Resorts World Catskills Hosts 45th Annual “Monster Classic”

Monticello, NY – Resorts World Catskills (RWC) announced today it is hosting the 45th annual Monticello Rotary Monster Classic Run and Walk on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 8:45 a.m. Known by many as the “Monster Classic,” proceeds from the race benefit the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition. Participants can take part in a 5K or 10K run or a 5K walk on one of the best courses in the beautiful Catskills, all to show their support for those who have served.

“Each year, this is an incredible community event that helps raise money for veterans, while also honoring their service and sacrifice,” said Meghan Taylor, Senior Vice President, Resorts World New York. “It brings us great joy once again to not only be able to host this event, but to also serve as a title sponsor, helping to raise money and awareness of our local veterans.”

Funds raised by the highly anticipated event will benefit the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition. As a title sponsor of the event, RWC will be presenting the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition with a check for $3,500, made possible through Resorts World Gives, its corporate philanthropic program, which supports innovative organizations with clear goals and proven results. To learn more, visit

In addition to the road races, there will be a mini health tent and the New York Blood Center’s (NYBC) Busmobile will be on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a mobile blood drive, as part of a collaboration between RWC and the Monticello, Liberty and Livingston Manor Rotary Clubs. The NYBC continues to deal with an ongoing blood shortage. Donating blood can save up to three lives and bring great relief for families across the state. Individuals who feel healthy and well are encouraged to donate.

To sign up, please follow this link or call 800-933-2655. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome, space permitting. All donors should bring their donor ID card or ID with name and photo and remember to eat and drink. The NYBC only collects blood from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of the donation – and who meet other eligibility requirements.

Resorts World Catskills and Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) are also participating in the NYBC’s “Pint for a Pint Campaign.” To encourage people to give blood, donors who participate in drives from now to Sunday, September 10 will receive a voucher they can use to redeem for a free can of Monster Pit Boss IPA, Resorts World New York’s exclusively hand-crafted IPA beer. The vouchers are good through Tuesday, October 31 at RWC and RWHV.


About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills (RWC) Hotel and Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino-resort features live Las-Vegas style table games, state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons, a 100-seat sportsbook lounge, and the mobile app, Resorts World Bet, the fastest and safest way to bet on sports. The casino-resort’s 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences include an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant. There’s also year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter. The 18-story all-suite luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills features a world-class spa, two indoor pools, and a fitness center. The Alder, the adjacent lifestyle hotel, features the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery, and The Monster Golf Club Pro Shop. The Monster Golf Club, a par-72 championship course, redesigned by Rees Jones, will challenge every player with length, extensive bunkering, and a variety of water hazards.

About Resorts World Hudson Valley
Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) is the area’s newest entertainment attraction! With 1,200 slots and electronic table games and the always-happening Resorts World Bet Sports Bar, this premier destination makes for a great day or night out with family and friends. Conveniently located one hour north of New York City, Resorts World Hudson Valley is the day trip that’s never far away. RWHV is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.