Races Are On for 2015!

The date is Saturday February 21, 2015 and the place is Hogback Mountain in Montville, Maine.

There will be a more thorough announcement on January 1 or thereabouts, but with all the work that has been done to the trail system since last year’s race, we are looking forward to the best sliding ever!

 

Location Change: Qualifying is at Hogback Mtn Rd in Montville on 2/15/14

SPREAD THE WORD:
Qualifying is on for this Saturday but there is a change in location, due to this last minute storm we are getting:
Begins at 830 am at
Hogback Mountain Rd in Montville, Maine

Don’t forget, you don’t have to come to qualifying (but it will help your seeding), so you can still show up on Race Day and compete for the title of Fastest Runner Sledder in All the Land!

NEW in 2014: Two Chances for Racers to Qualify

At the 2014 edition of the New England Runner Sled Championship, racers will have two chances to qualify for the title of

“Fastest Runner Sledder in All the Land”

1. Come to Qualifying on Sat. Feb 15th and earn one of the top 16 seeds (arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the end of the Bragdon Rd in Montville ME)

2. Come to Race Day on Sat. Feb 22nd and race your way, single elimination, through the ranks to earn the right to face one of the top 16 seeds in the Championship Bracket (arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the end of the Bragdon Rd in Montville ME)

Stay Tuned for more info about the 2014 New England Runner Sled Championship

 

Race Day: Sat Feb 22, 2014

Official race day is Feb 22, 2014.

There is an organizational meeting tomorrow night with more information to be provided on Thursday.

Shine your runners!

Back to Back! Congratulations to 2013 Champion Brian Trahan

Brian Trahan 2013 Fastest Runner Sledder in All The Land

 

2012 Race Video

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Bracket for 2013 New England Runner Sled Championship

 

Race Day Format:

Championship racing begins at 9am on Race Day Course. Racers need to arrive by 8:30 am and check-in with the race director.

First round and second round are single elimination, head-to-head tournament style rounds, with the top seed racing against the 16th seed, the 2nd seed vs. the 15th seed and so on.

After two rounds, the field will be narrowed to four finalists.

The final four racers square off in a pool round, where each racer goes head-to-head against each of the other three racers. The racer with the best pool record is the champion. Ties will be decided by more head to head racing. In the event of a three-way tie, the racers may decide by consensus to hold a three-way head-to-head-to-head race for the title. If there is no consensus, the racers continue to race head-to-head until a champion emerges.

Should one of the top-16 racers be unable to make it on Race Day, the highest scoring alternate from the list below will take his/her place into the top 16. The alternate must be present and have checked in with the race director. If an alternate is used, the field will shift up so the alternate is the new 16 seed.

Alternates* (for a full list of Time Trials times, click here)
17    Tim Turner    40.66
18    Gary Capeheart    41.73
19    Ethan Brown    41.82
20    Lare Huber    42.51
21    Kyle Turner    42.55
22    Dan Williams    43.6
23    Bill Libby    43.73
24    Paul Gray    44.85
25    Bill Libby    44.91
26    Jake Holmes    45.23
27    Jeff Cucci    46.88
28    Andy Shultz    46.92
29    Dave Yoder    47.29
30    Rob Dwelley    47.42
31    Allen    48.23
32    Cal Polk    49.82
33    Jon King    100.69

 

Time Trials Results

Congrats to the field of 16 for the New England Runner Sled Championship!

Here is the list of time trials participants, sorted in the order of their best heat time.

1    Dave Ramee    36.27
2    Bub Lawrence    36.48
3    Tony Hustus    37.49
4    Brian Trahan    37.51
5    George Schnarr    38.5
6    Derek McKinney    38.76
7    Scott Kady    38.85
8    Dylan Turner    39.51
9    Kerry Merrifield    39.69
10    Steven Grant    39.89
11    Tom Hurley    39.91
12    Nate Gray    39.98
13    Monique Kady    40.08
14    Lorenzo Milani    40.3
15    Christian Robinson    40.35
16    Jim Iltis    40.51

 

Alternates* –
17    Tim Turner    40.66
18    Gary Capeheart    41.73
19    Ethan Brown    41.82
20    Lare Huber    42.51
21    Kyle Turner    42.55
22    Dan Williams    43.6
23    Bill Libby    43.73
24    Paul Gray    44.85
25    Bill Libby    44.91
26    Jake Holmes    45.23
27    Jeff Cucci    46.88
28    Andy Shultz    46.92
29    Dave Yoder    47.29
30    Rob Dwelley    47.42
31    Allen    48.23
32    Cal Polk    49.82
33    Jon King    100.69

 

* – should any of the top 16 be unable to make it, the highest alternate who is present will take his/her place in the field, and the field will shift up so the alternate is the new 16 seed.

Well, we got snow! Races are ON!

After a good solid blizzard, things are looking good for the 2013 Runner Sled time trials on Saturday.

The trail got hit with a nice dumping over the weekend and the groomer hit it this morning. We’re good to go!

Schedule for Time Trials weekend is as follows:
Note: The only way to qualify for Race Day is to earn a top-16 spot on Time Trials Day

Time Trials take place at: the end of the Bragdon Rd in Montville, ME (on the backside of Hogback Mountain). Meet there at 8:30.
Bring a runner sled and check out this page for more info.

We need SNOW!

2/4/13
Hi folks.

As you all know, there hasn’t been much snow in the past 6 weeks.

If some doesn’t fall soon, the 2013 New England Runner Sled Championship may have to be cancelled.

This isn’t ideal, but right now there is not a speck of white stuff on the backside of Hogback.

Stay tuned and pray for snow.
Thanks