For over 30 years, on a picturesque horse farm located in a rural valley below Western New York’s highest elevation point, hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts gather each third weekend of October for the annual RidgeWalk & Run. Exhilarated from a morning of refreshing exercise, with memorable aromas of forest ferns and falling leaves still fresh in mind, participants relax and enjoy some hot food and festive entertainment at the UR/Jones Memorial Hospital Finish Line Arena. Having grown to offer 5K and 10K trail runs, as well as a varied pallet of walking distances, RidgeWalk & Run annually draws participants from across New York State and beyond. The stunningly beautiful trails that weave participants along linked parcels of privately owned land, enable each RidgeWalk and Run participant to enjoy a truly “one of a kind” event. RidgeWalk and Run’s varied pallet of walking and running distances appeal to every fitness level and remains the area’s premier family affordable outdoor fall event. From the time the busses leave for the trailheads to when participants’ bibs are checked at the finish line, the enduring enthusiasm of our many RW&R volunteers is evident and keeps many dedicated participants returning to Allegany County each year and who make UR/Jones Memorial’s largest wellness fundraiser possible.