2016 Race Results
Results from the 2016 Fall Fling 400, 11/13/16
Come join the CT Trailmixers for the Fall Fling trail runs! We’re offering several runs through the beautiful but challenging trails of YMCA Camp Sloper for you and your friends to choose from:
• The Fall Fling 400: In this casual-style ultra, you can run as many loops of two-mile trail course as you’d like as long as you're done within 400 minutes (6 hours 40 minutes).
• 5k: A course that combines some of the same trills with fields and woods.
• 1-mile kids run.
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.
We’ll also have a potluck-style brunch-type picnic during the event, so feel free to bring food, friends and family. And don’t forget to wear layers for warmth before and after your race. It is November in New England after all.
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.
Fall Fling 400 ultra starts: 8:00 am ET.
5k run starts: 8:05
1-mile kids run start: 9:00 am ET.
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.
1-Mile Kids Run Description
1-mile kids run participants will run one trail loop around the pond.
Fall Fling 400 ultra: $20 (before race day) / $25 (race day)
5k: $10 (before race day) / $15 (race day)
1-mile kids run: Free
The fees help cover the costs related to this event, including food, supplies, and equipment. (Thank you!) Please note there are no refunds.
The two-mile loop will start and finish at the main pavilion at Camp Sloper. You’ll need to check-in with a volunteer at the end of each loop so we can track how many loops you complete.
Runners will have access to traditional basic trail ultra food, such as fruit, potatoes, chips, candies, cookies, water and electrolyte replacement liquid. If you have specific nutritional needs, please bring your own stuff. You’ll be able to keep a drop bag at the pavilion.
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.
All participants will get a CT Trailmixers buff for registering and a congratulatory gift upon finishing their race.
Connecticut weather in mid-November can be pretty cool, ranging during the day from the lower 30s to the lower 50s. This is ideal running season for most people. Forecast:
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!
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Fall Fling 400 ultra 2-mile course map
Local time: 6:34 PM
Fall Fling 400 ultra 2-mile elevation profile
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