80s THEMED RAD RAMAPO - WAY OVER YONDER TRAIL RUN SERIES
Join us November 18 for the next Way Over Yonder Tail Run Series race, which will be held at Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, NJ. RAD Ramapo Trail Run benefits the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to support all the amazing work they do maintaining and developing 2,000+ miles of trails in the region.
Ramapo Valley County Park is one of the gems of Bergen County and runners/hikers will be treated to amazing views of the surrounding mountains and forest, as well as a trail side waterfall. Course will be well marked with arrows and survey tape to guide your way through your choice of Half Marathon, 10K or 5K. The Half Marathon will be doing two loops of the 10K course. Race is USA Track & Field Sanctioned.
We're going with a full out 80s theme for this one - so wear your neon and headbands. Who knows, maybe someone will even be rocking a Member's Only jacket?
Of course we'll have a curated 80s play list to get you pumped before race.
Join us for post race bagels & more.
DAY OF REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
Did you snooze on signing up for this Saturday's race? Good news - we will have onsite registration available.
Please come at least 60 minutes prior to your category start time and bring cash to expedite registration.
Half Marathon $75, 10K $50 and 5k $40
FINISHER & WINNER MEDALS
All Finishers get Wooden Finisher Plaques.
Half Marathon & 10K
Age Group Medals Top 3 Men & Women:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+
5k Top 3 Men & Women Overall Medals
The 5K course is very accessible to runners/hikers of all levels. The 10K loop will be a bit more of a challenge with some more technical sections. It starts off flat and fast for 9/10 mile before climbing up some rocky goodness, followed by a spirited descent. Then a bit more climbing followed by some fast sections up on the ridge before a big descent and a fast flat mile to finish the loop. (Click on the FatMaps below to see detail including elevation changes)
ON COURSE GPS
All registered runners will receive full access to use RideWithGPS during the event. The free APP can be set to provide audio cues to alert you before each turn. While we painstakingly mark the course with arrows and course tape, it is possible for something to be blown down or missed as your running full out. Use the App on your phone to check where you are on the course so you can easily make your way back on course in case you've missed a turn.
We want to make sure you have an incredible experience at our trail run. Portions of the course are technical and expect that your pace to adjust accordingly. Please make sure to bring the following:
- Charged Cell Phone
- RideWIthGPS App pre-loaded (or your choice of App using GPX file)
- Hydration Pack or Water Bottle
- Minimum 200 calories (gels, chews, energy bar, etc)
WEATHER & WHAT TO WEAR
Weather in the Ramapo Mountains in mid-November can range from 29-55 degrees. So, the key is wearing layers so you're prepared for any condition. We will have long sleeve technical T shirts for sale at the event which works as a great base layer. (Pre-Order to ensure we have your size). Good idea to have running tights. Trail Running Shoes recommended.
There will be plenty of parking at Ramapo Valley County Reservation. From the parking lot it's a short walk to the start of the trail run.
It's no secret that community events like RAD Ramapo Trail Run simply don't happen without the help of volunteers. All volunteers will get race swag & join us for the post race celebration. We could use some help with packet pickup, sweeping the course and breaking down all the race gear. Sign up by clicking the volunteer button or email us at email@example.com.
HALF MARATHON will do two loops of the extended 10K Loop
Event's current local time: 2:08 PM ET