It’s a hill, get over it. That phrase speaks volumes about this wonderful event and the runner’s who participate in it. It’s the 15th Annual Navesink Challenge and it’s the can’t-miss race of the Fall. It has also been described as a “Runner’s Race” and that is certainly a fair description. This year’s event will take place on November 29th, a.k.a Thanksgiving Sunday, so it’s the perfect event for you to run off all that turkey & stuffing.
The Navesink Challenge is certainly not your typical Turkey Trot. It’s undoubtedly one of the best fall races in the state. Two distances are offered, a 5K or a 15K, both occurring through picturesque Autumn landscapes throughout Middletown.
The race supports several local organizations including the Middletown Youth Athletic Association and the Monmouth Conservation Foundation. As per the MCF website:
“MCF is steadfastly dedicated to ensuring a permanent legacy of open space and natural habitat throughout the county.” Organizer Leslie Mckernan also added her thoughts, “How fortunate for our race that many of those properties are right out there along our beautiful course. While out there running on Nov. 29, keep an eye out for the MCF flags along the course! They will be marking just a few of the amazing properties that have been preserved by MCF. Thank you MCF for helping to keep our course so beautiful.”
Spaces are limited with only 350 spots left (and they are going fast). For more information or to register, please check their website available here.
Check out our video from last year’s action below & be sure to sign up today!