Schedule of Events
New Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
8:30-10:00am ~ Drive-up Packet Pickup and Shoe Recycling
We ask that you arrive at the Salmon River Picnic Shelter (Firemen's Field) adjacent to the Salmon River State Park on Route 16 no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your selected
9:00/9:15/9:30/9:45/10:00am - Choose From 5 Different Starting Times
Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your selected starting time at the Comstock Covered Bridge across the street from packet pickup area. To prevent crowding at the start line, we are conducting a rolling start and you may start your run whenever you are ready. You will be chip-timed and our 100% recycled art glass prizes will be sent by mail to all division winners.
The USATF certified 5.41 mile course (CT08007JHP) offers varied terrain beginning in front of the historic Comstock Covered Bridge at the Colchester/East Hampton town line. The first paved mile follows Comstock Bridge Road northeast at a moderate incline. Then the course bears right onto the seasonal and scenic River Road where approximately 1.5 miles are run on gravel surface and runners are treated to lovely views of the Salmon River and the many fly fishermen drawn to its banks at this time of year. At about 2.5 miles, the course passes under an old brownstone railroad trestle then veers sharply left onto the historic Airline Trail for a couple of flat and scenic miles on improved trail bed. Just past the 4 mile mark, another sharp left loops runners back onto pavement for a long, fast, and mostly downhill stretch on Bull Hill Road and back to the finish at the Comstock Covered Bridge.
Please note that in keeping with current CDC guidelines, no water stops will be available on the 5.5 mile course. We therefore encourage you to please bring your own water container. Prepackaged water will be made available at the start and finish in order to supplement your hydration needs
Art glass prizes made from 100% recycled material will be awarded and mailed after the race to the first three finishers in each of the following divisions by gender:
Junior 13 years and under
High School 14 - 18 years
Open 19 - 29 years
Sub Master 30 - 39 years
Master 40 - 49 years
Grand Master 50 - 59 years
Senior 60 - 69 years