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Local time: 7:01 AM
The Town of Stratford is very fortunate indeed to be one of the few towns or cities in the nation to have its very own forest. Roosevelt Forest was set up during the depression in the 1930's. It was developed in large part through President Franklin D. Roosevelt's W.P.A. program, designed to provide jobs for legitimate public projects. This beautiful 401 acre forest is part of the town's excellent park system. The park was established to provide recreational opportunities for townspeople, and to protect the watershed, wildlife and beauty of this fine example of mixed deciduous forest. Neatly nestled away, the forest is some times, well just forgotten. Now, the forest will be brought to life with the second running of the FORGOTTEN FOREST ULTRA RUN !
The Ultra run will last 9 hours from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. All runners, joggers, hikers and walkers are invited to participate in this very friendly event; do as many miles or hours, as you wish. Experience on a trail is mandatory for safety, so a little practice is warranted. There will be an award for first, second and third overall and first male and female in the category of senior/master or 55 years of age and older (may adjust woman to 50+) with most miles completed. Also, an Ultra medal for anyone participating for 6 or more hours without more than a single 15 minute stop. You can run a 10K, 20K, 26.2 , 50K and more. You must be at least 18 years of age.
A charitable portion of this race will go to the Roosevelt Forest Trail Commission, the Stratford EMS and pending another pending local charity, too.
A very important thing to note is this is limited to only 50 participants, so register quickly and reserve your spot for being alive in the outdoors. Run, jog, hike or walk, you have nine hours to do your best!