Wednesday, July 18, 2018

2018 Run with the Beavers Trail Race

The 2018 Run with the Beavers Trail Race has come and gone.  This year the race served as the USATF-NE Trail Championship and was also in the USATF ATR and WMAC Grand Tree Series.  I feel like overall the race was a great success.  Here are a few takeaways.

Yapping away...

  •  Lots of people! I had approximately 374 people signed up for the race this year, yet in the results there were only 271 finishers! 176 in the 10 mile and 95 in the 5 mile. I had more than 50 people tell me prior to the race they wouldn’t be there, so that still leaves a whole bunch of no shows. 
  • There were 11 states represented in the pre-registrations. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. 
  • There were 16 teams represented.
  • Both the male and female 10 mile course records were broken. As was the male 5 mile record. 
  • 300+ flags were put out on the 5ish mile loop. That is an average of a flag every 0.017 miles or every 90 feet or so. (Obviously this # is skewed because of flag clusters on turns) But, there are a lot of flags on the course. 
  • We went through around 40 gallons of water. 
  • I am still in search for a large inflatable beaver…please find one for me. 

See you next year!

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