This the start list based on pre registered racers. Racers are not required to have USATF membership to race the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race, but to score for the USATF New England Mtn Running Championships it is required. Day of race registrants will receive numbers starting with the next number in the sequence. There are about 20 day of race reg spaces available before we meet our 250 racer max.
Hello Registered Runner-
The Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race is a day away and we look forward to seeing you at Sleepy Hollow! We have a couple of important updates about the race.
Mud Season Watch: Road Condition Alert
Important Notice: While we are doing all kinds of sun & wind dances here, mud season is still underway in Huntington. Sherman Hollow Road and the Sleepy Hollow driveway are both unpaved, dirt roads. The frost heaves are still heaving under these roads and it has been relentlessly raining leading to soft road surfaces, deep ruts, and large surface irregularities. There is a risk of bottoming out along portions of these two roads. 4-wheel drive cars and cars with a greater clearance are recommended. (2wd drive cars with drivers experienced with these road conditions may be able to get up the driveway and should be ok on Sherman Hollow Rd.) We may relocated some parking to the area down at the base of the Sleepy Hollow driveway, so please keep in mind that a little extra time to walk up from your parking space (up to a 1/2 mile) may be necessary. The best way to help this situation is to have as few cars as necessary. Please carpool! Read the rest of the info about roads and carpooling.
USATF #s and scoring for USATF NE-Mtn Campionships
This is a reminder that the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race will also serve as the USATF-NE Mountain Championships. To score in the championship you need to have a current USATF membership. The 2014 Membership numbers start with a “1”. If you have a number that starts with an ‘8’, “7” or ‘6’, that’s an old number and you need to renew your membership before the race on Sunday. Bring your new number to the race and we will have an update for you to fill out.
If you have a new USATF number please email Paul Krisch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will update the registration list. The email Subject: USATF #. Include your first and last name and 2014 USATF #.
Here are a couple links that will help you determine your USATF number status.
1. Look up your membership number: https://www.usatf.org/membership/reports/events/index.asp (if no result returns, it means you do not have a current membership)
2. Renew or join: http://www.usatf.org/Products—Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx
Race Day Details: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Start Time: 12 Noon
Day of Race Registration|Number Pickup: 10:30am-11:45am at the pavilion
Day of Race Registration – $25 cash or check. There are still about 20 spots available for DOR before we reach the 250 max.
Start Location: In front of the Pond/ Gazebo
Finish: Molly’s Meadow
Snacks and drinks in the pavilion.
Awards to follow the completion of the race at the pavilion. We have awards for top in each age category, overall winners and some fun awards.
Pre Registered Runner List—We will also post a start list at sleepyhollowmtnrace.com on Saturday afternoon.
Course Condition Update
Northwest Vermont has been rainy and wet for the past several weeks. We expect this weather trend to continue through race day. Most of the course is soggy interspersed with dry areas. The single track is actually in pretty good condition. Course Maps/Info and NOAA Huntington, VT weather link
There will be two water stations providing water and sports drink at 1 mile, 3 mile and 4 mile. Note that the water station at 3 mile is at the same place as the 1 mile water station. At 3 mile it is on a downhill and can be challenging to access. The 4 mile water station is in the field with the lap and finish.
Staying at Sleepy Hollow
The Inn is fully booked with a wedding this weekend. The wedding has reserved all of Sleepy Hollow through Sunday morning, so there is no camping at Sleepy Hollow this year. Other close towns to stay in include, Shelburne, Williston and Waterbury (depending on the direction you are traveling from). Click here for other ideas about places to stay.
In addition to all the usual suspects, such as “age group” and “first to the finish line”, we have come up with a few more competitive opportunities including Muddiest Finisher and King of the Mountain Preme. Click here for more info.
We will post results and links to race photos online after the race at http://sleepyhollowmtnrace.com/ and on our Facebook page.
Visit the USATF NE Trail website for info/results/etc and don’t forget to Like USATF-New England Mountain Ultra Trail for race series updates and race info.
While we know you are all prepared to race in the mud and slop, we do want you to be forewarned of the road situation so you can plan accordingly. Please read.
Important Notice: While we are doing all kinds of sun & wind dances here, mud season is still underway in Huntington. Sherman Hollow Road and the Sleepy Hollow driveway are both unpaved, dirt roads. The frost heaves are still heaving under these roads and it has been relentlessly raining leading to soft road surfaces, deep ruts, and large surface irregularities. There is a risk of bottoming out along portions of these two roads. 4-wheel drive cars and cars with a greater clearance are recommended. Some parking may need to be relocated to the area down at the base of the Sleepy Hollow entrance so please keep in mind that a little extra time to walk up from your parking space (up to a 1/2 mile) may be necessary. The best way to help this situation is to have as few cars as necessary. Please carpool!
5 Ways to Carpool to Sleepy Hollow
1. From home – Fill up your car with people before leaving home. Link to pre-registered runners.
2. Richmond Park & Ride (coming from Interstate 89) – On Route 2 at Exit 11. Link to all Vermont Park & Rides
3. Hinesburg Park & Ride (coming from NY State) – On Charlotte Rd behind the Hinesburg Town Hall. Follow the signs from Route 116 to the lot adjacent to the soccer field.
4. Audubon Parking Lot – Along Richmond-Huntington Main Rd just before reaching Sherman Hollow Rd. A second, smaller lot is also at 255 Sherman Hollow Rd.
5. Sunday long run? Park somewhere fun and go for a warm-up adventure! ;)
That’s right folks- we are on Facebook! It’s a great way to keep in touch and see what’s going on with the race.
Kasie test ran the course today and encountered a little bit of everything. The streamwater challenged Kasie and the maple sap to a run-off. The sap relied on its zen-like state of “flow” to gain an advantage. The streamwater was disqualified for cutting the course. Kasie ruled the uphills, although she was a bit wary as she crested Adirondack view and saw that Josh Ferenc had been there first and marked his territory as King of the Mountain.
Here’s the blow by blow:
With this much change in the past week, can’t wait to see what course conditions will be in another week’s time!
Are you wondering who is registered? As of 5:19pm on April 7 there are 74 racers registered! Click here to look at list and check out if your running friend or competition is registered.
Current trail conditions are still a bit white, but melting fast!!!