Hot Chili Challenge 8 Mile Trail Run and 5K

Online registration for tomorrow’s races is now closed, but it’s not too late!

SAME DAY REGISTRATION will be available on site at 9am Sunday 10/22. Don’t forget to bring your used sneakers to donate!!


Sunday, October 22, 2023



9:00 am

8 Mile Trail Run

Start Time: 10:00 am
Minimum age: 15 years old by race day

5K (on rail trail)

Start Time: 10:30 am


Kittatinny Valley State Park
199 Gooddale Road
Newton , NJ 07860

Course Map


Pre-registration Deadline: October 15, 2023


8 Mile  (Minimum Age 15)

  • $40 – Online Registration through 10/15
  • $50 – 10/16 through race day


  • $30 – Online Registration through 10/15
  • $40 – 10/16 through race day
  • $10 – Kids 14 and under


Two chip-timed races to choose from: 8 mile trail run or 5K on rail trail at Kittatinny Valley State Park.

The Trail Run is a Technical Course. (See Course Map)

The 5K rail trail is a multi-use rail bed, flat and fast. 

Strategic points will be manned by volunteer runners who are very familiar with the course. Course includes at least 4 water stations.

  • Minimum age for 8 Mile Race is 15 years old.
  • Trophies to overall top 3 M/F finishers
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals to top 3 M/F finishers in 5-year age groups
  • Hobo bag and finisher medals for all runners
  • Homemade chili, grilled hotdogs, fresh fruit, snacks, bottled water, Gatorade
  • A set of Mini Dips from the Dip Sustainable Hair Care Company to every runner