Month: October 2016

2016 Shirts, Custom Bibs, and Race Registration


The second annual Raven Rocks Run 10k trail race will take place on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 starting at 9:00am. Last year Raven Rocks became the first new race at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY in nearly 20 years.

Click here to register

If you have already registered, thanks and see you at the Rez!


raven_rocks_final-gray-rocks-300wOur 2016 shirt design (on right) features the talents of nationally syndicated cartoonist (and local trail runner) Maria Scrivan. Maria created the “Half Full” comic series which you can find in local and national papers. If you ran the race last year you will recognize the image of the blue trail hill at mile 4 of the race course!

We will be placing the race t-shirt order October 25th. In order to make sure your shirt size is available we recommend pre-ordering a race shirt with your registration. We do order a few extra shirts — but your size may not be available if you wait to buy one at the event.


screenshot-101116-147-amWe are ordering custom bibs with runner names on October 24th — if you know you are running, register now to make sure your name (or chosen nickname) is pre-printed on your bib.

If you can’t run but would like to help out by volunteering, please contact us ASAP. All of our races are volunteer driven and we couldn’t do it without them!

The race will start and finish in The Meadow at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation – the same spot as the Leatherman’s Loop. But instead of going along the river, the Raven Rocks Run course seeks out higher ground. Runners will pass the two highest points in the park: The Raven Rocks overlook and the site of the former Fire Tower before heading back downhill to the Meadow finish.

If you are not sure if you have registered — or you want to check on a friend or family member — you can confirm registration status here:

The race raises funds for Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. The Friends group supports the mission of the Museum and Park by funding events and capital projects in the park. Members of the Friends group also volunteer at the museum and the park and help with education programs, camp groups, and events throughout the year. During Raven Rocks registration you can join the Friends as a member and support their mission.

If you can’t race this year, you can still sign up as a member without race registration.

Registered runners should be on the lookout for an updated logistics note a few days before the race day.

See you on the trails!

….. Rob, Ciorsdan, and the Raven Rocks volunteers

Sunday Runners Updates below:

Keep an eye on our Facebook page if you are interested in our weekly Sunday morning group trail runs including a course check of the Raven Rocks Run two Sundays (10/30) before the race.

Leatherman’s Loop 31st Running in 2017

The Leatherman’s Loop will have it’s 31st running in April 2017. Entry will be done by Loop Lottery in January like the past 6 years. We will send out information about some changes to the lottery mid-December. Keep your eyes out for it.