An epic race on the Palisades!
We're excited to be holding a half marathon trail race on a very special piece of land that features one of New Jersey's true natural wonders: the cliffs of the Palisades. Over the course of this race, you will traverse the cliffs, taking in many breathtaking views from 500 feet up. Then you'll descend to sea level to run along the Hudson River. Much of the course is flat and fast until you hit the Giant Stairs, which feature some of the most challenging terrain in the tri-state area. Because the Giant Stairs are extremely challenging, we encourage only those with experience running or hiking technical terrain to participate in this race. This race has approximately 1200 feet of vertical gain and 1200 feet of loss. There will be one aid station a little beyond the 7-mile mark with water and snacks.
Following the race, we will have a post-race barbecue at the Stateline Lookout in Alpine, where the race begins and finishes. All participants who register by May 19 will also receive a t-shirt. Prizes to be announced.
This event is part of the Long Path Race Series, which aims to to get more people running and hiking on New York's beautiful trails and build awareness for the Long Path and the work of the Trail Conference and its volunteers.