Rock the River: Palisades Half Marathon, 5K, and 6K Trail Run

Half Marathon, 5K

Event Date

Sun, May 3, 2015


Fort Lee, NJ


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Half Marathon - Individual

$65 $65 Closed

5K - Individual

$25 $40 Closed

6K Trail - Individual

$25 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Presented by Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp. of Englewood, New Jersey.

Experience the majestic Palisades as you run for a good cause. Proceeds from the races support the Palisades and the Parks!


Half Marathon (USATF-NJ Sanctioned)

The Rock the River Palisades Half Marathon is a challenging but rewarding race. Run along the historic Henry Hudson Drive—one of the nation's first recognized scenic roads—you'll continuously ascend and descend the cliffs. With an elevation change of over 1200 feet, this course may be tough, but the setting makes it more than worth it.

5K (USATF-NJ Sanctioned)

The Rock the River Palisades 5K is another beautiful race, with an elevation change of just over 200 feet up and down. It starts level with the Hudson River and heads about halfway up the cliffs, then back down to Ross Dock.

6K Trail Run & Walk (USATF-NJ Sanctioned)

The Rock the River Palisades 6K Trail Run & Walk is the newest addition to the race. In partnership with the NY-NJ Trail Conference, this component of Rock the River directly supports the preservation of the Palisades Cliffs. Walk, hike, or run the course along the beautiful Long Path up the cliffs, across the ridgeline, then back down to the river.

Event details and schedule

Awards and gift certificates to the top three male and female finishers in all races, and age group awards as follow: for the half marathon, three deep for 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+; for the 5K, three deep for 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+; and for the 6K trail run, three deep for 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

A high-quality short sleeve tech tee is guaranteed to all preregistrants.

Digital timing, water stops, music, post-race refreshments, restroom facilities, and more. The tons of post-race refreshments are provided exclusively by Fairway Market.

Since there will be no car access to the start/finish area in the park at Ross Dock Picnic Area, free race-day parking will be available at the nearby Mack-Cali building at One Bridge Plaza, Fort Lee, and shuttles will run continuously from the front of the building to the race start at Ross Dock Picnic Area, which is less than two miles away. This free transportation is provided exclusively by NY Waterway.

Bike-check area open: 6:30 – 1:00

Parking open: 6:30 – 1:45

Shuttle bus service: 6:45 – 1:45

Check-in: 7:00 – 8:30

Half marathon starts: 9:00

6K trail run & walk starts: 9:05

5K starts: 9:15

5K and 6K awards ceremony: 10:30

Half marathon awards ceremony: 12:15

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