This is a member fueled club for anyone interested in trail runs in Watchung Reservation. All skill/paces welcome. Anything from shorter 3 mile runs to ultra-distance. We will have opportunities for morning runs, afternoon runs, weekend runs, group after-dark evening runs, etc.
We also are open to exploring trails in other Central/North Jersey parks so please add your suggestions. We welcome hikers as well (just be sure to know how to read a map and trail blazes). Event hosts are welcomed and appreciated. Please send a message if you are willing to host meetups.
Looking forward to exploring the Reservation (and areas beyond) with everybody!
Hey everyone! I love Watchung Reservation, host an event there, enjoy trail running, and organize another Meetup group. I just took the reigns of this group from Steve so that we could try to keep it going. I'm happy to "organize" but truly believe this needs to be a group effort.
a) We need EVENT HOSTS. We won't succeed if we don't have lots of activity on different days and at different times. Based on the initial responses here, we have members interested in everything from early morning runs to weekends only to headlamp runs. There is also interest in utilizing trails other than those in Watchung. With many different schedules and home bases we need everyone who is willing and knows a trail to step up and HOST. This doesn't mean you need to be an expert or even a very experienced or fast trail runner, we can keep it very casual so don't be intimidated. :)
b) We also will need PARTICIPATION. If you want the group to continue but don't feel comfortable hosting, please support the effort by making it a priority to join an upcoming run (as soon as they begin to get posted).
c) We need your feedback! Please add to the comments below and also update your profile. Letting others know when you are usually free to run (days/times), your experience level (looking for motivation vs. ultrarunner), and if you are familiar with any trails should really help to get things moving.
d) R.S.V.P.ing here is really a show of interest in keeping the group active. You aren't committing to an actual date or time here.
Looking forward to a successful continuation of this group! Hope to see you all out there very soon (and hope I don't slow you down too much)!