Muddy Marathon - Officially ON
May 2, 2009 8:00 am start for marathon / relay
10:30 am start for Half Marathon
12:00 Noon start for Quarter Marathon
Post race refreshments sponsored by Cricket Hill Brewery
Pre race and on course drinks sponsored by Hammer Nutrition
The trail course is 6.55 Miles which begins inside Craigmeur Recreation Complex, running through wooded paths, old ski trails and open fields. It then transitions through non-blazed trails into the woods to meet up with the Four Birds Trail. It follows this Trail up the ridge and for approximately 2 miles before switching over to another non-blazed path in a return route to Craigmeur. The course will be marked with flour, water based spray chalk, survey flags and live volunteers. 2 water / aid points, one approximately at 1.8 miles and the second at approximately 5 miles. There is also food and aid at the start finish area.
There is a cut off of 2 hours per loop
This is NOT a trail race for beginning trail runners. You will run through water, mud, over rocks, possibly over downed trees, on blazed trails and also areas where there is no trail. The course will be so well marked that a second grader could follow trail, but it will not be easy. Walkers WILL NOT finish the course in under 2 hours / loop.
photos taken by Dawn Becko (Daily Record)
The Muddy Marathon starts at 8:00AM. Four loops of the delightfully scenic course. More marathon info--please read FAQs. The cut of two hours is per loop, not a total of 8 hours for the entire marathon.
The Marathon Relay starts at 8:00 AM. This allows people to form 2 or 4 person teams to complete the marathon distance. The transition area is directly in front of the start finish area.
The Half-Marathon starts at 10:30 AM. Two loops of the delightfully scenic course.
The Quarter - Marathon starts at 12:00 PM. One loop of 6.55 miles (approximate, not USATF certified).
Day of Registration begins at 7:00am but does not include a shirt.
If you want a shirt send in your money early.
All races start and finish at the pavilion at the Craigmeur Recreation Complex. The loop is not USATF certified, but we measured it and it is at least the distance we advertise.
This event happens rain or shine --be prepared for anything!
The park has toilets, covered pavilion, picnic tables, kids' playground, plenty of parking.... Bring lawn chairs or blankets to relax after you're done running!
Local Directions - 1175 Green Pond Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435
Easily Accessible to Route 23, 80 and 287. Route 80 West to exit 37 (Rockaway - Hibernia), left onto Route 513 North(Green Pond Road). Proceed nine and 1/2 miles to Craigmeur. Or Route 23 North to Green Pond Exit. Take jug handle across highway and take Route 23 South for one hundred yards. Turn right at exit for Green Pond. Proceed two miles to Craigmeur.