10K & 25K TRAIL RACES
2021 Date TBD
We are sorry to say that after an excruciating period of waiting, watching, and considering all of our options, we have made the decision that Frost Town Trail Festival will be cancelled for 2020 as a result of the Covid 19 fallout.
Frost Town Trail Fest will be back in 2021!
The Frost Town Trail Fest celebrates the vast recreational opportunities, beauty, and environmental mission of the RMSC Cumming Nature Center with a challenging 25k or 10k trail run. The routes explore some of the best the Bristol Hills has to offer while exploring newly acquired neighboring landscapes. Participants of either distance of the Frost Town Trail Fest also gain free entry to the Cumming Nature Center Brew Fest happening right near the start/ finish of the race!
The challenging 25k course is a single loop that circumnavigates both the Cumming Nature Center and a newly acquired property managed by The Nature Conservancy. A steep winding ascent and then descent through historic logging roads initiate 25k runners to this stout cross terrain trail challenge. Next, after traversing through the well maintained and traveled Cumming Nature Center Trail system, runners navigate through well marked but less travelled and more rugged terrain across the Rattlesnake Hill ridge line East of Lake Honeoye. Well placed aid stations will be available at approximately 4 mile intervals for a total of three on course support stations.
For a quicker and less remote challenge, the 10k course is the best of the RMSC Cumming Nature Center trail system. Less elevation gain and a more runnable course make this a great first 10k or a fast trail loop for seasoned trail runners.
RUN OR VOLUNTEER WITH TEAM NATURE!
Did you know that the routes of the Frost Town Trail Fest pass through lands owned by The Nature Conservancy? These forests are not just beautiful, they also help keep Honeoye Lake clean and healthy. Run with “Team Nature” and help raise awareness about the importance of conservation. You can join as a runner or volunteer at the race!
Kids fun run!
This year we are doing a free ~1.5 mile kids fun run, on the trails immediately surrounding the Nature Center. To participate, just show up with a parent between 11:00 and 11:45 to get your bib! Race starts promptly at noon!
25k Elevation Profile
2020 ENTRY FEES
25k Entry; $55 before May 1, then $70 till race day.
10k Entry $35 before May 1, then $50 till race day.
REFUND POLICY: We do not offer race registration refunds.
ALL RACERS RECEIVE
Post race grub for recovery
On course aid station support
Entry to post race raffle with awards!
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st-3rd place overall male and female winners for both race distances.
Exact prizes are TBD and no cash prizes will be awarded but you can expect a variety of great gear and shoes from our sponsors!
FINISHERS AWARDS: All finishers also receive a custom finishers glass!
2020 RACE SCHEDULE
Early registration discount ends, prices increase $15.
5:00 PM - Online race registration closes
4-6:00 PM - Packet pickup available at Cumming Nature Center DIRECTIONS
May 30 RACE DAY!
7:30-8:45 AM - Packet pickup/check-in available at Cumming Nature Center for 25k racers
8:45 AM - Pre race informational briefing for 25k racers
9:00 AM - 25K Start!
9:01- 9:45 AM - Packet pickup/check-in available at Cumming Nature Center for 10k racers.
9:45 AM - Pre race informational briefing for 10k racers
10:00 AM - 10k Start!
~ 12:00 PM - Awards/post race raffle/party!
1:00 race course closed (4hrs cut off for the 25k)
IMPORTANT: All race participants must check in Saturday morning so we know you are starting the race and can account for you, even if you picked up your packet Friday night..
25k racers will have access to three aid stations while on course. 10k racers will only have access to one. Racers are encouraged to use their own judgement about fueling, but carrying hydration, gels, etc. is highly encouraged. Each aid station will be well stocked with standard ultra event fuel and hydration. Frost Town Trail Fest is a cup-free race! In an attempt to reduce race waste, we are eliminating all disposable single use cups. Please bring a bottle or reusable cup for aid station refueling. If you have additional food specific needs, please make sure you come prepared! There will also be a supply of Band Aids, Vaseline, and duct tape, plus a few other basic first aid supplies but there will not necessarily be first aid care givers at all aid stations. We will have volunteer first aid caregivers at the start/finish.
Racer crews and spectators are welcome anywhere on the course, but driving access is only available at the start/finish area at the Cumming Nature Center. We certainly would encourage spectators to hike out into the beautiful forest to cheer on our competitors but please make sure your friends/family take a map and appropriate supplies, there's a lot of forest out there! Runner aid is not permitted by crews except at aid station.
If you must drop, please notify a race official at the start/finish area ASAP so we don't go looking for you!
This race is subject to the Ironwood Adventure Works terms and conditions, and rules for competition.