Sunday, Oct 1, 2023

Suffer'n Bear ULtra

Harriman State Park, NY

Stony Point, NY 50 Miler, 50K, 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sun. Oct 1, 2023


A Redpoint ultra trail event benefitting the NYNJ Trail Conference. Harriman State Park is home to more than just the AT. With over 200 miles of trail, it's home to some of the most challenging terrain in the NE.

We continue to work closely with the park towards our single loop vision! The Hudson Valley and specifically the eastern portion of Harriman State Park sustained massive damage to its trail/road system from the July 2023 floods. The park continues to re-open trails, and at this point we have approvals to run our 2023 course!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the park personnel who have been working tirelessly to return the park to a usable state over the past several months.

September 28 will be the second annual event, after a decade of hosting classic endurance events in Harriman and Bear Mountain! Come join us!


None of this would be possible without the hard work of the NYNJ Trail Conference team. They continue to maintain and develop these unique trails year after year.

Please consider donating to their work: Donate NOW!


Starting along the shores of Lake Welch the course finds some of the best single track and flowy trails in a days drive of NYC, Boston, Philly. Runners will climb to some amazing vistas and run alongside some of the "Seven Lakes".

Here are the UPDATED course Maps:
Suffer'n Bear Ultra: Plotaroute Map Collection *Subject to change due to trail conditions and approvals
Toggle off the courses you don't want to see, check out elevation profiles, and download GPS etc.

50 Mile Course = 3 laps of the ~16+ mile loop
50K Course = 2 laps of the ~16+ mile loop
Half Marathon Course = 1 lap of the ~13.5 mile loop


Aid Stations will be every 3-7 miles throughout the course. All will be fully stocked and staffed.

The Half Marathon will have 2 aid stations
The 50K will visit 5 aid stations
The 50 Mile will visit 8 Aid Stations

We take pride in our aid stations and can get you what you need. And we take requests when you register! Our growing community of amazing volunteers and staff will be ready for you. Skratch is typically our electrolyte hydration. We'll have a lot of AS staples, like fruit, pb&j, potatoes, pretzels, chips, and some candy. And we often throw in some broth, bacon, quesadillas and pierogies. Vegan and GF options available in food, gels, starches and more.


Spectators will have access to all the aid stations to crew and cheer for racers

50Mile pacers can join their racer at Mile 32 (BaseCamp AS) or Mile 39/46 (Skannatati AS).
50K pacers can join their racer at Mile 16.
There will be NO pacers for the Half-marathon.


4:30 AM: Check-in opens
5:30 AM: 50 Mile Starts
7AM: 50K Starts
8AM: Half Marathon Starts
1:15PM: 50K Cutoff at Mile 16.2 (BaseCamp1)
2:00PM: Half Marathon Finish (Soft) Cutoff
2:50PM: 50 Mile Cutoff at Mile 32.4 (BaseCamp2)
7:30PM: Finish Line Cutoff for 50K and 50 Mile.


Parking as well as the Start/Finish line will be at Parking Lot #1 along the west entrance road in the Lake Welch Beach area. NOT in the large Lake Welch Beach parking lot.

Here is a GPS Pin to parking lot #1: Parking Lot #1 (Lake Welch)


Every finisher will receive a finisher award. Top awards given to Non-Binary 1st/2nd/3rd, Female 1st/2nd/3rd and Male 1st/2nd/3rd in each distance.


We'd love to have you join the team. Click HERE to see the options. We offer free race entries for a full day of Volunteering!

Event's current local time: 12:45 AM ET


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