Rock The Ridge is a 50-mile endurance challenge and environmental fundraiser set in the natural beauty of the Mohonk Preserve, a vast, nonprofit 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 well-maintained carriage roads, through lush forests and over ridgelines with magnificent vistas. The Nature Conservancy has described this area as “one of Earth’s last great places.” Rock The Ridge supports a great cause: preserving over 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Mountains region. Since 2013 Ridge Rockers have collectively raised $700,000 to support the Mohonk Preserve and its award-winning conservation science, environmental education, and land protection and stewardship programs. I've climbed, hiked, biked, run and relaxed in this beautiful preserve for 30 years and I have amassed a series of friendships because of the preserve that will never end. The Mohonk Preserve is dear to my heart for too many reasons and so I am asking for your support as I run 50 miles through its glorious landscape! Any contribution in my name (Pat aka Thomas Mahady) will be greatly appreciated and is a step toward my goal of $450. Help me make this happen and I promise to share a beer with each of you and tell my story of Rocking the Ridge!