Great Runs this Long Weekend

 In From the Race Directors, Trail Updates

This Sunday, July 5, at 8:00 a.m., train with us and meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Michigan Road lot and run the Rock Trail 6.5 mile loop. This course starts out easy enough with the Red/Yellow trail while you make your way to Raven Rocks. From there, proceed on the Rock Trail (RT) past Castle Rock, the aptly-named Stairs, Spy Rock, Bear Rock, Dancing Rock, and lots and lots of other rocks along the way. Lots of elevation changes on this course so you’re going to have a great run. See the map ››

Those looking to start early can arrive at 7:00 a.m. which should give you enough time to run to the Meadow, through the field to Schoolhouse Road, and return to Michigan Road in time for the 8:00 start. But bring a map, I don’t think I’ll make the early run this week.

And anyone looking to run Saturday, July 4, at 8:00 a.m. can meet at Westmoreland Sanctuary and run the 5.25 mile perimeter loop. If you want a longer run, cross the street to Butler and run some of the trails there.

And if you REALLY want to start your weekend off early, join us on Friday, July 3, at 8:00 a.m. at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Meadow Lot and run the Meadow to Overlook 6.3 mile loop. This is a perennial favorite to start the weekend.


So, you love night runs and you like the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack. What could be better than running some of the same trails on our first Sarah Bishop Night Run. Meet at the Larch Campsite in Mountain Lakes Park on Friday, July 31, at 8:00 p.m. and be prepared to run. Bring a headlamp, something to drink, maybe some snacks, and a few dollars to cover the cost of the campsite rental. We’ll mark the trail in advance so you’ll be able to find your way back to the campsite where you can stay as long as you’d like. We have it overnight for anyone who wants to (or needs to) sleep there. The campsite is primitive—a lean-to and porta-potty—so you might want to bring chairs for relaxing. More on this to come.

Hope to see you out here this weekend.

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