WHY SIGN UP FOR AN ORGANIZED RACE?
Some people like to enter a race to spend time enjoying something with like minded people. Some like the competition. Many come for the obvious health benefits and the scenery. And how about those of you who would like to head into the woods with a bunch of other people on a well marked course? Or do you get excited to visit some amazing places that probably never crossed your minds until you entered the event? There are also those people who just want a cool tech shirt with a great design for bragging rights...
I AM A NEWBIE/WALKER. SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR YOUR EVENTS?
Of course! Our main goal is to have participants of all abilities enjoy their experience at our events. We almost always have short distances such as 5K and 10K events, but there are typically decent hills on our courses so even the top athletes usually do some walking once in awhile! We also mark our courses with brightly colored ribbons along the way and at all turns so you can enjoy your experience without worrying (too much) about getting lost in the woods.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AND WHAT SHOES DO I NEED?
A few layers is always good for an early morning start and some form of micro fiber or tech fabric and not cotton helps with wicking away the sweat. A rain jacket, beanie and gloves are always good things to have on those cold, wet and/or windy days. You may also want to bring another set of clothes for post race warmth.
Most of our races are held on trails, some flat and wide and some technical and narrow. We recommend being fitted for a trail running shoe that matches your body type and foot arch structure. Regardless of the shoe you choose, remember to walk/run in the new shoes at least 2-3 times before the event to break in those babies!
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT THE AID STATIONS?
Each person has their own dietary preferences so we recommend that you bring some of your own "secret sauce" just in case, but we will always have water and sports drink available for consumption and/or refill. There will also typically be energy bars, salty snacks and other carbs/proteins to keep you truckin' down the trails. Aid stations are fewer and far between at trail races (5-7 miles apart) so it's best to carry a full water bottle or hydration pack. There will also be a more extensive set of food and drink at the start/finish line aid station.
WILL THERE BE ANYONE OR ANYTHING ELSE ON THE COURSE?
Yes. Our courses and trails are typically open to any hiker, runner, bicyclist or horse and rider at the same time the event is taking place. Please share the trail with other people and always walk past a horse in order to not spook the animal. They have the right of way.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Entry fees to our events are non-refundable. The costs to organize our events are typically paid well before the actual event date. If you let us know in advance of the event, if possible, we will transfer all or part of your paid entry fee to one of our future events.