3 Days at the Fair May 13-19, 2019

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144 / 72 / 48 / 24 / 12 / 6 Hour Races
at the Sussex County Fairgrounds

May 13 - 19, 2019
10th Anniversary

mail in registration located at bottom of page

2019 will sell out at 300 Runners

Click here if you are looking for the 24 hour Fall alternative.
Nov 10-11, 2018, same location, same course, same setup

Course Description:
  • Certified  NJ13501JHP, NJ13502JHP, NJ13503JHP 1.000 miles flat loop on pavement and crushed gravel (approx 5% gravel)
  • Course is EXACTLY a 1 mile loop, with a special start line for a Marathon or 50K finish.
  • Certified Marathon Course (NJ13502JHP) Boston Qualifier
  • Certified 50K Course (NJ13503JHP)
  • Certified 50 Mile Time - will be exactly 50 laps
  • Certified 100 Mile Time - will be exactly 100 laps
  • Lit course at night - no need for headlamps!
  • Live display showing laps completed and position
  • Heated bathrooms with shower facilities on course
    • You don't run through them but the course goes in front of them
  • Full kitchen to provide hot and cold food at Aid Station
    • Access to Kitchen to cook your own food
  • Plenty of parking
  • Access to electric, 6 outlets on every pole.  Bring extension cords to bring it closer to your tent.
  • Grassy areas for tents, close to the aid station, Start Finish area or further away for quieter nights. $10 day/night
  • Spots available for RV Parking - $35 a day/night

Address is 37 Plains Rd. Augusta NJ 07822

Course is in RED
Food and Aid Station are located at the large building in the center of the photo marked by the BLUE STAR.
Registration is done at the side of the aid station marked by the BLUE STAR.

Packet Pickup is in the main food area and starts 1 hour before your race indicated by the BLUE STAR.
Bathrooms and Showers are marked by the PURPLE STAR.
START / FINISH area is located just below the timing marked with the PINK STAR.
Camping is allowed on almost any grassy area seen on this map.

Previous Runners thoughts or write ups about 3 Days at the Fair:
John Fegyveresi's write up 2013
George Nelsen's write up 2013
Joseph Naura's writeup Part 1 and Part 2
Clifford Lange Top 10 Lists 2013
Article covering Phil McCarthy's American RECORD in 2011
Phil McCarthy's 2011 write up
Sabrina Moran's 2011 writeup
Tom Haines 2011 write up
Frank Colella's write up 2010

Photos from 2013
More Photos of 2013
Even more Photos 2013

Photo of the oldest and youngest to hit 100 lifetime miles

144, 72, 48, 24, 12 Hour Races will finish at 9:00 am on Sunday morning.
The 6 Hour Race will end at either 3pm or  Midnight Saturday night. (12:00am Sunday)
Awards for ALL races will take place at breakfast Sunday morning.

144 Hour race begins at 9:00 am on Monday Morning
  72 Hour race begins at 9:00 am on Thursday Morning
  48 Hour race begins at 9:00 am on Friday Morning
  24 Hour race begins at 9:00 am on Saturday Morning
  12 Hour race begins at 9:00 am Saturday Morning or 9:00pm on Saturday Evening
    6 Hour race begins at 9:00 am Saturday Morning or 6pm on Saturday Evening
Marathon or 50K can begin with 72H, 48H, 24H, 12H or 6H race and must be finished by the time the next race starts.

Runners must start at the appropriate time.  In the past, we have allowed custom starts.  In 2017 and moving forward, we will not be allowing this anymore.


Any runner that hits the USATF Qualifying Standards in either the 24 hour or in the 24-hour split in the 48 Hour, 72 Hour or 144 Hour events will be issued a check for the opening entry fee upon completion of the event.

Any runner looking to hit the Qualifying Standards and / or set American Records must know and follow all USATF Rules.  The Rules to pay specific attention are Rules 144, 232 and 241.  USATF Rule Book

A special area for these runners per Rule 241.2(e) will be near the Start / Finish.

3 Days at the Fair is a qualifying race in 2018

One Day is a qualifying race in 2017 and 2018


144 Hour race $550 until November 30.

72 Hour race $250 until November 30.

48 Hour race $200 until November 30.

24 Hour race $150 until November 30.

12 Hour race $125 until November 30.

6 Hour race $100 until November 30.

Marathon or 50K $100 until November 30.

There will be 4 Different Marathons; Thursday 9:00am, Friday 9:00am, Saturday 9:00am and Saturday 9:00pm

Run ANY 2 Marathons for $150 until November 30.

Run ANY 3 Marathons for $200 until November 30.

QUADZILLA - Run ALL 4 Marathons for $250 until November 30.

December 1 until February 28 – All races increase $25

March 1 until May 9 – All races increase another $25

After May 9 online registration closes.

Please email njtrailseries@gmail.com for information regarding day of registration.

SWAG is not guaranteed after April 1

**For ALL races; you can receive a 50% refund until 8 weeks before race date.  After that NO REFUNDS. 
** If you transfer your bib to another runner, please contact us with the new runner's information ASAP.


List of those who earned coins from previous years

Best All Time Performances


You can pick up your ankle chip from the registration table starting one hour (1 hr) before your race is to begin.  Your ankle chip must be worn at all times while on the course.  It is attached to a velcro band for easy on off if you want to change or remove it while sleeping.  We must get the chip back when your race is finished.  If you plan to take an extended break and leave property you must leave your chip in the timing tent.

Laps will be tracked for each runner using MyLaps ProChip timing & scoring system. As each runner crosses over the mat to mark a “split,” the system will record it. Since the mat will be passed each time the runner circles the course, each split is thus equal to one lap.  One word of caution regarding the counting of laps; Only completed laps will count towards your overall total mileage.

Pacers: This is a very simple course and pacers will not be allowed.  You would have to work hard to get lost and in the spirit of competition try to do your best on your own efforts.
Any two or more registered runners, can run together as much as they desire.  This is true no matter which race you are entered, all runners will be using the same course.

Trekking Poles:  No Poles Allowed.

One aid station will be open from 9:00am on Thursday through Sunday morning.  The aid station is run by the finest crew of ultra running cooks.  They will prepare an array of food that keeps you full of energy and your palate entertained.  Special Veggie / Vegan foods are available through out the entire event.  It will also be stocked with the usual ultra fare as well as hot and cold food for the entire event.  Participants and crew will have access to prepare their own special concoctions.  Access to the walk in refrigerator is available to everyone as well.  Please notify Race Director if access to kitchen is wanted. PLEASE NOTE THE AID STATION FOOD IS NOT FOR CREW AND FAMILY. Also, your aid starts once your race starts and not before.

Sussex County Fairgrounds has public restrooms located just a few steps from the course. There are also Shower facilities located inside the rest rooms. 

Local artwork will be presented on-site to the TOP 3 male and TOP 3 female completing the greatest number of miles for ALL timed races. Winners of each time category will be recognized at the breakfast/awards ceremony. 


Coins will be given out to runners at the Sunday Awards ceremony for lifetime miles.  Awards will be given for 100 Miles, 250 Miles, 500 Miles, 1000 Miles. Paver Bricks 1500 Miles, 2000 Miles, and etc.

List of those who earned coins from previous years
and a tab for BEST performances All Time

Non Lifetime awards / Event awards -
Runners receive one (1) of the following awards:

101 Belt Buckles- awarded to those reaching 101 Miles in a single event.
                    (The Quadzilla is 4 marathons, not one event)
200 Belt Buckles-
awarded to those
reaching 200 Miles in a single event.
Marathon Coin-
awarded to those in the category Marathon
50K Coin-
awarded to those in the category 50K
Quadzilla Coin-
awarded to those doing the Quadzilla (4 Marathons or 4 50K's)

Sussex County Fairgrounds does allow pets, as long as they’re on a leash.  By all means, please bring your pet(s) along if you like; there will be plenty of space for them. Please be careful when crossing the course.  Also be aware that there will be many other animals on the property.  If your pet is uncomfortable around horses, cows, poultry or other animals it may be best to leave them home.


Holiday Inn Express in Newton has offered a discount to all NJ Trail Series runners and their families. The May group runs from May 12 - 21 with a discounted rate of $119.00 for a standard room and $139.00 for a suite.  The block code for May is NJR to be used when reserving the room.  The cutoff date will be April 14, 2019

Please be aware that the course will be closed to the general public while we’re using it. Having said that, Sussex County Fairgrounds is an active Fairground and will have a horse show, a poultry show, a garden show, a farmers market and possibly other activities going on away from the Race Course.  Your friends and family are more than welcome to explore the property while you run.  There is plenty to do on the Fairgrounds as well as close by off property.

2013 Results
2013 Lap Splits



2010 RESULTS   Don't forget the results list LAPS, convert using the LAP SHEET

Racetwitch com video of RD description of course

Subpages (1): 3 Days Results
Jennifer McNulty,
Nov 9, 2018, 7:53 AM
Jennifer McNulty,
Nov 9, 2018, 7:53 AM
Rick McNulty,
May 16, 2011, 8:58 AM
Rick McNulty,
May 19, 2013, 6:11 PM