XC Summer Series #1 – Results

Thank you for such a great turnout last night at the first race in the series. 224 finishers is the largest field we’ve ever had for the race. It was a beautiful evening and I hope everyone enjoyed the course.

Here are the results – Results
Here are the award standings after week 1 – Week 1 Award Report

Kids Run Results – 2015 Kids Runs Week 1

Next week is “Lou’s Run” at Spring Farm @ Mohonk Preserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you next week!