About the event
With more vertical gain and loss per mile than possibly any other race in the United States, Whiteface is burly. Your legs will be reduced to Jello, your lungs worked, but you'll have completed a pretty incredible feat. Sound fun? Yeah, we agree. Be sure to take a moment to stop, look up toward some of the best mountain runners in the world shuffling forward to the finish, back toward fellow entrants of all ages, shapes, and sizes moving toward the summit, and around at the brilliant Adirondack Peaks enveloping you. You don't get any of those sights often…soak it up.
USATF Mountain Running Championships
We're honored and excited to be named the 2022 USATF Mountain Running Championships and world mountain team qualifier.
You’ll have three options:
1. The USATF Mountain Championship Marshak’s Mountain Race, a single quad and lung crushing 7 mile alpine loop with roughly 4,000 feet of gain (and loss). In tribute to Nick Marshak who passed away during the 2018 Sky Race running. A portion of 2022 entry revenue will go toward a fund that his family feels aligned most with Nick.
2. VK - A race from the bottom to the top, gaining a bit over 3,200' in 3 miles.
3. 1 Mile SkyClimber Kids VK
Entry fee includes the event, short or sleevless Tee, and some sort of finisher's item still to be determined.
Yup, you can use them. Just be careful not to jab your fellow entrants. *Update: we've been notified that per USATF National Trail Championship guidelines, entrants are not permitted to use poles in the MMR. VK entrants are permitted to use them.
Cancellations & Refunds
We understand things come up. While we DO NOT offer refunds, we will roll your registration if notifying us NO LATER than May 1st (after that date we start sinking final expenses in on your behalf). NO REFUNDS after May 1st.
Day Of Registration?
Per COVID mitigation, we WILL NOT offer on-site registration. We will re-evaluate per COVID conditions as we get closer.
Championship Drug Testing
Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.
Sunday Group Runs presented by RAB
Sunday July 3 join us for local and athlete led group runs in the High Peaks! Meet at The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY at 8:00am to meet up with your group. Groups based on experience, registration required. Brands will be on site to demo products including shoes, apparel and hydration. Stick around after to share trail stories with a cold one courtesy of RAB.
All participants should bring hydration, nutrition, wind/waterproof jacket, headlamp and a way to carry them. Runs will range from 2-4 hours depending on group. Groups limited to 10.
Advanced Trail Running with VJ USA athlete Aaron Newell
This run is for those folks who have experience running in technical terrain and in the mountains. Come prepared for an adventure!
Women’s Mountain Running
Women’s only group all abilities welcome! Led by USATF MUT Team member Michelle Merlis.
Best Kept Secrets of the High Peaks
Join local lead Ryan for one of his favorite lesser known mountain running routes. All abilities welcome.