Run/Hike Shawangunk Ridge Trail in September

Gunks Greenway

The Shawangunk Ridge Trail now extends 74 miles, from High Point State Park in New Jersey all the way to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and the rail trail trestle in Rosendale, NY.

To draw attention to the extended trail and the need to continue protection efforts for the Gunks Greenway through which it passes, a running/hiking event is planned for September 19-21. Registration is now open.

Ed Goodell, Trail Conference Executive Director, notes, “The Trail Conference has taken a leadership position in preserving the Shawangunk Mountains. Proposed developments continue to threaten the integrity of the Gunks Greenway and the SRT in multiple areas. Through athletic events like SRT Run/Hike and other activities, we intend to build popular awareness of and rally popular support behind preservation of this distinctive natural area.”

SRT Run/Hike has three divisions: a complete 74-mile crossing of the SRT for seasoned ultra-runners and ultra-light thru-hikers, and 32- and 20-mile divisions which will appeal to trail runners and hikers with a range of abilities.

More information is available at www.srtrunhike.com and www.facebook.com/srtrunhike

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About Trail Walker

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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