Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

Traprock 50

Penwood State Park

Bloomfield, CT 50K, 17K

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 14, 2018

Yes, we are aware this is Easter weekend.

We know, and yes, it is still happening 4/16.

50k starts at 830am,17k at 930am.

Summary

The Traprock course is a loop course of approximately 10.5-11ish miles per loop. There will be two races: one loop for the 17k and three loops for the 50k. It is a rolling course with 50% technical single track on the Metacomet Trail. The balance of the course is double-track.

Consisting entirely of rolling forest roads or single track that can be extremely rocky, the course will provide a true test of the runner’s fitness and mental stamina. You should only consider entering this race if you are confident you have sufficient running experience such as having completed a recent road or trail marathon. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to complete this race but would still like to enter, please contact the race director.
50k starts at 830am,.17k at 930am.

Waitlist

Once the race is at capacity, the waitlist will automatically start. Runners selected from the waitlist will get an email that they have been selected, and will have THREE days to respond before we move to the next name and cancel that invitation. People are selected from the waitlist in the order in which they registered - first on / first off.

NO CUPS

To help reduce waste and costs, we are a cupless race. Please plan to bring your own cup or handheld bottle to use throughout the day. We will not even have them for soda. No cups. At all.

Chip Timing

We'll have it back for 2022!

Shirts

To keep our costs low, and reduce waste we will be offering t-shirts and singlets as buy-up options for 2022. They will be available through 3/1 - so get in early.

COVID info

As we enter the endemic stage of COVID - we will be following all state and local guidelines, and will have several mitigation efforts in place during the event. As of the writing of this, we plan on starting both races in full at their respective start times. However, we don't own a functional crystal ball to peer into the future, so we can't say for sure what April will be like.
If you are the type of person to have a serious problem with following simple and standard COVID protocols, we kindly ask you think about signing up for a different race.

Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series

It's back for 2022, and all starts with Traprock! More info here: https://blueblazedtrailrunningseries.org/

About the CT Trailmixers

Traprock is put on through 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. For more information on the CT Trailmixers, visit www.cttrailmixers.com. We are a non-profit, and all 100% volunteers - all club proceeds are reinvested in a variety of charitable causes.

Race proceeds will go to a variety of local organizations, including the Simsbury Land Trust and the Connecticut Forest & Parks Association. They will also go to the CT Trailmixers Shoe Scholarship Program, which gives free shoes to kids in need who want to run cross-country or track in school.

Course Map

There will be no changes to the course from 2021. The powerline hill stays, sorry/not sorry.

Course map is available to download in GPX format here: https://www.cttrailmixers.com/traprock-17-50k

Also on alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/traprock-2021-4670c07

Refunds / Bib Transfer

If you cancel before 3/1, we will refund 50% of your registration fees. No refunds after. No bib transfers. No deferrals.

Local time: 10:32 PM
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