Run on beautiful snowy, icy trails. Fall down and get up. Step in ice water streams that have no safe crossing. Climb over, under and around fallen trees. Then return to the warmth of Skyline Lodge for aroma therapy. The smell of butter, pancakes, maple syrup, coffee and sausages fills the air. It is noisy with the chatter and laughing of your friends. An all-you-can-eat breakfast awaits you. This run is not for everyone. It is cold and the footing can be perilous. It is the kind of run that appeals to people who enjoy the wilderness. You’re allowed to run, walk, skid, slide, wade, struggle and climb the trail. You may freeze. The trail is 9 miles but there are shortcuts allowing runs of various lengths. The full trail takes 80 to 120 minutes to complete. The trail is well-marked so you should not get lost.
Start any time between 8:00 and 9:15. You can start when you please and quit when you are tired and hungry. Run with a partner so that someone will hear you when you admire something interesting. It is safer and partners are plentiful. The first pancake is served at 9:00 and the last pancake is served at 10:30. The event has never been canceled; if the road to Fabius is open we’ll run. If the snow is deep, we run on Park Roads.
Highland Forest is in the SE corner of Onondaga County off Route 80, 4M East of Fabius.
The cost is $10.00 per person (12 and older), $5.00 for ages 6-11 yrs., and 5yrs old and younger are FREE.
Maximum for a family is $20.00.
Send check, payable to “Syracuse Chargers Track Club,” postmarked by December 7, 2019 to:
1112 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Syracuse, NY 13224