5 MILE

NEW START & FINISH – The 5 mile course follows the Red Trail, which traces the border of Gay City State Park. The course will start in the upper athletic fields. Participants will run along the main road toward the park entrance and turn left to enter onto the Red Trail before reaching Route 85. This trail starts off narrow, but widens up about one mile into the course. Be prepared to encounter a lot of rocks and roots and several ups and downs throughout the course. Runners will emerge from the Red Trail and turn onto the main road before finishing back where they began.

COURSE

Map – Gay City State Park

*Modified starting line will be implemented

Social Distance Racing:
To adhere to state and federal guidelines, all participants must wear face masks/coverings at all times before and after their race. Once crossing the start line, participants may run with their mask lowered anytime they have 12 feet of separation from other runners. Masks must be carried on participants throughout the event.

Event Records:
Male: 33:45 – set by Matt Mensher in 2015
Female: 38:29 – set by Darcy Lucas in 2015

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
Click here for more details.

DIVISIONS & AWARDS

This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.

DIVISIONS:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 12-19, and 10-year age groups from 20-80+
  • Female Age Group – 12-19, and 10-year age groups from 20-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Disabled Athletes More…

AWARDS:

  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in Each Division
  • All awards based on net time
  • No “double dipping”
  • No ceremony, awards may be picked up once results have been finalized at the Awards Area
  • To collect an award after race day, click here

COURSE SUPPORT

No on-course hydration will be provided. Please consider carrying your own fluids and using your new AMPHIPOD HANDHELD WATER BOTTLE. Bottled water will be available in the pre-race area for those that would like to carry it, as well as at the finish line.

  • Start and Finish lines with timing mats
  • Medical Personnel
  • Portalet Locations: Start and Finish
  • Directional arrows and course marshals marking all turns (Follow Red Arrows)
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area. More...

RACE START

To adhere to state and local guidelines surrounding outdoor events, the race start will be set up in a socially distanced manner. Registrants must submit an estimated finish time during the registration process and these times will be used to organize runners at the start. All participants will be required to be at the race start area prior to all participants starting, at 7:30 AM.

All participants will be notified by email the week of the event with race start logistics and need to know updates.

On race day, all participants are required to maintain 6 feet of separation between them and another participant outside of their family/party at all times. While waiting to start, all athletes must continue to wear a face mask/covering until they cross the start line. All participants will cross timing mats at the start and finish of the race, and all results (overall and divisions) will be calculated using net time, there is no gun time.

NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE

No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

Baby Jogger/Strollers are NOT permitted in 8 mile, 5 mile, or 3 mile, please see details on the stroller policy HERE.

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