The Cat’s Tail is a rugged mountain marathon. It will begin at the Fox Hollow trail head off rte 28 in Shandaken, NY. Runners will go south over Panther Mountain and Giant Ledge before reaching rte 47. They will run just off the road south for a short distance to the Slide Mountain trail where they will turn east and ascend Slide, Cornell, and Wittenberg Mountains. Slide is the highest peak in the Catskills at 4,180 ft. On the northward descent off Wittenberg, runners will turn east onto a newly created trail leading them over Cross Mt. before heading northward over Mt. Pleasant and Romer Mt. and depositing them a short distance from Phoenicia and the finish line. The distance is around 26.5 miles with 7000+/- ft of ascent.