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Muddy Marathon with QM, HM option

Four loops (6.55M / loop) of the delightfully scenic quarter-marathon course, at least 2 water/aid points. There is a cut-off time for finishing of 2 hours per loop. You have the option to do one loop - Quarter Marathon or 2 loops - Half Marathon. Also if you want to do it with friends you can do the relay option for 2 or 4 people. There will be awards and food afterwards.

When: May
(This trail race takes place in May each year. Visit race website link below for details.)

Location: New Jersey, United States
Nearby City: Rockaway NJ

Event 1:
Race Length: 26.2 miles (42.2 km)
Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet (+153 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 4,000 feet (-153 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,263 feet
Low Point: 850 feet
100% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 0% paved
Event 2:
Race Length: 13.1 miles (21.1 km)
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet (+153 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 2,000 feet (-153 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,263 feet
Low Point: 850 feet
100% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 0% paved
Event 3:
Race Length: 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet (+152 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 1,000 feet (-152 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,263 feet
Low Point: 850 feet
100% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 0% paved
Additional Information

Race Type: Relay
Website URL: http://sites.google.com/site/xxctrailseries/muddymarathon (opens new window)
Race Director: Rick13
Phone: 973-627-2575

Details
The Muddy Marathon starts at 8:00AM. Four loops of the delightfully scenic quarter-marathon course, at least 2 water/aid points. There is a cut-off time for finishing of 2 hours per loop. Registration: $55, includes parking pass, finisher medal and BBQ for survivors, t-shirts for pre-registered runners. Marathon award ceremony ~3 PM after the BBQ. More marathon info--please read FAQs.

The Marathon Relay starts at 8:00 AM. This allows people to form 2 or 4 person teams to complete the marathon distance. The transition area is directly in front of the start finish area. Two water/aid points. Registration: $35 each or $120/team of 4, includes t-shirt for pre-registered runners and BBQ for survivors. Special award for youngest team (maximum age on team 19) Registration is $40/high school or younger team (every participant does not have to go to the same school) t-shirt extra ($13).

The Half-Marathon starts at 10:30 AM. Two loops of the delightfully scenic quarter-marathon course, at least 2 water/aid points. Registration: $40, t-shirts for pre-registered runners and BBQ for survivors. There is a cut-off time for finishing of 2 hours per loop. Half-marathon award ceremony ~2:30 PM.


The Quarter - Marathon starts at 12:00 PM. One loop of 6.55 miles (approximate, not USATF certified). There is a cut-off time for finishing of 2 hours. Registration: $30, includes t-shirt for pre-registered runners, free BBQ after. QM award ceremony ~2:00 PM.

The loop begins inside Craigmeur Recreation Complex, running through wooded paths, old ski trails and open fields. It then transitions through non-blazed trails into the woods to meet up with the Four Birds Trail. It follows this Trail up the ridge and for approximately 2 miles before switching over to another non-blazed path in a return route to Craigmeur. The course will be marked with flour, water based spray chalk, survey flags and live volunteers. 2 water/aid points, one approximately midway and at the end.


Registration begins 90 minutes before your start time: Marathon 6:30, HM 9:00, QM 10:30

There is race-day registration for all races, but does not include a shirt.

If you want a shirt send in your money early.

All races start and finish at the pavilion at the Craigmeur Recreation Complex. The loop is not USATF certified, but we measured it on 1/28/2009 and it is at least the distance we advertise.
This event happens rain or shine --be prepared for anything!

The park has toilets, phone, covered pavilion, picnic tables, kids' playground, plenty of parking.... Bring lawn chairs or blankets to relax after you're done running!

 


 

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Submitted On: 4/18/2009
By: Rick13 (Race Director)

Modified On: 5/21/2009

 

 

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