Lake Loop 2017

DATE: September 24, 2017

Hopatcong State Park, Landing, NJ

Bicycle, Trail, Dog Walk & Paddle Challenge

Event Information
Bicycle, Trail & Paddle Challenge

Online Pre-Registration closed at midnight on September 22nd. Day of registration available starting at 7am on Sunday, September 24th. Fee is $65.

LHF Lake Loop FAQ

About the event…

Participate in 1, 2 or 3 events:

♦ 20, 40, 62 mile bike ride

♦ 5K adventure trail run/walk. The dog walk follows the same trail from 8am-10:30am.

♦ 2.5 mile paddle


Breakfast                                 Begins at 7am

62 Mile Bike Course                8:00 am

Dog Walk                                 8:00am – 10:30am  *Dogs must be off the course by 10:30am

40 Mile Bike Course                 8:30 am

20 Mile Bike Course                 9:00 am

Band On Stage                        10:00am – The Great Grasby

5K Adventure Run/Walk         11:00am – 1:30pm

Band on Stage                         11:00am – Byrdgrass

Lunch                                      Begins at 11am

2.5 Mile Paddle                       12:00pm – 3:00pm   *Last paddler in the water at 2pm

Beer Tent (permit 51749)        12:30pm – 3:00pm (Must show valid ID)

Band on Stage                           1:00pm – The Biglin Gang

Note: If you are participating in multiple events and don’t make it back for the mass start scheduled above you can join the route upon your return. If you return from cycling or the trail run/walk before the mass start of your next event enjoy the food and fun we have planned while you wait for the next event to start. Remember, this is a NOT a triathlon. The Dog Walk course will be open between 8am-10:30am as we want to get our furry friends off the course before our runners/walkers start. Adventure Trail Run/Walk course is open from 11am-1:30pm. Paddle course is open from 12pm-3pm. The last paddler can enter the course at 2pm.

This event will NOT be timed, CHOOSE OUR CHALLENGE and GET FIT for the LAKE. All events will begin and end at the beautiful, historic Hopatcong State Park in Landing, NJ. Come for your events and stay for Music, Food and Fun throughout the day.

Proceeds for Lake Loop 2017 will go to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a 501c3 dedicated to improving Lake Hopatcong for everyone, now and in the years to come.

We really rely on participants creating a fundraising page to help us raise much needed monies to do the work we do. It’s quick and easy to see up your Crowdrise fundraising page after you register. You’ll receive an email upon completion of registration on setting up your page. Then reach out to folks on your social media sites, your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. It’s easier than you think. Any amount can make a huge impact for us. Need some ideas? Check out the Lake Loop Fundraising Toolkit 2017.

Lots of FREE fun for participants. Food and drink, bands, photobooth, stop by the LHF booth to learn more, hula hoops, massage and stretching. Friends and family can purchase a $5 food band. New this year: we will have a beer tent (permit 51749). For participants 21 and over, the first beer is free and you can purchase additional beers (limit 2) for $5/each. Cash only. Please note: you must present a valid ID to enter the beer tent and no one under 21 will be admitted. Beer may only be consumed within the beer tent.

The Bike Ride
 The cycling course will go clockwise around the lake and consist of approximately 20 miles of rolling terrain. This is a great course for experienced cyclists, weekend warriors or riders who want to stretch their legs and enjoy the ride. As the name suggests this route loops the lake and offers many lake views that you can truly appreciate from a bike. Along the way you can also appreciate some of the amazing homes and historic sites as you ride. Although you may have driven some of these roads, they will seem very different when enjoyed from the saddle of a bike. This course is not flat but, there are no significant hills that might deter those looking for an enjoyable ride. This is not a race. Go at your own pace and enjoy the ride.

If you are an experienced cyclist who is looking for more of a challenge, the 40 and 62 mile courses include a hilly extension added to the 20 mile course. You’ll enjoy the same amazing scenery while challenging yourself with the additional mileage as well as the more challenging terrain. No trikes or training wheeled bicycles allowed. Helmets are required. The 62 mile bike ride will go off at 8am, the 40 at 8:30am and the 20 at 9am.

The Adventure Run/Walk 1.5 mile or 5K

 The adventure fun run/walk will take you in and around Hopatcong State Park with challenging hilly trails, over the sandy beach and back to the finish line. This is also not a race. Run or Walk. The varied terrain will be fun and interesting and will give you a new appreciation for Hopatcong State Park. Presented by members of Salt Shakers trail running club, this course promises to be one of the more unique run/walks you’ve participated in. The course is 1.5 miles long and those running the 5k will run/walk the course twice. Learn more about the Salt Shakers Running Club by checking them out and run with them on Tuesday nights. If you are choosing the trail run/walk only, challenge yourself, see how many laps you can do! We will have a chart to track your laps.

Dog Walk
 Bring your furry friend and tackle the adventure trail run/walk course. You will have a choice to walk 1.5 miles or do the lap twice and complete the 5k course. You will be expected to clean up after your dog so please come prepared. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. We will be collecting food and supplies at the event to donate to a local shelter. The dog walk course will be open between 8am-10:30am on the day of the event. All dogs must be off the course by 10:30am as the runners will be starting the same course at 11am.

The Lake Paddle Paddle around the lake on a 2.5 mile course. Push off and experience the peaceful quiet beauty of Lake Hopatcong. Presented by The Lake Hopatcong Paddling Club, club members will mark and patrol the course to provide a safe and fun day of paddling. Participants may use their own kayaks/paddleboards/canoes at their own risk. Coast guard approved life jackets are required for all paddling participants. Tandem kayaks are welcome but, each participant must be registered. The paddling course will be open from 12-3pm. The last paddler will be allowed to enter the course at 2pm. If participants would like to paddle after the course is closed they can go into the Hopatcong State Park offices, pay the boat launch fee and paddle at their own risk.

Kayaks/paddleboards/canoes will be available for rent for $30 if pre-registered.

Participants are welcome to participate in 1 or up to 3 events but, this is NOT a triathlon. This event will NOT be timed, come challenge yourself and GET FIT for Lake Hopatcong. For those wanting to choose 3 events our Lake Loop experts recommend the 20 mile bike ride, 5k adventure run and 2.5 kayak course. Starting times have been staggered to allow for a participants to participate in multiple events. Note that cyclists must go out with the mass start, the dog walk course is open from 8am-10:30am, the paddling course will be open from 12pm-3pm (last paddler in the water at 2pm).

Come for your events and stay for Music, Food and Fun throughout the day. We are thrilled that Byrdgrass will be returning this year!

Choose your Challenge and Get Fit for the Lake!

LHF Lake Loop FAQ


Online registration ends 9/22/2017 (midnight). Pre-Registration is $45. During the registration process you will be directed to start or join a team fundraising page on Crowdrise. We have exciting fundraising incentives. Fundraise right up until the day of the event. Our fundraising goal for this event is $50,000 and monies raised will go towards projects and initiatives that directly improve all aspects of Lake Hopatcong’s environment and community. Check out our website for more details on the AMAZING work the LHF is doing. Day of Event Registration is a $65.00 flat fee and opens at 7am on September 24th. When you preregister and create your own fundraising page, reach out to friends and family to support you on your journey. Prizes will be awarded for fundraising accomplishments. Reach the $500+ level and become a Lake Loop VIP!

Lake Loop 2017 includes INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING PRIZES 2017 and for the team captain, stocked rest stops, cue sheets, mechanical support, door prizes, SAG vehicle, post-ride music, tour map of historical landmarks on route, food and fun! First wave leaves at 8:00am from Hopatcong State Park. An adult parent or guardian must accompany each participant younger than 18. The bike and run will go on rain or shine, the paddling portion of the event may be cancelled if weather conditions are not safe for participants. All fees and donations are non-refundable.

Come Enjoy the Beauty of the Lake!

Challenge Yourself!

Have Fun!

Be a Part of an Amazing Community of People!

LHF Lake Loop FAQ

Lake Loop Fundraising Toolkit 2017


Proceeds for Lake Loop 2017 will go to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a 501c3 dedicated to improving Lake Hopatcong for everyone, now and in the years to come. 


2.5 Mile Kayak Map For LHF Lake Loop

62 Mile Biking Course

40 Mile Biking Course

20 Mile Biking Course