Cat's Tail Trail Marathon - Shandaken, New York

Elevation range : 1450' - 4200'............. Elevation Gain: 7000'

October 1, 2016 -

Start: 210 Fox Hollow Rd. Shandaken, NY - From Exit 19 NYS Thruway (Kingston) drive 27.1 miles west on Route 28. Turn left onto Fox Hollow road, start is 1.5 miles up on the right.

Following the same route as last year, it will begin at the Fox Hollow trail head off rte 28 in Shandaken, NY. Runners will go south over Panther Mountain and Giant Ledge before reaching rte 47. They will run just off the road south for a short distance to the Slide Mountain trail where they will turn east and ascend Slide, Cornell, and Wittenberg Mountains. Slide is the highest peak in the Catskills at 4,180 ft. On the northward descent off Wittenberg, runners will turn east onto a newly created trail leading them over Cross Mt. before heading northward over Mt. Pleasant and Romer Mt. and depositing them a short distance from Phoenicia and the finish line. This is a mainly self-supported event with 1 real point of aid and a couple of water drops. Runners will be required to carry certain supplies throughout the run to ensure their safety in this remote area.

We will begin shuttling people from the finish to the start around 6 am or so. The race will start at 7 am. We will be utilizing a wave start, groups of 15 runners, each 5 minutes apart. There will be 4 aid stations. #1 – water and snacks at 7.5, #2 – full aid at 9.5, #3 – water and snacks at 17, #4 – water and snacks at 25.5. Carry water, food, light, rain gear.