The Batona 50 is a point-to-point run along the entire length of the Batona Trail from Ong’s Hat to Bass River in the beautiful New Jersey Pine Barrens. The run is 53.4 miles in length, which is the full distance of the Batona Trail. We will also host a 50k option that ends at Batsto Village. The trail is marked with pink blazes and runs through vast tracts of the Pinelands National Reserve. The trail crosses various roads at different points along the way, and we will have car support at these locations.
Local time: 7:01 AM
The Batona 50 run will be held in the “Fat Ass” format: no fees, no frills, just 50 miles of open trail. In lieu of a fee, please consider donating to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Pine Barrens ecosystem and promoting public awareness of the Pinelands, or NJ Conservation Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving land and natural resources throughout New Jersey.
The Pinelands is one of New Jersey’s most beautiful treasures and is home to many rare and endangered plants including swamp pink, pitcher plants, and many species of orchids. We are lucky to be able to explore such a beautiful landscape on foot, so please remember to stay on the trail to minimize our impact. Runners are also encouraged to report any illegal off-roading or illegal dumping to the State Park Police at 1-877-927-6337.