Please join us for a 5K Road Race in the Wilderness, followed by a Family Fun Run on the Rail Trail. The Road Race in the Wilderness will take runners through some of the most scenic roads and trails of Copake Falls and the Taconic State Park.
(By the way, we love what Marilyn Bethany of Rural Intelligence said about Copake Falls in her coverage of Copake Falls Day: "its most salient characteristic may be that it is especially congenial for jocks—bikers, hikers, climbers, and, of course, runners.")
Anyway, here's the route:
Road Race in the Wilderness Route (8 am registration; 9 am start)
Begin at the Head of the Rail Trail on Route 344 in Copake Falls (adjacent to the Depot Deli and across the street from Bash Bish Bicycle). Follow the Rail Trail south to Valley View Road. Turn left onto Valley View Road and follow it to the intersection of Valley View and Route 344. Make a hard right turn onto Route 344 for a short distance before turning left onto the South Taconic Trail (the "white" trail). Follow the trail to the Taconic State Park headquarters, cross Route 344 and return to the Rail Trail. Finsh at the Trestle Bridge on the Rail Trail.
Family Fun Run (9:30 registration; 10 am start)
Meet at the Head of the Rail Trail for a one-mile Fun Run on the Trail.
Prizes will be awarded for all runners!