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Space Still Available for RCC’s Run the Rock Event

Space Still Available for RCC’s Run the Rock Event

Run the Rock Obstalce Course/Fun Run - June 8, 2019

Obstacle Course/Fun Run to Support Student Veterans and Rockland County Home for Heroes

Rockland County, NY – There is still space available for the third annual Rockland Community College Run the Rock Obstacle Course/Fun Run on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8:30 am – 3 pm at RCC’s Fieldhouse Arena on the main campus in Suffern. Run the Rock features professionally designed obstacles over a 5K (3.1-mile) course, which include climbing walls, high bars, monkey bars, low crawls and other challenging impediments. The course is open to anyone age 14 or above and the entry fee is $35 if registered before May 31. RCC students and staff pay $25. After May 31, the fee is $45. Registered entrants for the race receive a commemorative T-shirt and participant medal, and the family-friendly event also features free activities for all ages, including a bounce house and face painting.

All proceeds from the race support programs for student veterans at RCC and Rockland Homes for Heroes.  The RCC Veterans Affairs office is a resource for student veterans, providing services including academic counseling and resource identification.

“The idea behind Run the Rock was to have an umbrella fundraiser for veterans groups in the county,” said Jonathan Barnwell, RCC's Coordinator of Veterans Affairs and founder of Run the Rock. “The more successful we are, the more we can help other veterans groups. As the saying goes, 'A rising tide lifts all boats.'”

All proceeds from Run the Rock events are managed by the Rockland Community College Foundation, a 510(c)3 charitable organization and will be distributed to RCC’s Veterans Affairs and Rockland Homes of Heroes to support their work with veterans.

For more information or to register for the run, go to


CONTACT: Susan Lyddon, VP of Institutional Advancement
845-574-4595 or 347-840-1247