Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:45 am start – 5K runners
10 am start – 10K runners
Free pre-race clinics on Saturday, February 9 & 16: Go here for details
Click here for 2018 Photos on our Facebook page: The Greenbelt Conservancy
Supporting the Greenbelt While You Run
Your participation and race fee helps support the not-for-profit Greenbelt Conseravancy mission to offer environmental education initiatives for children of all ages and abilities. The Conservancy, which works in partnership with NYC Parks, also leads trail maintenace and beautification projects that help keep the Greenbelt trail system in great hiking and running condition.
About the Course
Start/finish is by the federal style David LaTourette House. We are excited to add a 5K distance to this year’s race. Runners can choose either distance (5K or 10K at registration) The 5K runners will go out 15 minutes before the 10K runners, and on a separate section of the course. The course for both distances begins on the rolling fairways and takes you off into the surrounding Greenbelt trails – single track, and rustic and hilly. The 10K runners will cross Richmond Hill Road twice – at the 1/2 mile mark and again at the 2 mile mark- and there will be assistance at the crossings. Course maps will be posted several days before the race on The Greenbelt Conservancy’s Facebook page.
There will be water for runners at the start/finish and at one spot along each course.
We run in all weather conditions and, based on past race experiences, have found it can be done! This race will be professionally timed using computer chips. The event culminates with an awards ceremony recognizing the fastest runners. Carved wooden award medals are presented to first, second and third top male and female finishers in each race, as well as top finishers in age categories including youth. Refreshments and high quality race apparel are provided for preregistered runners.
The first Cold Feat 10K was held in 2010 and a great time was had by all (despite the nearly two-feet of snow accumulation from several previous storms, and frigid temperature). A group of more than 100 hardy runners endured to cross the finish line. Subsequent races have taken place in all kinds or weather, and we continue to have loads of fun.
A Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to assist Greenbelt staff members starting at 8:30 am with setting up the event and distributing refreshments to the runners. Meet at the LaTourette Golf House, 1001 Richmond Hill Road. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by calling: 718-667-2165, ext. 311, or email Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.
Start/Finish: LaTourette Golf House, 1001 Richmond Hill Road
“What a challenging course! Great volunteers, great trail, great participation!
A fun, tough trail run with a great group of runners!” – Wendy
Volunteers are needed for this event (see below)
The Greenbelt’s “Cold Feat” 10-K Trail Race is brought to you by the Greenbelt Conservancy, King of the Mountain Events and NYC Parks. We are grateful to the friendly staff at LaTourette golf course for allowing us to share their beautiful facilities on race day. The golf course Grille Room Bar will be open post race to serve those over 21.
1001 Richmond Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
Three additional trails races take place in the Greenbelt:
- High Rock Challenge Adventure Race in April
- The Greenbelt Fall Flat 5K in November
- The Trail Run Festival in December – 10, 25 & 50K distance options
Trail Running Links:
- 5 Tips for Safe Trail Running
- Greenbelt Trail Race Photos
- Staten Island Running Association
- Richmond Rockets
- Staten Island Athletic Club
- Trail Runner
- Local Races
The course was awesome. It had a good mix of flat straightaways, steep uphills, and big downhills. It was extremely well-marked with yellow tags on the trees and an occasional arrow pointing us in the right direction. Despite not seeing the runner ahead of me for parts of the race, I never missed a turn (which always seems to happen to me during trail races).
There were a TON of volunteers along the course – ensuring we were following the right course, giving us helpful pointers for the next stretch of trails (rocky, slippery, etc), taking a lot of awesome pictures, and cheering for us. And even though it was a small, local, short trail race, there was an awesome table of water, gatorade products, and fuel options just past mile 3. It was one of the best and most fun races I’ve done in a long time.
I rate this a”ten,” I mean 5 stars! Very well organized, great course, lots of encouraging marshalls… helps makes Staten Island a contender in the trail race category…
Well planned, challenging course. It was a great experience overall. Thanks!
What a challenging course! Great volunteers, great trail, great participation! A fun, tough trail run with a great group of runners!
Great race!!!! We had a great time with all the awesome people, thank you!!!
– Katie K