Winter Series - Lewis Morris Park and Central Ave Park of Morris County

270 Mendham Road, Morris Township, NJ 07960 

December 2 & 16, 2023

Venue Change for 2024

Central Ave Park of Morris County

1 Governor Chris Christie Drive Parsippany, NJ 07950

January 6


NJ Trail Series would like to introduce our eleventh year of five winter races for the cold chilly months with dates in

Dec 2 & Dec 16,2023, Jan 6 2024

Online Registration is Open at this Time

Click on the date for Registration

Can also take Venmo, Zelle, Check or Paypal please email for more info

2023 - 2024 Results

2022 - 2023 Results

Online Registration is Open

Click on the date for Registration

Can also take Venmo, Zelle, Check or Paypal please email for more info

Dec 2 , Dec 16 and Jan 6

All online registrations closes the Wednesday before the race.

There will be day of registration available unless we sell out.

We sell out at 200 runners

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The Park Commission has approved your request to hold your Winter Trail Series at Lewis Morris Park contingent on the following parameters. As in the past if there is a snow/ice storm the Park Commission will not guarantee that the park roads will be open for your use. If the Park Commission becomes aware of a storm before it hits we will give you as much notice as we can (I will notify you by email) however, if on the day of your event a storm hits, the park roads may not be open depending on the time and severity of the storm. If the Park Commission becomes aware of a significant storm in the forecast looking like it will hit on the day before or the day of your event we will have the right to cancel your event. There is also no guarantee that the lot above Sunrise lake will be open on the day of your race. Only Park Commission staff can open the parking area, your group will not be permitted to open the lot.

In the event that this happens, the race will be held at the XC course location in Central Ave Park in Morris Plains/Parsippany. The race will be conducted on the XC course which is a 5K loop. The 5K will do one loop, the 10K will do 2 loops, and the 131.M will do 4 loops.

additional directions and coordinates lower on page after the map.

Park in the Sunrise Lake Parking lot or Doe Meadow.

From the parking area walk to Registration at the Pavilion at Sunrise Lake.

All Races will start at Sunrise Lake in Lewis Morris Park

Race Day Registration, Chip Pickup and Event Timeline

8:00 AM - Race day registration and check in begins. Please be at registration 1 hour before your race starts.

9:00 AM - Longest Race Start 13.1M

9:30 AM - 2nd Longest Race Start 10K

10:00 AM - Shortest Race Start 5K

11:00 AM - post race festivities. Stick around to enjoy each others company and talk about your adventures.

Course Map

10K Loop - In Red

13.1M - One loop around Sunrise Lake and then do two 10K loops

5K is in Purple

all measurements are approximate


270 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

GPS Coordinates:

40°47'30", -74°31'56"

Web Driving Directions:

270 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

Race Location: Lewis Morris Park - Sunrise Lake Parking Area - you need to enter the Park at the Main Entrance

From Interstate 287

Traveling South: Take exit 35, Madison Ave. Turn RIGHT and at the light turn RIGHT onto Route 124 West, South Street. Continue straight, travel around the "Green". Turn RIGHT at the light onto Route 510 West/Washington St. Continue on County Route 510 West (Formerly Route 24) passing Delbarton School on your left. The park entrance is just after the second Delbarton entrance on your left.

Traveling North: Take to exit 35, South Street/Madison Ave. Turn LEFT onto Route 124 West, South Street. Follow the directions above from South Street.

From Morristown Green

Turn RIGHT onto Washington St. Travel 3.5 miles west towards Mendham and Chester on County Route 510 West (Formerly Route 24). The Park is located at 270 Mendham Road.

Weather & Safety Issues

We all know that the weather in New Jersey is day to day. The average low temperature on January 24 is 17 degrees and the average high temperature is 45 degrees. There may be snow or ice on the course, there may be rain, it may be muddy, and it may be nice. We will just have to wait and see what shows up on race day. The race will be run as long as Morris County Park Commission opens the park.

Lewis Morris Park is a multi-use park that can see a lot of foot, bike, horse and vehicle traffic.