Sprague Brook Park's XC Ski Lodge Registration & # pickup from 5:30pm, 6:30pm race starts. Race-day registration welcome $15 per race. Rain or shine.
At every race participants will be handed a Dirt Devil token as they cross the finish line. Race 'em all and you'll have your very own six pack of Dirt Devil tokens! How awesome is that!
The Dirt Devil Trail Running Series:
Six individual trail running races taking place at Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood, New York on Tuesday evenings. Race in four events to count towards the series points or race as few as you like just for kicks-everyone is welcome. If you want to be in the series your best four finish times count towards the series awards and prizes. Or-just show up and hammer as oftern as you like. Each race starts at 6:30pm and features between 3 to 3.5 mile trail running courses on Park trails that include single track, XC ski trails and hiking paths. Rain or shine. Bare-bones, no frills, just good course markings & a wicked array of courses that will set your work pants straight. 100% off-road. No pavement. No water stations on the course however there will be water at the finish line. Registration from 5:30pm at the XC ski hut-follow Dirt Devil signs once inside Park.
First three races will feature the same course for your trail running pleasure followed by the final three in a different direction. Bare bones, low price but high in intensity and of course with devilish heart pounding off-road courses. Run it, walk it or just come check out the action!
Post-race celebration at the Colden Country Inn just down the street in Colden after each event featuring food & beverage specials for participants. Series finale' party and awards ceremony after the final event at the Colden Country Inn as well. At each event a few door prizes will be given out randomly. An amazing array of great door prizes at the series finale' awards ceremony will be given out as well helping showcase our amazing sponsors and offering all participants the chance to win some cool trail-running swag.
Awards to overall Male, Female & Masters M/F for the series plus top three in 10-year age groups. Best 4 out of 6 performances gauged on a percentage of the overall winners's time to even out the field and offer great opportunity to place: see below.
The Dirt Devil Series helps support HEART Animal Shelters of WNY. Register for the series by the deadline and get your Dirt Devil tech-shirt! No-shirt series option as well as individual event entry on-site no problem. Rain or shine.
Series Scoring: Points will be awarded based on finish time. The winner of any given race (male and female) will be awarded 100 points. Finishers in that category will receive points based on a percentage time calculation. For example, if the winner finishes in 20:00 and you finish in 25:30, you will receive (20 minutes/25.5 minutes) x 100 = 78.43 points (points will be rounded to the nearest hundredth). This type of scoring emphasizes finish time over finish place, making close finishes less detrimental to series standings than scoring by place. Regardless of the order you place, the faster you run, the more points you receive. A runner's series score will be determined by adding the top four scores from individual races. Running more than 4 races will provide an opportunity to improve your score. Series awards to top male, female and masters plus three deep in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ M/F.
Can I enter in one, two or any events I just want to run if I feel good after work? Yes. Is this a trail run? Yes. Is it fun? Yes. Is it easy? No. Is it hard? No. Will I be sore? Yes. Are all the cool runners doing it? Yes. Do I need trail running sneakers? Yes it's a good idea. What if it's raining? We run.