Raven Rocks Run

at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY

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We are excited to bring you the first running of the Raven Rocks Run, a 10k trail race on the Fire Tower Trail at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation!

The Raven Rocks Run will next be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 (tentative date). Rob Cummings is the race director of this new event and will be leaning on Tony Godino and many of the Leatherman Harriers Sunday Runners for support!

flying-raven-4-raven-rocks-textThe Raven Rocks Run course map is available at this site. The Raven Rocks Run will focus on fundraising for the Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation events and projects at the park.

The Ward Pound Ridge Reservation fire tower was active from the 1930s through the 1970s and was dismantled in 1982. One major project the Friends of Trailside Museum is hoping to get undertake is restoration of the Cross River Mountain Fire Tower. The Friends of Trailside have a fund that The Raven Rocks race will contribute into. The Friends group can use towards this project if and when it is approved by the county. If the fire tower rebuilding is not approved, the contributions will be used for other Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation projects and education efforts.

Here are some articles about the fire tower restoration effort from the Journal News, the Pound Ridge Daily Voice, The Lewisboro Ledger, News 12 Westchester (video), and Fios 1 (video),

The Raven Rocks Run course will pass by the Raven Rocks overlook as well as the site of the former fire tower – which also happens to be the highest point in the park. Needless to say, this race will have a few hills!

 

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