Chesterfield Gorge Ultra and 25k Race

The Basics:
This race is a fundraiser for the Hilltown Land Trust, which protects land throughout hilltown (western Mass) area.

Ultra Race:
Date: June 2-3, 2018
Time: from 6:00am on Saturday to noon on Sunday (30 hour time limit).
Check-in: 5:00-5:50am
Distance: Chose your own adventure!  We'll have options for 50k, 50mile, 100km, and 100 mile...but you can stop at the end of any 25k/15.5 mile out-and-back and get credit for the distance.
Choose your distance on race day- there are no DNF's! (We only use the distance you register for to determine how much yummy treats to get for the aid stations, etc.).
Location: Chesterfield Gorge Reservation, 1 River Road, West Chesterfield MA
Cost: $100.00
Registration: at RunReg.com
Limited to 100 runners.  Race day registration will be available!
25k Race
Date: June 3, 2018
Time: From 8:00am to noon on Sunday (Four hour time limit).
Check-in: 7:00am to 7:50am
Location: Chesterfield Gorge Reservation, 1 River Road, West Chesterfield MA
Distance: 25k/15.5 miles
Cost: $40.00
Registration: at RunReg.com
Limited to 50 runners.  Race day registration will be available!
Note: we won't do refunds, deferrals, or bib swaps unless the race is full and someone on the waitlist will take your spot.  At that time, we will offer a 50% refund for dropped runners.

Registration Disclaimer: If you register and thereafter cannot make the race, please consider your entry fee to be a donation to the Hilltown Land Trust to help them continue to protect land within western Mass.  We thank you!

Further Details: 
Join us for the first annual Chesterfield Gorge Ultra and 25k Race, the only 100 mile race in western Mass!  Race director Amy Rusiecki has wanted to bring an ultra race to western Mass to share some of the amazing places that she regularly trains on, so we're thrilled to officially launch this race for 2018!  You'll run 25k/15.5 miles (or more) along the Westfield River in the Chesterfield Gorge.  It's a gorgeous place to run (see what we did there?!?).

Being a first year race, we are intentionally keeping things small and low-key.  There will be plenty of yummy food and drinks along the way, as well as at the finish line, and plenty of volunteers to cheer you on - we'll have what you'll need to run as many miles as you want!  However, we'll only have prizes for the overall male/female champion, and don't plan to have belt buckles for 100-mile finishers.  Once we get this year's race behind us (assuming y'all have as much fun as we think you will!) then we'll look to expand and make next year's event bigger and better!

The course itself is a continually rolling jeep trail with a few rocks (but not a technical trail), with permanent mile markers along the way.  The race will consist of one or more 7.75 mile (12.5k) trail out-and-backs (for 15.5 miles/25k total). We will have a cone/turn-around point midway through the laps for folks wishing to do the 50 mile or 100 mile distance. There is no pavement on the entire course.


Parking is extremely limited, so we ask that every participant have only 1 car - please make a plan to carpool with your crew/pacers.  There will be a nearby alternative parking area to leave extra vehicles if needed. 
All proceeds go to the Hilltown Land Trust.  That's right, the race will help raise funds to continue to preserve land within our area.

Additional details to be added over the coming months...so watch for more info!  In the meantime, you can email the RD with questions at racedirector_at_7sisterstrailrace_dot_com.

Registration is open!

Wait List Information: Once each race is full, you will be able to register for the waitlist.  If/when someone drops from the race, the first person on the waitlist will automatically take their place and their credit card will be charged.  Check your position in the waitlist on the registration site, and let us know before you are #1 on the waitlist if you ultimately decide you don't want to run. 

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