The first annual New Jersey Ultra Dog is a self-supported ~50K run from the Delaware River (Bordentown Beach) to AHS Popcorn Park. All proceeds will benefit the shelter dogs of AHS Popcorn Park, and the top finisher (1st place overall) will receive a $250 cash price. This ultramarathon has only three rules:
- A group start is held at 6:00 AM at Bordentown Beach Park, Bordentown, NJ. You must touch the Delaware River to start--dip a finger, toe, anything!
- You must complete the entire race on your feet. No rollerblades, bicycles, cars, horses, etc.
- Finish is at AHS's Popcorn Park animal refuge, located at 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731. There will be refreshments available for all finishers between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM in the Popcorn Park parking lot.
If you read carefully, you realized that there is no set route for this ultramarathon. Start at Bordentown Beach. Finish at Popcorn Park. You pick how you get there. And no water stations, orange slices, "gu" packets, or other luxuries will be provided. You're an ultra dog--just get to the finish.