6-Hour Relay and Solo Race
DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Event's current local time: 5:35 PM ET
6-Hour Start: 1:00 PM
ONLINE registration ($45 Solo, $135 3-person Relay) opens at 12:00 AM, November 1st 2019
ONLINE registration for the Cast a Shadow Races will close on February 6, 2020. There WILL be day-of registration available ($55 / $165).
The Race will be a loop of about 2-2.5 miles on mostly groomed trails. This of course depends on snowfall. If there is not enough snow this will be a trail run and the loop will be a little longer. Parts of this race will be taking place in the dark. Headlamps are MANDATORY after dusk. Race official will instruct runners when to turn on the lamps.
What if the Groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day?
If on Groundhog day the little varmint sees his shadow, resulting in six MORE weeks of winter, the race is longer. If a runner leaves the start/finish area at 5 hours 59 minutes and 45 seconds, the last lap will count towards the overall lap count.
What if the Groundhog DOES NOT see his shadow on Groundhog Day?
If on Groundhog day the critter does NOT see his shadow, resulting in winter being cut short, the race will be shorter. Only laps completed before 7:00pm (six hours after the start) will count towards the overall lap count. If a runner crosses the start/finish line at 6 hours 0 minutes and 12 seconds, that lap DOES NOT count. Blame the groundhog not us!
Two Ways to Compete
One person, six hours, as many laps as you can.
Age Groups: 29 and under, 30-49, and over 50
Three person teams. All Male, All Female or CO-ED
Scholastic (high school and under), cumulative age under 105, and cumulative age 105 and over.
A new runner must run each lap. There will be NO doubling of laps. Exchange must be made within the hand off zone. Teams are responsible for keeping track of when their teammate will be arriving.
Awards will be given to first place in each solo age division and team category.
Special awards will be given for any solo runner that completes a distance of a marathon or greater within the race window (Groundhog dependant of course)!"
You will get to hang out with the Goose crew for over 6 hours. What more do you need? Race schwag will be announced closer to the race.