Do you love trail races? How about maple syrup? You're in luck, because we have combined the two! There will most likely be some mud, too, which is certain to get yourself into a sticky situation. When you combine all three: Trails, syrup and mud, you get "Maple Madness: Mud, Sweat, & Syrup"!
Choose from the 5k or 10k distances, both starting and finishing at the Dewy Meadows Maple Farm sap house (or "sugar shack", depending on where you were born). Both courses will have a mix of short dirt road sections, grueling climbs, single track, field crossings, logging roads, and whatever else we decide to throw at you. It is sure to be a challenging and super fun course, no matter which distance you choose.
Pancakes and syrup will be provided for finishers because you can't have syrup without pancakes, amiright? There will be water and coffee at the finish, but runners are self-supported as far as anything you need on course. There is no aid station on course, so you must carry in/carry out any hydration and fueling needs.
Bonfire and sap house tours after you finish, and with luck, the weather will cooperate and allow for a sap boiling day as well! Dewy Meadows Maple Farm will have maple syrup and products available for sale, so don't forget some extra cash to take home some awesome fresh, local, products and help support the farm!
All registrants before March 15th will receive a race t-shirt with their entry. Entries after March 15th will not include a race t-shirt.
Male and Female winners of the 10k will receive a jug of syrup and a steak! Both directly from Dewy Meadows Farm.
Male and Female winners of the 5k will receive a jug of syrup from Dewy Meadows Farm!
All overall winners will have their named permanently marked on the legendary Cow Skull. Course records will receive an additional premium.
Come for the challenging trails - stay for the bonfire, pancakes, and syrup. See you at the Sugar Shack!