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!!!!    


50k - 7:00a.m.

20k - 10:45a.m.

10k - 11:00a.m.

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!!!

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

​scary things on trail, wood & swamp critters.

​*  All runners must run as a daughter and or son with fatherteam to get an award.

​*  Top finishing teams get either Rat Race Tie, or, Rat Race Hat, or, lunch for 2 at McIntyres Pub, or, wedge of Gouda cheese from a local cheese shop, or, premium Rat Race logoed Golf Shirt!!!

​Only $10/person ($20/team) pre-registered!!!

*  Several random raffle prizes. 

*  All participants get rat bag. 


100% off road trail run around Wells Mills Pond.  Single loop around lake 10K, Double loop for 20K run, 50K 5-times around.

10:00 a.m.  

Toms River, New Jersey

Waretown, New Jersey

The Rat Race Runs



March 23rd 2019

Scary Rat Race

Allaire State Park

​     Howell, NJ

       JUNE  17th  2018