Thanks for coming to the 2nd Annual Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race/USATF-NE Mtn Running Championship!
A special thanks to our partners & sponsors & our amazing volunteers! We could not do this without them.Sleepy Hollow, Green Mountain Athletic Association, Salomon, Suunto, Running Saps Mapleworks, Lizard Design Lemon Bread, Seventh Generation, Hammer Nutrition
The results are on the results page! We have also posted all the age category winners and the winners of our KOM|QOM and Muddiest Awards.
It may take a few days for photos to be posted online, but Scott Mason plans to share them at scottmasonphoto.com. If you took photos today and want to share them, just send us the link.
This the start list based on pre registered racers. Paul Kirsch will have a online workstation available near registration for last minute USATF issues. 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.
See you at the race!
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.
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 2013 Membership numbers start with a “7″. If you have a number that starts with an ’8′ or ’6′, that’s old number and you need to renew your membership before the race on Sunday.
If you have a new USATF number please send us an email (email@example.com) and we will update the registration list. Do NOT email if you already submitted your 2013 USATF # through online registration. The email Subject: USATF #. Include your first and last name and 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:
Day of Race Registration|Number Pickup: 7:30am-8:45pm at the pavilion
Day of Race Registration – $25 cash or check.
Start Time: 9am
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 3 in each age category, overall winners and some fun awards.
Directions to Sleepy Hollow
Pre Registered Runner List– There are still space available for day of race registration and online registration is open until 11:59pm Friday.
Course Condition Update
Northwest Vermont has been dry, warm and sunny all week. We expect this weather trend to continue through race day. Most of the course is dry and there are a couple small sections of mud and wet. Course Maps/Info
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, but camping is available at Sleepy Hollow and there are also lean-tos. The camping in Molly’s Meadow is marked with signs. Other close towns to stay in include, Shelburne, Williston and Waterbury (depending on the direction you are traveling from).
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 (or dustiest), Battle of the States 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 www.sleepyhollowmtnrace.com
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.
Kasie Enman and Liz Hollenbach
Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race
Overnight our online registration closed. There are 171 racers pre registered online. We have not reached out 250 max, so there are still some space available. Day of race registration is $25 cash or check.
2:27pm- registration is back online
12:30pm -We are having challenges with online registration. Currently it is not possible to register. We are working to fix the problem. Registration will be open, as advertised, until 11:59pm tonight. We will update this page when things are fixed. Thanks for your understanding.
Shipments of Solomon schwag have been arriving all week!
A new batch of Running Saps Maple Syrup is just coming out of the sugar house.
There are two tote bags full of Seventh Generation product ready to go.
Age category prize lemon bread baking is on tap for later this week.
Spring has arrived in Vermont. The snow is finally melted, most sugar makers have stopped boiling and daffodils, crocus and tulips are starting to bloom. The race course is in great shape. Current trail surface is mainly dry with a couple sections of mud. The mud is in the same locations as last year. These wet sections of trail are mainly between mile 1 and 3. In keeping with a European style mountain racing course we have increased drainage in these areas, but they are still quite muddy and wet! The photos in the header at the top of this webpage are a great visual of the mud turn just before the 1 mile mark. Last year’s course photos and detailed course description give a good outline of the race course.
Snow on a north facing slope near the finish line in Molly’s Meadow. Photo taken April 19 and all the snow is melted now.
Kasie points out the the KOM/High Point Preme location at the Adirondack View sign- 1408 ft.
The race course goes through wide open Liberty Meadow on it’s way to the low elevation point of the race just before the 2 mile mark.
The steady uphill after the 2 mile mark is a wide trail covered with lots of low grass and some leaves.
There is a short section of single track on the downhill just after the 1 mile mark.