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Dash and Deciduous 5k trail run

Run: Dash and Deciduous 5k trail run
Sat June 1, 2024 Directions

Events

Dash and Deciduous 5k trail run

9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Place

Crystal Lake Park, 2401 Axe Factory Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Enter the park from Axe Factory Road (NOT Rt. 130). Some GPS users can search "Crystal Lake South Parking Lot".

Description

"That is ONE TOUGH 5K!" - Anthony
"That was the longest 3.1 of my life!" - Brian
"This was my first 5k with 'Danger' signs on the course!" -Eric
"Delightfully dangerous" - anon


Saturday, June 1st 2024, 9:30 AM Start

Join us at Crystal Lake Park for the Dash and Deciduous 5k trail run! This is a super secret, FREE, timed 'FATASS' 5k, which is essentially a fun, organized group run without all the bells and whistles of a typical race. Registration is required due to the field size being limited to 40 runners. Once the field limit is reached, additional runners will go on a waiting list and be added randomly.

 

Although though the Uptown Gentlefriends covers all expenses, this event relies heavily on runner donations to enhance the experience. Donations aren't required but 100% of contributions go directly back to the runners.


AWARDS:

  • Top Male and Female

  • Age Group Awards: Available for both male and female in the following age groups; 

    • 29 and Under

    • 30 to 39

    • Masters (40+)

If participation is high, "Easter eggs" will be hidden along the course, and can be returned for a small prize. If the finder also wins an award, the prize will be given to the next highest finisher.

All-Time fastest at the Clayton Park course: http://bit.ly/UGFfastest
Top Male at Crystal Lake Park; Eric F. - 24:20
Top Female at Crystal Lake Park; Eileen M. - 33:35

 

Course Description:
This course is a fun, timed group run and may be challenging for beginners. It features approximately 300ft of elevation gain, ankle-twisting roots, and some steep, dangerous hills. Veteran trail runners will enjoy the challenge and the opportunity to gain ground in a few runnable sections. The course will be well-marked, with no risk of getting lost, and there will be a water station at the halfway point.


Spectator Information:
The course is spectator-friendly. You can cheer on runners at the start, at mile 0.50 before they enter the woods, at mile 0.80 just a series of steep hills and finally at mile 2.1 for one last push before the finish line. Refreshments will be served post-run near the sign-in area, and the award ceremony will take place shortly after the conclusion of the run.

 

Important Notes:

  • The parking area is small, so we strongly encourage carpooling.

  • This is a small but competitive club run, and participants are responsible for their own safety. Crystal Lake Park offers challenging trails, including some steep and potentially dangerous downhill. Even experienced trail runners should exercise caution.


- John Beck
Run Concierge

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Directions

Crystal Lake Park, 2401 Axe Factory Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Enter the park from Axe Factory Road (NOT Rt. 130). Some GPS users can search "Crystal Lake South Parking Lot".

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