Race Photos by Joe Viger Photography

Yippee! The 2023 Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race gallery is live at this link and the photos are looking SWEET!:


and check out @joevigerphoto on Instagram

You can get free small size downloads with our race logo on them at the gallery linked above.  You can also purchase higher resolution downloads and prints through Joe’s website. Please give photo credit and tag @joevigerphoto and @sleepyhollowmtnrace when sharing!

Thank You & Results

Thank you VOLUNTEERS for all your hours of help setting up the course, flipping pancakes, timing, and supporting the runners in every way! Thanks KIDS for reminding us how much fun trail running can be. And thank you RACERS for coming to our race year after year. It was great to see you all today!

Preliminary results have been posted on our website’s results page HERE. If you see anything that needs correcting, send us an email: sleepyhollowmtnrace@gmail.com

Photos from the amazing Joe Viger Photography will be up on his page and our results page, as well as social media soon.

We’d love to see your photos, blog posts, etc. Please send those along to sleepyhollowmtnrace@gmail.com We can share links to race reports and photos on our socials and website.

Sponsors and folks that made cool stuff for us

Cochran’s Ski Area for such a fun venue!

Untapped for keeping us hydrated and energized

Bronwyn for those Goats on Hats

check out Bivo water bottles!

Running Saps Maple for the sweet stuff

Bag Balm for keeping our skin healthy and chafe-free

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!!

Racer Info #1: Course Info, USATF #, Pancakes!, Kids Race and Camping

Registration is open until Friday, May 5th 11:59pm and there is no day of race registration.  Please help us get the word out to anyone that would still like to race. 

Trail Conditions & Shoe Recommendation
The trails have a bit of everything. There are streams to leap on the single track and plenty of mud! We recommend wearing shoes with good tread on them to navigate the slippery and sloppy parts of the trail. The weather this weekend looks to be clearing with some sun and temperatures in the 60s. 
Click Here for course details and maps.

Feed Station | Finish Line  with Untapped 
Feed Station (5 mile) – Untapped Lemon Tea Mapleaid and water
Finish Line – Untapped Lemon Tea Mapleaid and water

A note from Paul Kirsch: Chair of the USATF-NE Mountain/Ultra/Trail Committee
For those of you doing the USATF-NE Mountain Circuit, remember to renew your USATF membership for 2023 so that you can be counted in the series results (and earn your coveted Mountain Goat Status/2024 Mt. Washington Bypass).

Updating your Entry on RunReg – Did you forget to add club name or USATF #?
Login to your RunReg account and you can edit your entry until May 5. Changes after May 5 can be made on race day at bib pickup.

Cochran’s is the home of the Pancake Trailer and we are psyched to have pancakes after the race! Kasie is bringing Running Saps Maple Syrup and we’ll have both regular and GF pancakes. Plates and forks provided, but also please feel free to bring your own reusable plate and fork.

Kids Race
The kids race is a fun mini-trail run for kids. We’ll have a short lollipop race for the youngest kids (2-5 year olds), then 1 and 2 lap options for the older kids. Registration is free and you can sign up on RunReg until May 5 or in person on race day at the lodge at Cochran’s. Kids race start time is 11:15am. More Kids Race Info Here

Folks coming in the day before are welcome to car/van/truck camp in Cochran’s parking lot. If you would like to pitch a tent,we just ask that you please stick to the alpine ski trails or parking lot (no tents on the lodge side of the parking lot, or at the start/finish area). Camping is free. The base lodge will be unlocked and has bathrooms. We appreciate your respect for Cochran’s property! More Lodging Info Here

We’re looking forward to seeing you this Sunday at Cochran’s!!

Kasie and Liz

Course Details

With the snow melted, we’ve be able to get back out on the course and put together some maps and a photo tour for those of you wondering what you’re getting yourself in for! It’s a real fun route that we’re looking forward to sharing with everyone on race day. You’ll run on some open alpine ski slope, a lot of wooded single track, with plenty of climbing, descending, and – I expect – some mud!

Course Details: The ~7 mile course starts and finishes at the base of Cochran’s alpine trails. Runners will complete a long loop (~5mi) plus a short loop (~2mi). Both loops start with a climb up the alpine ski trail, then enter forested single track the rest of the way along some top terrain and for the descent back down to the base area. The first loop goes deeper into the woods, continuing to climb on single track to the high-point of the course then winding down to the base. The second time around, runners take a shortcut just above the top of the alpine slope, linking back into the same trail that brings you down to the base for the finish.

Race Course by Trail Names: (we thought this might be useful for folks that know Cochran’s well)
First Lap- Race Trail, Jimmy Cliff, IPT, Ravine Trail
Second Lap- Race Trail, A-Day, Ravine Trail

Trailforks GPS


Logo Entries

Drumroll please… We’ve selected the winning entry in this year’s logo contest. Thank you to all who sent in designs. We truly loved them all and are honored that folks took the time to put together ideas. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Winning design by Christopher Barker

Honorable Mention Designs

Design by Sau-Mei Leung
Design by Matt Lipsey
Design by Christina Rambo
Design by Acadia Enman

New Logo Design Contest!

Hello Mountain Goats!

The sap is boiling in our sugarhouse while I take a moment away to write this, which means spring is coming! 

Registration is open and it’s been fun to see lots of familiar and new names rolling in on the list of registered runners. Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race, Sunday, May 7th, noon start. Spread the word! 

We also want to invite you to put your creative minds into action. Liz and I were discussing possibilities for a new race logo and decided it would be fun to involve racers in a LOGO DESIGN CONTEST! 

A little history: Our original logo was the brainchild of Paul Kirsch, USATF-NE MUT Chairperson extraordinaire. Paul came across an event called the Rural Olympics including an category dubbed “Feats of Strength by Ruralites”. He took this tagline, photoshopped it under a goat that bears a striking resemblance to the Loon Mtn Race goat, sent it our way and our logo was born (circa 2012).

While it’s a pretty cool logo, change is good too. Our race has taken on some real personality over the years and it would be awesome to have a logo that reflects what we’re all about. 

If we select your design, we will award you with a GRAND PRIZE:

  • Free race entry (for you or a friend)
  • Gallon of Running Saps Maple Syrup
  • A collector’s edition item of apparel printed with your logo
  • Everlasting claim to fame!

Submission deadline: Monday, April 3rd, end of day

  • .jpg preferred, but back of the napkin sketches accepted
  • Write Logo Contest in the email subject line

Kasie Enman & Liz Hollenbach, Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race Directors



February Race Update

Hello Racers and Friends,

A celebration – This is the 10th Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race! We founded the race in 2012 (no race in ‘20 and ‘21 for covid) as a way to share the trails we love in Northwest Vermont with the New England mountain running community. Thank you for coming out over the years through mud, frost heaves, rain and shine! 

We have tallied a list of streakers and it looks like 8 of  you have done all 9 of our races: Arthur (Nick) Bellerive, Kimberly Bellerive, Todd Brown, Chris Corradino, Eli Enman, Gene Fahey, Jeff Gould and Richard Stockdale. Congratulations to this impressive crew! If you think you are a Sleepy Hollow streaker, please reach out so we can make sure we haven’t missed you.

A big change – The race will be held at a new location for 2023, the Cochran’s Ski Area in nearby Richmond, VT. We’re not sure if this change is temporary or permanent. The Cochran Family may not be world mountain running champions, but they are a multigenerational family of Olympians. Counted in their ranks is a gold medalist in women’s slalom from the ‘72 Winter Games. The Cochran’s know about navigating steep hills. We are grateful to have a second family owned small ski area nearby so that, even when we run into tricky scheduling conflicts, we can still host  a fun race for you all! Learn more about the new course on our website.


  • Race Date is Sunday May 7, 2023 at noon
  • Registration opens on Runreg Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:00am
  • Online pre reg is $30 + reg fee; under 18 is $25 + reg fee
  • Kids fun run will be held just before the start, free
  • No day of race registration
  • No waitlist
  • Sleepyhollowmtnrace.com
  • Cochransskiarea.com
  • We’re proud to be a part of the USATF-NE Mountain Running Series, the oldest mountain running circuit in the US.

Can’t wait to see you in a couple months!

Kasie and Liz, your Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race Directors

Thank you! and Results

Thank you Volunteers who came throughout the week to help clear trails and prepare food as well as for many hours on race day! Thanks Kids for coming to race and try out the kids course. It’s great to get the next generation of mountain racers started! And thank you Racers for coming back after a couple of years away. It was great to see you all today!

Results have been posted on our website’s results page HERE.

We’d love to see your photos, blog posts, etc. Please send those along to sleepyhollowmtnrace@gmail.com We can share links to race reports and photos on our facebook and website.

Sponsors and folks that made cool stuff for us

Thanks Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski & Bike Center 

Bronwyn at Goats on Hats

Carina at Bivo water bottles

Running Saps Maple


Did we say the snow melted early?

Trails were cleared, arrows were placed, the course was near race ready, then this happened. Photo from Kasie’s ski on the course today. That half buried orange thing in the ground is the sign marking the turn from Butternut Cabin trail onto the first single track. Don’t worry, it will melt before Saturday… into mud!

If anyone lives locally and wants to come help us clear broken branches off the trails come on out!