What is the Stone Challenge?
The Stone Challenge is a test of strength and endurance in which you'll come to the mountain with a stone of your choice. Starting at the top of Point Peter, overlooking Port Jervis, you'll run down the mountain to retrieve your stone. Once acquired, you'll begin the difficult journey back to the top.
The Stone Challenge isn’t meant to be easy. It’s meant to be conquered.
THE CHALLENGE is 2.4 miles starting at the top of Point Peter. At the start, you'll have a 1.2 mile run down the mountain to your stone, then a 1.2 mile march back up the mountain while carrying your stone with nothing but your bare hands and the determination to be victorious.
Want a tougher challenge? This year, we are introducing THE PROVOCATION. This race is 4.5 miles through tougher trails, designed to test your true determination and grit.
Parking/Registration/Sign-In/and all that jazz:
Event is RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE at Elks-Brox Memorial Park
Entry fee is $40 for teens and adults and $25 for kids 12 & under. Event proceeds benefit the Outdoor Club of PJ. But reserve your spot early to save!
Registration will take place at the campground (aka PJ Stone Challenge Village)
Registration/Sign-in is between 7am to 8:30am
Registration/Sign-in closes PROMPTLY at 8:30am. DON'T BE LATE!
If you show up after 8:30am, you have to carry your rock down the hill too!
Parking: there will be folks there to direct you to park
Arrive, park your car, sign-in at the village
At registration/sign-in, you'll have your rock weighed and receive your race bib
At the village, we'll have music, water, snacks, hot cocoa and a warm fire to keep you toasty
During closing ceremonies, The Shop Tattoo and other sponsors will have gift certificates and other goodies that all racers will be entered to win
Race Info & Rules:
Don't forget to DECORATE YOUR STONE! You'll have to pick your stone out of a line-up of 100+ others. You surely want to have it stand out so it's easy to find!
Junior Racers (12 and under) must be accompanied by an adult during the race. The adult does not need to carry their own stone and CANNOT carry the racer's stone.
All racers MUST carry a stone.
Stones must be carried using your body only! (No straps, cables, bags, nets, etc.) That's why it’s a challenge!
Minimum stone weight is 5 lbs.
Race starts at 9am
When all have finished, we celebrate! Closing ceremonies will be at approximately 11:00am
Three medals will be awarded for each race (The Challenge & The Provocation) in each category (Kids, Women, Men)
~ Fastest finish
~ Heaviest stone (racer must finish)
~ Overall: Heaviest AND fastest combination
By registering for the PJ Stone Challenge, you are agreeing to comply with race rules and instructions and agree that you are participating at your own risk, releasing the PJ Stone Challenge, The City of Port Jervis, The Outdoor Club of Port Jervis, event sponsors, volunteers and all other participants and partners from any and all liability, including potential exposure to COVID-19. All participants will also sign additional waivers at event check-in.
MASKS MUST BE WORN AT REGISTRATION, CLOSING CEREMONIES AND ANYTIME YOU ARE WITHIN THE STONE CHALLENGE VILLAGE. ALL SPECTATORS, VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK IN THESE AREAS.
PLEASE HELP US IN MAKING THIS EVENT SAFE FOR ALL.