High Rock Challenge Supporting the Greenbelt Conservancy

Saturday, April 29, 2017 Staggered Start Times Begin at 9 am

Henry Kaufman Campgrounds and Greenbelt Trail System Staten Island, New York

 During the High Rock Challenge, two-person teams run together along Greenbelt trails competing in mystery events and physical obstacles,located throughout the approximately 10K course. Events are cleverly designed to encourage teamwork as well as physical and mental stamina. Events and the course are not revealed until race day.

REGISTER HERE!Training sessions with our gym sponsor, Monkey Bar Gym (MBG), will be offered for free in the Greenbelt on Saturday mornings leading up to the race.  Additional sessions will be offered indoors at MBG during the colder months.  We will post dates shortly on sigreenbelt.org and on the High Rock Challenge facebook page.  Registered runners will also receive email updates.

The race is held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly, and proceeds support the Greenbelt Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with NYC Parks to maintain Greenbelt parks and trails, and support environmental education and stewardship.
The High Rock Challenge course is scenic and rustic. You will encounter single track trails, rough terrain, streams and ponds, inclines/declines, and incredible vistas – just miles from Manhattan!   The Greenbelt is protected parkland that requires much care and maintenance. Our runners are stewards of the trail system, helping to keep it alive while respecting its fragile ecosystem.
The race is professionally timed using race chips.  Each runner will receive a finisher’s medal, race shirt and post-race snacks and beverages.  An awards ceremony, music and festival atmosphere completes the  day. Visit the Run and Shoot Photogrpaphy facebook page here to scroll down and view several albums from past years’ races.Race bag pick-up will be on Thursday, April 27 from 4 – 7 pm.  Location will be announced. You may have someone pick up your bib for you.If you or your business is interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Meghan Wood, Director of Development for the Greenbelt Conservancy at wood@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-667-2165, ext. 304.If you or your group is interested in volunteering for the High Rock Challenge, please email us at volunteer@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-667-2165, ext. 311.

Photos: Run and Shoot Photography and Dorothy Reilly

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