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11th
Green Mountain Athletic Association
Common to Common 30K

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

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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 16). 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: Pre-registration: $20, Race day registration: $25 (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!
Link to previous medals
INFORMATION: Steve and Cathy Eustis (802-878-4385) common2common@gmaa.net
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):


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COURSE FEATURES:

  • Certified 30K with all miles and 5K intervals marked
  • Start and finish at 485' elevation
  • Max elevation 785' (13.5 miles)
  • Min elevation 460' (10.4 miles)
  • Rolling topography with one large 270' hill between miles 12.5 and 13.5
  • 7 Water/Gatorade stops at miles 2.3, 4.6, 8.2, 10.4, 12.6, 14.2, and 16.4 (W on map)
  • First and last 1.4 miles paved (15%)
  • See Vermont's diverse farms - turkey, cow, horse, sheep, llama, and orchards; with small family farms containing even goats, chickens, and pigs!
  • Folliage season is usually under way, but not yet at peak

NOTE: GMAA/Inusrance rules prohibit running with a baby jogger or dog. For safety reasons and as a courtesy to fellow runners, GMAA strongly discourages the use of headphones.
There are no refunds, deferrals or transfers.