The Squatchung Surprise


Oct 02, 2021 at 6:00 AM

The Squatchung Surprise

452 New Providence Road

Mountainside NJ, 07092


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Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 3H
  • 6H

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 199

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2018


The Squatchung Surprise
Join us at the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside, New Jersey on Saturday September 28, 2019 for THE SQUATCHUNG SURPRISE! Inspired by legendary RD Sherpa John’s TommyKnocker Ultra in Golden, Colorado, The Squatchung Surprise will test your endurance, speed and mental fortitude as your fate on the course is determined by the luck of the draw……

3 hr and 6 hr Race Details
The 9 hr event starts at 6AM. Check-in from 5AM-5:30AM.
The 6 hr event starts at 9AM. Check-in from 7:30AM-8:30AM.
The 3 hr event starts at 12PM. Check-in from 10:30AM-11:30AM.

There are 4 different trail loops and a bucket of golf balls that match the color of each loop. Runners will reach into the bucket and pull out a golf ball to determine which loop they will run. The 3 hr and 6 hr runners will repeat this process after every loop until 2PM.

Along with the 4 colored golf balls that correspond to the 4 different loops, there will also be a black golf ball. The black golf ball = “runner’s choice”. The runner gets to choose whichever loop he/she wants to complete.

At 2PM, runners will have to make a game-time decision! Take a chance and continue drawing golf balls OR or wait until 2:30PM for the 1/2 mile mini loop to open up. Runners have to choose one or the other! If you decide to continue drawing golf balls, you cannot go on the mini 1/2 mile loop. This means that if you get the long loop and are unable to complete it in the time remaining, that loop will not count towards your final mileage. If you draw a shorter loop and you finish with time remaining, you can continue tempting fate and drawing golf balls with the time remaining. “You get what you get, so don’t get upset!” Any loop not completed before the timer ends, will not count.

If you decide to run the mini 1/2 loop, you must wait until 2:30PM before you can begin racking up those 1/2 miles. Any loop not completed before the timer ends, will not count.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 02, 2021

Held on Sep 26, 2020

Held on Sep 28, 2019

Held on Sep 29, 2018

Event Results

View 2018 Results