Lake Loop 2019 is almost here!
Pre-registration for Lake Loop 2019 ends tonight and you do not want to miss this year’s fun and challenges. So if you haven’t yet registered, below are 13 great reasons to do it TODAY.
1. The bike
With bike route options of 62 miles, 40 miles, and 20 miles, each with great lake views, there’s something for everyone from experienced cyclists to weekend warriors to riders who want to stretch their legs and enjoy the ride! Clearly marked routes, stocked rest stations, and Strava timing on several hill climbs add to this scenic ride.
2. The run
This unique trail run around Hopatcong State Park includes wooded trails, challenging hills, and sandy beaches and can be tailored to all fitness levels. The 5k is sanctioned by USATF and will be timed. A shorter 1.5-mile option is also available and great for families!
3. The paddle
Enjoy a casual, on-the-water experience on beautiful Lake Hopatcong with a well-marked course and plenty of assistance, so you can navigate the course on your kayak, canoe or, paddleboard at your own pace, making it as relaxing or challenging as desired!
4. The challenge
As an and-or-athon, a fun athletic endeavor consisting of three different events; where you can choose to participate in one, two, or all three, you can do as much or as little as you like, the challenge is yours to create!
5. The view
With the main event located at Hopatcong State Park toward the southern end of Lake Hopatcong, the bike rides circling the lake, and the paddle right on the lake, there are views upon views of New Jersey’s largest lake!
6. The food
7. The beer
For participants 21 and over, the beer tent (permit #72563) will be open from 11:30 am-2:30 pm and your first beer is free!
8. The music
9. The fun
There will be plenty of things to enjoy before, after, or in between your events. You can play games like cornhole and giant Jenga and Connect Four, meet the local Mayors, sign up for a massage, or have fun in the photo booth!
10. The raffle prizes
You can get raffle tickets just by participating, visiting vendors, or being a good sport. Tickets can be used to win a fitness basket including a 3-month membership to Black Bear Fitness, a QuikPak Kayak, or a Jamis “Allegro Sport” Bike – a $500 value!
11. The weather
Weather.com predicts cool, dry weather all weekend, how perfect!
12. The lake
Proceeds from Lake Loop 2019 benefit the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and our efforts to foster a vibrant and healthy Lake Hopatcong and its surrounding community!
13. The savings
Today is the last day to get pre-registration prices, day of registration fees go up by $10! Pre-registered participants also receive a Lake Loop T-shirt!