Watchung - Mountainside NJ

No Race in 2024

Watchung is still closed to Trail Running

Due to damage from Hurricane Ida

For 2023, this race will not take place.  Watchung Reservation received too much damage from Hurricane/Tropical Storm IDA and is not open for trail running. Hopefully, we will be back at Watchung in 2024.

Please keep JBWS in your thoughts for charitable giving. NJ Trail Series has given almost $50K over the years.

Learn more about them here

ARQ NJ Trail Series (who puts on these runs) will be partnering with a Jersey Battered Women's Service.

If we all do our part, we can make a generous donation.  Thank you.

This year Covid mandate currently is 25 so we have decided to make the race virtual. You may still run the course anytime between Dec 1 - Jan 9. Feel free to sign up more than once and submit all your times.  All monies go to JBWS

Join us for a run through beautiful Watchung Reservation in north-central NJ.  These low-key, minimal-support, informal trail runs will  provide an excellent opportunity to test

your mid-winter training.

When: Anytime between Dec 1, 2020 and January 9, 2021.  The race is now virtual and you can run anytime.

Where:  Start  and Finish at The Loop by the Playground.  map of the start location   we are in the parking lot behind and around bathrooms on W R Tracy Dr Mountainside NJ

Must finish by 4pm. Sunet is at 4:45pm

Entry fee:  $30 minimum donation - NJ Trail Series will pay for all permits, insurance, aid station food (minimal-support), etc.  The cost of $30 per runner is being used as a donation.


Online Registration closes the Wednesday January 6, 2021. You will be able to register the day of the race (cash) unless we are sold out.

This race is now virtual.

There are no refunds. The money goes to JBWS whether you show up or not. This includes cancellations due to Covid.

Limit: Parking spots. parking will be along W R Tracy Drive around the Loop and in the lot in front and in back of bathrooms. If you are parked on the loop, you will not pass your car while running.  You will be allowed to go to your car or bring out a cooler to place near the race course.

To volunteer you can also send an email to NJ Trail Series.  Hours volunteered can be used in your service requirement for other ultras.

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