Lake Loop offers participants bike, run, and paddle challenges at Hopatcong State Park.  Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Hopatcong while participating in one, two, or all three events in support of New Jersey’s largest lake. 

Lake Loop - bike, run, paddle

Lake Loop offers participants bike, run, and paddle challenges at Hopatcong State Park.  Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Hopatcong while participating in one, two, or all three events in support of New Jersey’s largest lake. 

Save the date! 

Sunday, October 17, 2021 (Tentative, pending approval by the State)

* Public safety is of critical importance and COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC and Local/State health officials will be followed. Any updates will be provided on this page.   
 


Thank you to all who made our 2020 Virtual Lake Loop Challenge such a success!

 

#LakeLoopChallenge

 

TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITY - 2,054 hours 

 

FUNDRAISING TOTAL - $60,000

 
Please read Lake Loop: We made it! for thank yous and event wrap up!

 


Take a look back at the Virtual Lake Loop Challenge through the eyes, the photos, and the smiles of our 2020 Lake Loopers! 

 

Check out our photo contest winners!

 

Closing remarks 

Many thanks to all who made the Virtual Lake Loop Challenge so much fun and such a success!

 

 

  • Contests and prizes

    Thank you to all of our contest and prize sponsors and congrats to all of our winners! 

    Friday, Sept. 18

    MATCHING GIFT CONTEST

    All funds raised on Friday, September 18, will be matched by Culligan of Sparta (up to $500). The individual who raises the most money in donations on Friday will receive basket of soaps and bath products all products made and donated by local business Bonard Bars, right here in Hopatcong.

    More info 

    Congratulations to the winner of our first contest, Michelle O'Halloran! Great job to all who raised funds, Thanks to your efforts, more than $800 was raised, making a total of $1,300 with the match! Thank you to our contest sponsor, Culligan of Sparta, for their $500 matching gift and to Bonard Bars for donating the awesome prize! ✨


    September 25 - 27

    PHOTO CONTEST

    Share those selfies! Post photos of how you’re getting ready for Lake Loop to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LakeLoopChallenge, or email your photos to contests@lakeloop.org. Photos posted or emailed on Sept. 25 – 27, will be entered into a drawing for a 5-pack of classes from Tru Nature Yoga & Wellness Center! 

    More info

    Congratulations to our winner, Mark Gruber! Thank you to Tru Nature Yoga & Wellness Center for donating the awesome prize!


    October 1-11

    PHOTO CONTEST – Sponsored by Animal Care Centers

    Sharing photos helps us feel connected! Please share your photos throughout the 11 days on social media using the hashtag #LakeLoopChallenge (make sure your posts are public!) or by emailing them to contests@lakeloop.org.

    * Please note, by submitting a photo you agree that it may be used by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation on their website, social media, or in future marketing materials.

    Thank you to our photo contest sponsor, Animal Care Centers and to all who shared and submitted photos! Click HERE to view our photo contest winners. 

    More contest info

    View contest winners


    October 1

    EMAIL REPLY CONTEST

    Each person who replies to their DAY 1 email by the end of day, October 1, changes the subject to “t-shirt,” and leaves their name in the body of the email will be entered into a drawing for a Lake Loop commemorative shirt. Three winners will be chosen! 

    Congratulations to our three winners, Lise Greene, Racquel Hiben, and Jeremy Travers!


    October 2 & 3

    MOST MINUTES ACTIVE CONTEST – Sponsored by Live the Lake NJ and Picatinny Federal Credit Union

    Make sure you LOG YOUR TIME on STRAVA OR through our TIME SUBMISSION FORM on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, because the participant with the MOST MINUTES OF ACTIVITY on EACH DAY will be awarded two coupons for a FREE 30-minute tour with The Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company

    Congratulations to our two winners, Diane Cooper Sudo, who did 296 minutes of biking on Saturday, and Randy Artiglere with 340 minutes of biking and kayaking on Sunday! Thank you to our contest sponsors Live the Lake NJ and Picatinny Federal Credit Union and to The Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company for the amazing prize. 


    October 5 

    FITBIT GIVEAWAY – Sponsored by Fulton Bank

    Every registered participant will be entered into a drawing on October 5 for a Fitbit Charge 2! Tune in to our Facebook page at 12:30 pm to join us for the drawing and see who wins! 

    Congratulations to the winner of our Fitbit giveaway, Michele Mogavero! Thank you to our contest sponsor, Fulton Bank


    October 6

    FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE - Sponsored by Peapack-Gladstone Bank

    All funds raised on Tuesday, October 6, will be matched by Peapack-Gladstone Bank (up to $500). That means each dollar raised has twice the impact for our lake!

    The INDIVIDUAL who raises the most money in donations on Tuesday will receive a $50 gift card to The Windlass. Make sure you share your INDIVIDUAL fundraising page! See below for instructions on how to find your individual page. 

    Congratulations to our top fundraiser for the day, Benay Irwin! Great job to all who raised funds, Thanks to your efforts, more than $1,444.50 was raised, making a total of $1,944.50 with the match! Thank you, Peapack-Gladstone Bank for their $500 matching gift and to The Windlass for donating the exciting prize. 

    MORE INFO


    Wednesday, October 7

    BEST TEAM NAME POLL - Sponsored by Gruber, Colabella, Liuzza, Thompson & Hiben

    Teams are part of the fun of the Virtual Lake Loop Challenge, and we have some amusing and creative team names this year. We need your help to pick the BEST team name! The captain of the winning team will receive a $50 gift card to Polo's Bar and Grill! This poll is generously sponsored by Gruber, Colabella, Liuzza, Thompson & Hiben. One vote per person!

    participate in the poll

    Congratulations to the winner of our best team name poll, Pedal Rosey! Rosey had a LOT of fans... keep pedaling, Rosey! Thank you to our poll sponsor, Gruber, Colabella, Liuzza, Thompson & Hiben, and to Polo's Bar and Grill for donating the fabulous prize.


    Thursday, October 8

    INTEGRATING FITNESS INTO YOUR WORKDAY PHOTO CONTEST - Sponsored by Live the Lake NJ

    Do you bike to work? Take a walk during lunch? Does your job require physical activity? Integrating exercise into your workday is a great way to stay on track with your fitness goals. Snap a picture and share with us how you fit exercise into your workday and send them to contests@lakeloop.org or post on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LakeLoopChallengeAtWork (make sure your posts are public!) to be entered into the contest. One winner will be chosen to receive a $50 Alice’s gift card!

    * Please note, by submitting a photo you agree that it may be used by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation on their website, social media, or in future marketing materials.

    Thank you to our contest sponsor, Live the Lake NJ, and to Jamis Bikes and Alice's for sponsoring the prize! There were no submissions for this contest. The prize was awarded in the general photo contest. 


    Friday, October 9

    YOUTH FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

    All funds raised by participants under the age of 21 on Friday, October 9, will be matched by Dunkin Donuts of Mt. Arlington (up to $500). That means each dollar raised has twice the impact for our lake!

    The youth who raises the most money in donations on Friday will receive a $50 gift card to the Main Lake Market deli and ice cream parlor!  

    In addition, EVERY youth who raises a minimum of $5 on Friday, will receive a coupon for a FREE round at the Lake Hopatcong Mini Gold Club

    Thank you, Dunkin Donuts of Mt. Arlington, and good luck, fundraisers!

    More info

    We raised over $700 on our youth fundraising challenge day! Congratulations to our top youth fundraisers for the day, Riley and Trevor Kitchin! Thank you to Dunkin Donuts of Mt. Arlington for their $500 matching gift and to Main Lake Market for donating the exciting prize. 


    Saturday, October 10

    HEALTHY LAKE, HEALTHY COMMUNITY DAY CLEANUP

    Today, we celebrate a healthy lake and healthy community by calling on you, our Lake Loop participants, to get outside and get moving by cleaning up our watershed! If we each take some time to do a quick roadside cleanup in our neighborhoods, clear our storm drains, or gather some friends to clean up a local park, we can make a BIG difference. Safety first! Always use caution when doing a cleanup, especially when you are near roadways. Don’t forget to snap some pics and share them on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #LakeLoopChallenge (make sure your posts are public!) in order to take part in our ongoing PHOTO CONTEST. Photos can also be emailed to contests@lakeloop.org


    Sunday, October 11

    PARTICIPANT DRAWING FOR $100 GIFT CARD TO RAMSEY OUTDOOR

    Congratulations to our winner, Loralee Schiff!

  • Virtual fitness classes 

    Thank you to all of our fitness partners who have offered virtual classes for Lake Loop participants! Below is a list of online class opportunities. Some classes are on specific dates and some can be done at any time. Any coupon codes or private links needed to join a class will be shared in participant’s daily emails, where we will highlight each of these opportunities on a different day. Enjoy!

    Thank you to Fulton Bank, our Wellness & Safety Sponsor for sponsoring the fitness tips provided in our daily emails for participants. 

    Anytime

    Stretch with Mike Broking

    Get in a great upper-, lower-, or full-body stretch with Mike. Click HERE.  

    Crunch Fitness

    Work up a sweat with a High-intensity interval training (HIIT) class with Kalid from Crunch Fitness in Stanhope. Click HERE.

    Get that shape you're looking for with Miryan's Yoga Body Sculpt from Crunch Fitness in Stanhope. Click HERE.

    Kula Yoga and Wellness

    Choose from 2 classes (or do both!) with Kristin or Laura from Kula Yoga and Wellness. Click HERE.

    Tru Nature Yoga and Wellness Center

    Try a Tru Roots Class with Lynette from Tru Nature Yoga & Wellness Center (great for beginners). Click HERE.

    In addition, participants will receive a coupon code by email to join any virtual class from 10/1 – 10/11 (yes, you can join unlimited virtual classes for the 11 days!). Classes must be booked at least two hours prior to start time. 

    Black Bear Fitness

    Join a host of fitness classes from Black Bear Fitness. Click HERE to view the selection. 

    Jill Carlson and The Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company

    Join Jill Carlson and The Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company for a Boardwalk Bootcamp Yoga Pilates Fusion class. Click HERE to take the virtual class.

    The Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company provides unique fitness experiences with a beautiful backdrop with its Boardwalk Bootcamps, which will start up again next Spring.


    Tuesday, October 6 - 6 pm

    Fitness Knocking LIVE class

    Enjoy some restorative Yoga with Lois from Fitness Knocking. Participants can join this class for FREE with the offer code provided in daily event emails. Register for class HERE.


    Wednesday, October 7 - 6:30 pm

    Fitness Knocking LIVE class

    Get a full-body workout with Lois from Fitness Knocking. Participants can join this class for FREE by clicking HERE at 6:30 pm.


    Saturday, October 10 - 9:45 am

    FTC Fitness LIVE class

    Low-impact boot camp live stream with FTC Fitness. Click HERE at 9:45 am to join the class. Meeting ID: 878 7892 8928 and Passcode: 734237

  • Get social

    Share your photos on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #LakeLoopChallenge to be entered to win prizes in our Lake Loop photo contest (make sure your posts are public)! Not on social media? Email your photos to contests@lakeloop.org with PHOTOS in the subject to enter. 

    * Please note, by submitting a photo you agree that it may be used by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation on their website, social media, or in future marketing materials.


    Our social media board is sponsored by Franklin Mutual Insurance

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Thank you to our Virtual Lake Loop sponsors!

 
Presenting Sponsor

 

 
Official Sponsor

 

 
Wellness & Safety Sponsor

       

Contest Sponsors
 

          

 
Prize Sponsors

 

          

 

Matching Gift Fundraising Sponsors

 

               

 

Lake Loop Supporters

 

 

 
In-Kind Sponsors 
https://www.bonardbars.com/
https://fitnesscoachingllc.com/
https://ramseyoutdoor.com/
https://www.trunatureyoga.com/
Media Sponsors
http://www.hefelelaw.com/
https://www.hopatconglakeregionalnews.com/
https://www.jefferson-recycling.com/
https://lakehopatcongnews.com/
https://northjerseyadvertising.com/
https://www.tapinto.net/subscriptions/new
http://www.thejeffersonchronicle.com/
https://staytruedigital.com/
Fitness Partners 
https://www.blackbearfitness.com/
https://www.lhadventureco.com/
https://www.crunch.com/locations/stanhope
https://fitnesscoachingllc.com/
https://mountarlingtonbootcamp.com/
http://kulayogawellness.com/
https://www.trunatureyoga.com/

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