November 10 – Raven Rocks Run Caps off the 2019 Trail Mix Series

On Sunday, November 10 at 9am, the Raven Rocks Run at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY will cap off the 2019 Trail Mix Series. We hope you are signed up – it will be a challenging race! 

You also might be interested to hear that the Fire Tower is coming back to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. It was dismantled in 1982 without permission from the county and many people have been working to get it restored. We are looking forward to being able to climb it again and take in the vistas it will provide. 

After the Raven Rocks Run is complete, we will update the final standings for the Trail Mix Trail Series after that race.

Let’s close the series with a bang at Raven Rocks on Sunday the 10th!

See you on the trails…

….David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Megan, Geoffrey, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)

Standings Update Post Run the Farm 2019

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SIX races in the 2019 Trail Mix Series are compete! Only one more to go! — Raven Rocks Run.

Women’s 2019 Standings to Date

There are 20 women who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.

Trail Mix 2019 Current Leader Lindsey Felling

Lindsey Felling is took over first place with a strong showing at Run the Farm. She also has a win at Sarah Bishop and two other top performances at the Leatherman’s Loop and Paine to Pain. Lindsey has four Trail Mix races complete. Christina Thomson (F40 leader, 3 races) and Katie Hulme (FJr leader, 4 races) are ranked #2 and #3. Alix Cotumaccio (F40) and Keely Cheslack-Postava (F40) round out the top 5 with three and four races, respectively.

Claudia Ebert leads in the F30 category with three races. Sydney Bieber (3 races) leads her nearest competition in the F14-18 (FJr) category. Abigail Slocum (3 races) leads in the Kids (13 & under) category. Karen Haitoff leads in the F50 category with three races to date. Karen’s daughter Rita Haitoff (3 races) is the youngest Trail Mix competitor in the field at 9 going on 10.

With only one more race in the series, any runner with three races completed needs to finish Raven Rocks to qualify for final scoring and the automatic selection upon entry into the Loop Lottery 2020.

Of special note — Susan Burke is the only woman to run FIVE of the SIX Trail Mix Series races in 2019. No woman has run all races in 2019, unlike past years where there was always at least one.

Men’s 2019 Standings to Date

There are 78 men who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.

Eamonn Sullivan leads the 2019 Trail Mix men’s division.

Eamonn Sullivan leads — he won A Mild Sprain, came in as a top 3 finisher at the Loop, and won Run the Farm. Past Trail Mix series winner Luis Francisco vaulted into second overall with five races complete. Kevin Hoyt has run in 4 of the 6 Trail Mix races and is in third place. He has already qualified for an automatic selection in the Loop Lottery this coming January.

Jacob Benesch is next up in fourth overall – and Jacob has again run in all six of the Trail Mix Series races to date. Christopher Irwin has reached fifth place overall with four races complete.

Bill Bradsell (4 races) has won the M50 category each of the last three years and is on track to repeat.

Shane Waring is leading the 13 & under division with Jackson Bieber on his heels. Ed Moore (4 races) has taken over the M60 category with William Hurlin (3 races) and Michael Brown (3 races) just behind.

James “Poppy” McGough leads the M70 category with 5 of the 6 trail mix races completed. Nick Ohnell is on his tail with 4 races complete.

Of special note 5 male runners — Jacob Benesch, Bryan Wujcik, Gerard Mattia, Charles Vaccaro, and Andrew Chasen have all run every Trail Mix Series race to date in 2019.

Mr Trail Mix

“Mr Trail Mix” Charles Vaccaro at Run the Farm 2019

Charles Vaccaro has run in EVERY SINGLE TRAIL MIX RACE EVER! The series was started in 2014 and Charlie has done all thirty-TWO races in that span. He’s the only one with that streak. He is officially “Mr Trail Mix!”

There is ONE more race in the series (Raven Rocks Run) — that means if you have run in at least three races in the series to date you can still finish the 2019 series by running this last race — and get your final score and become eligible for the 2020 Loop Lottery!

Of course you don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races. They are open to everyone!

The remaining race in the series is:

Sign up today! Hope to see you on the trails!

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Geoff, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)

PS: Let us know if you notice an error in the standings and we will address it – email trailmixseries@gmail.com. The most common glitch is registering under slightly different names for different trail mix races. We can fix this and all other issues. Thanks!

Standings Update Post Paine to Pain 2019

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{updated 10/18 to fix some name spellings and add in additional results from P2P} — Let us know if you notice an error in the standings and we will address it. Thanks!

Five races in the 2019 Trail Mix Series are compete! Two more to go! (Run the Farm & Raven Rocks)

There are 45 women who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.

Jacqueline Kehoe is first overall with overall wins in the Leatherman’s Loop and A Mild Sprain. Lindsey Felling is a close second with one win at Sarah Bishop and two other top performances at the Leatherman’s Loop and Paine to Pain. Chelsea Ellis finished high up in the Loop and Paine to Pain to rank third overall. Christina Thomson (3 races) and Katie Hulme (3 races) round out the top 5. With only two more races in the series, any runner with just two races completed needs to finish both Run the Farm and Raven Rocks to qualify for final scoring.

Helena Randolph (2 races) leads her nearest competition in the 13&under (FKd) category. Deborah Young is leading in the F40 category with three races in the books. Kathy Jackson leads in the F50 category with two races to date. Cindy Scannell leads in the F60 category – also with two races completed.

Of special note — Susan Burke is the only woman to run four of the five the Trail Mix Series races in 2019. No woman has run all five this year, unlike past years where there was always at least one.

There are 149 men who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.

Eamonn Sullivan leads — he won A Mild Sprain and came in as a top 3 finisher at the Loop. Will McDonough won the Loop and came in third in Paine to Pain, giving him second place. Kevin Hoyt has run in 4 of the 5 Trail Mix races and is in third place. He has already qualified for an automatic selection in the Loop Lottery this coming January.

Past Trail Mix series winner Luis Francisco is currently fourth overall with four races complete. Jacob Benesch is next up in fifth – and Jacob has again run in all five of the Trail Mix Series races to date. Bill Bradsell (4 races) has won the M50 category each of the last three years and is on track to repeat.

Shane Waring is leading the 13 & under division with Jackson Bieber and James Bysshe on his heels. Peter Jones (2 races) leads the M60 category with Steven Rolnik (2 races) and Ed Moore (3 races) just behind.

James “Poppy” McGough leads the M70 category with 4 of the 5 trail mix races completed. Nick Ohnell is on his tail with 3 races complete.

Of special note — John Goodrow, Jacob Benesch, Bryan Wujcik, Gerard Mattia, Charles Vaccaro, Rick Meese, and Andrew Chasen have all run every Trail Mix Series race to date in 2019.

Mr Trail Mix

Charles Vaccaro has run in EVERY SINGLE TRAIL MIX RACE EVER! The series was started in 2014 and Charlie has done all thirty-one races in that span. He’s the only one with that streak. He is officially “Mr Trail Mix!”

There are two more races in the series — that means if you have run in at least two races in the series to date you can still finish the 2019 series and get your final score and become eligible for the 2020 Loop Lottery!

Of course you don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races.

The remaining races in the series are:

Sign up today! Hope to see you on the trails!

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Geoff, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)

Standings Update Post Sarah Bishop 2019

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Four races in the 2019 Trail Mix Series are compete!

In the women’s trail mix series, Jacqueline Kehoe is leading – winning both Trail Mix races she entered in 2019. She is followed by Lily Day who won Where the Pavement Ends – her only trail mix race.

Last year’s Trail Mix champ Lindsey Felling is a close third overall. Kelsey Crawford is fourth overall and Allison Gadaleta is fifth. These standings are sure to change after Paine to Pain since many runners only have one Trail Mix race in the bag now.

On the men’s side it is up for grabs – with at least 10 men having at least one strong finish under their belt. Will McDonough is leading on the strength of his Leatherman’s Loop overall win – but that is his only Trail Mix race to date. Eamonn Sullivan has two races under his belt and one of those was a win, putting him in second place overall. He needs to run in two of the three remaining races to complete the series for scoring.

There are eight other men who are within striking distance of the top score, but only one of them has more than one finish: Kevin Hoyt. Kevin has run in all four of the Trail Mix races to date. This means he is among just 14 men and one woman to have a complete series to date.

We are looking forward to see what Paine to Pain brings this coming weekend with the standings. Many one-and-done runners will be out of the running for a complete 2019 Trail Mix Series. Many runners are well on their way to qualify though.

The age group category standing require more study and will become more clear as runners are eliminated from qualifying. More to come in the post-P2P recap.

You don’t need to run in the series to race in these trail races – they are open to any who want to run! When you are ready for the challenge, we’re here for you!

The remaining races in the series are:

Sign up today! Hope to see you on the trails!

Upcoming Fall Trail Mix Series Races

Trail Mix Runners:

We hope you are enjoying August! With two races complete, we have updated the results to date for the Trail Mix Series here:

There is still plenty of time and races to catch up — and add to your total!

We have five exciting and challenging Trail Mix Series races coming in September, October, and November.

All races are Sunday mornings. Check the individual race website for place and time details. Click the register link next to the race above to get signup info.

To be eligible for the Trail Mix Series, you must complete at least four of the seven races (The Leatherman’s Loop and A Mild Sprain have already passed for 2019). If you have completed two already you just need two more! If you have run none so far, you can pick four out of five and still be In The Mix!

Bonus: If you complete the Trail Mix Series in 2019, you are guaranteed automatic selection upon your entry into the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery in January 2020. (Remember: you must enter the loop lottery to get in as a Trail Mix automatic selection!)

If you are looking for a group to train and run trails with, check our SundayRuns.org website. Even if you can’t make the Sunday 8am runs, there are always other options — plus tons of local trail maps with designated routes you can follow on your own.

There has never been a better time to be a trail runner in our area!

Hope to see you on the trails!

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Mark, Geoffrey, Megan, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)



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