Beautiful fall foliage is the perfect backdrop for Rocky's 5K. Challenging hills and wide carriage roads - the perfect race for experienced trails runners and first timers. If you are familiar with the Rockies, test your stamina and charge those uphills! First 5K? The well marked course and friendly volunteers will make it enjoyable from start to finish. Overall and age group awards, t-shirts and refreshments. The course is spectator friendly, close to parking and features beautiful terrain - the lake, woodlands and rolling pastures.
Congratulations to all our 2019 Rocky’s 5K runners! Full results here
Download and mail in your registration. Checks payable to Friends of RSPP and mail to, PO Box 8444, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Registration now through 10/18: $35
Day of Registration: $45
Parking: Rockefeller State Park Preserve main entrance, 125 Phelps Way (Rte. 117), Pleasantville, NY.
Baggage: There is no official bag drop. We’re a homey style race so a lot of people leave their jackets/extra layers with their families/friends or by the side of the trail. Seems to work pretty well. Please NO VALUABLES – stash those in your locked car or carry them with you.
The race start and finish is a short walk from the parking lot, you’ll see signs and can follow the crowd.
Refreshments, vendors, and awards will be by Swan Lake. We’ll try to have results posted as soon as they become available.
Coming from out of town? Start your day with the race and then stick around for the all our area has to offer. October is Sleepy Hollow's premier month! Horsemen's Hollow, The Old Dutch Church and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to name just a few attractions.
General Race Info
Bib Pick-up: Westchester Road Runner 179 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601. 20% discount on clothing and shoes at WRR when you show your bib Thursday 10/17- Sunday 10/20!
Thursday 10/17 Westchester Road Runner: 11AM – 8PM
Friday 10/18 Westchester Road Runner: 10AM – 7PM
Day of 10/19 at Registration Table: 7:30-8:30AM
If you are new to the Preserve…expect some beautiful scenery but don’t expect a PR. The first mile is uphill and provides a nice warm up. But the scenery, enthusiastic volunteers and cheering spectators will give you the strength you need!
Awards: Top three male and female, plus age groups.
Team competition: Pretty simple. Lowest total time wins, and so forth 3 deep in the 4 team categories. Teams of two in all male, all female, coed and coed century (both people must have a total age of 100 or more).
Why run the 5K? The Preserve is a world class running destination, that you can run in, for free, 365 days a year. Twice a year (Rocky’s 5K in October and the Rockwood Ramble 10K in June), we host events to give runners a very easy way to actively participate in supporting the Preserve. ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS CARRIAGE ROAD MAINTENANCE. Keeping the trails open, safe and well maintained is a never ending job, your entry fee makes a difference!
Unfortunately, no refunds. However you can transfer your bib to another runner, or defer to the following year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We love babies and pets, but they'll have to sit this one out - no jogging strollers or dogs. But we encourage them to spectate and cheer everyone on.
FRSPP reserves the right to change the details of the event, including delaying, cancelling or suspending the race due to inclement weather or other potential safety risks. Participants must retire from the race if ordered to do so by event officials, medical staff or any governmental authority, including firefighters and police officers.
Thank you to all of the runners and volunteers for making the race a success!
Congratulations to our 2017 top male and female finishers!
1. Dey Dey
2. Dmitriy Krasny
3. Jordan Wolf
1. Jena Tierman
2. Kristen Nicolais
3. Becky Zifchock
Thank you to our Friend Joe Golden, for taking the Race Photos every year!
We could not do this race without our dedicated volunteers and sponsors! Thank you!