Race to the Top of New Jersey

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October 06, 2018

Do you have what it takes to complete the highest and hardest 5K in New Jersey?

Run/walk to the top of New Jersey, High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level and return down along Lake Marcia to your starting point, which is also the finish line. Enjoy the NEW date, 10/6/2018, featuring the best fall foliage and scenery New Jersey has to offer.

On this course you will enjoy a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys overlooking three states: New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania. The course completely closed to thru traffic, so don’t worry about cars!

 This is fun and unforgettable autumn challenge  supporting two great organizations in Sussex County, Pass It Along and Norwescap. A free race shirt commemorating the first ever 5K to the top of New Jersey for all entries received by September 15!

Course Description:

5K road race all on pavement:
the 1st ¾ of a mile is relatively flat along Lake Marcia
at which point there is a steep ascent to the monument of approximately ½ mile
after a loop through the monument parking area you will descend the steep hill
the final mile is rolling hills to the finish line.

Saturday, October 6, 2018:

Participant check-in and walk-up registration: 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Start of race: 9:00 am


“Kings of the Hill”: Top 3 Overall Males
“Queens of the Hill”: Top 3 Overall Females
Gender Specific Age Groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Course Time Limit = 100 minutes * Runners must finish withing 45 minutes to be eligible for awards

Pre-register online for just $30 through October 4.  After October 4 and on race day, price increases to $35

VOLUNTEERS or SPONSORS, Please contact [email protected]

No rain date. No refunds.

PLEASE NOTE THAT USING THE MAILING ADDRESS IN GPS WILL NOT WORK! Take Route 23 approximately 7 miles north of the town of Sussex, NJ or 4 miles south of Port Jervis, NY. Both the park office and the main entrance to the park on located on Route 23.

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


Race to the Top of New Jersey 5k

October 06, 2018 (Saturday) - 10:00
3.1 miles
Road Solo

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