Registration Update 4/3/2020
Registration for this event has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with recent Vermont state directives, no new nonessential hospitality bookings may be issued. Until those and other state and local restrictions are lifted registrations will remain paused. Once they reopen, everyone who signs up during this time will get an email to confirm your entry and payment, and at that point if you accept your card will be charged.
Run or walk for 6, 12, 24, or 48-hours in Vermont this fall!
New this year - streamlined USATF Certified Marathon distance & 50K options!!
Loads of upgrades for '20! From Aid Station, food, and course improvements to Thursday camping!!! More info to come, stay tuned!!!
View photos from the 2019 race here: PHOTO GALLERY
***Last date to guarantee a fleece extended to September 5!!!***
Last date to have name printed on bib: September 7
Registration for all distances closes on Sunday, September 20 at 11:59 PM
FAST ~.87-mile loop with minimal elevation change! (just enough to keep it interesting, approx. 23ft./lap)
***USATF Certified/Sanctioned course #VT18008JK - IAU Bronze Label event***
This fall foliage race is held at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vermont. Nestled in the narrow valley between the Green Mountains and the Taconic Range, Beebe Farm enjoys spectacular scenery, especially during early leaf season!
The course is comprised of packed dirt and limestone. The surface is very foot-friendly, and we expect a full re-surface for 2020. Soft enough without being squishy, the track boasts smooth limestone surfacing, particularly on the lower half, and is smooth enough for even the most aggressive shuffler. Racing surface is a minimum of 8' wide at the east bridge, and a whopping 18'+ along most of the loop!! Located on a closed and fully private facility, runners will enjoy a clear and unobstructed track. No 180-degree turns or big climbs. The course is not fully lit, so bring a headlamp! There will be both active and reflective light markings (*new this year!) to help you run the tangents all night long like Lionel Richie.
Plenty of course-adjacent room for cars and camping! We mean it, tons of room. We absolutely won't run out of choice spots. No RV hookups or dumping on-site, however RV's are allowed (no length restriction.) All RV's longer than 20 feet must check-in no later than Friday and must remain on-premises until 9AM Sunday. No hookups = no fee! Portables in multiple locations along the loop, including ADA units. All portables will be wash basin equipped.
The average high temperature on race day is 64°F, average low 39°F. Be prepared for anything - but we anticipate cooler weather.
NO PUMPKIN SPICE!! You will find a large aid station directly in front of the start/finish barn. We will provide hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day and night. Hammer gels, Heed, and Perpetuem will be available at all times. Most standard aid station snacks, plus a rotating menu of hot food and Vermont specialty items -- local farm fresh organic produce, cider and donuts, fresh locally-made breads and cheeses, and a variety of seasonal hot foods will be stocked. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
***VIEW THE CURRENT MENU HERE*** (menu is subject to change before race day)
Do you have special dietary needs or requests? Please let us know when you sign up! Last year we didn't do a good enough job letting racers know what we had and ended up with tons of GF and Vegan leftovers! We can't promise we'll have everything, and if there's anything you absolutely need you should bring it yourself, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone.
CREW AID STATION: The main aid station will be for runners only, but crews never fear! For your super awesome crew folks... (drum roll please) separate self-service crew and spectator aid station!!! That way, they can make some hot chocolate while they watch you run in circles and get bored silly ;)
This is a cupless race! We mean it. For real, guys. Please help us keep things green by bringing your own bottle or cup. We will have designated space for your bottles next to the aid station. Hot drinks provided in the overnight hours, so consider bringing a thermos/tumbler/mug/etc. Runners will find a custom Beebe Farm mug/spoon combo in their swag bags! At 12oz, it's just big enough for a lap!
Limited space and cots will be available for 24/48 RACERS ONLY!!! Sorry, the fun is reserved for those of you who are truly crazy. We ask that you limit visits to 4-hours maximum to accommodate others. NEW THIS YEAR, the space will be fully protected, no more canopy tents!! Bring a blanket and pillow if you can. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST SLEEP MASKS AND EARPLUGS!!! The tent is a quiet zone, however, some of you guys snore!! (no judgement)
This race will be chip timed by Mike Melton of MCM Timing! You will need to wear your bib at all times for your laps to be recorded! Multiple digital lap readouts and timing clocks will be available. Live tracking links to be posted before the race! There will be a redundant timing mat on the back section of the course.
This is a "go-as-you-please" race. You may stop, rest, or leave the course at any time, but the clock keeps running and you must reenter the course at the same place you left it. Partial laps will be measured. In the inaugural race, the final podium position in the 48-hour came down to only 182 FEET!!! (Yes, you read that right.)
Every participant (all distances!) will be taking home a warm high performance fleece jacket! All runners will receive a cool and useful bottle opener finishers medal. Those completing over 100 miles will also receive a coveted Beebe Farm belt buckle! For 2020, we have a HUGE surprise on the buckle front... you'll just have to stay tuned!!
Custom, locally made awards for the top 3 female and male finishers in each distance. They're made of stone and they're millions of years old, so they should last pretty well.
Official 2020 lodging partner info coming soon!
Volunteer and earn credit for future Nor'east Trail Runs race entries or swag ($15 of credit per hour of volunteering)! Sign up above for shifts before, during, and after the race.
Local time: 2:45 AM
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.