Racer Info #2: Final Pre-Race Info, Course, Carpooling, Kids Race

This is a second of two pre race emails, if you missed the first you can link to it here.

The Basics

Race Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023

Start Time: 12 Noon

Address: 910 Cochran Road, Richmond, VT

Bib Pickup: Sunday from 10:00am-11:45am at the Cochran’s Ski Area base lodge

Day of Race Registration: no day of race registration this year

Awards and refreshments to follow the completion of the race at the base lodge area.

Trail Conditions & Course Details

The trails have been quite wet all week but with a couple of drier days heading into the weekend we expect there to be overall good trail conditions, with only sections of mud and small stream crossings. The single track has all been leaf blown, but there are lots of roots and rocks and some wooden bridges so you will need to take care with your footing – it is a trail race after all! Full Course Detail Here

Temperatures are forecast to be warmer on Sunday than in recent days so please prepare accordingly. NOAA Richmond, VT weather

Please Consider Carpooling

Vermont has a lot of very useful and convenient Park & Rides. Even if you can’t carpool for the entire trip to Cochran’s Ski Area you could set up a partial carpool by arranging to meet fellow racers at a Park & Ride en route.

Map of Vermont Park & Rides & Popular options along Interstate 89:

  • Richmond Park & Ride – ON US 2 SOUTH OF EXIT 11 ON I-89
  • Waterbury Park & Ride – OFF VT100 NE OF EXIT 10 ON I-89 ON LINCOLN ST. OFF STOWE ST.
  • Sharon Park & Ride – ON VT 132 SOUTH OF EXIT 2 ON I-89

Kids Race – There is still time to register.

While adult registration has closed, kids can still sign up in person on race day starting at 10:30 at the base of the alpine ski slope – look for a wooden platform with a pop-up tent. The kids race is free and will start at 11:15am. Kids Race Info Here


We are excited to share that Joe Viger Photography will be at our race. Joe is a master of capturing the spirit of trail running in his photos. You can relive all the action on his website, Instagram, and Facebook pages post-race.

Thank you to our sponsors and partner businesses for providing awesome products for our raffle, prizes, and refreshments:

Bivo water bottles, Untapped, Vermont’s Original Bag Balm, Goats On Hats, Running Saps Maple Syrup

Staying Connected

Race updates, results and race photo links will be shared on our website sleepyhollowmtnrace.com and social media: Instagram and Facebook.

Visit the USATF NE MUT website for New England Mountain Series schedule and standings.

See you Sunday at the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race at Cochran’s!!