Saturday, Oct 16, 2021

Wawayanda Trail Fest

Wawayanda State Park Boat Launch

Hewitt, NJ 50k , Half Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 16, 2021

Wawayanda Trail Run!

Wawayanda Trail Run is back again during the peak of autumn foliage. It doesn't disappoint with miles (not an exaggeration) of rhododendron tunnels, marsh bridges and both gravel road and single track! Just about the most diverse course as we could find.


The course winds through the hills of Northern Jersey with only 2 road crossings, and they are both IN THE PARK! The routes are a mix of 2 loops, South Loop = 13+ miles and the North Loop = 5+ miles. The full loop totaling 18+ miles.

Half Marathon route = 1 loop of the South Loop (~13 Miles)
50K route = Full Loop (~18miles) + 1 South Loop (~13 Miles)
50 Mile route = Full Loop x 2 (~18miles x 2) + 1 South Loop (~13 Miles)

COURSE ROUTES: Can be found on our Wawayanda PLOTAROUTE COLLECTION. Toggle on the Course you'd like to see and use the upper right MENU option for MORE INFO, elevation, gps downloads and more.

Aid Stations

There are 3 aid stations: Maraschino, Dam Straight and BaseCamp.
- Maraschino is approx 7miles into the South Loop. NO crews, spectators or drop bags
- Dam Straight is only a .25 mile walk from the Main Event / Start & Finish. Great spot for Crews, Spectators and Drop Bags
- Base Camp will be feet from the Start/Finish & Parking Area. The most convenient for crew/pacers/spectators

The Half will have 1 aid station, Maraschino (plus a quick pass of Dam Straight .25 before the finish)
The 50K will visit 5 Aid Stations (including a quick pass of Dam Straight .25 before the finish)
The 50 Mile will visit 8 Aid Stations (including a quick pass of Dam Straight .25 before the finish)

Amazing volunteers and staff will be ready to get you what you need. Skratch is typically our electrolyte hydration of choice. We'll have some of the AS staples, like fruit, pb&j, potatoes, pretzels, chips, and some candy ... and don't forget broth and pierogies. We can even make up some cheese or just bean quesadillas or bacon ... we do take requests and are happy to try to accommodate as best we can. Vegan option available in gels and starches and more.

Crew / Pacers / Spectators

This is a great race for racers, crew, pacers, spectators that have only 1 car! No shuttling or drop-offs involved. Everything is centered around the main event site, but the miles are not too repetitive with an 18mile loop!

Please let us know if you plan on having a pacer. While we don't charge for pacers, they do take up some food and water, so we need to plan accordingly. 50K Pacers are allowed to start with their racers at mile 18. The 50 Mile pacers can start with your racer at mile 31 or 36. There are no pacers allowed for the half marathon.

Crews are allowed at both Dam Straight and BaseCamp (NOT at Maraschino) Main Event Aid Station will be clearly marked and crews assisting racers will need to help in the designated area. Dam Straight is just a .25 mile walk from the Main Event, so crews and spectators can meet their racer in this location as well. No vehicles needed.

Race Day

5 AM: Check-in opens
6 AM: 50 Mile Starts
7AM: 50K Starts
9AM: Half Marathon Starts

3:30PM: Soft Cutoff for last lap (South Loop)

7 PM: 50 Mile cutoff (~15:46 min/mile pace) & 50K cutoff (~23 min/mile pace)


We have worked it out with the park again to allow racers to camp onsite Friday night near the Main Event area! Sat Night TBD. Camping will be $10 per group, payable by Venmo to @redpointproductions. Please fill out this Google Form to let us know if you plan on camping out.

Volunteer :)

We'd love to have you join the team. Click HERE to see the options!

Event's current local time: 4:28 AM ET


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