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• September 29 • Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet
Do you have what it takes to Run the Gauntlet?
Join us on Hammonasset Beach State Park on September 29th!
Click on heat time to see a full list of runners registered for that heat. Click on team competition to see a list of teams in our Team Competition.
Limited to 1,000 participants – there will be three heats of the race.
New Team Competition this year! More details below.
Early Packet Pick-Up: Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28 at Trailblazer Branford (1004 Main Street) 10am – 6pm. Registration will also be available during this time. IMPORTANT! TIMING CHIPS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE during early packet pick-up. If you pick up your bib and shirt over the weekend, you will still need to get your timing chip on race morning at the registration tent. ONLY BIBS AND SHIRTS are available during early packet pick-up. You can pick up bibs and shirts for your friends/teammates during early packet pick-up.
7:30am-10:45am – Packet pick-up and late registration
9:00am – First heat starts
9:30am – Post-race beach party with live entertainment begins
10:00am – Second heat starts
11:00 am – Third heat starts
11:30pm– Awards ceremony
Team Competition Information:
Teams can have an unlimited number of participants but must have a minimum of 3 people.
The top 3 fastest times from each team will be used in determining the team’s overall placement.
Awards will be given to the top 3 teams in each category.
Each team can only register for one category.
Team members must enter the same Team Name when registering.
All team members must participate in the SAME HEAT. Teams with members in multiple heats will be disqualified.
Family Team – all team members must be related
Corporate Team – all team members must be current employees at the same company
CrossFit Team – all team members must be members of the same CrossFit location
Open Team – any group of 3 or more people
Important Race Information:
Timing: Races will be timed using the ChampionChip timing system. ChampionChips are to be TIED TO THE SHOES. There are no zip ties or Velcro straps. ChampionChips will only register your time when worn on the shoe – chips in your pocket or inside your shoe will not read. Instructions for adhering chips will be available on race morning. CHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP ON RACE MORNING ONLY. You must pick up your ChampionChip on race morning to be timed for the race. All ChampionChips must be returned at the end of the race. Chip collectors will be stationed at the finish line. There will be a $15.00 charge to any participant that does not return a ChampionChip.
Heats: YOU MUST RUN IN THE HEAT YOU ARE REGISTERED! A full list of bib numbers and heat assignments is available by clicking the links at the top of the page. Our timing system is set for each individual heat. If you run in a heat you are not assigned to you will risk not being timed during this year’s race. Changes to heats can be made until Friday at 5:30pm. Please email Kristin.Jbsports@snet.net for any issues with your assigned heat. You will not be able to change heats on race morning. Changes are first come, first serve until heat is filled. 10am heat is nearly SOLD OUT.
Event will be held rain or shine.
Run the Gauntlet will be run on the beach at Hammonasset Beach State Park. About 1 mile of the race will be run on the beach. Some areas of the course will be run in the water. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing and remember to bring a change of clothes for the post-race party. Make sure you bring a towel to dry off after the race.
Cold showers will be available after the event for all participants. Towels will not be provided.
Parking for the event is free. Head towards West Beach upon entering the park and follow the signs to the race start.
Spectators are encouraged. Spectators will be able to view the race at the beginning of the course, take a short walk to the beach to see participants at the 2 mile mark and then walk back to see everyone finish.
Pizza and beer for participants is FREE. Each participant will receive 2 free beers from Thimble Island Brewing Company and 3 free slices of pizza (from a variety of choices) from Old World Pizza Truck. Chabaso bread and apples will also be available. Spectators will be allowed to purchase food for $10. Beer is not available for purchase. Participants over 21 will receive 2 complimentary beer tickets after they finish the race. You must have your bib present to receive your complimentary beer tickets.
Times will be combined after all heats have been run. Runners from the first two heats who do not wish to stick around for the awards can claim their prizes during the week. Awards given for top three finishers in each age division male and female, top three teams in each category, best team name and best costume!
For more information contact Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-481-5933.
Race proceeds benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail, an all-volunteer, 501 © (3) nonprofit organization focused on creating a non-motorized continuous trail on the Connecticut shoreline for people of all ages to enjoy.
Their mission is to create a multi-use continuous trail spanning 25-miles from Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison that is environmentally sensitive, land appropriate and landowner approved. The Trail will connect with village centers, parks, railroad stations, schools and other trails in the four towns of East Haven, Branford, Guilford and Madison, in order to preserve and enhance the livability of each town, and help improve the well-being of people of all ages who love the outdoors- including bicyclists, runners, walkers, baby carriage pushers, and cross-country skiers.