The Sarah Bishop Bushwhack—A Challenging 10K-ish Trail Race
The Sarah Bishop Bushwhack is a unique and challenging trail race in Mountain Lakes Park, Northern Westchester, New York, held on . Easily driveable from New York City, the course traverses through the park’s 1000 acres of scenic woodlands, beautiful vistas, and around the lakes that give the park its name. See the course map here ››
Hairier than the Leatherman
If you’re familiar with the Leatherman’s Loop, Run the Farm, or Raven Rocks trail races, then you know how fun and challenging the terrain in Northern Westchester can be. The course starts at Hemlock Lake, passes Lookout Point and continues over Bailey Mountain (at 982 feet, the highest point in Westchester), touches the Connecticut border, passes flowing streams and Spruce Lake, then finishes near Hemlock Lake. You can be sure that there will be seasonal streams that that you’ll cross but nothing too deep. Still, with 1200 feet of overall elevation gain in the 10k-ish race, there are plenty of challenging hills to make things interesting. If you’ve run the Leatherman’s Loop, you’ll understand why we like to say that Sarah Bishop is hairier than the Leatherman.
The race is limited to 400 participants and will fill up quickly so register early.