Eat wild berries while exploring some of the most beautiful trails in the Hudson Valley with ecologist, outdoor guide, and avid trail runner Kali Bird.

Learn what you need to know (and want to know!) to run rugged terrain.

Very limited space available.   No car needed.

 
 

Register now for the full series to get 25% off + Party + Essential Go-Gear Kit 

 

Go-Gear Kit includes:  mini-first aid kit + emergency kit + the best topo map to use at the final Fat Ass Fun Run

Can only make a few?  Single-run registrations will be available at full price beginning Sep. 6th. 

 

Save the Dates!

 

We're offering Two Series for runners of different strides.

Join Series 1 if your long runs are 5-8 miles or 1-1.5 hours long (on the road).

Join Series 2 if your long runs are 10-16 miles or 1.5-2.5 hours long (on the road).

 

*A light bag drop will be provided for all runs.

 

SUNDAY, Sep. 13TH   

Beacon, NY       ** Series Kick-off workshops **

3.5 or 5.5 mi Mountain Runs + Trail Running Workshops: Essential Gear & How to Not Get Lost!

Series 2| 9:30am-12:30pm Meet @ Pocket Rd Trailhead. End @ Dogwood Bar.

Series 1| 1:30-4:30pm.  Meet @ Pocket Rd Trailhead. End @ Dogwood Bar.

No car? No problem.  Take 90-min. Metro North train from Grand Central to Beacon Station.  Hop on the 7:43am (Series 2) or 11:43am (Series 1).  Trains back run hourly.  Cab locally (5$, split among all passengers). 

 

SATURDAY, Sep. 19th

Minnewaska state park preserve

1.5-hour Hilly Runs on a mix of single-track and carriage roads + Wild Edibles Mini-Workshop. (Keep your fingers crossed for ripe berries!)

Series 2| 9am-11am Meet & End @ Peters Kill Parking Area.

Series 1| 12:30-2:30pm.  Meet & End @ Peters Kill Parking Area.

No car? No problem.  Take 95-min. Adirondack Trailways bus from Port Authority to New Paltz Station.  Hop on the 7:00am (arrives 8:35am; Series 2) or 10:30am (arrives 12:05pm; Series 1).  Afternoon buses back to NYC at 12:40, 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, and 8:05pm .  Cab locally (20$, split among all passengers).  Further details provided upon registration.

 

SUNDAY, Oct. 4th

harriman state park

1.5-hour Hilly Runs on rocky trails + Wildlife Mini Workshop: What Lives Where & Why + What's Scary & What's Not.

Times, route details, & Public Transportation Directions will be posted soon.  Great practice for the annual The North Face Bear Mountain Gore-Tex Challenge!

Series 1| TBA

Series 2| TBA

No car? No problem.  Details TBA.

 

SATURDAY, Oct. 17th

Mohonk preserve

1.5-hour Flat(ish) Runs on a mix of single-track and carriage roads + Fall Foliage Mini-Workshop: Trees, Colors, & Climate

Series 1| 9am-11am Meet & End @ West Trapps Parking Area.

Series 2| 12:30-2:30pm.  Meet & End @ West Trapps Parking Area.

*The $12 / person fee to access Mohonk Preserve is already included in the Trail Run series price. Your visitor's pass will be provided to you upon arrival at the preserve.

No car? No problem.  Take 95-min. Adirondack Trailways bus from Port Authority to New Paltz Station.  Hop on the 7:00am (arrives 8:35am; Series 1) or 10:30am (arrives 12:05pm; Series 2).  Afternoon buses back to NYC at 12:40, 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, and 8:05pm .  Cab locally (20$, split among all passengers).  Further details provided upon registration.

 

SATURDAY, Oct. 24th

cold spring, NY      

2-hour Mountain Fun Runs + Emergency Response Mini-Workshop: Lightening, Ankle Twists, Blisters, Bears & More

Series 2| 9:30am-12:30pm Meet @ Pearl St/ Undercliff Trailhead. End @ local pub - which one is TBD.

Series 1| 1:30-4:30pm.  Meet @ Pearl St/ Undercliff Trailhead. End @ local pub - which one is TBD.

No car? No problem.  Take 78-min. Metro North train from Grand Central to Cold Spring Station.  Hop on the 7:43am (Series 2) or 11:43am (Series 1).  Trains back run hourly.  Cab locally (5$, split among all passengers). 

 

SUNDAY, Nov. 8TH   

Beacon, NY --> Cold Spring, NY       ** series finale:  fat ass+  party! **

6.5-mile Self-paced Mountain Fun Run/Hike.  The goal is for everyone to end around 3pm so we can all celebrate together with food and libations.  Runners all start at the Pocket Rd Trailhead at whatever time they feel is appropriate for their preferred pace.   though group runs are encouraged.  Hiking/Running guests welcome with prior registration.

Series 1 & 2| Start whenever! End at 3pm.  Start @ Pocket Rd Trailhead in Beacon, NY.  End @ party location in Cold Spring.  Exact route & location TBD.

No car? No problem.  Take Metro North train from Grand Central to Beacon Station (90 min) on the way up, and from Cold Spring Station (78 min) on the way back down.  Trains run nearly every hour.  Plan your trip here.  Cab locally (5$, split among all passengers). 

 

 

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