Come join the CT Trailmixers for the second running of the Fall Fling trail races on the beautiful but challenging trails of YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington, Connecticut. Choose from two race options:
• The Fall Fling 400: Run as many loops of the two-mile trail course as you’d like as long as you're done within 400 minutes (6 hours 40 minutes). The last loop must be completed before 400 minutes for it to count.
• 5k: A course that combines some of the same trails with fields and woods.
This is a great opportunity to give trail running a try, especially if you’re fresh off one of Connecticut’s many fall road races.
YMCA Camp Sloper
1000 East St, Southington, CT 06489
Race-day check-in begins at 6:30 am ET. Please arrive and check-in by 7:30 for the pre-race briefing at 7:45.
Fall Fling 400 ultra starts: 8:00 am ET.
5k run starts: 8:05
Fall Fling ultra ends at 2:40 pm ET, 400 minutes after the start.
Fall Fling 400 Ultra Trail and Course Description
The main course is a somewhat technical roughly two-mile loop with moderately rolling hills and about 275 feet of elevation gain. It's run mostly on trails, but includes some grass sections. Parts of the course are covered with rocks and roots, while other sections are smoother. The course will be marked. 400-minute run participants will complete as many two-mile loops as they’d like within the six-hour 40-minute timeframe.
5k Run Trail and Course Description
5k participants will run one loop of a separate course at Camp Sloper that combines some of the same trails with hills, fields, and woods.
Fall Fling 400 ultra: $40 (before November 8) / $50 (race day)
5k: $20 (before November 8) / $30 (race day)
The fees help cover the costs related to this event, including food, supplies, and equipment. (Thank you!) Please note there are no refunds.
Online pre-registration ends Wednesday November 8.
Dues-paying members of the CT Trailmixers pay half-price with pre-registration, and will be sent the discount code separately. If you would like to become a dues-paying member of the CT Trailmixers club to receive the registration discount, please mail $20 to Michael Lo Presti, 55 Marboy Drive, Plantsville, CT, 06479 along with your name, address, phone number, and email address. Please make checks payable to Michael Lo Presti. I will send you the membership code to use for the registration discount.
Registration limits: 125 for the ultra, 75 for the 5k.
The two-mile loop will start and finish at the main pavilion at Camp Sloper. We’ll use a chip timing system, so your laps will be counted automatically and results will be available soon after the race is done.
Runners will have access to traditional basic trail ultra food, such as fruit, potatoes, chips, candies, cookies, water and electrolyte replacement liquid. The CT Trailmixers love to bake, so you’ll have plenty of access to cookies, brownies, and other goodies as well. If you have specific nutritional needs, please bring your own stuff. You’ll be able to keep a drop bag at the main pavilion.
Friends and family are welcome to hang out during the day and cheer you on. There’s plenty to do at Camp Sloper, including a playground, soccer fields, and a huge super slide.
I know that running in and volunteering for organized group runs, social events, and races with this group are potentially hazardous activities, which could cause injury or death. I will not participate in any group organized events, group training runs or social events – including the CT Trailmixers Fall Fling Trail Runs – unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform all activities associated with the group and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I assume all risks associated with being a member of this group and participating in group activities, which may include: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or roller blades are prohibited. Having read this waiver, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the CT Trailmixers, the Southington Community YMCA, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation with the group, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record for any legitimate promotional purposes for the group.
Prizes and Goodies
All participants will get a CT Trailmixers-branded race shirt for registering and a congratulatory gift upon finishing their race. We’ll also have prizes for age group winners.
About the CT Trailmixers
The CT Trailmixers are a trail running club based in central Connecticut. Our members are passionate about sharing Connecticut’s many wonderful trails with friends and visitors, and the trails at Camp Sloper offer a wide variety of beautiful terrain with varying difficult levels. For more information on the CT Trailmixers, visit www.cttrailmixers.com. And special thanks to the Southington Community YMCA for their partnership!
Holiday Inn Express Southington
120 Laning Street, Southington, CT 06489
Residence Inn Marriott Southington
778 West Street, Southington, CT 06489
You can scroll through the photos for the course maps and elevation chart.
Local time: 6:50 AM