BENEFITING: Mohonk Preserve, Inc.
EVENT: 2013 Rock The Ridge 50
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2013
Please help us in reaching our fundraising goal and be part of this adventure with us! Why run 50 miles? Why not?! Are we scared, nervous and excited? YOU BET! But together we will accomplish this goal and complete 50 miles in 24 hours or less (we are hoping for less).
For some reason I always want more. There is something transcendent that happens when you run further. You find a way to quiet your mind, to push past your comfort level and to be in this place that is everything at once; it it beautiful, painful and all encompassing. That is why I want to run 50 miles in the woods. I want more.
I have know Renae since we were kids bike riding together and Kelly and I became running partners in 2011. We have been on a whirlwind of sometimes exhausting training together. Having Kelly as my running partner has pushed me futher then I thought I could go at times.
Why do we run?: Simple. To be happy! To excercise some balance in our lives and to share something important. For me, I have learned that anything is possible (and I am sticking to that).
Who's bright idea was this?: ME! Why not put a team together of friends who inspire each other to do more, go further and be stronger.
Why Rock the Ridge?: It's one of our favorite places to run. Us in the woods - who knows what will happen? What we know is that we won't give up. We also wanted to run a local race where travel isn't a factor being that this will be the furthest any of us has run.
Help us! We need to raise $250 each or $750 total. All of the proceeeds go to Mohonk Preserve. If you live in the Hudson Valley you know what a beautiful area this is. If you don't live in the area visit!
What is Rock The Ridge?
Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge set in the natural beauty of the Mohonk Preserve, a vast, non-profit nature preserve situated in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. The goal is to traverse a 50-mile course within 24 hours by walking, running, or any combination thereof. The course winds along carriage trails and paths, through the forests and ridgelines of the Preserve, lands which The Nature Conservancy has described as “one of Earth's last great places.”
Rock the Ridge is also a fundraising event, supporting a great cause: preserving our environment. Funds will go to the Mohonk Preserve in support of its mission to safeguard the land and encourage people to experience nature.
Click Here to visit the official Rock the Ridge 50 Website.
Click Here to visit the official website for Mohonk Preserve.