The new John Jay Community Cross Country Trail is open to runners, hikers, and walkers of all speeds and abilities.
The John Jay 5k Trail Race is a community race on the new trail system. We started the race in April 2018 and held it for a second successful year in April 2019. The third annual race is set for Sunday April 19, 2020.
In 2019 we added a 200 meter Kids Jay Dash and a 4K Jay Walk to include all ages and abilities in the race day’s events and encourage everyone to explore the new trail system.
The race course (map shown below) starts on the lower fields of the John Jay Campus and quickly goes into the wooded trails adjacent to the middle school and high school. The trails are challenging and hilly in the woods. The course ends at the John Jay Contest field.
The cross country trail has been developed and built by student and community volunteers and entirely funded by community donations. It will provide a home course for the Westchester County and New York State Champion John Jay Cross Country teams as well as for other athletic teams, academic access, and the community.