Author: Katie Peters
LANDING, NJ (Morris County) – The seventh annual ‘Lake Loop’ will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Hopatcong State Park. The benefit for Lake Hopatcong, hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, will feature bike, run, and paddle challenges. The event will also include local food, a beer tent and live entertainment.
Lake Loop is a fun athletic endeavor consisting of three different events, where people can choose to participate in one, two, or all three. Cyclists may choose from marked routes of 20, 40, or 62 miles around the lake. There will also be a 1.5-mile or timed 5K trail run on State Park grounds, as well as a 2.5-mile paddle course on the lake. If needed, people may rent kayaks, canoes and paddle-boards during the registration process.
Strava bike timing will be available for hill climbs along the bike routes, and the 5K will be sanctioned and timed, with awards given to the top performers.
“Lake Loop is a unique event in a perfect setting,” said event Chairwoman Becky Rubenstein. “People of just about any age can participate in a variety of ways. There are no strict requirements about joining in on the fun, so everyone can create their day in a way that’s just right for them.”
“Live the Lake NJ” is the event’s main sponsor. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are still available, providing a publicity opportunity within the Lake Hopatcong community.
Individuals or teams can register or donate at lakeloop.org. Discounted pre-registration is available until midnight on Friday, Oct. 11. Participants may also register beginning at 7AM on the day of the event. Registration includes a T-shirt, food, drink, massage, and live entertainment. In addition, there will be opportunities to win raffle prizes, including an inflatable kayak and a Jamis bike.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting the lake environment and enhancing the lake experience by bringing together public and private resources to encourage a culture of sustainability and stewardship on and around New Jersey’s largest lake, for this and future generations. To learn more, visit lakehopatcongfoundation.org.