Course description

 First​ mile is on dirt roads, then run over woodland paths and trails. Last mile has a few very short upgrades. 5k/5-mile split is at the 1 mile mark.

September 30th 2018

*    professional chip timing and results

*    Wheeled and accurate   *  Team Awards

*    Random Rat prizes

*    Food at end (Jersey Mikes Subs) 

*    Water stops (thanks to the scouts!)

*    Age group awards and to top 5-M & F

​*   Insulated cooler bags to all Pre-registered 


Also in October THE RAT RACE HASH!!!!    

Mud, streams (mid-calf deep) 100% off road,

​scary things on trail, wood & swamp critters. All

participants get rat bag and island drink. Reg. before August and get hat and special gift.


100% off road trail run around Wells Mills Pond.  Short out and back 5K,  Single loop around lake 10K, Double loop for 20K run. 

10:00 a.m.  

Waretown, New Jersey

March  24th  2018

The Rat Race Runs


Allaire State Park

​     Howell, NJ

       JUNE   2018

​10:00a.m. - 10K

Run or walk 5k or 5-miles through haunted hayride, the historic deserted village of Howell Works, and most of it run on the course of the now discontinued Allaire 5k Run. Party afterwards at McCanns pub at the Spring Meadow Golf Course. T-shirts and prizes. Ceramic beer steins to first 3 overall and first 3 in 5-year age groups.  

Run all three rat races and get personalized windbreaker!!!

     9:45 a.m. - 20K

Toms River, New Jersey


10:15a.m. - 5K

​   Will have awards, prizes and a cool  post race        party afterwards  eating great food  & fun!      

Scary Rat Race