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.