Sweltering Summer Ultra 8 Hours, 5K Virtual
Saturday, August 8, 2020.
Update to 2020 Race
Along with everyone else, BURCS has been monitoring the unfortunate spread of COVID-19. Given the unknown around future permits and with the safety of our community in mind, we have chosen at this time to pause registration for all 2020 races. It is very likely that the races end up being canceled and we will move to do so when appropriate as we receive guidance from various state and federal authorities. If canceled, we will communicate with registered runners at that time in regards to refunds or donation options as we do not wish to profit in anyway from this crisis. For earlier races some expenses may have been already been baked in but we will do the best we can to cross that bridge when we get there. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the BURCS community, hope to see you all out on the trails soon.
2020’s EVENT WILL BE VIRTUAL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. RUNNERS WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO VIRTUALLY LOG THEIR 8 HOURS ON A SURFACE AND LOCATION OF THEIR CHOOSING AND THEN SELF REPORT. MEDALS AND AWARDS WILL BE MAILED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT.
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DATE: Saturday, August 08, 2020
EVENT TIME: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Marathon, 8-Hour); 1:00 PM (5k Race Only)
PACKET PICK-UP: 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (Race Day Only); 12:00-1:00 (5k Race Only)
CHIP TIMING: Provided by Mike Melton and MCM Timing all day! Includes post-race individual lap splits to be compiled and emailed as well as hourly updated leaderboard in the 8-hour event this year. Note: Any registrations after July 7th may not receive t-shirt!
TIME LIMIT: 8-Hours for Marathon Runners (74 laps). Walker Friendly. 8-Hour Runners may elect to run or walk as many laps as they choose during the event.
LOCATION: Clapp Park, 215 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Certified dirt and cinder track that surrounds Clapp Park (.355 mile loop). Racers will start counter-clockwise, switching directions at the 4-hour mark, and are permitted to run the width of the track. Running on the grass along the outside grass surface is permitted. USATF Certification: MA13008JK.
AID STATION: Each runner will have individual aid station space on tables as well as a communal aid station area. Additionally, runners may choose to set up their own personal areas along the course. **Please ensure they are 3′ from the outside edge of track**
CONTACT: Bennjamin Griffin (Race Director) Email: email@example.com Phone: 413-443-5819
Snail Mail: 53 Essex Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
AWARDS: Hand-made medal, t-shirt, mug, and sticker to all participants. Overall top 3 male and female in each event. 10 year age groups recognized and top relay team. Individual mileage awards and other swag will be handed out at the conclusion of the 8-Hour event for lifetime mileage.
PROCEEDS BENEFITTING: Moments House. Moments House is a warm home-like daytime facility for all Berkshire County residents living with a cancer diagnosis as well as their families and support systems to come for information and support. Donate online or sign up to fundraise at: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/8th-annual-sweltering-summer-8-hour
REFUNDS: If unable to attend, you may defer entry one year. Must be done in writing to RD before 7/11.**Notice** There will be no deferments or refunds allowed after July 11.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance is needed for setup, registration, starting line, race operations, awards, aid station management, and clean up. If your friends or family members are running the race, please sign up and give us a hand. Email RD Benn with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACE SERIES: This is part of the BURCS BADASS race series. Points are awarded and cumulative awards are available. See the link on the right had column for details..
Note: If choosing the Marathon option – runners will have 8 hours to complete 74 laps. E-mail the Race Director, Benn Griffin at: email@example.com for information.