April 17 - 18, 2021

Traprock 50

Penwood State Park

Bloomfield, CT 50K, 17K

Registration closes: Thu, Apr 1 @ 11:59PM

READ THIS BEFORE YOU ASK WHY YOU ARE ON A WAITLIST

Here is how this year is going to work - EVERYONE is on the waitlist until we get all our permits in place (apparently it shows some people are "in" - that is not the case - ignore that). Once that happens, we are opening the race with 50 spots in each event. No fees will be charged until that happens.
We will expand the list when state guidelines allow - and anticipate at least 100 spots in each race. Participants will be added in the order they registered. If/when you get pulled off the wailist, you will get an email from ultrasignup. Follow the instructions in that email. Thanks for bearing with us.

There will be lots of changes this year to pull this off. Wave starts, no communal food, masks required at the start, more to be communicated as we get closer to race day.

Summary

The Traprock course is a loop course of approximately 10.5-11 miles per loop. There will be two races (one (17k) and three loops (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.


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.

Shirts

No shirts for 2021. Sorry.

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

The 50k will be chip timed, the 17k will be old school clipboard and a stopwatch style. We're working on a budget folks.

Race Proceeds

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.

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.

Course Map

Check out https://www.cttrailmixers.com/traprock-17-50k

Refunds / Bib Transfer

If you cancel before 3/1/21, we will refund 50% of your registration fees. No refunds after 3/1. No bib transfers.

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