Parking, registration/bib pickup/gear check and start times
Same day registration and bib pickup for all registrations will open at 8:00AM. Same day registration will close at 9:30AM and 10:30AM respectively for the half marathon race and the 5K race. The half marathon race will be started at 10AM. The 5K will be started at 11:00AM. Parking will be available to all athletes at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area main parking lot. Registration and bib pickup will be adjacent to the main entrance of the main lodge next to the ski area ticketing counters. Gear check tents will be located on the BBQFest grounds adjacent to the "10th Mountain High Speed" ski lift. Water and snacks will be available courtesy of Polar Beverages.
Reference maps on base area and start locations here
There will be 6 aid stations on the half marathon course and 1 aid station on the 5K course.
Mile 0.7 - Water stop
Mile 3.1 - Water stop
Mile 4.6 - Water stop
Mile 6.4 - Water, portable restrooms, EMT's
Mile 8.9 - Water
Mile 10.7 (half) Mile 0.7 (5K) - Water stop
Mile 12.0 (half) Mile 2.1 (5K) - Water stop
Reference maps here
Check out our course video at youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qMPGnRTOg
Post race, athletes will receive water and light refreshments (bananas and bagels) and medical attention if required. There will be space to cool down, stretch, enjoy the incredible views and savor your incredible accomplishment. It is requested of the athletes to keep their time at the summit to a minimum to avoid overcrowding. Once ready, athletes will be guided to the "10th Mountain High Speed" chair lift by volunteers via a pre-arranged route.
The Race to the Summit tents (gear check, results, etc...) are to the left as participants exit the 10th mountain chair lift. Once at the base athletes will be able to view official results, grab their gear, and join the BBQFest post race party. EMT's will be available for medical attention if required through the end of BBQFest.
Reference map for route from finish line to the 10th mountain chair lift