- Registration – Online $15 (until June 7th) or by mail $15 (until June 4th). Race-day Registration – $20 – Opens at 7:30 AM
- Kids 12 & Under – $5 for the 5K – both early and race-day registration
- 5K – runners, walkers, families and youth welcome! Walkers and families will start immediately after the runners
- 10K – runners only please
- Race proceeds to benefit the Albert Bridge SCIP (parent-teacher organization) and West Windsor Town Forest Trail Maintenance
5K is a moderatly hilly lollipop course on mixed single and double track trails.
5K Details (with trail names): The race begins with a 3/4 mile meander through field and forest along a trail that has boardwalks through the muddy spots (Home Again). The next 1/2 mile is a double track climb (Home Again) to a single track traverse along a hillside where you can enjoy the falls if it has rained recently (Falls Trail). Up a short but steep hill to emerge into the field (Mile Long Field) where you can enjoy the view while you get a drink. Begin your return trip, almost all down hill, along challenging but fun single track (right into Cort’s Jester, left into New Blue) coming back out into the mile long field. A quick double track jaunt back (to the old Nordic Center parking lot) and then return with the 3/4 mile meander that the race started with (Home Again).
10K is a hilly lollipop course on some beautiful and challenging trails. The first half is primarily ascending on mixed single and double track. The second half is primarily descending on single track. Follows the 5K course for the first and last miles of the race.
10K Details (with trail names): The race begins with a 3/4 mile meander through field and forest along a trail that has boardwalks through the muddy spots (Home Again). The next few miles of the race is primarily climbing, first along double track (from the Nordic Center lot, up Home Again, left into Deer Run, left into Gracies Loop DT), and then along a beautiful wooded trail dotted with large boulders. (Gracies Loop ST). Begin a brief but fast descent (Gracies Loop, then down steep Home Again DT) and then turn into a traverse along a hillside and enjoy the falls if it has rained recently (Falls Trail). Continue ascending (read: hiking) up a short but very steep double track (Coronary, left onto Bicentennial, left into Quarry) and onto single track again (right into Pass the Buck). Congrats! Your climbing is more or less done here, about the halfway point in the race. Begin a long fun descent with some challenging footwork (Cloud Climber, right onto Nimbus) and then emerge into the fields (Upper Mile Long Field) before rejoining the 5K course along fun single track (right into Cort’s Jester, left into New Blue) coming out into the mile long field for the third time. A quick double track jaunt back to the Nordic Center lot then return with the 3/4 mile meander that the race started with (Home Again).
Please note: race route is subject to change if there is a change in trail conditions.
A USATF Sanctioned Event (permit pending). Please no headphones. Baby strollers are strictly forbidden in the race per USATF Rules
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- From the North on I-91 (White River Junction, VT / Canada / Eastern MA ): Take exit 9 and turn left onto US Route 5 for 4 miles to Windsor. Turn right at second set of lights in Windsor onto Route 44 for 5.4 miles to Ascutney Mountain Resort. The resort will be on your left.
- From the South on I-91 (Brattleboro,VT / Western MA / CT / NYC) : Take exit 8 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Follow Route 131 for 3/10 of a mile to intersection with US Rte. 5. At the light, turn left onto Rte. 5 for 1.2 miles. Then, turn left onto Rte. 44A and follow for 2.8 miles. Bear left on Rte. 44 and follow for 2 miles to Ascutney Mountain Resort. It will be on your left just before the village of Brownsville.
- From the East (Lebanon, NH / Concord, NH) – Take I-89 heading North. Exit onto I-91 South toward Brattleboro. Take exit 9 and turn left onto US Route 5 to Windsor. Turn right onto Route 44 in Windsor and proceed for 5.4 miles to Ascutney Mountain Resort. The Resort will be on your left just before the village of Brownsville.
- From the West (Killington, VT / Rutland, VT / Woodstock, VT) – Take US-4 heading East. At Woodstock, take Route 106 South for 13 miles to Route 44. Turn left onto Route 44 and follow for 5 miles through the village of Brownsville. Ascutney Mountain Resort will be on your right.
- Registration will be at the Cunningham building parking lot at Ascutney Mountain Resort. Free parking in the Cunningham lot or overflow in the upper ski area lot.