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$151,881

 

98% Raised of $155,000 Goal

Incentives

Rock The Ridge 2015
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Rock The Ridge supports a great cause: preserving our environment. All funds raised from Rock The Ridge charitable contributions will directly benefit the Preserve's award-winning Environmental Education programs. For over 25 years, the Preserve has been providing innovative education programs that have gotten over 100,000 children into nature. Our many diverse programs and events offer something for everyone, from recreationists to naturalists-at-heart, supporting lifelong learning and strengthening connections to the land. We salute all Ridge Rockers, who since 2013 have collectively raised over $200,000 to support Mohonk Preserve.




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Covering 50 miles in one stretch is a major achievement.
But you don’t have to be a marathon runner.

The 24-hour time limit accommodates people with a wide range of abilities, including walkers and hikers, as well as joggers, runners, and ultramarathoners. In 2014, we hosted elite athletes as well as first-time 50-milers and teams that walked the entire distance. The 2014 winner established a new course record and personal best of 5 hours 58 minutes, while the last finishers crossed the line in under 20 hours. Whether you walk, run, or do a mixture of both, Rock The Ridge will be an accomplishment that you’ll be proud of for a long time!



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Rock The Ridge supports a great cause: preserving our environment. All funds raised from Rock The Ridge charitable contributions will directly benefit the Preserve's award-winning Environmental Education programs. For over 25 years, the Preserve has been providing innovative education programs that have gotten over 100,000 children into nature. Our many diverse programs and events offer something for everyone, from recreationists to naturalists-at-heart, supporting lifelong learning and strengthening connections to the land. We salute all Ridge Rockers, who since 2013 have collectively raised over $200,000 to support Mohonk Preserve.



Did you know Rock The Ridge has three divisions?


• In the Team 50-Mile division, teams of two, three, or four persons cover the entire distance together.
• In the Relay division, each member of a two- or four-person team will cover a section of the 50-mile course.
• The Individual 50-Mile division is for those looking to take on a personal challenge.

Incentives are awarded for both completion times and fundraising totals
Check out our website for complete details



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2015 Rock the Ridge 50 Photo
2015 Rock the Ridge 50 Photo

The Story

EVENT DATE: May 02, 2015

Hello Ridge Rockers!

 

We created this event because after years of running and hiking in the Hudson Valley, we wanted to do something that would help preserve the environment and the trails for future generations. We also wanted to inspire people to take on a tough yet achievable physical challenge. 

 

The course winds along beautiful carriage trails, through the forests and across the magnificent ridgelines of the Preserve, lands which The Nature Conservancy has described as “one of Earth's last great places.” Whether you walk, run, or do a combination of both, Rock the Ridge will be a spectacular outdoor adventure and an accomplishment that you’ll be proud of for a long time!

 

We were thrilled with the participation in the first year of Rock The Ridge, and even more so with the second year's participation. We wish to thank everyone involved for making the 2014 event an even greater success.

 

The 2013 Rock The Ridge included 188 participants, 90% of whom were first-timers at the 50-mile distance, and for 2014, the event grew to 266 registered participants. Combined these two events have raised over $200,000 to support the environmental mission of the Mohonk Preserve, New York's largest not-for-profit nature preserve, a fact about which our Ridge Rockers should be especially proud.

 

On behalf of the entire Rock The Ridge team, we welcome you to our special community, and ask you to join us on May 2, 2015 for what will be 50 spectacular miles in "one of Earth's last great places."

 

Sincerely,
The Rock The Ridge Team

 

Mohonk Preserve Video

Team Organizer's Photo

-Individual Participants

Amount Raised:

$66,641

Team Organizer's Photo

Not Bored Board

Amount Raised:

$25,245

Team Organizer's Photo

Long Walk Home 2

Amount Raised:

$5,015

Team Organizer's Photo

Mohonk Mountain House

Amount Raised:

$2,520

Team Organizer's Photo

OAR

Amount Raised:

$2,525

Team Organizer's Photo

Knottier By Nature

Amount Raised:

$1,990

Team Organizer's Photo

MOUNTAIN MAMAS

Amount Raised:

$1,635

Team Organizer's Photo

Carri & Jeff

Amount Raised:

$1,603

Team Organizer's Photo

Coogan's Rock the Ridge Race

Amount Raised:

$1,485

Team Organizer's Photo

Team Glynwood Rocks the Ridge

Amount Raised:

$1,425

Team Organizer's Photo

Team Athena

Amount Raised:

$1,210

Team Organizer's Photo

Happy Hippos

Amount Raised:

$1,190

Team Organizer's Photo

Computer Blue

Amount Raised:

$1,130

Team Organizer's Photo

Glutton for Punishment

Amount Raised:

$1,100

Team Organizer's Photo

Team Gardiner Bunco - 2

Amount Raised:

$1,010