Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 @ 9:00 AM

Sterling Squatch Half Marathon

Long Meadow Road

Tuxedo Park, NY Half Marathon

Registration closes: Fri, Jun 9 @ 11:59 PM


Sassquad Trail Running and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference are proud to present the first annual Sterling SquaTCh Half Marathon (the capitalized "TC" in SquaTCh stands for "Trail Conference"!!) Join us on Saturday June 10, 2023 at 9am for this trail half marathon. You'll enjoy gorgeous rolling singletracks through rhododendrons, pass by beautiful lakes, meadows and a waterfall. This event is hiker-friendly, family-friendly, newbie-friendly; come one, come all! Our Trail Parties are always open to all peoples, ages and paces. Please visit our website for the complete details on this race, course maps, gpx files etc!


The race will start and finish at the Laurel Meadows Pond Parking Area at Sterling Forest State Park in Tuxedo Park, NY. The half marathon kicks-off at 9am. The course closes at 2pm, giving each runner/hiker 5 hours to finish which makes this event hiker-friendly. Check-in will be open from 8:15am-8:45am where you will receive your handcrafted wood medal (made with squatchy love in the Squatch Shop), race swag and bib. Runners and hikers will take home a swag item of their choice, we will have buffs, hats, travel mugs, bags, beach towels and more available (swag varies every race). Please note: pacers are not allowed. Members of the Trail Conference will be at the race to chat with you about the amazing work they are doing in New York and New Jersey. Please visit our website for the complete details on this race, course maps, gpx files etc!


The Sterling SquaTCh takes you through 13 miles of unique trails at Sterling Forest State Park. This half marathon course has a fun mix of rolling singletracks, woods roads and highlights the trail beautiful of this state park. There is 1,900 feet of elevation gain over the 13.1 miles. This is not a flat course, but it is no where near as challenging as our two Big Bear SquaTCh Trail Parties at Harriman State Park. You'll be well-supported at this Trail Party with two on-course aid stations that will be well stocked with snacks, water and Skratch Hydration. Please visit our website for the complete details on this race, course maps, gpx files etc!


We are proud to be co-hosting this trail party with our friends at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference! Please consider donating by using the add-on feature during registration. The NYNJTC maintains and protects over 2,000 miles of trails in New York and New Jersey.


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


Join the Sassy Volunteer Dream Team! We need help with check-in, aid stations, 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 Sterling SquaTCh. We love our volunteer team and we are always looking to add more sassy members to the Volunteer Squad! Email us at if you would like to volunteer!


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 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 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! We also offer discounts to participating club members of local running and fitness groups; for the full list of clubs, please visit our website here.


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.


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 and useless trivia information. 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!

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