Friday, April 30, 2010

This Weekend on the Trails

There's not a whole lot happening on this weekend's race calendar but here are a few races to consider.

Saturday, May 1

Muddy Marathon, Rockaway, NJ - The trail course is 6.55 Miles with over 1600' of elevation gain and loss which begins inside Craigmeur Recreation Complex, running through wooded paths, old ski trails and open fields. This is NOT a trail race for beginning trail runners. You will run through water, mud, over rocks, possibly over downed trees, on blazed trails and also areas where there is no trail.

Sunday, May 2

Spring Sprint 5k Trail Run, Esopus, NY - A challenging and technical 5k run on Shaupeneak Ridge’s rugged trails. Runners will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Hudson River and Louisa Pond.

Medved Madness 15M Trail Race, Mendon NY - The course consists of three very distinct loops with mud, water and tough terrain.

7 Sisters 12M, Amherst, MA - An out-and-back roller coaster ride along the ridgeline of the Mt. Holyoke Range on a single-track trail. Very scenic overlooks of the Pioneer Valley and the Connecticut River. Extremely hilly with 3,700 feet of climb consisting of many steep hills with hazardous footing in places due to the many sharp basalt rocks the comprise the elevated ridge of Mt. Holyoke.

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