We're all in this together.

Together with amazing people and incredible scenery, Sussex County offers a tremendous opportunity to be active in nature.

Check out the local parks, groups and runs that make our community and county the best place to be active.

Mindful Matters Membership

At Root Runners, we emphasize the mental benefits of running just as much as the physical.  When you’re mindful (present) about your day to day mental health, you’re more ready to make a positive impact on yourself and those around you.  Movement is the cognitive blueprint for improvement. “John Ratey”

When you sign up to be a Mindful Matters Member, you awknowledge that above all PR’s and PB’s, lies your mental health and your human connection to why you do what you do. The everyday stressors of life, family and work are all somehow made manageable through our abilities to walk or run.  Our health affects everything we do and everyone we know.  By being Mindful, we understand this responsibility and strive to continue to well it up, everyday.

With this awesome awknowledgement comes some pretty awesome perks

  • Spend $150, get 10% back in rewards (store credit)
  • Exclusive invites to special events
  • Special offers on new releases and used gear
  • Free Sneaker Cleaning, anyday, anytime
  • And… MORE!!

Local Places to Run

White Lake Park

270 Sparta Avenue
Sparta, NJ 07871
White Lake Park Website


199 Goodale Road
Newton, NJ 07860, USA
Kittatinny Valley State Park Website

Stokes State Forest

1 Coursen Road
Branchville, NJ 07826
Stokes State Forest Website

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Station Park

100 Station Road
Sparta, NJ 07871

Sparta Mountain

95 Edison Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
Sparta Mountain Website

Kittatiny Valley State Park

Family Friendly, Varying levels of trails and beautiful Sussex County scenery make Kittatiny Valley State Park a mecca for your outdoor activities.  Hop on the Sussex Branch Trail or breeze through the many offshoots for more difficulty. Bring the kids and enjoy a 1.6 mile loop around the nucleus of the park.  You’ll never stray to far from the main parking lot and you’ll always feel comfortable navigating the single track.

Stokes State Forest
Looking to step up your trail game? Stokes offers loads of technical, rocky, NJ trails.  Pick up parts of the AT and challenge yourself.  Be sure to do your homework before hand and understand your entries and exits.
Mahlon Dickerson
Just a stone throw off of Route 15, you’ll find yourself in Morris County’s largest park. Varying levels of terrain make this park an absolute must if your looking to switch up the routine.
White Lake Park

a .7 mile asphalt loop makes this park an easy, flat and solid go to for a easier runs.  Wider path

Sparta Mountain

Options for a couple loops to make over a few miles and explore new areas!

Station Park Sparta

Local Park that connects to Sparta Highschool. Use the connector to hop on the Sparta H.S. Track across the road, and tie in some extra miles through the path and fields of Station Park!

Local Running Clubs

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