January 25, 2020

Join us on January 25, 2020 for the Frosty Fat Sass; a fat-ass event for runners who love the cold (or runners who hate the cold but need to sign-up for an event because they need the accountability to keep running through the winter). In lieu of a registration fee, we will be collecting monetary donations for the South Mountain Conservancy, an awesome local non-profit that preserves the South Mountain Reservation and provides great educational and recreational opportunities for the community.

February 15, 2020

Join us on February 15, 2020 for the first annual Squatchy Onesie Fest 5K-Marathon! That's right-- come run/hike a 5K in a ONESIE! We will meet at the NYNJTC Headquarters in Mahwah, NJ and run around the Ramapo Valley County Reservation.

March 14-15, 2020

Double the Squatch, double the fun! Join us at Stokes State Forest for the DOUBLE SQUATCH as we support the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference!  March 14-15! Runners and hikers can sign up for a 5K, 3H or 6H on one or both days! Do you have what it takes to run for hours on Saturday and then come back and do it all again on Sunday??? This is the perfect event for ultra runners who need those back to back long runs! How many miles can you Squatch in two days?

Register befire April 15, 2020

Social distancing... Home-Schooling.... Work-from-Home...... Races being canceled and postponed left and right..... Who else is feeling the stress levels build up higher and higher every day?! Are you also feeling like you want to help people who are being affected by the COVID-19 Virus but don't know what to do? Sassquad is here to help you with both of those problems! We created the "Squatchy Sassy Sanity Saving Virtual Race" to provide a safe opportunity for you to get out and run/walk your own race while simultaneously helping some folks who are in real need of assistance. Sign up to run/walk a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or 50K - you choose the date, time, and location where you will run/walk. You can complete your distance on trail, road, sidewalk, treadmill, around your backyard - heck you can even complete the distance around your living room! You can complete the virtual run/walk when you want, but you need to register before April 15! You'll receive a handcrafted wood medal shortly after you register. We will send the proceeds to our charity partner, Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors. This amazing non-profit will use the funds to purchase and deliver food and monetary support to families who are hurting right now, in and around Livingston, NJ (our home base). 

April 11, 2020

Join us on Saturday April 11, 2020 to test your speed, endurance and mental toughness as you race to be crowned THE LAST SQUATCH STANDING! The 1-mile loop starts and finishes at the Turtleback Rock Picnic Area at the South Mountain Reservation off of Walker Road in West Orange, NJ. Complete each mile in the allotted time or get eliminated! Do you wish loop races could be more like a roller derby? Do you dream about clotheslining your competition on a single-track trail when you want to pass? Thought about tripping another runner so you could finish ahead of them? If you've ever had any of those thoughts, you'll need to practice your deep-breathing and consider carrying a stress-ball in your hydration pack because our insurance policy doesn't cover tackling, foul-play or booby-traps! *we have temporarily closed online registration until we learn from the CDC, White House and the Park Permitting Office

 May 1 - May 30, 2020

We are proudly supporting local ultra runner James Leitner in his epic runventure: 30 miles, every day, for 30 days to raise $30,000 for his amazing non-profit charity: Mission Clean Water!  Starting on May 1st, James will begin running 30 miles every day for 30 days to help bring clean water to an all girls school. Regardless of weather, he will be running, carrying water, and moving forward. Sassquad's mission is to help ensure James never runs alone! Sign up to run with James (you don't have to run 30 miles if you sign up!). 

May 2, 2020

Join us on May 2, 2020 at Island Beach State Park in Seaside Park, NJ for a BEACH race! We are excited to offer several different events at the Sand Squatch! We are joining the park's May Day Festival and Pet Expo for 2020 which means that we will be offering a 1 mile doggie division! Bring your favorite four-legged friend to run/walk 1 mile on the beach. Runners can also sign-up for a 4-miler or an 8-miler. *we have temporarily closed online registration until we learn from the CDC, White House and the Park Permitting Office

May 16, 2020

The South Mountain Conservancy runs this event as their annual fundraiser. As proud partners, we sponsor this run by providing the chip timing! Join us a we support the Conservancy -- sign up to run/hike 10 miles, 20 miles, 50K, 40 miles or 50 miles!

June 28, 2020

An ultramarathon that begins at midnight? YES, YES, YES! Join us on Sunday June 28th at the Burlington County Fairgrounds for the Midnight Squatchapalooza! Runners can sign up to squatch for 12 hours, 9 hours, 6 hours, 3 hours, or a 5K. Don't miss out on the biggest Sassquad Trail Party of 2020! his is the perfect event for both newbies and veteran trail runners! The flat and fast course is ideal for new trail runners who are jumping into the squatchtastic world of Ultra Running AND for the veteran runners looking to push their limits.

July 11, 2020

Join us on July 11, 2020 for the Fat Sass Switchback Challenge! Runners can sign-up for a 5K (3 loops) 3 hours or 6 hours. The 1.1 mile loop with 300 ft elevation gain starts and finishes at the Locust Grove Picnic Area off of Glen Ave in Millburn, NJ at the South Mountain Reservation. In lieu of a registration fee, we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for “Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, an awesome local non-profit that assists local families in need.

August 29, 2020 (tentative date)

Will there be a three-peat apocalyptic monsoons for 2020? We've now have torrential rain and storms for the 2019 and 2019 Squatchayanda trail races!! Join us at the beautiful Wawayanda State Park on Saturday August 29, 2020 (tentatve date) for an epic night of trail running under the stars and new moon! This year’s race date is a “new moon”! Runners can sign-up for a 5K or 10K. If you've never ventured out on the trail after dark, this is the perfect opportunity to jump into the Squatchtastic world of night trail running!

September 19, 2020

As proud partners of the NY-NJ Trail Conference, we are one of the sponsors for this event! Sign-up to run a half marathon through the amazing trails of the Sterling Forest State Park in Tuxedo, NY!

September 28, 2019

Join us at the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside, New Jersey on Saturday September 28, 2019 for THE SQUATCHUNG SURPRISE! Inspired by legendary RD Sherpa John's TommyKnocker Ultra in Golden, Colorado, The Squatchung Surprise will test your endurance, speed and mental fortitude as your fate on the course is determined by the luck of the draw... There are 4 different trail loops and a bucket of golf balls that match the color of each loop. Runners will reach into the bucket and pull out a golf ball to determine which loop they will run! Running for 3/6/9 hours not your thing? Don't worry, the Squatch has you covered! You can sign up for the 5K!

November 30, 2019

The Thanksgiving feast is over, Black Friday is done; now it's time for you to get off the couch, leave the stores and head over to the trails! Join us on Saturday November 30, 2019 at the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ for The Squatchy Leftovers 5K & 10K trail run! This is a free fun run event: in lieu of a registration fee, we will be collecting donations for "Operation Chillout" and will finish the race with a potluck--bring your favorite post-race food or your Thanksgiving leftovers to share with everyone!

January 11, 2020

It's about time. The weathaas finally turned. SWEATAA WEATHAA! SWEATAA WEATHAA! SWEATAA WEATHAA! Join us at the beautiful Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, New Jersey on Saturday January 11, 2020 for an epic night of trail running under the moon and stars! The December Squatchayanda is a UGLY SWEATER party! That's right, embrace the SWEATAA WEATHAA and bring your favorite ugly sweater. Ugliest sweater will take home a squatchtastic award! U.G.L.Y., you ain’t got no alibi, you’re ugly, hey hey, you’re ugly!



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