8 in the Rough slams into Sprague Brook Park on Sunday, September 10th 2017 for another wham-bam day of trail racing. Entrants start and finish near the Casino building to the left as you enter the Park. Course features a gentle start that rolls into several miles of gnarly, hard-core single track. Two water stops on the course fuel runners for one of the seasons most demanding days in the woods. Expect tight, twisty single-track, ascents and descents with mostly tree covered sections deep in Park trails. Creek crossings (typically low late in the season) and the infamous Skunk Ridge climb to the finishing stretch.
Looking for a bit tamer route check out this year's brand new 4 in the Rough. Shorter with less pressure but equally as fun for those looking for great fun in the woods. 4 in the rough turns off quickly and doubles back using the final chapter of the long course. A terrific taste of some great single track trails and the infamous finish. Awards to top 15 finishers M/F for this shorter version.
Pre-register to get the early rates or come on down on race-day to enter. Race-day registration is always welcome. T-shirts to the first 150 and as they last on race-day. Post-race lunch, door prizes, kids races and awards ceremony.
Registration opens at 8:30am at the Sprague Brook Park casino. 10am race starts. Noon kids race & awards ceremony or after our final finisher in the long race.
Sprague Brook Park offers tent and trailer camping areas.
2016 Winners Circles:
8 in the Rough Overall Male Jason Michel 1:03:40 Overall Female Melina Buck 1:06:44 Masters Joe Silliman 1:06:35 & Kathy Ellwood 1:23:07
6 in the Rough Brendan Wheeler 1:00:05 Heather Burger 1:13:23
Helping support HEART Animal Rescue and the East Concord Volunteer Fire Department