Beautiful fall foliage is the perfect backdrop for Rocky’s 5K. Challenging hills and wide carriage roads – the perfect race for experienced trails runners and first timers. If you are familiar with the Rockefeller State Park Preserve course, test your stamina and charge those uphills! First race? The Rocky’s 5K well-marked course and friendly volunteers will make it enjoyable from start to finish. Overall and age group awards, t-shirts and refreshments. The course is spectator friendly, close to parking and features beautiful terrain. Run like a headless horseman is after you!
There are awards for the top three male and female, plus age groups. For team competition lowest total time wins and so forth 3 deep in the 4 team categories: teams of two in all male, all female, coed and coed century (both people must have a total age of 100 or more).
Rockefeller State Park's 45 miles of scenic crushed-stone trails are wide and easy to walk or run. John D. Rockefeller Sr. and Jr. laid out the trail system as carriage roads in the first half of the 20th century. Designed to complement the landscape, the roads wind past a lake, through dense woodlands and rolling pastures, and along the Pocantico River. All proceeds of the race go toward maintenance of the trails, keeping them safe and open for all!
2022 date: October 15, 2022.
For info and registration: https://www.friendsrock.org/