Created and maintained by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Long Path is an incredible 350-mile hiking trail that reaches from New York City to the outskirts of Albany, along the way traversing some of New York's most beautiful natural parks and preserves, including the New Jersey Palisades, Harriman State Park, Schunemunk Mountain, the Shawangunk Mountains, the Catskills, and the Helderberg Escarpment.

The name was inspired by the opening stanza of Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road.

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

– Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road


The purpose of the Long Path Race Series is to build awareness for the Long Path and the work of the Trail Conference and its volunteers and to get more people running and hiking on New York's beautiful trails.


THE RACES

 

Wurtsboro Mountain 30K

April 2, 2016

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Phoenicia Ridge to Valley Trail Race

June 4, 2016

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Ellenville Mountain Running Festival: 1/2 Marathon, 11 Miler, Marathon

July 30, 2016

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Catskill Mountain 100k Road Race

August 14, 2016

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Thacher Park Running Festival

August 28, 2016

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SRT Run/Hike:  13/30/50/70-mile Trail Runs

September 16-17, 2016

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Hambletonian Marathon

October 2, 2016

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Assault on Schunemunk Mountain:  10/20-mile Trail Runs

October 22, 2016

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