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DATE: Saturday, August 08, 2020
EVENT TIME: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Marathon, 8-Hour); 1:00 PM (5k Race Only)
PACKET PICK-UP: 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (Race Day Only); 12:00-1:00 (5k Race Only)
CHIP TIMING: Provided by Mike Melton and MCM Timing all day! Includes post-race individual lap splits to be compiled and emailed as well as hourly updated leaderboard in the 8-hour event this year. Note: Any registrations after July 7th may not receive t-shirt! Virtual Runners log anywhere before 12:00am!
TIME LIMIT: 8-Hours for Marathon Runners (74 laps). Walker Friendly. 8-Hour Runners may elect to run or walk as many laps as they choose during the event.
LOCATION: Clapp Park, 215 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Certified dirt and cinder track that surrounds Clapp Park (.355 mile loop). Racers will start counter-clockwise, switching directions at the 4-hour mark, and are permitted to run the width of the track. Running on the grass along the outside grass surface is permitted. USATF Certification: MA13008JK.
AID STATION: Each runner will have individual aid station space on tables as well as a communal aid station area. Additionally, runners may choose to set up their own personal areas along the course. **Please ensure they are 3' from the outside edge of track**
CONTACT: Bennjamin Griffin (Race Director) Email: email@example.com Phone: 413-443-5819
Snail Mail: 53 Essex Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
AWARDS: Hand-made medal, t-shirt, mug, and sticker to all participants. Overall top 3 male and female in each event. 10 year age groups recognized and top relay team. Individual mileage awards and other swag will be handed out at the conclusion of the 8-Hour event for lifetime mileage.
PROCEEDS BENEFITTING: Moments House. Moments House is a warm home-like daytime facility for all Berkshire County residents living with a cancer diagnosis as well as their families and support systems to come for information and support. Donate online or sign up to fundraise at: https://www.crowdrise.com/swelteringsummer2016/fundraiser/benngriffin
REFUNDS: The policy of the race director is to offer the following options: Deferment to next year's event (will have to repay timing fees, insurance, portas - approximately $35-40 for following year) or $50 refund check mailed to you. **Notice** There will be no deferments or refunds allowed after July 11.
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 sign up and give us a hand. Email RD Benn with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACE SERIES: This is the 2nd of 3 races in the BURCS (Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service) Race Series. If you also complete the Vegan Power 50k and the Free To Run Trail 50, you will earn the title of "BURCS Badass" and will be awarded a custom designed buckle at the conclusion of the 50 mile race in September.
Note: If choosing the Marathon option - runners will have 8 hours to complete 74 laps. E-mail the Race Director, Benn Griffin at: email@example.com for information.