Mendon Trail Run - A Trail Run for Everyone!
10 km loop course, entirely off-road, mostly doubletrack with some singletrack. The course will be marked, turns marked at trail junctions, and traffic cones at the road crossing. The course has many rolling hills. All of the hills are run-able, but there is one short, steep climb halfway through the loop that many participants choose to walk. Estimated 800-1000 feet of climb per 10k loop.
Aid station for 20k, 30k and 50k runners at start/finish, plus one water stop about 3.5 miles into loop. Race presented by the Rochester Orienteering Club.
Long-sleeve shirts were available as an option. The price was $20.00 for small to XL, and $22.50 for 2XL or 3XL. Entries with requests for shirts needed to be submitted by October 14; it is too late to request a shirt with your registration. There may be a limited number available for purchase on race day.
Bib # pickup
At Medved Running & Walking Outfitters, 3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618, on Friday November 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
At the race for 50K, from 7:00 to 8:00 AM.
For all other distances, from 8:05 to 9:30 AM. If race has not filled up, day-of-meet entries will be accepted during the above time periods.
Refunds, minus a 20% administration fee, will be given until October 13. No refunds after October 13. Refund requests are made via UltraSignup.
Pacers will be permitted in the 50K only, and only for the last two loops. There is no charge for pacers, but we require that you fill out a waiver. See the registration table for the waiver. There are several rules for pacers, most of which are common in ultras:
- Pacers can't carry supplies for the runner (they can't carry the runner's Camelbak if they have one, for example; they can't carry their water bottle, or food for them, etc.)
- The pacer must arrive at the aid station with the runner or after the runner, and must leave the aid station with the runner or before the runner. So the pacer can't race ahead and be filling the runner's water bottle, rounding up food items, etc., or linger after the runner has left the aid station.
- Since we won't be charging for pacers, pacers are not allowed to take supplies for himself/herself at the aid stations.
- The pacer can't run through the finish line with the runner, either at the end of the race or when finishing a lap.
If you're not able to attend the meet, you can transfer your bib to another runner via UltraSignup. The deadline for bib transfers is Oct. 26.
UltraSignup allows participants to change their distance, up until Nov. 2. Changing to a shorter distance will not give a refund. When changing to a longer (higher priced) distance, the original order is removed and they will be given a credit to re-register at the longer distance.
Update for 2022
Food this year will be more limited than in the past and will be handed to you. There will be one fully stocked aid station mid-loop providing the following:
Local time: 8:51 AM
FOOD: small cups of: m+ms, gummi bears, pretzels, pringles, dill pickle slices, fig newtons
****please point to what you would like and a volunteer will take the cup and drop the contents in your hand
LIQUIDS: water, gatorade, flat coke and ginger ale, pickle juice
****please consider bringing a collapsible cup and/or water bottle for liquids.
An aid station with water and Gatorade only will be at the beginning of each loop. Plan to bring any other favorite foods in your drop bag.