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.
Four options: 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or 50K. measurements are approximate.
ALL distances follow the same course - PINK Trail a 6+ mile loop also some of the White Sierra Trail because of washout(+/- a few ft.your gps may vary) also called the History Trail
10K will do 1 loop
Half Marathoners will do 2 loops
Marathoners will do 4 loops
50K runners will complete 5 Loops of the Pink Trail
Single-wide and double wide trail over rolling wooded terrain.
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.
NO SHIRTS, NO AWARDS, NO MEDALS
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.