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High Rock Challenge 2015 - "It Takes Two!"

Greenbelt Conservancy - New York City Parks - King of the Mountain Events

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Staten Island , New York

High Rock Challenge 2015 - "It Takes Two!"

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early High Rockers Deal! Per team
Price good only till July 31st! 1 Registration for a team of 2
Ended $120.00 $7.59
Early High Rockers Youth Deal! Per team
Price till 07/31/2014 1 Registration for a team of 2
Ended $100.00 $6.49
Well thought out HRC Deal Ended $130.00 $8.14
High Rocker 1d 5h 28m $140.00 $8.69
Youth High Rocker 1d 5h 28m $115.00 $7.32

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Event Details

High Rock Challenge Adventure Race 

The High Rock Challenge, held in memory of NYC Police Officer John Kelly, who was killed in the line of duty, is in its twelfth year.  

The High Rock Challenge has become legendary for its beautiful scenery, challenging and creative obstacles and great comararderie.  The course and all "mystery challenges" are designed for a two-person team.  Elite athletes, weekend warriors, trail runners, track stars, parents and progeny, and you and you are invited to participate in this annual spring event along the Greenbelt's trail system in Staten Island, New York.  

The High Rock Challenge  adventure race covers a distance of approximately 10 kilometers. Mystery challenges that test physical and mental ability are located throughout the course.  You will run, climb, crawl and most likely... get wet.  The course, and mystery challenge, are different every year and are not revealed until race day.   Course is approximately 10-k and no longer than 13K (unless you get lost).

Please visit the calendar of events for weekend group trail runs, beginning in late Spring.   Next Level Performance will once again offer free,  weekend strength and conditioning classes in High Rock Park  to prepare you for race day. The Staten Island  Athletic Club (SIAC) will continue its trail running series to get you ready for traill running.  These sessions are free to all High Rock Challenge registrants. 

The High Rock Challenge takes place in all weather conditions.  The trail system will always be affected by weather.

It Takes Two:  Teams are comprised of two runners and typically have a name that aptly describes you or just has a nice ring to it- there's a space on your application to input your choice for team name. 

NOTE: If you are going for prizes and are competitive, sign up for the early slots in the registration form. The early waves of the race are for FAST and COMPETITIVE racers ONLY. Do not sign up for the competitive slot if you do not fall into this category as you will hold up others who are racing to win. All time slots will be first come/first served. If a time slot fills up, then it will become unavailable on the website.

Race Fee

Two person team: $120.00 per team  

Two person student team:  $100.00 (both students must be under 18 years of age)

Registration Fees Increase  on June 30, 2014

Race Day Registration: $200.00 Cash, Credit Card or Check

*There are no refunds for this event, if you can not attend you will recieve a credit towards another event.

Your race fee includes chip timing and bib, high quality wicking tee shirt, giveaways, course markings and mystery challenges, and race day festivities and refreshments.

Each team must select the category in which they are competing.


• Coed Team 
• Male Team Overall
• Female Team Overall
• Male Masters (Both Runners over 50)
• Female Masters (Both Runners over 50)
• Co-Ed Masters (Both Runners over 50)
• Youth Male (Both Runners under 18)
• Youth Female (Both Runners under 18)
• Youth Co-Ed (Both Runners under 18)
• Parent Child Team
• Law Enforcement
• Military
• Parks Dept.

We would like to once again thank our  2014 High Rock Challenge Supporters.   If you like to be part of this well publized 2015 event as a sponsor please contact us.    


Richmond University Medical Center, Trail Series Sponsor
Thank you to:

Boy Scouts of  America/Pouch Camp

Assembly Member Michael Cusick

Empire Graphics
Ferrero Rocher and Nutella

Harvest  Snaps

Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds
 Kelly Family

Kelly's Tree Management
Manhattan Beer Distributors

Mannix Family Shop Rite 

Nth Degree Innovations

Borough President James Oddo

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

Next Level Performance
One-on-One Physical Therapy 

Port Richmond Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Verrazano Cross Fit

Our Amazing Volunteers! 

 The High Rock Challenge is presented by the 

Greenbelt Conservancy, King of the Mountain and NYC Parks

Have questions about High Rock Challenge 2015 - "It Takes Two!"? Contact Greenbelt Conservancy - New York City Parks - King of the Mountain Events

When & Where

Staten Island Greenbelt

Staten Island , New York 10314

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Greenbelt Conservancy - New York City Parks - King of the Mountain Events

Since April 2001, the Greenbelt Conservancy, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and Matthew LeBow of King of the Mountain Events have brought you this fast-paced, fun and exciting two person team Challenge. This one-of-a-kind race takes place in one of the most beautiful parks in all of New York City - The Greenbelt.  The event, held in memory of NYC Police Officer John Kelly, who died in the line of duty, is part race, part adventure, part festival and all fun.

For more information on the Greenbelt and the not-for-profit Greenbelt Conservancy, please visit their website at

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