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Pfalz Point Trail Challenge

Pfalz Point Trail Challenge 
10-mile Benefit Run

The Pfalz Point Trail Challenge is a 10-mile benefit run to support Mohonk Preserve conservation mission. Proceeds from 2019 race registration fees and sponsorships will support the restoration and maintenance of the Preserve's network of more than 75 miles of carriage roads and trails that welcome hundreds of thousands of hikers, bikers, runners and climbers annually and are home to races such as the Pfalz Point Trail Challenge, Rock and Snow Bridge 2 Bridge, and Rock The Ridge.


This event, slated for September, may be impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for more information! 


Start and finish at the Mohonk Preserve's Spring Farm Trailhead on Upper 27 Knolls Road (off Mohonk Road) in High Falls, NY. See course map.


The course offers a rare chance to race on some of the most extraordinary running trails in the U.S., with ten miles of broad open meadows with spectacular views, steep and rocky footpaths, and gently rolling carriage roads. The course is clearly marked and features water stops at 2¼ miles, 3¾ miles, 6 miles and 7¾ miles. See the course map for details.

Course Records

Male: 0:57:40, Mike Slinskey (2001); Female: 1:10:32, Laura Coogan (2016)


All pre-registered runners will receive a great-looking commemorative T-shirt.


Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners and winners in ten-year age groups.


Click here to view the 2019 Pfalz Point Trail Challenge Results.
Click here to view the 2019 Pfalz Point Trail Challenge Awards.
View photos taken by the Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Photographers here.


Runners enjoy a FREE post-race chili lunch sponsored by Main Street Bistro featuring meat and meatless chili, cornbread, and green salad. Spectators and guests can enjoy the meal for an additional donation.


$33 - Entry fee for Preserve members only. Includes lunch.
$48 - Entry fee for non-members. Includes lunch.
$80 - Special Offer! Includes entry fee, lunch, and one year Preserve basic membership for first-time membership only.

$50 - Entry fee for day of race registration (cash only).



Registration opens in May 2020

2018 Results

View the 2018 race results and photos taken by the Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Photographers

Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors!


Principal Sponsors:

Signature Sponsors:

America's Best Value Inn
Crunch Fitness
Kharma Road
New Paltz Health & Nutrition
P&G's of New Paltz

Become a Sponsor

Pfalz Point Trail Challenge offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations looking to promote their name and brand to our core demographic. We can customize any package to meet your budget and include business membership. Benefits include your name on the racers’ T-shirts, free race entries, and your coupon or promotional item in over 400 race bags. Click here to learn more.


Contact Tom Leader, Mohonk Preserve Special Events Manager by phone (845) 255-0919 x1241 or via e-mail

Pfalz Point Trail Challenge Race Results by Year
2017  2016  2015  2014 

Banner Photo by Kate Schoonmaker