Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Course Info: Don’t be fooled by the relatively short distance of this race. This great 5 Miler manages to pack in all forms of trail running to test even the most seasoned trail junkies. On the single track course (map) you will encounter rocks, gnarly roots, rolling hills, stream crossings, a few climbs, and some speedy (scary) rocky downhill descents! Course marshals will be stationed throughout the race, in addition to the well-marked trail, to provide assistance and direction. A water stop will also be available, and you will pass there twice at Miles 1.5 and 4.
Race Day: Participants can park at Chimney Rock Park parking lot off Chimney Rock Road, with the registration area at the end of the lot near the park bathrooms. Be sure to check in and collect your bib, The pre-race briefing will be given in the registration area before heading to the start/finish area, which is a short walk down the paved pathway toward the playground.
Awards: Top 3 Male & Female Finishers. Custom Rock Trophies. Awards are also given for the top 2 Male & Female finishers in 10 year age bands. 10-19; 20-19; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80 and over.
Pricing: Participants will be able to take advantage of early registration pricing before March 1st, and then normal pricing will take effect.
Before March 1st: RVRR Members - $22 Non-RVRR - $25
March 1st - March 30th: RVRR Members - $25 Non-RVRR - $28
Day of: ALL participants - $30 Cash or Check ONLY please
Refreshments & Post-Race Party at Chimney Rock Inn, 800 Thompson Ave. Bound Brook, NJ 08805. Please note that your family and friends are certainly welcome to celebrate with everyone at the Chimney Rock Inn for an additional $16 per person to be collected at the Inn.
JOIN RVRR: Raritan Valley Road Runners has been New Jersey's Best Running Club since 1983! We host multiple group runs each week, organize local races throughout the year, and help to promote the sport that we all love in as many ways as possible. We run hard and play hard, and we would love to have you join us! Check out our club page at www.rvrr.org and stop by for one of our weekly club runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday!