The event is held on the Helderberg Escarpment, 15 miles and 1000 feet above Albany, NY. The starting line is a few feet from an overlook from which you can see for dozens of miles. This is our 3rd year staging this event and it offers a trail running opportunity for everyone! We offer a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, and 50K. All races begin together. The Marathon and 50K run the same 2 loop figure-eight marathon course with a 4.9m add-on for the 50K runners after. There is also a 'Club Day' in conjunction with the event with backyard group games for all. We even have an 800m kids race that takes place a few hours after the main races start.

Upcoming Races

Aug 25 2019
50 KM
Mixture Course
2 Elevation Rating
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
08/19/18 17 4:15:23 4:50:50
08/27/17 21 3:54:46 4:57:04
08/28/16 19 4:38:04 6:01:32
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
Earth Day 50K
  • Apr 18, 2020
  • Crystal Lake, IL
50 KM