XTERRA Trail Run Series - Wawayanda State Park

5K, Ultra Marathon, Other

Event Date

Sat, May 7, 2016


Hewitt, NJ


Activity Today Later

25K - Individual Age group/open

$50 $50 Closed

50K - Individual Age group/open

$85 $95 Closed

50 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$100 $100 Closed

50 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$100 $110 Closed

About This Activity

Join us for the Northeast Trail Run Series at Wawayanda State Park in northwestern New Jersey on May 7, 2016!

The Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series is a collaborative effort to spread the word about trail running and to produce the most recognizable, enjoyable, root slipping, mud sloshing, tree ducking, river crossing, hill climbing, dirt on your shirt, sweat in your eye trail runs on the planet!

Choose from 3 distances – 25K, 50K or 50 Miles

25K and 50K Routes   Both of these courses utilize a single counter-clockwise loop that begins and ends at the boat launch on the north end of Lake Wawayanda, next to the check in.  The actual distance for a loop is 25.6K with 1820 feet of elevation gain.  The 50K runners simply pass through the start/finish area and complete two loops.  The terrain involves 40% technical single track, 40% narrow double track and 20% jeep trails.  The terrain includes rolling hills with extensive rocks and roots to keep your speed in check.

50 Miles:  Our 50-mile course will consist of two laps of the 25k loop with an additional section to the East on the Bearfort Mountain ridge.  This terrain is more rugged than the 25k loop, but the distant views and challenge will make it worthwhile.  If you choose this distance, you can expect 6,370 feet of elevation gain overall with a total distance of 48.5 miles – you’ll thank me for the slightly reduced mileage in the end.  If you are inexperienced in ultra runs, please hike this section in advance to understand the challenge you’ll be facing!

Aid Stations/Drop Bags:   The start/finish area will have the essential aid station items: water, Gatorade, sweet things, salty things and bananas.  There are restrooms at this location as well.  There is an additional remote aid station indicated on the map on Cherry Ridge Road that will have the same food and fluids, but no restrooms.  For the 50 mile runners, there will be an additional remote aid station near Terrace Pond with the essentials as well.

Parking:   There will be sufficient parking at the Wawayanda boat launch parking lot directions here.  If needed, additional parking is available nearby at the beach area. 

Special Notes:

  • The course will be generously marked with white and blue striped flagging.  You should see an ample quantity of markers to give you assurance that your route is correct.  All trail junctions should be clearly marked as well – if you haven’t seen a marker in 5 minutes turn back until you find the path.  As a precaution, you should consider carrying standard safety equipment such as a map, small compass, cellphone and small light with you as a precaution.
  • While on the trail, look out for others and lend assistance when needed. 

Brief Park Overview:  Wawayanda State Park opened in 1963 on lands with a diverse history of human development and geologic activity.  Many signs of the parks origins can be seen on the trails that you will travel.  An iron furnace and associated water channels can be seen near the start/finish area.  This furnace was built in 1846 and used through 1867, producing iron shipped primarily to Philadelphia.  The rock walls of former subsistence farms and roadsides you will see evidence the tougher existence of generations past.  The woods today are home to thriving populations of deer, turkey, bear and many more species.

XTERRA Northeast Trail Run Series Points: Points are awarded to the top 15 finishers in each age group. Please see the points breakdown below. Current standings will be posted to XTERRATrailrun.com after each event. Points stay within the region you raced in and do not transfer (For example – if you won XTERRA Thrill in the Hills you’d get 100 points in the Georgia Series. Then you won the XTERRA Mission Gorge Trail Run and earned 100 points in SoCal Series. You would have 100 points in each Series).

Paul Mitchell XTERRA TRAIL RUN POINTS- awarded to each age group:

1st 100
2nd 90
3rd 82
4th 75
5th 69
6th 63
7th 58
8th 53
9th 49
10th 45
11th 41
12th 37
13th 34
14th 31
15th 28

The athlete with the most points- by gender and age group after the last race in the Series earns the title of Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series Champion and earns free entry into the Paul Mitchell XTERRA National Championship in Ogden, UT on September 18, 2016. Series Champs can also race for free in the 5k or 10k offered at Nationals if they wish, but only the 21km half marathon is considered the national championship race.

For more information about the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series and National Championship, please visit: xterratrailrun.com

Schedule of Events: May 7, 2016, 6:30 am

Registration Opens 7:00 am – 50 Miler and 50K Race Begins 8:00 am – 25K Race Begins at 9:00 am

Post-Race Food and Awards 25k distance: food (breakfast items) available from 10:00am to 12:00pm, awards at 11:00am 50k distance: food available from 2:00pm – 7:00pm, awards at 3:00pm 50mile distance: food available from 2:00 – 7:00pm, awards around 7:00pm

Drop Bags:  There is no need, as you have access to your car each lap.  Otherwise, backpack. Trails will be marked with tape and directional signage. You will be responsible for following the course.

Fees: 25K Run – $50 until April 1, then $60 50K Run – $85 until April 1, then $95 50 Miler Run – $100 until April 1, then $110 There will be $5 added to the above pricing for race day registration (Please let us know if you are coming so we get enough snacks/food).


Location: Wawayanda State Park 885 Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt, NJ

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