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2022 TRAIL PARTIES

 

Upcoming Events

  • Sassquad Intro to Trail Running Clinic at Sneaker Factory NJ
    Oct 23, 8:00 AM – Oct 24, 11:30 AM
    Millburn, 308 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041, USA

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 1, 2022

**Postponed to 3/1/22** Join us at the West Essex Trail in Cedar Grove, NJ for our CHOCO TACO TRAIL RUN on 3-1-22! The run will begin at 7:22PM. Why 7:22pm? Because 7:22PM is also 22:22 in the -2 time zone... So it's Choco Taco Tuesday Trail Run on 3-1-22 at 22:22, -2!! We'll meet at the Robert J O'Toole Community Center at 199 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. We will run 2.22 miles out to the end of the West Essex Trail and then return to the Community Center (4.44ish miles total). We'll provide everyone with a Choco Taco at the end of the run! This is a no-drop night group run, so all running paces are welcome and we will not leave you behind. (Of course, you're welcome to come with your squad and run faster/slower if you'd like to) The West Essex Trail is a pancake flat, non-technical trail. So this is perfect for newbies and first-time night runners. BYO-Headlamp! This is a FREE group run! But, please sign-up so we know how many Choco Tacos to bring!

March 12, 2022

Join us at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, NJ on Saturday 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!

March 29, 2022

Join us at the West Essex Trail in Cedar Grove, NJ for our PEEPS TRAIL RUN on 3/29/22! We'll meet at the Robert J O'Toole Community Center at 199 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ at 7:30pm. We will run 2.22 miles out to the end of the West Essex Trail and then return to the Community Center (4.44ish miles total). We'll provide everyone with a PEEPS at the end of the run! 

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 26, 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! This 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 12, 2022

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 6, 2022

It's time to GET STOKED AT STOKES for the Thunder Chicken Squatch at Stokes State Forest in Branchville, NJ! Runners and hikers of all ages and paces can sign up for the 7 mile loop or the 17 mile loop. We will be honoring the men and women who have sacrificed so much to service our country by offering 50% off entries to all Active-Duty Military, National Guard, Reserves and Veterans! If you are in the Military or are a Veteran, please use the code THUNDERCHICKEN to save 50%! We will recognize all of our military runners/hikers before the race. We are supporting our charity partner Operation Chillout with this trail party.

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 24, 2022

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 on Saturday September 24, 2022 for a 50 miler, Marathon or 25K. Spoiler Alert: we are adding the first ever Sassquad 100 Miler to this Trail Party in 2023 (we anticipate the 2023 race date to be September 23). We are supporting our non-profit partner, Bigger Than The Trail with this Trail Party!

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 12, 2022

We are proud to sponsor an aid station again at the Pocantico Hills Marathon. This race is a benefit for the Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Run Wild, Inc., and the NYNJ Trail Conference. Email us if you would like to volunteer with Sassquad at this event!

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

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!