Now in its 2nd year, 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 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.”
Andrea, Carol, Mag and I decided to do this challenge as a relay team. Each leg is anywhere from 10 to 14 miles long. (Since I've never run anything longer than a 5K, it's a stretch for me but I was inspired by the concept of this simple but compelling challenge and wanted to participate.)
Rock the Ridge is also a fundraising event, supporting a great cause: preserving our natural environment. Funds raised will go to the Mohonk Preserve in support of its mission to safeguard the land of the Shawangunk Ridge and encourage people to experience nature.
We appreciate any contributions of any size you can make toward this great cause.