Moonlight Run

The Moonlight Run is the annual run by moonlight around Soapstone Mountain and to the top of the fire tower. Come to enjoy the beauty of the moonlit forest!



Gulf Rd parking lot - Shenipsit State Forest


Join us for a fun run in and around scenic Soapstone Mountain under a full winter moon. The course can vary but is usually mostly along single-track trails and 3-5 mi long. The finish line is atop the fire tower on Soapstone with an ETA of midnight. The Moonlight Run is not a race. The group typically stays together and no one will be left behind. Runners should dress appropriately for cold temperatures and bring a headlamp. With clear skies and particularly if there’s also snow in the ground, however, there should be sufficient natural light to leave them off. People should feel free to bring a baked good to share and warm beverages for after the run. Due to DEP regulations, alcohol is not allowed.