Zen Squirrel Trail Running Series (Race #1 @ Briar Chapel)

Sat August 29, 2020 Chapel Hill, NC US 27516 Directions
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2 Mile Fun Run

$25 8:00AM EDT
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5 Mile

$35 8:00AM EDT
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10 Mile

$40 8:00AM EDT
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COVID-19 UPDATE - REGISTRATION IS ON HOLD - JOIN THE WAITLIST TO SAVE YOUR SPOT IN THE RACE

Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily closed registration for all 2020 races until we know for certain that the events will actually happen. Racers wishing to express their intent to register and to save their spot in any race (without paying or entering any CC info), may join the waitlist for that particular event. We will notify those on the waitlist when the 'go/no-go' decision has been made, which will be AT LEAST three weeks before each event. If the event is a ‘go’, those on the waitlist may complete their registration, if they choose. Please contact Race Director of Roadless Races, Jim Harman, with any questions – info@roadlessraces.com or 571-251-6034.

Zen Squirrel Series Description

Held on some of the best trail networks in Chapel Hill, NC, the Zen Squirrel is a three-race trail running series that brings together adventure seeking athletes for fun, challenge, and healthy competition. Athletes choose to run in the 5 or 10 mile competitive events or in the 2-mile, untimed, fun run. All scenic, forest covered courses are pretty darn awesome and include a mixture of smooth and flowing dirt trails, rock and root strewn single-track, and challenging hill climbs.

After each race, athletes gather for fun post-race festivities which include tasty food, great music, free kids ‘Race for Treasure’, and a fun awards ceremony (with many giveaways).

Race in one, two, or all three races of the Zen Squirrel. After each race, awards will be presented to the top five overall and the top three age group finishers of the 5 and 10 mile events. Additionally, a point system adding athletes’ points earned at each race will be used to determine the top five series finishers in each age group. Series prizes and awards will be presented at the final race of the series. Racers must compete in at least two races of the same distance (5 mile or 10 mile) to be eligible for series awards.

Description

Briar Chapel, location of Race #1 of the Zen Squirrel Trail Running Series, is a new and growing community on the south side of Chapel Hill, NC. Sprawling over 900 acres, this green community boasts a vast network of forested hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition to fantastic trails, centrally located Great Meadow Park, with its beautiful lawn, stage, and pavilion, offer the perfect location to kick-off the series.

Registration Fee Includes

  • Limited race entry to provide an intimate and friendly race experience and to prevent overcrowding on the trails
  • Professional race operations
  • Fun and challenging course design
  • Superbly marked course – you won’t get lost
  • Race series tee that you’ll love and want to wear (one tee/person for the series)
  • Exciting atmosphere with great music
  • Excellent volunteer support
  • Frequent and well-stocked aid stations every 1-2 miles along the course
  • Medical support
  • Accurate and timely posting of results
  • Abundant post-race food
  • FREE kids ‘Race for Treasure’
  • FREE professional post-race photos for download
  • Awards for 5 and 10 mile races
  • Great swag for random giveaways at the awards ceremony – includes gift certificates, hydration packs/bottles, running gear, and race merchandise

Race Day Schedule
  • 6:45am – Check-in Opens
  • 7:50am – Pre-Race Brief
  • 8:00am – Race Start (5 and 10 mile)
  • 8:02am – Start (2 mile fun run)
  • 8:30am – Post-Race Food
  • 9:30am – FREE kids ‘Race for Treasure’ (kids 2-11)
  • 10:00am – Awards, Games, Giveaways, and Donation to the Haw River Assembly
Place
Great Meadow Park
Beacon Ridge Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC US 27516
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://roadlessraces.com/zen-squirrel-trail-running-series/.

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