quinebaug valley community college

Tackle the Trail – Runner Information

We cannot wait to welcome you to Tackle the Trail this Saturday! Our #1 goal is to put on a fun, safe race for all runners, fans and volunteers. Please help us by following these race day instructions:

1.      Registration/Bib Pick-Up: 7:30am-8:45am at the Pomfret Trail Head (Route 169). Click here for Directions.  Race begins at 9am. If running as a team, only the 1st leg runner needs to register. Make sure you allow adequate time to get to relay stations.

2.      This is a chipped time race: One bib per individual or team. We recommend teams share a running belt/vest to aid speed in transition area. Know your teammates and bib number.

3.      Bag Drop/Pick-Up: Available at registration. One checked bag per individual or team. Pick-up at the Elks. Runners must present bibs to retrieve bag.

4.      Weather: Dress accordingly. Plan on cold, wet conditions; hope for sunny and brisk!

5.      Live Results: Track progress at TLMRacing.com

6.      For safety reasons, no strollers and/or pets allowed.

7.      Time Limit: 4 hours.

8.      Volunteers: Amazing! Visible in bright vests and armbands. Follow their instructions.

9.      Relay Stations:

·         Cordoned off “transition area” for runners only/bib hand off.

·         Fans welcome! We recommend going “up the trail” to cheer on incoming runners, “down the trail” to see runners head out.

·         Enjoy Gatorade, water, bananas and various bars.

·         Water also available at Kenyon, Potter, South Brook and Tuckie Roads.

10.  Facilities: Port a potties at start of race only or bathrooms at the Elks.

11.  Parking: We recommend that teams park at the Willimantic Elks and drive to the start together to help lessen road congestion and to have even more fun!

12.  Post-Race Party at the Willimantic Elks (198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT): Included in your entry fee. Enjoy free food, fun and adult beverages. In addition…

·         SWAG distributed

·         T-Shirts available for purchase $20 each.

·         Photos taken

·         Free Massages offered

·         Guests welcome. $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12.

·         Prizes


See you at Tackle!