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2019 High Rock Challenge, Saturday, April 27: Registration is open!

Race day is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Two-member teams will compete in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately The course is almost entirely on the Greenbelt trail system, with just one (guarded) street crossing. Proceeds from the event help support Greenbelt trail maintenance. The HRC is held in memory of NYPD Officer, John Kelly.

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Cold Feat 5/10K Trail Race: Results

The “Cold Feat” course begins on the rolling fairways and takes you off into the surrounding Greenbelt trails – rustic and hilly. Due to elevations, parts of this course are challenging, making that feeling of crossing the finish line even more rewarding. We run in all weather conditions so come on out to have 5 or 10K worth of fun with us!

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Fall Flat 5K Trail Race – 2018 Results and Photos

Join us along Greenbelt trails to enjoy the last of the Fall foliage along a fast and flat course. The course takes runners along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes. The course is clearly marked with overhead ribbons. Race shirts, chip timing, refreshments and are group awards round out this yearly event.

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Hiking and Running Trails

There are six major Greenbelt trails that offer diverse hiking experiences for people of all abilities. Four woodland trails, on which bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited, are identified by the color of their blaze marks.

Each trail crosses different terrain and offers a unique experience. In drier zones, red and black oaks, tulip, beech and hickory trees are common. Moister soils support red maples, white swamp oak and willow trees. Because of Staten Island’s temperate climate, some traditionally “southern” species – such as persimmon and sweet gum – thrive along the trails.

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