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Mud Season, Carpooling, Course Conditions…

The Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race is a few days away and we look forward to seeing you at Sleepy Hollow!  We have a couple of important updates about the race.

Race Day Details: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Start Time: 12 Noon
Number Pickup: Sunday from 10:30am-11:45am at the pavilion
Day of Race Registration – the race is full, so no day of race registration this year
Start Location: In front of the Pond/ Gazebo
Finish: Molly’s Meadow
Awards and refreshments to follow the completion of the race at the pavilion.

Mud Season Watch: Important Notice

While we are doing all kinds of sun & wind dances here, mud season is still underway in Huntington, VT. The Sleepy Hollow parking lot is quite muddy. The best way to help this situation is to have as few cars as necessary.  Please carpool! If you have a choice of bringing a 4wd/AWD vehicle we suggest that option. And if not we’ll will make sure to park you on solid ground. Sherman Hollow Road and the Sleepy Hollow driveway are both dirt roads and currently in good condition.  

Directions to Sleepy Hollow

Carpooling Info:

We always encourage all racers, volunteers and spectators to carpool to reduce our event’s environmental footprint. Vermont has a lot of very useful and convenient Park & Rides. Even if you can’t carpool for the entire trip to Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center on Sunday, you could set up a partial carpool by arranging to meet fellow racers at a Park & Ride en route. Enhance your trip by coordinating your Park & Ride choice with Vermont’s other main attractions (see local breweries… for non-driving consumption only and Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops).

Full 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

Course Condition Update

Spring arrived late in northwest Vermont. The snow at Sleepy Hollow has only just melted in the last few days and despite warm and sun earlier this week we have also received quite a bit of rain. MUD will be the name of the game on much of the race course! That said the single track sections are actually in pretty good dryish condition. Course Maps/Info and NOAA Huntington, VT weather link


Speaking of course conditions, an assortment of Salomon demo trail shoes will be available to test out in partnership with the SkiRack. We recommend the Salomon Sense Softground or Salomon Speedcross for our current trail conditions with their deep, mud-gripping tread.

Aid Station

There are 2 aid stations on course located at approximately 2 miles and 4 miles. The 2 mile aid station is located on Liberty Meadow Trail at the bottom of Tina Turner. The 4 mile aid station is in Molly’s Meadow with the lap and finish. The on course aid stations will provide water.  Gatorade and water are available at the finish and in the pavilion.

Staying at Sleepy Hollow

There are still rooms available at the Sleepy Hollow Inn. For reservations please call the Inn directly at 802.434.2283. There is also an option to camp at Sleepy Hollow. Camping is located on the Sleepy Hollow property in Molly’s Meadow near the finish line. Other close towns to stay in include, Shelburne, Williston and Waterbury (depending on the direction you are traveling from). Click here for info on camping and other ideas about places to stay.

Post Race we will gather in the pavilion for burritos and awards!

Awards and Prizes

Top 3 overall and in each age category, King and Queen of the Mountain (first to the top of the first loop), and Muddiest finishers will receive awards. This year’s prizes include Running Saps Maple Syrup and homemade Triple Berry Jam. There will also be raffle items distributed at bib pickup. Each year raffle prizes are a little different, but usually include several Solomon products, Running Saps Maple Syrup and whatever else we think would be fun – to be revealed on race day! Click here for more info.

Post Race Food

We will have a burrito bar again this year! Burritos or Nachos (GF) are free for all racers and volunteers. Coffee from Brio Coffeeworks, made in Vermont, will be on hand as well as water and gatorade.

Maple Syrup For Sale

Running Sap Maple Syrup, produced by Kasie and Eli right here on the Sleepy Hollow property, will be for sale in the pavilion. Please bring cash or check if you would like to purchase syrup.

Staying Connected

We will post results and links to race photos online after the race at 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.

Missed Registering?

Update: Thanks to all who entered the lottery. The lottery closed 4/15/18. We will be sending an email notification to everyone who registered in the lottery by the end of the day Monday 4/16/18. 

We have heard from lots of hopeful runners in the past two days. If we could let all of you come out for our race we would. We have to work within the constraints of our dirt road and parking area during mud season in Vermont – that is why our max number of participants is set at 250.

That said, we recognize it was a surprise to many of you, and to us, that our registration reached its cap an unprecedented month out from race day. We also recognize that this all came about on short notice on a holiday.

We do have a little bit of wiggle room, knowing that there are always some registered runners who aren’t able to make it out on race day. So, the most fair solution we have come up with is to create a lottery. Anyone hoping to still get in can sign up for one last chance.

Lottery Directions:

  1. To enter the lottery fill out this form by 11:59pm April 15th. No payment required for this step.
  2. On April 16th, we will draw 10 names from the lottery list. We will send an email notification to all lottery entrants with the results. If you are one of the lucky 10, you will receive official registration instructions. Race registration fee for lottery registrants will be $30.

We will have a box on the lottery registration for anyone who is a past USATF-NE Mountain Goat and for anyone who is a Sleepy Hollow Streaker, having done all 6 of our past races. People who meet one of these conditions will get one bonus entry in the lottery. People who meet both of these conditions will receive two bonus entries in the lottery.

Not sure if you need to enter the lottery or not? Check for your name on our 2018 Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race pre-registered runner list.

Registration near Max

Update 4/1 7:00pm: We have reached our cap of 250 racers. Registration for the 2018 Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race is now closed. Thank you for showing our race so much love. ♥

If you are hoping to run this year’s Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race, please be aware that our registration will close when we reach 250 entrants which will likely happen today or tomorrow. As of this morning, we were up to 212 and that number has been rising fast.

We are so grateful to have such a great turnout for our race again this year! We look forward to seeing you April 29th.

Happy Easter and, no, this is NOT an April Fools joke.

Course Preview Run with SkiRack, Salomon, Kasie & Aliza

Want to see what you have gotten yourself into?

Have that nagging feeling it would be a good idea to prepare yourself with a training run on the course?

Join us Sunday, April 15th at 10:00am for a group run on the Sleepy Hollow Mtn Race course, led by Kasie Enman and Aliza LaPierre. In partnership with SkiRack. Salomon demo trail shoes will be available to test out.

Registration Open for 2018

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  You can register now for the 7th Edition of the Sleepy Hollow Mountain Race, the first race in the USATF-NE Mountain Goat Series.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday, April 29th at noon. The course will follow the same route as in 2016 & 2017. New Star Wars characters are in the works.

Current trail conditions are a sheet of slippery ice with the occasional patch of hoar frost. If you want to start training on the course today, bring your crampons.


Thanks to everyone that came to our race today!  It was a great racer turnout, awesome volunteers with coffee and burritos! To everyone- Thank You!  There are a few lost and found items- send us an email if you are missing something.

2017 Results (updated 5/4/17 9:40pm)

If you see any issue with results please email us. If you have an update for your USATF# or Club please email Dave and Paul-

2017 Race Photos–  We will add photo links as they are shared with us.  If you took photos on race day and want to share your photos with runners please email us the link and we will post.

If you write a race report – feel free to share.

-Kasie and Liz

Start List

2017 Start List

Please let us know if you have a question or see an issue.

Carpool- We encourage you to reach out (using or social media) to other racers coming from your area.  If you need more help let us know – we may be able to help.

We will be posting fun stuff on Facebook and Twitter over the next couple days.  We will also be posting live race updates on Twitter @SleepyHollowMtR