EVENT: Lake Loop 2015
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Bicycle, Trail & Paddle Challenge
October 11, 2015
Hopatcong State Park
260 Lakeside Blvd
Landing, NJ 07850
About the event...
Come enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Hopatcong on a scenic bike ride, a 1 mile or 5K adventure trail run, or a beautiful paddle on the lake itself. Participate in one, two or all three events to discover and celebrate some of the many ways to enjoy Lake Hopatcong. Have fun, challenge yourself, and help raise money to support projects for this spectacular lake. All events will begin at the beautiful, historic Hopatcong State Park.
Want to check in before the event? We will be at Marty's Reliable Cycle in Randolph from 11-1 on October 10th to check in participants. If you have cash or check 'offline' donations you can drop those by too.
We have our WINNER for last weeks (September 20th-September 27th) challenge. Maria Romano wins the $100 Upstream Grille gift card! Well done Maria. Thanks to everyone who entered the challenge!
This week if you raise $100 for our cause between September 28th and October 4th, you'll be entered to get an LHF canvas tote bag, donated by Pins and Needles in Hopatcong.
If you haven't done so, register for Lake Loop at crowdrise.com/lakeloop2015 and create your fundraising page. If you participated last year you can use the same login and password. Just email a link to your fundraising page to everyone you know and the moment you raise $100, you'll be entered to win. And, be sure to tell all your friends and family that you want a chance to win...they'll for sure want to help you. You can also give $100 to your own fundraising page.
The contest ends October 4th at 11:59pm ET. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com and the Lake Loop team will be ready to help.
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 Adventure Run/Walk 1 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/walk you’ve participated in.
The Lake Paddle
NEW this year! Paddle around the lake with a choice of 2.5 or 1 mile course. Enjoy the perspective paddling quietly through the water. 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. Kayaks/paddleboards/canoes will be available for rent for $30 if pre-registered. Tandem kayaks are welcome but, each participant must be 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. Those looking to push themselves to the max consider what we are calling the Bertrand's Beast: 62 mile cycle course, 5k run, 2.5 mile paddle ride.
Come for your events and stay for Music, Food and Fun throughout the day. We are thrilled that Byrdgrass will be returning this year!. We will also enjoy music from a local favorite, Wolf Mojo!
Get Fit for the Lake!
Online registration ends 10/9/2015 (midnight). Pre-Registration is FREE, all that we ask is that you raise a minimum of $35 for the cause by the day of the event. During the registration process you will be directed to start or join a team fundraising page on Crowdrise. 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: www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org. Day of Event Registration is a $55.00 flat fee and opens at 7am on October 11th.
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! See the GET FIT tab below for more details on your fundraising commitment and the exciting prizes and VIP experience! We met our $25,000 goal last year and we have set our event goal at $50,000 this year, your passion for Lake Hopatcong will help us get there! Need help fundraising? Check out our detailed Lake Loop Fundraising Toolkit!
Lake Loop 2015 includes prizes for top individual fundraisers, 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.
62 Mile Bike Course 8:00 am
40 Mile Bike Course 8:30 am
20 Mile Bike Course 9 am
5K Adventure Run/Walk 11:00 am
1 Mile Paddle 12:00 pm
2.5 Mile Paddle 12:30 pm
Learn a little about the rich history at Lake Hopatcong
You might have to get off your bike to see a few of these spots but, definetly worth checking out!
Come Enjoy the Beauty of the Lake!
Be a Part of an Amazing Community of People!
Fundraise for LHF Projects!
Contact Becky Rubenstein, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can become a Lake Loop Partner