A 5 Miler that's all BEAST!

Welcome to the Beast!

The Beautiful Beast of Hunterdon Races

The 2019 NJ Mountain-Ultra-Trail State Championship. 2021 status pending.

Hunterdon County NJ, known for its rolling country hills, picturesque landscapes, and the most beautifully groomed trail in NJ – the Columbia Trail, high above Ken Lockwood gorge…you won’t find a more beautiful setting to run in the state…maybe the Northeast.

New in 2021, and thanks to our new partners the Tewksbury Education Foundation, we have added a 1-mile distance to our ever-growing event and to complement our championship 15k!

We encourage participants to run above the river and falls, and then wind your way through the gorge as you take in all Hunterdon County has to offer, just before a climb that will provide you the chance to conquer (or be conquered) by the “BEAST” as you head for home!

37 Hoffman’s Crossing
Califon, NJ


Event Schedule

  • 7:00a – 8:00a Pre-Race Check-in and Packet Pick-up
    (NOTE: DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, PACKET PICKUP MAY NEED TO BE MOVED TO ANOTHER DAY!)
  • 8:30a – Race Begins (walkers released at 7:45a)
  • 10:30a – Awards 

Race Fees

  1 Mile      15K      15K-USATF  
       
Pre-Registration (Feb. 11 – May 10) $20 $45 $42
Registration (May 11 – June 4) $25 $50 $47
Event Day $30 $55 $52

Course

All races begin and end at ESC’s Hoffman’s Crossing Campus, traveling mostly along the Columbia Trail and Ken Lockwood Gorge!  The 15k is a USATF certified course, and a  COURSE MAP CAN BE FOUND HERE