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Pfalz Point Trail Challenge

Pfalz Point Trail Challenge 10-mile Benefit Run

Thanks to all of our 2020 Pfalz Point Trail Challenge Runners! View the 2020 results here.

Registration is now closed. 

About the Event 

The Pfalz Point Trail Challenge is a 10-mile benefit run  to support Mohonk Preserve. Proceeds from 2020 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 other fundraisers such as the Rock and Snow Bridge 2 Bridge Run in April, and Rock The Ridge, a 50-mile endurance challenge in May. 

Virtual Event Dates

Run anytime between Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, October 4, 2020   


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.  See the course map for details.

Course Records

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


All finishers will receive a great-looking Pfalz Point Trail Challenge bandana. Self-reported times must be uploaded in order to receive a bandana.


There will be no formal awards this year.   


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.

Self-Supported Event

The course will be marked but there will be no water stops. All participants must take care to bring water and other necessities. In case of emergency while on course, please dial 911.  


$33 - Entry fee for Preserve members only. 
$48 - Entry fee for non-members.
$90 - Special Offer! Includes entry fee, and one-year Preserve Basic Membership for first-time membership only. 

Covid-19 Response 

Unfortunately, we are not able to hold the fundraiser as we normally would because of  restrictions on large gatherings related to the spread of the coronavirus. The virtual event will help to support Mohonk Preserve’s programs and protection of more than 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge.   

In-Person Participation at Spring Farm

Please bring a printout of your race confirmation and present it to the Trailhead Assistant on duty. Non-members will be allowed access during members-only early hours from 7 – 9 am with proof of event registration. We recommend you visit during the week if possible or early on weekend mornings during member only hours. Please check our website for operating hours during the months of September and October. 


Parking is limited at Spring Farm. Please follow the directions of the Trailhead Assistant on duty for parking instructions.  


Registration is now closed.

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
2020 2019 2018  2017  2016  2015  2014 

Banner Photo by Carol Natoli