Bridgeport Trail Run

54K –  Marathon – 18K – 10K

Saturday December 14, 2019

Location

The Endeavor Bridgeport Adventure Park is a 700 acre park operated by the City of Bridgeport for multiple outdoor recreational uses. The park is currently the home of the Northwest OHV Park, a 302 acre park for off-road enthusiasts, plus another 202 acres of hiking and biking trails.

The event will use the entirety of the hiking and biking trails plus a small section of the OHV Park. The Start/Finish will be at the pavilion inside the Northwest OHV Park. Entry to the park is $4 and will be collected upon entry into the park. In addition to this, the City of Bridgeport requires a waiver to be signed upon entry to the park. Please allow extra time to enter the park.

Trail Description

The trail system is a good balance of flat runnable sections, plus enough hilly/rocky sections to keep you awake. Each 11 mile full loop has around 731 feet of elevation gain.

The course starts at the pavilion inside the OHV park which sits at a higher elevation than the hike/bike trail system. From the pavilion, the course will descend 155 feet within 1/2 mile on the of the OHV trails to the gate adjoining with the hike/bike trail system. The next 5 miles will be on the flatter/easier sections of the hike/bike trails south of the power lines. The course will then move into the to the more technical/hilly (just under 5 miles) northern part of the hike/bike trails before arriving back at the gate into the OHV park. The return to the pavilion will then follow a different 1/2 mile section of trail back to the pavilion climbing another 155 feet back to the start/finish.

Race Schedule

Saturday December 14
6:00 AM Packet Pickup – Start/Finish
7:15 AM Pre-Race Briefing 54K/Marathon
7:30 AM 54K/Marathon Start
7:45 AM 18K Race Briefing
8:00 AM 18K Start
8:15 AM 10K Race Briefing
8:30 AM 10K Start

Aid Stations

There will be three aid stations on the course. Two manned aid stations (Start/Finish and Trailhead) plus one unmanned Water Only aid station.

This is a cupless race. We do not provide cups to participants. However we do sell a rubber reusable collapsable cup for $3 each that can be purchased when you pick up your race packet. Please bring your own hydration device to carry and consume fluids on the course. Water and endurance drink will be available at all aid stations along with favorite food items such as bananas, oranges, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, Oreos, fig cookies, soda, Salt Stick and much more.

Drop Bags

Drop bags can be left at the Start/Finish aid station. However, please note that drop bags are left in this area at your own risk. We cannot be responsible in any way for your drop bag or it’s contents. Post race, please be sure and pick up your drop bag. Under no circumstances will we mail or deliver a drop bag back to it’s owner.

Pacers

Pacers are not allowed for any event. Any participant who runs with someone who has not registered and paid for the event will be disqualified.

Awards/Medals/Shirts

Registration and Refund Policy

We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you let us know more than one month in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you let us know between one month and two weeks prior to race day, you will receive 50% race credit towards another Blaze Trails Running event. We will not allow any refunds or transfers less than two weeks before race day. No exceptions.

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out. If you are interested in transferring your bib to a friend, please contact us immediately. It is very important for the safety of all runners that we have the correct contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend agrees to accept the shirt size that you ordered. A $15 administration fee (plus transaction fee) will be charged to the person who is accepting the bib transfer. We do not allow transfers if the event has sold out and have a wait list. In that case, we will follow the posted refund policy and allow the next person on the wait list to register. We require transfers to be completed no later than two weeks prior to the race. This allows us to keep our focus on producing the event and other important race details during the race week. If you contact us in the last two weeks to ask for a transfer, we will not reply and the transfer is not allowed. No exceptions.

Refund and/or transfer requests must be made in writing by sending an email to info@blazetrails.com. Refunds are only processed as credit to a future event.

I further understand that I am not entitled to a refund if the race director and/or race officials are forced to cancel the race due to any participant safety issue on the course that is out of the race organizer’s control. This may include, but is not limited to flooding, lightning or any other weather condition that makes the course unsafe for participants.