Febapple Frozen Fifty - February 23, 2019

Race Date: February 23, 2019

Distance: 50 Mile, 50 Kilometer, 20 Miles, 10 Miles
                 all distances are approximate using a 10 mile loop.

Race bib pickup: starts 1 hour before your race begins.

Race Start Time 50Miler:
7:00 for 50M (12 Hours to finish-must avg 14 min/mile pace)   (Bib pick up starts 6:30am)
Race Start Time 50KM:
8:00 for 50K (11 Hours to finish-must avg 22 min/mile pace)    (Bib pick up starts 7:00am)
Race Start Time 20Miler:
9:00 for 20M     (Bib pick up starts 8:00am)
Race Start Time 10Miler:
10:00 for 10M (Bib pick up starts 9:00am)

All Races must be finished by 7:00PM. Race Directors reserve the right
to end your race because you will not finish by 7:00PM.
50 Miler Runners must leave on their last 10 Mile loop by 4:30pm as long as they are
keeping pace to finish by 7:00pm. If you take longer than 2 1/2 hours to finish your
40 mile split, then you will not be permitted to continue.
Bring a Headlamp.

Sunrise: 6:41am
Sunset: 5:42pm

At Summit Field picnic area.  The closest parking lot in the Park is at the dog park off Crest Drive.  The address to plug into a gps is: 12 Bear Lane, Maplewood NJ 07079

Registration -
50 Mile - $85- $95 after Nov 30, and $105 after Jan 1
50 KM  - $75- $85 after Nov 30, and $95 after Jan 1
20 Mile - $45- $55 after Nov 30, and $65 after Jan 1
10 Mile - $35- $45 after Nov 30, and $55 after Jan 1

Price includes SWAG, awards for top 3 M/F. There will be aid stations, an accurate time and a great course. NO MEDALS.
prices increase $10 on November 30 and another $10 on January 1.  Register early for the best price.

If there is race day registration. Race day fees will be $115 for 50M, $105 for 50K, $75 for 20M, and $65 for 10M.

**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.

Bag drop:  There will be room at the Start Finish area for you to place a bag.  It will not be in a secure or weather proof area.  Someone will be close by to the bags all day (Jennifer or Rick).

What is a Febapple?
I have no idea.  I like the course for the Mayapple 50K and 100K that is run in May and wanted to use the same course in the winter.  I thought February was a good time to use the trail and thus called the event the Febapple Frozen Fifty.

Trail Loop
- 10.0 miles:
You will go by Summit Field twice every loop as well as Turtle Back Parking area.  This small redesign allows us to offer more aid after a shorter distance.  We found that this was needed in the colder climates of the Febapple versus the Mayapple.  This will provide a total of 3 Aid Stations for each 10 Mile loop.

Trail Marking
We will use orange landscape paint, flagging or flour.  We mark using the 3 arrow system.  One before the turn, one at the turn and then one on the new trail.

Trail Surface and Terrain
In short, this course has a little bit of everything:
  • Long stretches of double-wide woods road
  • Meandering single-wide trail
  • About a mile and a half stretch of pavement
  • Miles of soft dirt interlaced with ankle twisting rocks.  If there is rain leading up to the day of the race or during the race, it will be almost impossible to avoid certain patches of mud.
  • Good combination of level patches, rolling hills, moderate climbs, and a few very steep ascents and descents
As you enter the Park off South Orange Avenue you will be arriving on Crest Drive.  If you drive straight until you get to the wooden gates blocking your access you have to turn right into the parking lot on Bear Lane.  The registration area will be in the South Area of Summit field.  One entrance is across from the Dog Park entrance.
You can park in any of the lots that are on Crest Dr or Bear Lane.  Once those are full you need to parallel park on the side of these streets.  The park rules state No Parking on grass so be careful.  You may have to walk as much as a half mile to registration.  The entire circle of Bear Lane and Crest Drive is over a mile long.

Warning to anyone taking public transportation:
The start has moved to a more central location in the Park and is approximately 1.1 miles from the Maplewood train station.
Please allow yourself more time to get to the start.
Train Depart : NEW YORK PENN STATION at 7:11 AM
Board : Train 6913 toward DOVER
Arrive : MAPLEWOOD at 7:51 AM
Please check with NJ Transit for accuracy. Trains and Time Tables may change.

2011 Results
2012 Results 
Photos from 2012 courtesy of Hillcrest Photo
2013 Results  2013 Photos by Hillcrest Photo
Jennifer McNulty,
Oct 16, 2017, 7:17 AM
Jennifer McNulty,
Oct 16, 2017, 7:17 AM