Good day, runners! We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 running of the Thom B. Trail Runs, FLRC’s first trail race of the year (that doesn’t require snowshoes). The race will take place at Hammond Hill on Saturday, May 22nd, with three distances: 8.5 miles, 17 miles, and 26.2 miles. The marathon starts at 7 AM, with the other two distances starting together at 8 AM. Parking will be a bit tight in the parking lot and alongside Hammond Hill and Star Stanton Roads, so please obey the signs about where to park.
We can’t use Camp Earth Connection this year, so we’ll be setting up in the field next to the Hammond Hill-ton warming hut, thanks to Ann and Charlie Leonard. The new location requires a slightly different course, increasing the length of the one- and two-loop options and changing the baby loop for the marathon. Happily, the new course matches the Thom B. course used by the FLRC Challenge (which has custom voice-based RunGo directions if you want to pre-run the course), so everyone who’s participating in the Challenge can submit their in-person race time as one, two, or three Challenge efforts. You’ll have to keep track of your split times if you do multiple loops.
Per FLRC policy, all runners must abide by these COVID-19 safety precautions:
- Online pre-registration is required (there is no day of race registration!), and you must be able to respond affirmatively to the safety questions asked during registration.
- If you feel in the slightest bit ill or are running a temperature, stay home!
- Please carpool only with people who are part of your household or are fully vaccinated.
- Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your race; bib pickup may be slower than normal.
- At all times before and after the race, unless you are fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask and maintain a minimum of 6 feet from other participants.
- Unless you are fully vaccinated, you must wear your mask at the starting line and, once the race begins, until you have established some distance from others around you. At that point, you may remove your mask but must keep it available for quick re-application as needed.
See you on the 22nd!