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2021-2022 TRAIL PARTIES

 

January 22, 2022

Join us for the Frosty Fat Sass; a trail race 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). Funds raised support 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. With you registration, you will become a member of the South Mountain Conservancy!

February 12, 2022

That's right-- come run/hike a 5K in a ONESIE! This flat and fast course is perfect for newbies, families and those seasoned veterans who want to log a speedy 5K time. We will meet at the NYNJTC Headquarters in Mahwah, NJ and run around the lake at Ramapo Valley County Reservation.  We are supporting our friends at the NYNJTC ​with this event!

March 12, 2022

Join us at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, NJ on Sunday March 12, 2022 for the Single Squatch! Come squatch 5.5 miles or 11 miles with us! We are proudly supporting our friends at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference with this event! As always, our trail parties are open to runners and hikers of all ages and paces!

April 9, 2022

There is the Mayapple, the Febapple and now THE SQUATCHAPPLE!! Join us on Saturday April 9, 2022 for the Squatchapple Trail Race at the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ! With distances for everyone, this trail party is open to runners and hikers of all ages and paces. Runners/hikers can sign up to squatch 11 miles, 20 miles, 33 miles or 50 miles! We will be supporting the South Mountain Conservancy with this trail party!

May 7, 2022

We have all of the verbals for this race; as soon as we receive the paper permit, we will open up registration for this trail party! We are teaming up with our friends at the NYNJTC to bring back the much-loved trail race at Bear Mountain. This breathtaking and rugged half marathon course will start/finish at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area. Runners/hikers can squatch a half marathon or marathon in 2022 and we anticipate adding longer distances in 2023!

May 21, 2022

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 as we support the Conservancy.

June 25, 2022

An ultramarathon that begins at midnight? YES, YES, YES! Join us 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. We are supporting our charity partner NJCASA with this event.

July 9, 2022

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. The funds raised will be donated to our friends at “Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, an awesome local non-profit that assists local families in need.

July 2022 Date TBD

We are excited to support MEND NJ  again by hosting one of their 10 Days of 10K's! We will use our Frosty Fat Sass 5K race loop at the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ. This event is donation-based and raises funds to support local families in need.

August 27, 2022

A trail party with no definitive end?! YES, PLEASE!! Join us on Saturday August 27, 2022 at Stokes State Forest for New Jersey's first backyard ultra... THE BACKYARD SQUATCH! Every hour on the hour, runners will complete the 4.166667 loop. This will go on every hour on the hour until there is only one runner left standing! This trail party is capped at 80 runners, so snag your spot by registering ASAP! We are supporting our charity partner, SOXCESS with this trail party!

SEPTEMBER 2022 DATE/LOCATION TBD

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 or 6 hours hours not your thing? Don't worry, the Squatch has you covered! You can sign up for the 5K! We are supporting our charity partner Operation Chillout with this race!

October 15, 2022

Sassquad Trail Running and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference are proud to present the Harriman Big Bear SquaTCh at Harriman State Park in Tuxedo, New York! Join us at 9am on Saturday October 15, 2022 for this historic trail half marathon. All runners and hikers will experience non-stop trail beauty on this single loop course through Harriman State Park! Your race registration is directly helping the Trail Conference restore the 100 year-old Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail. (The capitalized "TC" in SquaTCh stands for "Trail Conference"!!)

November 26, 2022

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 27, 2021 at the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ for The Squatchy Leftovers 5K, 10K, 25K, 50K trail run! We are supporting our charity partner Operation Chillout ​with this race!

December 10, 2022 (tentative date)

It's about time. The weathaas finally turned. SWEATAA WEATHAA! SWEATAA WEATHAA! SWEATAA WEATHAA! Join us 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! Join us at Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, NJ for this trail party! You can squatch 8ish miles or 4ish miles under the full moon! We are supporting our non-profit partner Bigger Than The Trail with this trail party!

October 28, 2023

We are going to host the Last Squatch Standing every other year! The next date for the Last Squatch Standing is October 28, 2023. 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? We are supporting our charity partner Soxcess with this event!