Farm to Farm Ultra Run

Runners and cheering race fans alike, come join the fun! The Farm to Farm Ultra Run will start and finish at Wolfe’s Neck Farm for this out-and-back course.

About
The Farm To Farm Ultra Run is a long-distance, road-running event in Freeport and Brunswick, Maine and consists of a 25K, 50K, 50 Mile, 50 Mile Relay, 1K Kids Run, and cookout. Farm to Farm is a nonprofit event owned by the Maine Track Club and organized in partnership with the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Farm to Farm is a “green-minded” event with a charitable purpose to support conservation and locally-grown food in Maine. This event traces its roots to the Pennellville 50 (formerly MTC 50), which the Maine Track Club has organized nearby in Brunswick for many, many years.

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Race Date
Sunday, October 9, 2016 (start at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport)
Race day registration starts at 5:45 a.m., at Wolfe’s Neck Farm for all racers, including all relay team members
Packet Pickup – Morning of Race at Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Awards
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers in the 25K, 50K, and 50 Mile. Awards will be given to the top three male and female masters finishers. Male and female age group awards will be as follows: 19 & under (top 3); 20-29 (top 3); 30-34 (top 3); 35-39 (top 3); 40-44 (top 3); 45-49 (top 3); 50-54 (top 3); 55-59 (top 3); 60-64 (top 3); 65-69 (top 3); 70-74 (top 3); 75-79 (top 3); 80-99 (top 1). Awards will be given to the top three teams in the 50K and 50 Mile relays.

Course
Races will start and finish at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport. The out-and-back-style course starts and finishes at Wofle’s Neck Farm with a turnaround loop at Crystal Spring Community Farm in Brunswick. The two farm properties are approximately 6 1/2 miles apart by public road, which constitute most of the race course. Runners will also run on the farm properties. The course is flat to rolling. Surface is primarily asphalt road with some running on gravel road. The course includes the trails at Crystal Spring Farm. Approximately 10-15% of the course will be on these trails.

25K Individual
Start time: 10:00am. Runners will run an out-and-back starting and finishing at Wolfe’s Neck Farm with a turnaround at Crystal Spring Farm.

50K Individual
Start time: 8:30am. Runners will run two out-and-backs starting and finishing at Wolfe’s Neck Farm with turnarounds at Crystal Spring Farm.

50 Mile Individual
Start time: 6:30am. Runners will run three out-and-backs starting and finishing at Wolfe’s Neck Farm with turnarounds at Crystal Spring Farm.

1K Kids Run
Start time: 1pm. Children of all ages are invited to run a 1K Kids Run at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Registration for kids is free. Please register children runners Sunday from 6:30 am – 12:30 pm

Post-Race Cook Out
There will be local warm food and drink  available after the race in Wolfe Neck Farm’s giant outdoor tent, so stick around.

Parking
Race day parking will be in a field close to the start/finish area at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. There is also parking for team relay runners near the exchange area at Crystal Spring Farm. There will be runners on the course all day. Please drive slowly and very cautiously on the farm and nearby roads.

Bags
There will be a corral for bags at both Wolfe’s Neck Farm (start/finish and relay exchange area) and Crystal Spring Farm (turnaround area and relay exchange area). Runners may drop off bags themselves in either of the corrals at any time. Organizers will also be transporting bags from Wolfe’s Neck Farm to Crystal Spring Farm at 6:15am and 8:15am, but will not shuttle bags back to Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Runners are responsible for retrieving their own bags at either corral after the race.

IMPORTANT: SAFETY NOTICE
Race course roads will NOT be closed to auto traffic. Traffic is generally light on these roads, but expect to see some vehicles while you are running. Traffic volunteers and/or police will be stationed at some points along the race course, and there will be signage alerting drivers about the race. Runners must run on the left side of the road (against traffic) unless instructed otherwise. Runners must stay as far to the side of the road as possible. Runners may be required to yield and/or stop for autos. Please exercise caution, especially at intersections.

Cancellation
Organizers reserve the right to postpone the event, cancel the event, alter, or shorten the course for any reason including bad weather.