The last Sunday of each July, my friends and I always travel to Tannersville/Hunter for the Escarpment Trail Run. It's a 30k run over some of the most rugged and beautiful trail I've ever been on. During the race, you climb over seven Catskill Peaks, check out awesome vistas, never cross a road, and negotiate some of the most gnarly footing you can imagine. We always follow the race up with a day or two of climbing at the Gunks. Climbing is so much more fun after you've spent the previous day beating your quads and feet into oblivion:-)
Anyway, what other races are in the area that would add a little spice to a visit to the Gunks?