DATE: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Local time: 2:50 PM
EVENT TIME: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
PACKET PICK-UP: 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (Race Day Only)
CHIP TIMING: Provided by Yankee Timing Services all day! Includes post-race individual lap splits to be compiled and emailed as well as hourly updated leaderboard in the 8-hour event this year.
TIME LIMIT: 8-Hours for Marathon Runners (74 laps). Walker Friendly. 8-Hour Runners may elect to run or walk as many laps as they choose during the event.
LOCATION: Clapp Park, 215 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Certified dirt and cinder track that surrounds Clapp Park (.355 mile loop). Racers will start counter-clockwise, switching directions at the 4-hour mark, and are permitted to run the width of the track. Running on the grass along the outside grass surface is permitted. USATF Certification: MA13008JK.
AID STATION: Each runner will have individual aid station space on tables as well as a communal aid station area. Additionally, runners may choose to set up their own personal areas along the course. **Please ensure they are 3' from the outside edge of track**
CONTACT: Bennjamin Griffin (Race Director) Email: email@example.com Phone: 413-443-5819
Snail Mail: 53 Essex Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
AWARDS: Hand-made medal, t-shirt, mug, and sticker to all participants. Wood burned trophies to Top-3 in all events as well as top Masters Runner for male/female in 8-Hour Ultra. No duplicate awards will be given.
PROCEEDS BENEFITTING: Ainsley's Angels: Power to Push & The Gordon W. Lewis Fund. Both aim to promote active lifestyles for those with mobility needs.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance is needed for setup, registration, starting line, race operations, awards, aid station management, and clean up. If your friends or family members are running the race, please sign up and give us a hand. Sign up online at : https://www.volunteersignup.org/4MCXT
RACE SERIES: This is the 3rd of 3 races in the BURCS (Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service) Race Series. If you also complete the Vegan Power 50k and the BURCSley 50, you will earn the title of "BURCS Badass" and will be awarded a custom designed buckle at the conclusion of the BURCSley 50.
Note: If choosing the Marathon option - runners will have 8 hours to complete 74 laps. Runners that do not complete 74 laps will be listed in the Ultra Results listing instead, but will still be eligible for a medal. If you are interested in starting early, 5am-7am, you may email the Race Director, Benn Griffin at: firstname.lastname@example.org.