Trail Runner Claims Long Path Record

Here’s a follow-up to an earlier post about member Ken Posner’s planned attempt to set a new fastest known time on the Long Path. He did it. (Though it took more than his hoped-for 7 days.) Ken raised $10,000 for a youth program in the process.

Ken started his thru-run on the 350-mile scenic hiking trail that stretches from New York City to Albany at 7:14 am, Sunday August 25, and reached the finish on Tuesday, September 3, at 10:20 am, for a total time of 9 days 3 hours and 6 minutes.  Ken wrote that of the 119 known end-to-end thru-hikers of the Long Path, the prior fastest known time was 12 days.

“Running the Long Path was an incredible adventure,” Ken commented.  “I was floored by the scenic vistas as the trail wound its way through many of New York’s most beautiful state parks and preserve.  I am deeply appreciative to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and volunteers for their meticulous work blazing, maintaining, and providing online notes for the trail.  I encourage ultra-runners and thru-hikers to take a shot at setting a faster record and other people to pick one of the many beautiful sections of the Long Path for a day hike.”

Learn more about the why and wherefore of Ken’s Long Path run on our earlier post at http://blog-tw.nynjtc.org/?p=462.

Click here to learn about the Long Path.

 

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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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