2021 Recap and Results

Get the 2021 Rock The Ridge race results and check out the photos taken by the Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Photographers!

Now in its eigth year, Rock The Ridge, a 50-mile endurance challenge, was held on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Over 600 runners, walkers and hikers registered to traverse a course across carriage roads and trails along the Shawangunk Ridge and raised funds to support the Preserve’s mission to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.

Thanks to all of our participants and sponsors for helping us to raise nearly $300,000 in support of Mohonk Preserve!

Travis Hawkins was the first finisher with a time of 6:04:01. The first female finisher was Jana Veliskova with a time of 8:09:44.

Winners Circle
1st Place Male – Travis Hawkins, 6:04:01
2nd Place Male – Etan Levavi, 6:36:12
3rd Place Male – Ben Leese, 6:41:13

1st Place Female – Jana Veliskova, 8:09:44
2nd Place Female – Shanna Beairsto, 8:20:32
3rd Place Female – Meagan Hanifee, 8:43:07

1st Place Team Relay – PPTC Breaking 8, 6:09:58
2nd Place Team Relay – Breaking The Cycle, 6:31:20
3rd Place Team Relay – Hillrazors, 7:38:31

“The Preserve thanks all of the Ridge Rockers who went the extra mile – or 50 – to support our mission of inspiring people to care for, enjoy and explore their natural world,” said Mohonk Preserve Director of Marketing and Communications Gretchen Reed. “We are also grateful to the Preserve Board and staff, over 150 volunteers, our race sponsors, and our race organizers, whose team effort made this event such a success.”

Rock The Ridge directly benefits Mohonk Preserve’s award-winning environmental educationconservation programs, land stewardship and visitor experience.

Results by Year

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Banner photo by Gerald Berliner