North New Jersey's Most Iconic Running Route
The West Essex Rail Trail has been the home to 1000's of local runners since its acquisition in the 1970's. Although situated in the heavily urbanized part of the state, the trail passes through sections of woodland, providing a short escape from the surrounding congestion. While many have ran it, the debate for the fastest times ever thrown down on it will soon be put to rest.
An iconic 2.8 mile trail along the former rail bed on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.
Pelle Nogueira 14:46 (5:20 per mile)
Ricardo Cortes: 15:14 (5:30 per mile)
Jamie Hartop 15:20 (5:32 per mile)
Jason Lakritz 15:33 (5:37 per mile)
Jackson Bangs 16:08 (5:49 per mile)
Dario Cantatore 17:52 (6:27 per mile)
Daniel Joyce 18:14 (6:35 per mile)
Tommy Wester 18:35 (6:42 per mile)
Cameron Smith 19:54 (7:11 per mile)
Jay Acevedo 20:19 (7:17 per mile)
Matthew Carroll 21:50 (7:53 per mile)
Ben Borener 21:50 (7:53 per mile)
David Alfano 22:30 (8:00 per mile)
Jerry Fuller 22:32 (8:08 pace)
Jason Bosslett 23:34 (8:30 per mile)
Jaime Penaloza 24:12 (8:44 per mile)
Kevin Starkes 24:38 (8:53 per mile)
Kevin Brannan 25:21 (9:09 per mile)
Tom Chlanda 25:23 (9:10 per mile)
Serhad Uygur 25:44 (9:17 per mile)
Ned Stern 27:25 (9:54 per mile)
Peter Kedl 32:31 (11:44 per mile)
Alicea McAdams 19:19 (6:58 per mile)
Meghan Jay 19:59 (7:13 per mile)
Connie Allen 20:03 (7:14 per mile)
Stephanie Herrick 21:41 (7:50 per mile)
Kim Markensohn 21:52 (7:54 per mile)
Samantha Dong 22:03 (7:57 per mile)
Juliette Wester 25:27 (9:11 per mile)
Christine Maccia 25:29 (9:12 per mile)
Entry Fee: Zero. Just go out and run. The only requirement for participation is that you run the route and submit your time.
Recording/Submitting Your Run: All submitted times must be supported by GPS data synced via Strava or Garmin. All runs must be recorded on “Race” mode or must show elapsed time (as opposed to moving time) and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted on Instagram with the tag @profunctionalrunning. Our team will verify all results to ensure that details are accurate
Course Description: West Essex Trail follows a short distance (just under 3 miles) of the former rail bed of the Caldwell Branch on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The trail runs between the Essex–Passaic county line in Little Falls and Arnold Way in Verona. The trail crosses a trestle over the Peckman River. The route finishes just before the Little Falls NJ Transit Railroad Bed.
For more detailed information, check out this strava segment
Rules of the Road: Runners are expected to follow all traffic laws, park regulations, and obey appropriate social distancing requirements during their runs.
Assumption of the Risk: Running may be considered a potentially dangerous activity, and anyone who attempts this challenge assumes all risks associated with participation. If you are not comfortable accepting these risks, please do not attempt this challenge.
Montclair Bread Company will be giving a free donut to the top 10 male and females!
DFit Montclair will be giving prizes to the top 3 males and females.
1st Male/Female: (1) 60 minute Nutrition consultant + Inbody scan with their registered dietician
2nd Male/Female: 5 Group Classes + D*Fit T-Shirt
3rd Male/Female: 2 Group Classes
Powerbar will be giving $25 gift cards to the top three male and females