Traversing beautiful viewpoints along the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York and back again the Interstate 17 Trail Run delivers amazing scenery as it tests your physical prowess.
Founded in 2017. This is NOT your average trail race. This trail is meant to test your strength and endurance. Seventeen miles with approximately 6500 ft. of elevation change, if you're not extremely careful there are many places where you can fall to your death or serious injury.
You'll run four times on a four mile loop of rugged technical trails after a mile out and back on road to separate the field of runners for safety. You will complete 3 counterclockwise loops followed by a final loop clockwise. You must check in at the beginning/end of each loop to have your time card punched.
Mile 1, 5, 9, & 13 Fully stocked with water, sports drink, soda, candies, oranges, bananas, chips, pretzels and more!
*Due to distance between aid we highly recommend carrying your own hydration supply (handhelds may be cumbersome at times you may require both hands free)
Mile 0-1: out and back on road
Mile 1-2: semi technical rock strewn dirt trail which leads to a steep long descent on rocky uneven jagged stairs and switchbacks. Once you reach the bottom you'll head north on smooth dirt trail along the river with beautiful views
Mile 2-3: a boulder filled rock scramble where you'll need to use your hands to navigate at certain points ends with a singletrack dirt trail with short yet steep ascents and descents along the river
Mile 3-4: singletrack dirt path takes you directly back into another rock scramble, however this portion is much more runnable, ending directly on the shore of the river
Mile 4-5: as you continue along the rocky shore trail you'll encounter the beautiful waterfall signaling your time to ascend the cliff using various switchbacks and staircases. Once you reach the top it's a short run through wide cross country skiing trails back to the checkpoint/aid station at the start/finish area
Miles 5-9 & 9-13 repeat miles 1-5. Last loop miles 13-17 you'll reverse your path.
Course Record - 3:04:52 - Tom Wolferz - 2018
No refunds or deferrals, no awards or medals, strictly bragging rights amongst a group of trail runners who’ve seen their share of miles. Your $17 entry fee is a medal to your courage for signing up.