SQUATCHAYANDA TRAIL FESTIVAL
Generous cut-offs, unending trail beauty, rockin' aid station and sweet swag....Join us at Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, NJ on Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, 2023 for the Squatchayanda Trail Festival! The 36 hour cutoff for our 100 miler (and 50 miler!) make this a squatchtastic event for those chasing after their first buckle. We will have several events running on Saturday and Sunday, camping at the beach plus local vendors to make this a true Trail Festival! We are supporting our non-profit partner, Bigger Than The Trail with this Trail Party!
You can find all of the information for this event on our website sassquadtrailrunning.com as well as the detailed runners handbook.
100 Miles, 9am Saturday-- 36 hour cutoff. 11,275 ft gain and 11,239 ft loss
50 Miles, 9am Saturday-- 36 hour cutoff. 5,272 ft gain and 5,240 ft loss
Marathon, 9am Sunday-- 12 hour cutoff, 2,759 ft gain, 2,750 ft loss
Half Marathon, 9am Sunday--12 hour cutoff. 1,440 ft gain, 1,414 ft loss
36 Hours, 9am Saturday-9pm Sunday
24 Hours, 9am Saturday-9am Sunday
12 Hours, 9am Sunday-9pm Sunday
Wild Goose 100 mile runners/hikers can have a pacer join them after 72 miles. 36 Hour and 24 Hour runners/hikers can have a pacer with them starting at 12am on Sunday.
Check out the Squatchayanda Trail Festival Runners Manual for all of the deets! After you read through the manual, don't hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Course Maps and GPX files are available on our website. The Squatchayanda Trail Festival course has a little bit of everything - mellow doublewide trails, rolling singletracks, boardwalks and a bit of road. Here is the feedback we hear from runners who have gone on the course–if you live in Northern NJ or the Hudson Valley area, these trails are very mellow, not technical and relatively flat. For folks coming from NYC, Long Island, Brooklyn ect these trails would be considered moderate and much more technical than city-trails and rail trails. So in the context of northern/NJ - the Squatchayanda Trails are mellow, rolling and not very technical. For anyone not used to running in the Jersey Highlands or Hudson Valley, you’ll likely find these trails to be more challenging than a tow path. There is around 100 ft of elevation gain per mile.
FAMILIES, MILITARY, FRONTLINE & CLUB MEMBERS
We want the WHOLE family to come out to our events! We have a special discount code for families registering 3 or more Squatches in the same household. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you register so we can give you the code! Sassquad Trail Running is proud to offer 20% off all events to all active duty military and Veterans and Frontline Workers (Fire, EMS, Healthcare). Please email email@example.com before you register for an event so we can provide you with a discount code. NYNJ Trail Conference and South Mountain Conservancy members can receive 10% off of registration; please email us for the discount code!
WILD GOOSE 100
Okay, so what’s with the name, Wild Goose? We’re so glad you asked... One of the possible meanings of the park name Wawayanda is… WAWA= “wild goose” and YANDA= “the way of”.... “The way of the wild goose.” We couldn’t think of a better name for this hundo. You’ll no doubt see plenty of wild geese hanging out at Wawayanda Lake! This is a GREAT first hundo for newbies chasing after their first buckle. With a generous overall cutoff of 36 hours you’re not going to be chasing cutoffs – we only have one cutoff for mile 94! We don’t care how long the first 94 miles takes you and we don’t want you to be stressed about your pace. A lot can happen over the course of 36 hours; only having 1 cutoff at mile 94 gives you every opportunity to finish this race and recover if any setbacks come your way. You’ll be well-supported at this hundo with a rockin’ aid station that will be open all 36 hours. Our Volunteer Dream Team will help you get that FINISH, so don’t feel like you have to have a Crew with you. A pacer can join you at mile 72. There is 11,275 ft gain and 11,239 ft loss over the 100.25 miles giving you an average of 112 ft gain per mile.
All 100 mile, 36 hour and 24 hour participants are required to complete 8 hours of trail work or trail race volunteering. All 50 miler and 12 hour participants are required to complete 4 hours of trail work or trail race volunteering. Volunteering must be completed before our Trail Party on September 23, 2023. Please use this google form to submit your volunteer hour prior to arriving at the Squatchayanda Trail Festival on 9/23-24, 2023.
BIGGER THAN THE TRAIL
We are proud to partner with Bigger Than The Trail (BTTT). BTTT is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that is using trail running as a platform to advocate for mental health. BTTT's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals struggling with mental health. Through their fundraising efforts, BTTT provides 3 months of free therapy to those in need! Please consider making a donation to BTTT when you register for this squatchy trail party.
We are excited to share that our friends over at Skratch Labs are official Sassquad sponsors! We will be proudly serving Skratch Hydration at each of the Big Bear North aid stations. Sassquaders can save 20% by using the code SASSQUAD23 at skratchlabs.com
SASSQUAD TRAIL RUNNERS
We are a community of SASQUATCH-lovin' trail runners. Our goal is to provide FUN and challenging events for runners of all ages and paces. We like to think that we have a good sense of humor, a full arsenal of sarcastic wit, useless trivia facts and a deep appreciation for cinematic masterpieces (as evidenced multiple times already). Follow us on Instagram , and like us on Facebook to get all of our Squatchy updates. You can also join our Facebook group, "Sassquad Trail Runners" to connect with other runners and hikers!
Local time: 9:23 PM