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

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October 04, 2020 # 9

Join us on Sunday, September 22, 2019, for the 8th annual Rock the River races at Ross Dock in the Palisades Interstate Park, in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to experience the majestic Palisades as you run for a good cause and conquer the cliffs! Proceeds from the races support the Palisades and its parks!

The 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—as you ascend and then 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! USATF-NJ SANCTIONED AND CERTIFIED

The Palisades Trail 6K is the newest addition to the race. Run, walk, or hike the course along the beautiful Long Path up the cliffs, across the ridgeline, and then back down to the river. USATF-NJ SANCTIONED

The Palisades 5K is another beautiful race, with an elevation change of just over 200 feet up and down. Start at the Hudson River and head about halfway up the cliffs and then back down to Ross Dock park. USATF-NJ SANCTIONED AND CERTIFIED


6:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Parking at Mack-Cali parking garage
6:30 AM -­ 1:30 PM: Bike check opens
6:45 AM -­ 2:00 PM: Shuttle buses run from Mack-Cali to race site
7:00 AM: Athlete check-in begins
7:45 AM: Athlete parking at Ross Dock closes (if not at capacity yet)
8:30 AM: Registration and packet pickup closes
8:40 AM: National Anthem
9:00 AM: Half marathon begins
9:05 AM: Trail 6K begins
9:15 AM: 5K begins
10:30 AM: 5K and 6K awards ceremony
12:15 PM: Half marathon awards ceremony


Awards and gift certificates to the top three male and female finishers in all races, and age group awards as follow:
Half: 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+
5K: three deep for 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
6K trail: 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. 
A large custom finisher’s medal will be presented to all who complete the half marathon.


Digital timing, water stops, music, post-race refreshments, restroom facilities, and more. 

Fort Lee

Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-10-01



Palisades Half Marathon

October 04, 2020 (Sunday) - 09:00
13.1 miles
River Trail

Palisades Trail 6K

October 04, 2020 (Sunday) - 09:05
3.7 miles
River Trail

Palisades 5K

October 04, 2020 (Sunday) - 09:15
3.1 miles
River Trail

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