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Coming in 2020

Photo credit:  Steve Aaron Photography


Welcome to the Ellenville Mountain Running Festival!

Join us at the Ellenville Mountain Running Festival for a rugged 16-mile run to the top of the ridge!  For 2017, the race will consist of a single division 16-mile route that starts and finishes at Berme Road Park in scenic Ellenville, NY, just a short 2-hour drive from NYC.  The course is designed for the adventurous and self-reliant, with a mix of runnable carriage-roads, rugged single-track, and steep climbs and descents.  Along the way, you’ll climb to the highest point in the Shawangunk Mountains, experience a unique ecosystem identified by the Nature Conservancy as “one of Earth’s last great places,” and take in magnificent 6-state, 100 mile+ vistas, including spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson Valley.  In keeping with the adventurous format, we’ll provide maps to guide participants along the course (which is well-signed) but there won’t be any supplemental markings (paying attention is part of the challenge!).  Aid will be limited to water, but we’ll provide food, drink, and music at the festive finish line, and a coupon for a free beer (or other drink) at nearby Aroma Thyme Bistro.  First through third place, male and female, will receive distinctive awards.

  • Fantastic 100+ mile views from the highest point in the Shawangunks

  • Unique natural environment called "one of Earth's last great places"

  • Interesting mix of rugged and runnable trails

  • Festive finish line with music, food, and drink

  • Easy 2-hour drive from NYC












Schedule of Events and Cut-offs

The race consists of a single 16-mile division which starts at 9:00 AM, Saturday, July 29, 2017.  The cut-off is 3:00pm.

The Course, Map, and Format

The course is well-marked and well-signed, and we will provide runners with maps, but we will not put out supplemental markings.  You can check out an interactive map showing the course by clicking here

Estimated cumulative elevation gain of 2,500 feet.



We will not have aid stations, so you must bring whatever nutrition you need to sustain

yourself for 16+ miles.  However, we will have water available at two points along the course.


Special Shawangunk Ridge prizes for first, second, and third place male and female

finishers.  All participants receive coupon for a free beer (or other beverage) at nearby

Aroma Thyme Bistro. You'll also receive 16 miles credit toward Long Path Race Series 

100-mile commemorative coin!

Registration/Check-in and Race Info

Race check-in and same day registration will begin at 7:45am, and the race will start promptly

at 9:00am. Race day registration fee is $70, and if you can bring exact change with you, it's

much appreciated. If you are registering same day, please show up earlier rather than later to be sure you allow time to fill out a registration form and pick up your bib. 

Printable maps, cue sheets and safety info are below:

Map     Cue Sheet     Safety Info


Parking and Accommodations

Free parking at the race start-finish, the Berme Rd. Park in Ellenville, New York.  Directions

The following link from our friends at Mohonk Preserve includes suggested places to stay:  where to stay

Cancellation Policy
We regret that we are unable to offer refunds in response to cancellation requests.

Optional Donations

As part of the registration process, you will have a chance to make an optional donation to the Palisades Park Conservancy, the not-for-profit partner of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission which oversees Minnewaska State Park Preserve, where the race takes place.  These donations will be earmarked for renovation of the carriage roads on which the race takes place, which will improve the experience of future Ellenville racers and all the other runners and hikers who visit Ellenville and use these trails.

Results, Photos and Race Reports
Results   Photos
2015:  Results   Photos (Steve Aaron Photography)    Race Director's Report

(please note the event had a different format in 2015, and due to wildfires was not held in 2016)

Photo credit:  Steve Aaron Photography

Photo credit:  Steve Aaron Photography

Online registration is thru 5:00pm, Friday, July 28th. Race Day registration fee is $70

Photo credit:  Steve Aaron Photography

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