2022 Recap and Results
Now in its ninth year, Rock The Ridge, a 50-mile endurance challenge, was held on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Nearly 450 runners and hikers registered to traverse a course across carriage roads and trails along the Shawangunk Ridge and helped raise money 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 $250,000 in support of Mohonk Preserve!
Men’s 1st place finisher: Brandon Talisesky with a time of 6:10:02.
Women’s 1st place finisher: Jana Veliskova with a time 8:01:56. Defending her 2021 title, Jana beat last year’s time of 8:09:44.
First Place Relay Team: Breaking the Cycle with a time of 5:42:28, beating last year’s time of 6:31:20.
1st Place Male – Brandon Taliesky, 6:10.02
2nd Place Male – Michael Scarlett, 6:34:00
3rd Place Male – Daniel Kotzen, 7:18:24
1st Place Female – Jana Veliskova, 8:01:56
2nd Place Female – Jaime Venezia, 8:45:42
3rd Place Female – Katie Claiborne, 9:05:09
1st Place Team Relay – Breaking the Cycle, 05:42:28
2nd Place Team Relay – Allied Services Running, 7:13:22
3rd Place Team Relay – Field Station Fam, 7:14:40
“Thank you to all of our Ridge Rockers, volunteers, sponsors and spectators who contributed to making this an incredible experience for all,” said Mohonk Preserve Special Events Manager and Race Director, Tom Leader.
Banner photo by Gerald Berliner