|COURSE:||Certified (VT04001RF) 30K (18.64 miles) through the scenic farm country between the historic Essex Center and Westford Commons. Start at Essex Center and head to Bowmans Corners via Towers and Chapin. Then head out Old Stage to Manley and then Maple Tree. Take Brookside to the Westford Common. Turn around at the common and come back to Bowmans Corners via Brookside, Phelps, and Woods Hollow. Retrace the first 4.5 miles down Chapin and Towers back to the Essex Center Common. See map below.|
|REGISTRATION:||Pre-registration encouraged, fill out form located here or register online (online registration closes Sep 13). Race day registration at the historic Memorial Hall on the common in Essex Center, Vermont. (7:30 - 8:15 a.m.) Bathrooms are available, but there are no showers. Please park at Memorial Hall, on the common, or at Essex Elementary School.|
|RESTRICTIONS:||Runners must be 16 or older.||DIRECTIONS:||Take route 15 or 128 to Essex Center. Memorial Hall is
on the west side of the common at 5 Towers Road.
Rt 15 can be reached from:
I89 exit 16 (take rt 7 south, to rt 2A south, to rt 289 east, to rt 15 east),
I89 exit 15 (take rt 15 east), I89 exit 12 (take rt 2A north to rt 15 east), or
I89 exit 11 (take rt 117 west to rt 15 east [note if you are not easily lost and can follow mapquest directions, both Sandhill Rd or rt 289 can be taken from rt 117 as a shortcut]).
For those travelling from farther away, Burlington International Airport is served by most airlines, including JetBlue, and is located just 8 miles from Essex Center.
|ENTRY FEE:||Before 9/12: $12, After 9/12: $16 (GMAA members subtract $1)|
|AWARDS:||Prizes to the first masters (40+) and open winners for men and women. Ribbons to the top two in ten year age groups. Awards ceremony is at 11:30a.m. All finishers receive 30K medallions!|
|INFORMATION:||Steve and Cathy Eustis (802-878-4385) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|PAST RACES:||Past results, age group records, and pictures located here|
|RUNNERS SHOULD EXPECT TO FINISH
IN LESS THAN 3:45.
THE COURSE CLOSES AT 12:15P.M.
REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL AFTER THE RACE!
COURSE MAP (TO SCALE):
NOTE: GMAA/insurance rules prohibit running with a baby jogger, dog, or headphones during the race.