that means 10 years, a decade, aluminum/tin anniversary…
this years date is Sunday November 9, 2014. Put it on your calendar of things to do that don’t really exist.
What the heck is the Wag you ask?
The Wagathon is a roughly 29 mile “fat-ass” run that starts at Sam’s Point in Ellenville, New York and runs along the Shawangunk Ridge through some of the most beautiful single track trails (16mi.) and carriage paths (13mi.) you can find, with unmatched views in all directions along the extent of the run. The running has ended at the Mountain Brauhaus in Gardiner and the Gilded Otter in New Paltz in the past, but lately it has been finishing at the Red Brick Tavern in Rosendale. The Wag has gone from a handful of people to several handfuls despite the complete lack of organization, the course changing each year, not really marking the course, and relying on word of mouth to advertise the Wagathon’s existence.
THE FINE PRINT
STARTING AT SAM’S POINT, REGARDLESS OF THE TIME OF DAY, WILL REQUIRE SIGNING IN AND PAYING A $10 PER CAR FEE. PLEASE PAY THE FEE EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT LEAVING A CAR.
In addition, a Mohonk Preserve membership or the purchase of a day pass ($12) is required as you will be crossing their lands. This is a true fat-ass run with no registration, entry fees, medical support, or aid stations. Basically, you are totally on your own from start to finish and you alone are responsible for all fees, food and water, your safety, and everything else long the way.
There is no recording of times, no awards or even t-shirts, and the course is unmarked. We have managed to get into a bit of trouble from time to time. It is surprising there is even a website, or that runners have been showing up for 9 years!!
P.S. If anyone has pictures from previous Wagathons that they would like to share, send an e-mail about how I can get in touch with you, Thanks!!