STATEN ISLAND — For runners thinking about testing their mettle at this year’s High Rock Challenge, the Staten Island Greenbelt is holding training runs.
Experienced runners from the Staten Island Athletic Club will teach adventure running tips and techniques in High Rock Park, and lead a trail run to get trainees ready for the annual event, according to the Greenbelt Conservancy's website.
The free practice runs will be at 8 a.m., and be held on every Saturday until April 20.
The distance and route of the training will be determined by skill level of the participants, but trainees should expect to run for one hour, the website said.
The High Rock Challenge will be held on April 27 for team races and April 28 for solo runs. The adventure race features an unknown route and a list of challenges, which will be revealed to contestants on race day, the website said.
Previous races have had runners kayak, toss sandbags, solve math equations and complete a scavenger hunt in addition to running the trails.
This year’s race will have it’s start and end at the Henry Kaufmann Camp Grounds on Manor Road, and runners can expect about a 10 to 13 kilometer run, the site said.