September 25-27, 2020
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East Dorset, VT
Harold Beebe Farm
welcome beebe farm runners
This fall foliage race is held at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vermont. Nestled in the narrow valley between the Green Mountains and the Taconic Range, Beebe Farm enjoys spectacular scenery, especially during early leaf season. Come run or walk for 6, 12, 24 or 48 hours and experience Vermont in the autumn the fixed-time way!
Last day to guarantee a fleece: September 5
Last day to get your name printed on your bib: September 7
The loop at Beebe Farm is a FAST ~.87-mile loop with minimal elevation change! (Just enough to keep it interesting, approx. 23ft./lap) View a full course map HERE and a map of the parking and personal Aid Station area HERE
USATF Certified/Sanctioned course #VT18008JK. IAU Bronze Label event.
The course is comprised of packed dirt and limestone. The surface is very foot-friendly, with first year runners reporting almost zero foot or related issues. Soft enough without being squishy, the track boasts almost no small stones and is smooth enough for even the most aggressive shuffler. Racing surface is a minimum of 8' wide at the east bridge, and a whopping 18'+ along most of the loop!! Located on a closed and fully private facility, runners will enjoy a clear and unobstructed track. No 180-degree turns or big climbs. The course is not fully lit, so bring a headlamp! There will be both active and reflective light markings (*new this year!) to help you run the tangents all night long like Lionel Richie.
Plenty of course-adjacent room for cars and camping! We mean it, tons of room. We absolutely won't run out of choice spots. No RV hookups or dumping on-site, however RV's are allowed (no length restriction.) All RV's longer than 20 feet must check-in no later than Friday at 8:30 AM and must remain on-premises until 9AM Sunday. No hookups = no fee! There are plenty of portables (with hand wash stations!) in multiple locations along the loop, including ADA units.
The average high temperature on race day is 64°F, average low 39°F. Be prepared for anything - but we anticipate cooler weather.
Trail sisters approved!
We are thrilled that the Lost Cat is once again a Trail Sisters Approved race for 2020!
From equal space on the starting line to equal prizes and podium spots to women's-specific t-shirts and menstrual products at all aid stations, we are committed to promoting equality in trail running. Whether the Lost Cat is your first trail race or your 100th, all are welcome!
In 2019 the Lost Cat was 43% women. Let's get it up to 50% in 2020!
There will be fully stocked aid stations every 3-7 miles. Aid stations will feature electrolyte drinks, gels, and salt tabs. Expect all the traditional sweet and salty aid station foods plus MAPLE SYRUP SHOTS available on-course. Seriously.
Bring a bottle or pack for water! It may be hot and humid and the next aid station might feel a lot further than it is!
There will be one drop bag location near the midpoint of the 50K with crew access. Drop bags/crew for marathon and 50K runners only.
The Lost Cat will be photographed by renowned sports photographer Joe Viger. All participants will take home FREE web-sized downloads of their photos, courtesy of Nor'east Trail Runs! Higher resolution prints and downloads are also available - support your amazing photographers! Last year, two Lost Cat runners wound up on the cover of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) page when one of Joe's photos was selected to represent USA trail running around the world!
The Lost Cat will be chip timed by Mike Melton, a leader in the industry and the timer of record for several world and national championship events. Results will be available live at the finish line and online in real time.
Timing and scoring will also employ backup checks along the course, including a bib punch system and manual check-ins at each aid station. It is the responsibility of every runner to ensure that you are checked in at each aid station.
All runners will receive a tech shirt. Finishers get a custom dog tag medal and a finisher's pint glass!
50k finishers take home something unique to remember the race that can't be had anywhere else, we promise. You'll have to find out what it is by finishing... Custom, locally made awards for top three male and female at each distance!
There will be a raffle to benefit the Second Chance Animal Shelter with great local prizes courtesy of our awesome sponsors on Sunday, 8/23 following the Dorset Hollow Road Race 5k & 10k! Tickets will be available to purchase at the Lost Cat. 100% of the proceeds go to Second Chance!
Rep the Lost Cat wherever you go with BOCO Gear trucker hats, stickers, and unique limited edition commemorative posters (100% of poster sales go to Second Chance Animal Center!).
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