The Flatliner is upon us! You've been training and adding base mileage all winter and April is time to prove it! The Flatliner is a springtime running series held on the lower portion of Chestnut Ridge Park starting at 6:15 on Wednesday evenings in April. For four consecutive Wednesdays runners will tackle the challenge of a unique and hilly 3-mile loop of Chestnut Ridge's lower road section on what is never an easy walk in the park. The Flatliner series pits you against the ridge on twisty and hilly paved park roads. Walkers are always welcome to take part in the series as well. Simply sign up for the series or at individual events and state Walker on your forms.
Registration takes place weekly on race-day from 5:30pm at the Newton Road parking lot featuring plenty of parking (look for race tent). Rain, snow or shine. Restrooms are available up at the Casino Building. At this time of year the lower section of the Park is closed to traffic as well as Park facilities in this lower section. Winter is about over and runners take charge on this demanding and challenging course. On-line registration is open at the link above for the entire Series. Otherwise, weekly individual registration is welcome to all for $15 per event. Series t-shirts are available pre-order only. All Series entrants receive a Flatliner Race masterpiece token. Can you beat your best time? Beat your time & get a Hump Day race token after each race, every time you PR on this course!
After each race the party moves to the Byrd House in Orchard Park where entrants receive specials on food and drink and gather to discuss how much this course suqeezed out of them. At the final event awards will be distributed to series qualifiers(those who completed at least three events or best three times in their age group/division).
The Flatliner Series helps support HEART Animal Shelters of WNY.
Please no parking on park roadways. No pets allowed on-course during races. Reminder: Park Rules state all dogs must be leashed at all times for the safety of our beloved pets and patrons.
Best three out of four race finishes count towards series awards. Age groups & Categories: Overall Male, Female & Masters. U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ awards three deep M/F.
Directions to the start/registration: Take Rt. 219 (North or South) exit at Armor Duells. Make Right on Armor Duells and a right at the first light on Chestnut Ridge Rd. Go through first signal (Powers Rd.) and make a right on Newton. Park entrance is on the left featuring plenty of parking and race tent. The main Park entrance is further up Chestnut Ridge Rd. If the gates are open you can make a right after entering Park that way to get to the Newton Rd. lot.