The 2023 Race Courses
The race course each week will be announced Sunday night at the top of this webpage. You may also check our social media and ‘The Hub’ in the parking lot for race course information. Runners can choose between a 2.5k Cadet course or a 5k (10k options on the first Tuesday of each month) for the season. Bikers can choose between a 2.5k Cadet lap or one to four 5k laps. * Distances are approximate and vary on each course, year to year.
Black Arrows on White Squares
The 2023 Black on White Race Course is on the Goose Hill side and will once again take participants for a complete tour of the south side of Catamount. This rolling race course is designed to challenge every participant who tries it. The course will begin with a loop in the field to thin the herd before dropping into Black Bridge cutoff to Black bridge. The climbing will then begin up and past the cadet cutoff onto the Stonesteps and down Mullet. Another climb up Applesauce to the back field will reveal the best views in Williston. Racers will then go down Shovel Head and around the Bobolink field to the finish. This route climbs 310 ft with a max elevation of 684 ft then descends -317 ft.
Cadet cut-off will cut from Sumacs into Elliots Oaks to rejoin at Shovelhead.
Red Arrows on Black Squares
The 20223 Red on Black Race Course takes you through the Sandmans area in the north western corner of Catamount. This is the race the course for speed and classic VT root sections! Red on Black begins with a lot of wider trails before finally finding single track at Balsams onto Cliffs of Insanity. The first climb will be up Newts ridge before quickly turning back down the Rock Ridge. The course will then go out to ride Moose poop and return to finish via Porcupine and Woodstrace. This route climbs 181 ft with a max elevation of 586 ft then descends -188 ft. *logging expected by late August in NW trails
Cadet cut-offs will be at Clabber bridge taking Cliffs towards Post Rd, AND at the top of Newts Ridge connecting back to Porcupine
Yellow Arrows on Green Squares
The 20223 Yellow on Green course, as is expected of the annual race course to the Lookout, is a tough one. From the start line, the course will climb as directly as possible to the southern lookout before traversing and climbing again to visit the northern lookout. What goes up must come down. The course will finish by descending Labyrinth through Balsams and heading back via the Woodstrace road. This route climbs 296 ft with a max elevation of 770 ft then descends -306 ft.
Cadet cut-off will be under the powerlines bypassing the switchbacks and taking Lookout ski trail to Trout Lily to rejoin course.