Saturday, Nov 25, 2023

Squatchy Leftovers Trail Race

374 Walker Road

West Orange, NJ Mapleleaf 50K, 25K, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 25, 2023

SELL-OUT

This trail party has sold out the last 5 years - it WILL sell-out again before race day! Please register early to avoid being added to the waitlist!

SQUATCHY LEFTOVERS

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, 2024 at the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ for The Squatchy Leftovers trail race! You can register to run/hike a 5K, 10K, 25K or 50K! We are supporting our non-profit partner, Bigger Than The Trail with this Trail Party! BTTT provides cost-free therapy for anyone who needs it. Please visit our website for the complete details on this race, course maps, gpx files etc!

TRAIL PARTY DETAILS

Please use the address: 374 Walker Road, West Orange, NJ 07052

This is a runner/hiker friendly event and definitely family-friendly! The race course will close at sunset which is 4:30pm so runners/hikers need to finish up by 4:30pm. All events will use our 5K trail loop. As with all of our events, Squatchers over the age of 60 and AWD (athletes with disabilities) can have a pacer/guide at any time. Please use this form to pre-register your pacers. Pacers are not allowed for other runners and hikers without prior approval from the Trail Party Director.

50K - 10 loops. Check-in between 7:15am-7:45am. 8am start
25K - 5 loops. Check-in between 7:15am-7:45am. 8am start
10K - 2 loops. Check-in between 8:15am-8:45am. 9am start
5K - 1 loop. Check-in between 8:15am-8:45am. 9am start

All runners/hikers will receive a handcrafted wood medal and a finishers' item! There are portapottys within walking distance to the trailhead.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

We will use the same 5K loop from our Frosty Fat Sass race in January. There are portapottys at the start/finish area. The course will be marked: The first 2.75 miles are double-wide trails and the last 1/2 mile is singletrack. Start on the Hillspur trail. When the trail splits, stay left to continue onto Longwood Trail. Turn right onto Reservoir Road Trail; the Girl Scout Camp will be on your left (if you run through the camp or if you hit a road, you missed the turn!). At the bottom of the mountain, follow the orange trail markers to make a right onto Reservoir Trail. At the first split, keep left to stay on Reservoir Trail. Reservoir Trail will turn into the white-dot Zoo Loop Trail. After the trail becomes a single track, turn right onto connector trail (marked by orange duct tape). Take this all the way up to the parking lot, turn right to stay on the grass (the portapottys will be on your left) back to the start/finish. There's 289 ft of gain. You can download the gpx and map from our website.

BIGGER THAN THE TRAIL

We are proud to partner with Bigger Than The Trail . 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 free therapy to those in need! Please consider making a donation to BTTT when you register for this squatchy trail party.

TRAIL MIX FUND

Do you want to race but can’t afford the entry fee? Are you a part of the BIPOC or LGBTQ+ community?
"Apply to the Trail Mix Fund to have your registration fee waived!" Sassquad Trail Running is proud to partner with the non-profit the Trail Mix Fund for the Squatchapple, Big Bear North & South, Sterling Squatch and Wild Goose. Founded in 2020 by our friends in Oregon at Go Beyond Racing, the Trail Mix Fund uses donations to help people who are under-served, under-resourced, and under-represented. This includes people of color and LGBTQ+, but is not restricted to those communities.

FAQ's

Q: Can I have a pacer?
A: As with all of our events, Squatchers over the age of 60 and AWD (athletes with disabilities) can have a pacer/guide at any time. Please use this form to pre-register your pacers. Pacers are not allowed for other runners and hikers without prior approval from the Trail Party Director.

Q: Can I sign my kids up for the Squatchy Leftovers?
A: Yes! This is a family friendly event. Be sure to register your child separately and agree to the waiver for minors. And make sure to keep track of Daniel before during and after the event. We only have 1 search-party and they're already out there looking for Sasquatch.

Q: What's the weather like in West Orange, NJ in November?
A: Cold. Snow. Maybe Hail. Balmy? Dress warm. Bring layers. Be smart.

Q: I could get lost in a brown paper bag. Will the course be marked?
A: Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important. We will have bright colored ribbons along the course and plenty at all of the turns.

Q: I don't want to run, are there any volunteer opportunities?
A: Yes! We always need Sassy Volunteers! Please email us if you would like to volunteer: trailpartyracedirector@sassquadtrailrunning.com

Q: If I sign up for the 10K but don't feel like running another loop once I finish the first one, can I stop running?
A: Yes. Please let the race timer know if you are dropping down in distance or leaving the race.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Your pup cannot come to this race. Our liability insurance does not cover dogs in the race. Thank you for cooperating!

Q: Me and my friend aren't registered for the race, but we're still planning on coming to run. We won't eat from the aid station or take a medal or swag. This is okay, right?
A: NO THIS IS NOT OKAY. This is called being a "race bandit" and it is stealing. Not paying for a race and running the race is stealing from the race organization (even if you're not taking food or swag). Don't do this at a Sassquad trail party or ANY other race. It's not okay. And if you hear about someone else doing this, call them out. If you bandit a race, you will be banned from registering for any of our Sassquad events.

Q: This is my first Trail Party, what do I need to know?
A: Sweep the Leg. Do you have a problem with that, Mr. Lawrence? No mercy.. Seriously, we are SO EXCITED that you are choosing a Sassquad event for your first trail race! This is a great choice for your first race because these trails have a bit of everything! You'll run on easy carriage roads, technical singletracks and enjoy flat trails and hilly trails. You're going to LOVE it!

FAMILIES, SENIORS, MILITARY, VETERANS, NYNJTC MEMBERS, FRONTLINE WORKERS, 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 trailpartydirector@sassquadtrailrunning.com 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. Must provide proof of service. Please email trailpartydirector@sassquadtrailrunning.com before you register for an event so we can provide you with a discount code. We extend a 10% discount to our Wise Elder Squatch Squad (folks who are over the age of 60); email us for the the code! New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Members and South Mountain Conservancy members can receive 10% off of registration; please email us for the discount code!

BE A HERO

Join the Volunteer Dream Team! We need help with check-in, sweeping the course and cleaning up. Are you registered for a race that requires volunteer hours? We can sign-off on the hours that you log at the Squatchy Leftovers! We love our volunteer team and we are always looking to add more sassy members to the Volunteer Squad! Please email us if you would like to volunteer: trailpartyracedirector@sassquadtrailrunning.com

SKRATCH

We are excited to share that our friends over at Skratch Labs are official Sassquad sponsors! We will be proudly serving Skratch Hydration at the aid station. Sassquaders can save 20% by using the code SASSQUAD24 at skratchlabs.com

SNEAKER FACTORY

Thank you to our friends at Sneaker Factory, NJ! Sneaker Factory supports Sassquad Trail Running on and off the trails to help make the events as squatchtastic as possible! The Sneaker Factory is NJ's source for all things running: New Jersey's oldest and most well-known running store, originally opened in Millburn in 1978. Stop by one of our three convenient neighborhood locations and let us help you find the "perfect ride for every stride." Millburn, Florham Park and Basking Ridge.

REFUNDS/DEFERRALS

Like many other race organizations, we do not offer refunds for our events. Please take the time to double check your calendar before registering for a Trail Party. Please understand that we do not offer refunds under any circumstances. If you notify us via email (not through social media, text or phone call) more than 45 days from the date of the Trail Party, we will extend a deferral to any of our events that fall within one calendar year of the Trail Party that you were registered for. If you sustain an injury less than 45 days from the race date, we will extend a deferral if you come to that race to volunteer for at least 4 hours. If the race that you want to drop from is sold-out with an active wait-list and if you notify us via email (not through social media, text or phone call) at least 3 days before the race, we will extend a deferral to any of our events that fall within one calendar year of the Trail Party that you were registered for. The race credit is the amount that you paid for the race (not including UltraSignUp fees) so you will need to cover any difference in fees; refunds will not be issued if the deferred event costs less than your race credit. You can only defer one time so please doublecheck that you can make the race you're deferring to.

SASSQUAD TRAIL RUNNING

We are a community of SASQUATCH-lovin' trail runners and hikers. 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!

Event's current local time: 10:33 PM ET

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