THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Update to 2020 Race
Along with everyone else, BURCS has been monitoring the unfortunate spread of COVID-19. Given the unknown around future permits and with the safety of our community in mind, we have chosen at this time to pause registration for all 2020 races. It is very likely that the races end up being canceled and we will move to do so when appropriate as we receive guidance from various state and federal authorities. If canceled, we will communicate with registered runners at that time in regards to refunds or donation options as we do not wish to profit in anyway from this crisis. For earlier races some expenses may have been already been baked in but we will do the best we can to cross that bridge when we get there. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the BURCS community, hope to see you all out on the trails soon.
DATE: May 30, 2020
Local time: 12:39 PM
EVENT TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (6-Hour Ultra); Packet pick up 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
TIMING: Event will keep lap counts at the aid station table. It is runner's responsibility to check in each lap. If quitting early, please inform our timekeepers.
REGISTRATION COSTS: 6-Hour Ultra $45 until November 28; $57 afterwards. No refunds will be given.
TIME LIMIT: 6-Hour Ultra Event. Run/walk as many loops and miles as you can. There may be a cone placed at the .5 mile mark for use during the last 30 minutes of the race for runners that with to get in a few extra miles. Only full laps count. No partial laps.
BENEFICIARY: A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Berkshire Natural Resource Council (BRNC)
LOCATION: 2-20 Old Village Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230, parking will be single file on the road. GPS coordinates for event are: 42.248642, -73.445829. PARKING ANNOUNCEMENT: We must try to carpool and limit cars to no more than 25 parked single file on the road. This is a small property.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 4.25 mile loop that includes a significant 7% grade for 3/4 of a mile. Scenic overlooks of the Berkshire Hills, active meadows, logging roads and peaceful single track all combine for the perfect lollipop loop. Aid station will be available at the start and end of each lap. There may be ability for 1 mile mini loops for the last 30 minutes.
AID STATION: Aid Station will consist of portable tables. We will provide Water and Gatorade/Heed/TailWind or similar. If you have personal specifics, plan to bring it. We will have normal aid station faire: pretzels, corn chips, gummy bears, bananas, oranges, cookies, fig newtons. Wally Watermelon will be on site and there may be cake after the race.
You heard that correctly. We will NOT have cups for your drinks, ESPECIALLY after you finish. We strive to do everything we can to limit our impact. Please simply use your water-bottle, or bring a light-weight, collapsible cup with you. It takes just a little more planning on your part, and means we won't have pre-poured soda and drinks, but it will mean our impact on Mother Nature is significantly less than it could be.
BE PREPARED FOR THIS! WE ARE SERIOUS! THERE WILL BE NO CUPS, EVEN AFTER YOU FINISH
CONTACT: Bennjamin Griffin (Race Director) Email: email@example.com Phone: 413-443-5819
AWARDS: Overall Awards for Oldest and Youngest Marathon Finisher, top Male and Female with most mileage.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance is needed for setup, registration, starting line, race operations, awards, aid station management, and clean up. If your friends or family members are running the race, please give us a hand. Email race director for more info.