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!
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. The race is held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly, and 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.
The High Rock Challenge 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, wicking material race shirt and post-race snacks and Keep Reading