We are so excited for the newest Trail Party on the Sassquad Calendar… the SQUATCHAYANDA TRAIL FESTIVAL! Join us at Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, NJ for a 100 miler, 50 miler, marathon or 25K. We are supporting our non-profit partner, Bigger Than The Trail with this Trail Party! Race …
We are so excited for the newest Trail Party on the Sassquad Calendar… the SQUATCHAYANDA TRAIL FESTIVAL! Join us at Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, NJ for a 100 miler, 50 miler, marathon or 25K.
We are supporting our non-profit partner, Bigger Than The Trail with this Trail Party!
The Squatchayanda Trail Festival is a Trail Party that is designed for both the Newbies and the Veterans. With around 100 feet of elevation gain per mile, this is a GREAT first 50 miler opportunity for the Newbies. 50 Milers have 15 hours! This Trail Party is hiker-friendly for the Marathon and 25K as the course closes at 10PM giving you a full 13 hours to complete the 26.2M or 25K (BTW 25K = 15.5 miles!). Any runner leaving the start/finish aid station after 2:50pm must carry their cellphone and headlamp with them. As always, our Trail Parties are always Family-Friendly (you can get a 15% discount when you register 3 or more family members; email us for the code: [email protected]).
ALL 50 Milers are REQUIRED to have a headlamp and/or flashlight when they begin their second loop at mile 22 (it does not matter what time you are starting your second loop!). 50 Milers are strongly encouraged to bring an extra headlamp/flashlight and extra batteries. We will not have extra to give out and we cannot permit you to run if you do not have a light. Marathoners and 25Kers who anticipate finishing after 6PM are also required to have a headlamp with them. This is a cupless event; please bring a water bottle/cup.
Each runner will take home a unique finishers’ item along with their handcrafted wood medal, and the top three male and female finishers for each distance will receive a special award.
50 Miler: 15 hours = 18 min / mile pace
Marathon: 13 hours = 29 min 45 sec / mile pace
25K: 13 hours = 50 min 20 sec / mile pace
Welcome to Jurassic Park! JUST KIDDING! Wawayanda State Park is home to a variety of critters (thankfully, no dinos). So this is your “nature disclaimer”. Yes, there are bugs at Wawayanda, we do recommend bringing bug spray with you. Yes, there are Black Bears at Wawayanda. Here is what ya need to do if you see a bear during the race (this is from the NJ Dept of Environmental Protection): If you see a bear, make it aware of your presence and use common sense. Never approach the animal; observe it only from a distance. Clapping, talking, singing or making other noise lets the bear know you are nearby. Remain standing, avoid direct eye contact, back up slowly and speak in a calm, assertive voice if you encounter a bear at close range. Do not run.