The start is at the Caretaker’s Parking Lot on Long Meadow Rd. in Sterling Forest State Park (Tuxedo, NY). Depending on the, number of entrants, there will either be a wave start or a mass start, faster runners in earlier waves.
Runners will run a short stretch on the red trail (0.3 mi) and then enter the multiuse loop by going right onto the red Hutchison trail until they reach the magenta Red Back trail, where they will continue left/straight.
Halfway through the loop, runners will come to a fork, and will go right and downhill on the magenta trail to Aid Station #1 at P16, South Gate Road Parking area. After leaving the aid station, they will make their way back up to the fork described above, but will make a sharp right onto the blue Munsee-Eagle trail. The blue trail winds its way uphill back to the red trail. Go right on the red trail back to the Start area and Aid Station #2 (Caretaker’s Parking Lot).
After leaving Aid Station #2, runners will turn left onto Long Meadow Rd.
WATCH FOR TWO WAY TRAFFIC ON THIS ROAD!
A park police officer will be there to provide assistance. Runners will then proceed down the road a couple of hundred yards and make a right at parking lot P10. They will then follow the orange trail (with the help of course marshals) to the blue Sterling Lake Trail. They will make a right onto the blue trail and run in a counterclockwise direction around the lake to a gate and Aid Station #3. From there, it is a short distance on the blue trail to the finish at the Visitor Center.
The course will be marked with orange flagging tape and arrows and course marshals will be present at important turns.
IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE A SHARP CUT-OFF AT 12:00 P.M. AT AID STATION #2.
THE CUT-OFF AT THE FINISH IS 1:30 P.M.
If we have a wave start, these cut-offs will be adjusted appropriately.
Also, if aid station/race personnel or sweeps determine that a runner must exit the race, their opinion is final. Please accept that they are acting in your best interests as well as the best interest of the race and all concerned.