Lake Lillinonah Trail Challenge

10k/20k

April 22, 2018

START TIME:  8:00 AM

CHECK IN TIME:  7:00-7:45 AM

CUT OFF TIME: 12:00 PM

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Inaugural T2T Event in the Upper Paugussett State Forest on the Lillinonah Trail.

The Lillinonah Trail is a rugged trail with frequent changes in elevation as it mostly follows the edge of the State Forest property. The Connecticut DEEP has designated a 3.1-mile section near the lakeshore as a scenic trail because of the excellent views of Lake Lillinonah, the Shepaug River inlet, the Shepaug Dam, and of the three bordering towns on the lake (Newtown, Bridgewater and Southbury). The trail also passes through an extensive sugar maple operation in the vicinity of the Echo Valley Rd parking area.

-CFPA https://www.ctwoodlands.org/blue-blazed-hiking-trails/lillinonah-trail


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Race Day Registration:

We encourage registration via on-line. If for some reason you were unable to register on-line, we accept checks (made out to Trail 2 Trail Racing). Cash exchange is otherwise not allowed on the premise.  It does help the race directors and staff greatly if you register early, since their is a lot of last minute logistics that go on within the last few days and hours before race day.

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CHECK IN AND PACKET PICKUP:

Check-in will begin at 7:00 AM. This will be at the Start/Finish area. We encourage you to check in at or before 7:30 AM  to avoid late crowds at check-in so it does not delay start time.


START TIME AND LOCATION:

Start time: 8:00Am

Trail starts adjacent to Hanover Road, and the first trail marker you see says “Al’s Trail – Northern Terminus”.

Parking is adjacent to the boat launch on Hanover Rd.


FUEL AND AID STATIONS: (2)

The race configuration allows for you to pass through the Start/Finish once every 10k loop where the main aid station is located.  The second aid station is located 4 miles in and will have water and some snacks.

The main aid station will consist of the following: Water, Fuel 100 Electro-Bites, Bananas and Oranges, Hammer Nutrition gels, HEED electrolyte drink, and Endurolyte supplements. Their will be another unmanned aid station that will consist of water.

We encourage that you bring a handheld water bottle, or the like, to keep it ‘green’, although cups will be available


TRAIL MARKINGS

You will follow the existing Blazed Lillinonah Trail clockwise.  You must have basic trail knowledge in order to follow the blazed trail systems.  This should be a basic skill of every trail runner.

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SWAG:

Each participant who resister by March 11th and checks in on race day, will receive a custom T2T cotton T-shirt so you can wear also wear when you are not trailrunning but thinking about trailrunning (which, of course, is every second during waking hours).


Trail 2 Trail Kettletown State Park Challenge 20k is part of the

USATF-CT Mountain Trail Ultra Challenge

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The Kettletown State Park races are part of the

Trail Runner Magazines Trophy Series

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