WEEKLY RACE SERIES

Racing for Everyone

As we navigate through these difficult times together we are challenged to take a deeper look into our behaviors and decisions. We realize the importance of diversity as a core value to our strength as an organization. Conversations about inclusion are a beginning, but Catamount has taken the next crucial step in action.

Going forward, you will see a change in our race results reporting. As always, our results will be sorted by distance and age, but we will no longer be separating results based on gender.

We are proud to take this step forward as we follow our mission to create outdoor experiences at the Catamount Community Forest that build active lifestyles, friendships and environmental awareness. Inclusion for all is built into our mission and we thank you for your support as we embrace this change and take this huge step together.

Catamount Weekly Race Series

WEEKLY RACE SERIES

2021 VIRTUAL WEEKLY RACE SERIES

Weekly Races in 2021

Again this year, our race series will be offered in a virtual format.  The decision to continue with another virtual series is based on two factors. First, the reopening plan for Vermont will not safely allow in-person mass start races until after July 4, which is half way through our series. In addition, VELCO will be working on the power lines all season. This project will result in temporary trail closures to maintain safety around their work site and the need for trail users to negotiate the access roads and matting constructed. Please see this link for more project information! Although we look forward to offering in person races again, we are thrilled that we can continue to offer a race series for the community to enjoy. Our goal is to offer a unique experience that encourages participation in a season long series where individuals can challenge themselves while being part of friendly competition.

Just as in previous years we will offer both a trail running series and a mountain bike series. You can sign or for one or both series! Awards at the end of the season are based on participation…the more races you do the better. Please note, this year there will not be a ‘single race’ entry option. In an effort to discourage travel from other areas we are only selling the series option at this point. We will continue to follow the guidelines put out by the CDC and the VT Dept of Health as the season continues.

Here’s what it looks like:

  • Purchase the Race Series Here
  • You will be emailed the Race Result Registration form and Submission link
  • Each week we will announce the course Sunday afternoon.
  • You choose when to complete the course
  • Enter your results on the ‘Submission’ link by 9pm on Thursday
  • We will post results!
  • First week of races: TBD based on trail conditions

As a racer, you can choose the timing app that works best for you! Some of the more popular ones include: Strava, RunKeeper, Endomondo, GoogleFit and MapMyFitness.

The Race Courses

Black Arrows on White
Red Arrows on Black
Yellow Arrows on Green

The race course each week will be announced Sunday night on our website and Facebook page. You may also check ‘The Hub’ in the parking lot where a sign of the course arrow is posted by the window. Runners can choose between a 2.5k , 5k , or a 10k (10k runners will have to do two laps) for the season. Bikers can choose between a 2.5k and 1 to 4 laps. * Distances are approximate and vary on each course, year to year.

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WEEKLY RACES

2021 Series Rates

Mountain Bike Series- Adult $70
Trail Running Series- Adult $70
Both Race Series- Adult $125
Mountain Bike Series-Youth $45
Trail Running Series-Youth $45
Both Race Series-Youth $75
Mountain Bike Series-Family $145
Trail Running Series-Family $145
Both Race Series-Family $225

Series Team Competition Rules

The Catamount Weekly Race Team Competition is meant to be a fun way for weekly racers to compete against each other in a team atmosphere. Results are based strictly on participation and the number of members who race each week.

With that in mind, here are the basic rules:

  • Each team will consist of up to 25 members. If your group is larger than 25, you can form multiple teams.
  • Team members can race as many times as they want throughout the season. They will only score for the team the weeks they actually race and finish.
  • Scoring will simply be one point for each member who finishes per week. Results and team standings will be calculated weekly.
  • At the end of the season the winning team will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.
  • The winning team will have its name engraved on a plaque which will be displayed on the Catamount Hub.
  • Individual team members will not receive prizes for the team competition, but are still eligible for season ending awards based on participation.

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