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Check out a great article in Hook magazine about Westchester Track Club, the host club for the Rocky’s Races, and the Rockefeller State Park Preserve!
Running In Rocky’s Park–Where World Class Athletes Train
The Hook Magazine www.thehook.org
The article begins on page 52.
Spring is right around the corner and so is the Rockwood Ramble 10K. Race day is Saturday, June 7th at 9:00 a.m. Registration for the 2014 Rockwood Ramble 10k is now open on Active.com. Early registration is available from now until February 28th for only $25. Take advantage of this discount. Registration increases on March 1st to $35. On-line registration is available until June 4th. Race day registration is $40. This race is not capped so we do have race day registration available. Ample parking is available in the NY Life parking lot. This scenic, challenging race, run on carriage trails through Rockefeller State Park Preserve, begins and ends in the Rockwood Hall section of the park. There are three water stations on the course. Water and refreshments available after the race. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female age division finishers. T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered participants. All proceeds benefit trail maintenance. Register now and support the Park. Hope to see you on race day!
Laureen Fitzgerald, Race Director
ROCKY’S 5K Saturday October 26th, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FINISHERS! ANOTHER ROCKY’S 5K IN THE BOOKS. Results here! Video is up–Click on your name to view a video of yourself finishing!
Event Photos are ready too!
NEW! We just added a page for Videos!
For team results, please follow this link:
COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TEAMS:
PICKUP: You can pick up your bib and t-shirt at the Westchester Road Runner, 179 East Post Road, White Plains NY 10601, on Thursday and Friday 10/24 and 10/25 from 11am to 7pm. If you pick up at the store, you will receive a 20% discount on store merchandise that day only–just show the cashier your bib. You can also pick up your bib and t-shirt on race day at the race; you’ll see the tents and volunteers waiting for you. Size selection is first come first serve.
BIBS: We’re using BIB timing again. This means the bib has the timing sensor in it. DO NOT FOLD, CREASE, OR BEND your bib as this will break the timing sensor! Safety pins will be available race day. Be sure to step on the mat (not off the side of the trail) when you go across the start and across the finish to engage the timing device! DO NOT TRANSFER OR GIVE YOUR BIB TO ANYONE ELSE. This is not fair to others and creates problems in Age Group awards. If we find someone who runs under another person’s bib, they will be disqualified.
PARKING: Parking is available at the main entrance to the park where we will have the bib pickup, goodys, etc. However once this lot fills up you will be asked to park in the lot which is located near the North County Bike Trail, next to the entrances to the Taconic/Rt. 9A. There will be van service running continuously from here to the main area. Please follow the Parking Volunteers guidance for parking as space is limited (one of the reasons for the race capping). There is also parking available on nearby side roads like Sleepy Hollow Road for those that know the area. There is a $6 charge per car to park in the main lot AFTER 8:30 (but by then it will most likely be full anyway). A map of the parking areas can be viewed below or by clicking here.
REFRESHMENTS: Plenty of refreshments post race up at the awards area (Water will be available at the finish as you come across the line).
RESULTS/AWARDS: We’ll post results on the van at the finish as they are tabulated, and also up at the Awards/Bib Pickup area. Awards will be given to top 3 M/F, 3 deep in Age Groups and for teams.
AUTUMN COOLNESS We don’t have a bag drop but many folks leave their extra jacket/sweater down at the start/finish by the side of the trail and pick it up right after which seems to work fine, common sense, just keep any valuables on you. If you had to park in the bike trail lot and don’t know where to stash your t-shirt during the race, see Jeanie Jee our wonderful T-shirt coordinator and she’ll help you out.
Previous Info (Why do we have a race cap?):
We thank everyone for their interest! Why do we have a 350 cap? This section of Rocky’s has narrow trails, especially at the start and for much of the first mile or so of the race. For those that know the Preserve, it’s a beautiful section of the park, winding it’s way alongside the Pocantico River and through the area known as Thirteen Bridges. Our experience tells us this is the number of participants we can host and still provide the wonderful race experience everyone has come to expect.
All revenues from the race go to support the Preserve, and that is important. And, it’s just a great place to get together and race.
Don’t forget about our fantastic 10k Ramble taking place in June. This race takes place in beautiful Rockwood Hall, with no race cap and spectacular summer views of the Hudson.
Happy and safe training to all!