2022 Chesterfield Gorge Ultra & 25k - Runner Updates

 sent 5/23/2022 We're under 2 weeks away from this year's Chesterfield Gorge Ultra & 25k! And, as I was sweating in the intense heat/humidity this past weekend...all I could do was hope that we get a cooler weekend on June 4-5th. You never we're prepared for all conditions (and I hope you are also!). I got out on the course this past weekend, and conditions are great so far. There will be a few minor changes to the course, but otherwise things look great! NEW this year - the bridge at the far end (about 200 yards before the previous Boiler Room Aid Station) is closed. It means four important changes: (1) the Boiler Room AS will be just before you cross the bridge and you will turn around at that point, (2) we'll make up the distance near the start/finish by adding in a short out-and-back up to Ireland Street, (3) we will be unable to get drop bags down there for runners, and (4) unfortunately it means that crews won't be able to access the Boiler R

Beast Coast Trail Running

New this year, we're launching the Beast Coast Trail Running series (finally!) - to celebrate folks who run all the Beast Coast Trail Running races throughout the year.  Since many races have a shorter and longer option, we'll celebrate both the sub-ultra/trail runners and the ultra runners. 2022 Races: Mt. Toby Ultra & 25k  - April 9, 2022 in Sunderland MA (50k and 24k options)  Seven Sisters Trail Race  - May 7, 2022 in Amherst MA (12 miles)  Chesterfield Gorge Ultra & 25k  - June 4-5, 2022 in Chesterfield MA (option for 25k, 50k, 50 mile, 100k, 100 mile)   Race for DFL  - Date TBD (likely Sept/early Oct.) in location TBD  (options for Backyard Ultra/Last Runner Standing style race, or single lap/4.16666 mile 'fastest lap' honors)  Mt. Tom Trail Race  - October 22, 2022 in Easthampton, MA (option for solo 20k or 2-person 25k relay)  All of the Above Trail Fest - November 5th in location TBD (option for competitive 25k or fun run 5k).  *Further info on this

Beast Coast Trail Running Basics

Equity and Inclusion Policies BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Entries One of the things we strive for is to create inclusion and equality in the running community. As much as we want to say that all you need to run is a pair of shoes, we know the reality is much more complex. To create intentional space for people, we have a number of free entries (or reduced fee entries) for our races that we would like to extend to any athlete who needs the support, however hoping to encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ athletes. We would like to emphasize that these are not need based scholarships. These entries are an affirmation of belonging in our community. We are not in any way publicly advertising who accepts an entry, and you do not have to be an out member of the LGBTQ+ community to receive one. We are not questioning or asking for additional information from anyone who asks for a code, they will be handed out as long as they ask for it and as long as we have funding to do so. If you would like a code, please emai