An XTERRA Trail Run Series Event, XTERRA New Jersey is set in the majestic Wawayanda State Park, just 50 miles from New York City, and comprised of 34,350 acres, 40-plus miles of trails, and a crystal clear lake, providing the ideal setting for an XTERRA off-road event. Strambecco rates the event as one of the Best Trail Events in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The full event comprises full and sprint Triathlon races, Duathlon, Aquabike, gravel races, and trail events. XNJ Trail Runs are XTERRA Trail Run World Series events with 232 qualifying slots for the Xtrerra Trail World Championships held Sept 30 – Oct 1 at the Sugarloaf Resort in Maine. The XTERRA New Jersey trail run is also part of the Way Over Yonder Trail Run Series, which includes the April 1st Jungle Escape Runs and June 17 Transcend Trail Runs.
The Marathon and Half Marathon trail runs are held on a rolling 13-mile loop within Wawayanda State Park. The Half Marathon loop (which will be run 2x for the Marathon) starts with the Gravel loop that will be featured in Sunday’s Multisport events, and then feeds directly into the 10K loop. The 10K loop will run along portions of majestic Wawayanda Lake for absolutely spectacular views. The course is rolling hills and the first 3 miles of the 10K are packed dirt with some rocks and roots before heading into 2.2 miles of rocky goodness with some more technical trails and then finishing on fire road and lakeside sand.
The XTERRA Trail Run World Series is an inclusive series that invites all trail enthusiasts to join the XTERRA community as you connect, explore, and discover new and existing trails in idyllic running terrains worldwide. Designed to mix community and adventure, the series is open to all runners, from amateur to elite, individuals, and pairs, with over 30 races in 20+ countries across Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region. Compete individually, regionally, or globally in the XTERRA Trail Run rankings, or push to the front of the pack in your age group to qualify for a place on the starting line at the annual and invite-only XTERRA Trail Run World Championship. The XTERRA Trail Run World Series includes both half-marathon (15-34km) and full-marathon (35km+) races, with individual and team (duo) categories available.
The event is joint-produced by Ready Set Go Adventures, a regional event producer dedicated to creating fantastic race experiences spanning gravel, MTB, trail running, and triathlons including Jersey Gravel Grinder, the NY Gravel Grinder (permits pending), the Macedonia Gravel Grinder and the Jersey Gravel Grinder Deux. Strambecco considers many of these events to be the Best Gravel Events in the Mid-Atlantic.