The 6th Mayapple Trail Runs will be held on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 in beautiful South Mountain Reservation in Essex County, NJ.
The course consists of a 10.7-mile east loop and 10-mile west loop through the forested 2,110-acre South Mountain Reservation. Following along the valley floor and the two ridges, the course includes long stretches of double-wide gravel roads, technically challenging, meandering single-track hiking trails with roots and rocks, and a short, half-mile stretch of pavement. It is a good combination of level paths, rolling hills, moderate climbs, and a few very steep ascents, The east and west loops total 1,300 feet of ascent. Ten and 20-milers will use the west loop; 50K and 100K runners will use both loops.A full description of the course is available Here.
Aid stations and drop bag are every 5-6 miles with water, Hammer Heed, Hammer Gel, granola bars, pretzels and other snacks. If you have a special request, please let us know; we will do our best.
2015 Start Times & Registration Fees:
Register before 4/13/15 and receive $20 off a pair of shoes at the Sneaker Factory.
We love our volunteers and this year we're showing the love with some help from our good friends at the Sneaker Factory. All volunteers who help out for at least 4 hours (trail marking, aid stations, trail marking clean up) will receive a $25 gift certificate from the Sneaker Factory and free registration to the 2016 Mayapple Trail runs! Plus, you'll get a pizza lunch and be a hero to all the runners and the good folks who enjoy the South Mountain Reservation throughout the year.
You can also earn free registration to the Mayapple Trail Runs by volunteering at a trail maintenance or forest regeneration event organized by the South Mountain Conservancy. Full details are available here.
For questions, please email southmtn100K@gmail.com