9:00am Start (Marathon race, 10am for others) Sunday May 17, 2020
Douglas State Forest, Wallum Lake Park Rd, Douglas, MA
Douglas State Forest is on the border of MA and RI, on Wallum Lake. Conviently located between I-395 and Rt 146 in Central MA, this expansive trail system features the SNETT, Mid-State trail, a few wide fire roads and some sweet singletrack, built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers.
Fees: $25 on-line through March 31, $30 from April 1 until on-line registration closes, and $45 the day of the event. An EFTA membership/license is also required to participate in an EFTA sanctioned race; one-day is $5, annual is $25. License fees charged by EFTA are separate from the race registration fee collected by MRA Multisport.
Schedule week of race (Saturday prior, by noon) - course marked and available for pre-ride for rest of the week Saturday 5/16 - COURSE CLOSED UNTIL NOON DUE TO ANOTHER EVENT Sunday 5/17, 7:30am - check-in/registration 9:00am - 6hr Marathon race starts (as many completed laps under 6 hours, must start last lap before 2:15pm) 10:00am - Expert/Elite race starts (3 laps) 10:15am - Sport race starts (2 laps) 10:30am - Novice race starts (1 lap)
Race Day awards: 3 deep in all age gorups, variety of beer for cateory winners, custom cookies for all winners, bragging rights, and even a little cash (elite category only for Headbangers, overall for Marathon).
Age/Ability Categories: Expert, Sport, and Novice are all ability based (usually equated to distance) and riders earn series points based on gender and age group. Age Categories (based on year-end age) are Male: Under 13, Under 16, Under 19, Senior (19-39), Veteran (40-49), Masters (50+) and Female: Under 13, Under 16, Under 19, Senior (19-39), and Veteran (40+). NECS Headbanger points are available for all age groups/categories. Other Categories: Elite (3 laps, male/female), Single Speed (3 laps, male/female), Fatbike (2 laps, male/female), Clydesdale (1 lap, men over 200 lbs). NECS Headbanger points are only awarded for Elites and Clydesdale.
NECS Marathon Series: 6 hours of pleasure on these trails. Complete as many laps as you can within 6 hours; cut-off to head out for last lap is at 2:15pm (no one will complete a final lap under 45 minutes after riding this long, we guarentee it). Race day awards and NECS Marathon points for these categories (male and female): Open, 40+, Single Speed.
Q: What is the race cancelation policy?
A:To ensure the safest event for the participants and all involved, we reserve the right to cancel, delay, or modify the format of the event at anytime. Believe us, it would have to be a very, very SERIOUS and DANGEROUS situation for the event to be canceled. But in the unfortunate situation this is required, there is a no-refund policy in place, as the majority of the costs have already been incurred to host the event and when associated, we do not want to take away any contributions to our charities. We expect you to be disappointed if the event is canceled, as we will be, but we also hope you understand why a no-refund policy is in place.
Q: Are there any refunds or transfers?
A: Sorry, all registrations are final; there are no refunds or transfers to other participants. Within 10 days of the event, you can transfer your paid registration to another future event, for a small fee. Please see the Transfer page for full details. If you are unable to do the event please let us know ASAP so someone else can take your spot.
Q: Do all riders need an EFTA license?
A: Yes, all riders may purchase a one-day EFTA racing license for $5 or purchase an annual one for $25. One-day licenses can be purchased on-line during race registration or day-of at the venue during check-in. See bikereg.com for annual memberships.
Q: Are strollers, joggers, pets, etc allowed on the course?
A:Due to insurance purposes and the safety of all participants, and the obvious reason of the terrain of the trails, we cannot allow strollers, joggers, pets, etc on any of the courses at all.
Q: Is there bike support at the event? A: Yes, the bike techs from a local bike shopwill be on location to assist with any minor/basic adjustments.
Q: Are eBike allowed to participate in this event? A: No, eBikes are not allowed.
Q: Are team tents allowed? A: Yes! We'll have a dedicated area of the venue for you show off you team/club colors and where your riders can hang out all day.
Q: What is the food situation?
A:Uxbridge First Holiday Night will be there serving up burgers abd dogs, including some gluten free options. There will be some light snacks like bananas and granola bars, plus Gatorade Endurance formula and water.
Q: How many participants will be allowed to register?
A: The race capacity is 250 people.
Q: Is the event chip-timed? A: YES! Timing will be provided by the TRIMOM Timing Company using hte latest chip technolgy! Athletes will also recieve real-time results displayed on large screen TVs, individual results kiosks, emailed results immediately following your event. All cateogry laps, gaps, and finish results can be found at by clicking here.