Supporting the Greenbelt Conservancy
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Staggered Start Times Begin at 9 am
(you will choose your start time at registration)
This is a two-person/team race (fees are for two runners)
Start/Finish: Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds and on to the Greenbelt Trail System
Our first three heats are for competive runners - male, female and co-ed (9 am, 9:15 and 9:30). Please make sure you belong in that category and classificatoin. The heats that follow are "open category" for all runners.
Train with us: We will lead group trail runs to get some tips for the HRC, and sample the course on Saturdays, April 14 and 21 at 10 am at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds - the same location as race day. These are free and no registration is required. Show up early with water and dressed for the weather and terrain.
On-line registration will close on Thursday, April 26 at 10 am. Same day registration is available for later heats. Shirt size and goody bag not guarantted for same day registration.
Race bag pick-up is Thursday, April 26 from 4 - 7 pm at Henry Kaufmann Camprounds, 1131 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY (the same location as race start/finish). You may have a friend pick up your packet for you.
We will send you an email announcing any pre-race training runs taking place closer to race day.
During the High Rock Challenge, two-member teams run together along Greenbelt trails competing in mystery events and physical obstacles which are located throughout the approximately 10K course. Events are cleverly designed to encourage teamwork as well as physical and mental stamina. Events are not revealed until race day when you’re on the marked course!
The course is scenic and rustic. You will encounter single track trails, rough terrain, streams and ponds, inclines/declines, and incredible vistas - especially for New York City! The Greenbelt is protected parkland that requires much care and maintenace. Our runners are stewards of the trail system, helping to keep it alive while respecting its fragile ecosystem.
The race is professionally timed using race chips. Each runner will receive a finisher's medal, high quality wicking material race shirt and post-race snacks and beverages. An awards ceremony, music and festival atmosphere completes the day.
Race updates and training sessions will be posted on the Greenbelt's website at sigreenbelt.org and on the High Rock Challenge facebook page.
The High Rock Challenge is held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly. Proceeds support the Greenbelt Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with NYC Parks to maintain Greenbelt parks and trails, and support environmental education and stewardship.
Visit the Run and Shoot Photography facebook page here to scroll down and view several albums from past years' races.
Please note that there are absoutely no refunds issued for the High Rock Challenge. You may transfer your ticket to another runner by Monday, April 23, 2018; Conact us via email.
If you or your business is interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Meghan Wood, Director of Development for the Greenbelt Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-667-2165, ext. 304.
If you or your group is interested in volunteering for the High Rock Challenge, please email us at email@example.com or by phone at 718-667-2165, ext. 311.
Thank you for supporting the High Rock Challenge and the Greenbelt Conservancy.