The Sussex County Trails Partnership, a cooperative initiative by the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the 2014 National Trails Day on Saturday, June 7 with the Off the Beaten Track 5K Trail Run at Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover. The run, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the park entrance off Goodale Road, is on a USATF certified course, directed by Andy Ball of Main Street Events NJ, chip timed by Tristate Timing. Runners can download a registration form visiting the calendar of events at http://www.sussexcountychamber.org/ or register online at http://www.runsignup.com/. The registration fee is $25.00 until May 21. Registrations after May 21 will be $30.00.
“The Sussex County Trails Partnership wanted to do something to acknowledge National Trails Day and initiated the 5K trail run last year,” said Tammie Horsfield, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce President. Rob Nicholson, Co-Chairman of the Trails Partnership, added, “The event acknowledges National Trails Day and also expresses appreciation for the Rail Trails that we have and are developing here in the Sussex Skylands with the help of the state parks offices, our elected officials, volunteer groups, and of course the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce membership.”
A complete guide to Sussex County trails, including full size trail maps as well as pocket guides, are available at the Sussex County Chamber offices located at 120 Hampton House Road (inside the Chase Bank Building on Route 206 North, Newton). Copies may be requested by calling 973-579-1811
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. The map is also available online at http://www.sussexcountychamber.org/