The RNR Breakneck Point Trail Marathon & 25k

Red Newt Racing is excited to bring one heck of a marathon to the rugged trails of The East Hudson Highlands of New York! The Breakneck Point Trail Marathon & 25k will take place Saturday, April 18th, 2015. This is an incredible course and the stories you will get to share when you have finished will last a life time!

From the RD, Ian Golden - "The Breakneck Point Trail runs assemble some of the finest if not technical trails in the country. There will be stretches of historic estate drives interspersed with rocky technical trail, beautiful vistas, and as steep a climbs as you'll find anywhere. The signature piece will be Breakneck Point, the most popular day hike in NY and on the top ten of those in the US. It's a stunning abutment making for a beautiful hand over foot climb w/ the Hudson panning out below, Storm King Mountain behind, and Bannerman's Castle and Island on the Hudson to the north. With roughly 9 - 10,000 feet of elevation gain for the marathon, and paired w/ at times steep and technical terrain, this could be the toughest marathon in North America. While many will go hard, it's probably best not to look at this as a race, but rather a pretty incredible day on the trails followed by food, drink, and the telling of tall tails of adventure post race."

RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE

Registration is now officially open! Don’t miss out on this exciting event that emcompasses a little bit of everything trail running in the Hudson Valley has to offer. Hand over fist climbing, great single track, beautiful views of the Hudson River and great people! While a few will be racing, most of us will just be enjoying a pretty incredible day on the trails. Register today!

This video is about Ben Nephew's FKT (Fastest Known Time) attempt on Breakneck Ridge in the Northern Hudson area of New York, map 102 of the NY NJ Trail Conference. Date was Saturday, November 22nd, 2014. The route begins from a small parking area off of 9D by Breakneck Point. It begins on the White Trail which you follow up to the ridge and continue you way to Mt. Beacon. From there you make a left onto the Red (Casino Trail) and take that all the way to the bottom, then you make your way back the way you came, as fast as possible.

Ben Nephew making his way to the top after a bit of scrambling!

Here is the map of the area, NY-NJ 102 East Hudson (North). Visit http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps to download the mobile app and to purchase this map.

Here is the map of the area, NY-NJ 102 East Hudson (North). Visit http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps to download the mobile app and to purchase this map.


Below are a few adventures we have had on the trails of the East Hudson Highlands (NJ/NY Map 102) where the Breakneck Point Trail Marathon & 25k will take place.