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4 or 4.5 Mile Run in Ridgewood (Wild Duck Pond)

This is back to a 4+ mile run as not one person who wanted to run less than 3 miles has showed up this spring.  This will be whatever you want it to be.  The bigger the group, the more likely you'll be able to pair off with someone for the run of your desired distance.  Please do not be concerned about your pace; we are a flexible group and the whole group does not have to run at the same pace.


For those who wish to stick around after the run, we may get together at (insert favorite Ridgewood hot spot here) to relax, catch up, and share some laughs.  When we do this, we usually get to the restaurant between 7:30 and 7:45.  If anyone cares to join us that didn't come to the run, you are certainly welcome.


This run starts at the "Wild Duck Pond" area of the Saddle River County Park in Ridgewood. We will start at the beginning of the mile markers which is near the exit, not near the entrance. There's parking close to the beginning of the path. If you cannot park in the lot nearest the beginning of the path, you'll need to reenter the park and park in the next closest lot.  The driving area of the park is U-shaped so to get to the parking lot closest to the start of the run, you essentially drive around the "U" and approach the exit to the last lot on the right (by the dog park).

We will start at the "Wild Duck Pond Area" and will turn around at some point. If you'd like to run additional miles, you are certainly more than welcome to do so as the mile markers make it simple to track your distance. Depending on the turnout we sometimes break off into little groups of two or three people, each of which may go at slightly different paces and/or distances. Regardless, if you wish to run at a slower pace, I am more than happy to run with you at your preferred pace. Nobody gets left in the dust. This is a fun run, not a competition.


We will run rain or shine, hot or cold. If you RSVP "Yes", please do your best to be on time as we'll only wait a couple of minutes past 6:30 PM to get rolling. If you have questions, comments, or doubts, feel free to email me.  Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.

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  • Mike

    Wow! It's the first time in quite a while where the list of attendees is actually right! Everyone showed. Gina almost made it too. Great turnout and nice weather. It was great to see everyone. Welcome new face Jodi!

    4 · July 24, 2014

    • Mike

      BTW, I meant that everyone showed and the attendance didn't have to be adjusted.

      July 24, 2014

    • Jodi

      It was great to meet everyone. Looking forward to more runs with the group.

      July 24, 2014

  • Jodi

    Stuck at a train crossing.... On my way if I am late I will catch up or see you on the turn around.

    July 24, 2014

  • Kerry

    I am going to start a little early and take things slow but see you out there!

    July 24, 2014

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