Nor'east Trail Runs is pleased to partner with Merck Forest & Farmland Center in Rupert, VT in presenting the Second Annual Merck Forest Ultra!
Come run, walk, volunteer, or just hang out with some cute farm animals!!! Fun kids' activities and tons of trails to explore!
25k or 50k options offered, with a very walker-friendly cutoff in the shorter distance! Both races begin at 8 AM. Hard 6 PM cutoff for both distances is in effect.
THIS IS A SERIOUS BACKCOUNTRY RACE. We're not joking. We don't want to hype this and we're not trying to scare you, but all due caution should be taken. Not all of the course will be 100% runable, but it is 100% beautiful. Generous cutoff for both distances, this race is absolutely doable for fit athletes. However... this is NOT a good first-time snowshoe event or an "easy ultra." Finishing should be the goal as much as racing.
Dropdowns WILL be permitted mid-race in the 50k, HOWEVER, dropdown times will be listed separately and are not eligible for overall standings, points, prizes, or awards.