Trail Mix 2020

Trail Runners:

How can you guarantee selection in the 2021 Leatherman’s Loop Lottery? Read on…

The 2020 Trail Mix Series features SEVEN trail races in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

Date information and links to the websites are below.

ProTip: Subscribe to the SundayRuns.org calendar to get all of these Trail Mix Series races (and other regular Sunday Run group runs) on your mobile calendar.

Runners can compete in the series by completing at least 4 of the 7 races. The best four count towards the point totals for the series. If runners complete five, six, or seven of the series races they can drop their lowest race(s) — only counting best 4 races.

Runners who complete the series get scored and are eligible for age-category recognition. (See the scoring system explanation here.)

Runners who complete the series with at least 4 races of the 7 total get automatic selection in the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery the following year. (Runners who completed the 2019 series are eligible for automatic selection in the 2020 Loop Lottery! (as long as they entered the Loop Lottery!!)

Our best way to let others know about the Trail Mix Series is YOU!

When friends tell their friends about the series from personal experience it is the best way to spread the word. If you know someone who might be interested in running in the series, please forward this note to them.

If you have any questions about the 2020 Trail Mix Series, please let us know via email. 

See you on the trails!

….Tony, David, Brant, Geoffrey, Megan, Lee, Barry, Veronica, Eric, Rob (The Trail Mix Race Directors)

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Final Standings Update Post Raven Rocks Run 2019

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ALL races in the 2019 Trail Mix Series are compete!

Women’s 2019 Final Standings

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

Lindsey Felling defended her first place spot atop the Trail Mix field. She won the race at Raven Rocks and Sarah Bishop and had three other top performances at the Leatherman’s Loop, Run The Farm, and Paine to Pain. Lindsey completed five Trail Mix races and got to drop her lowest score of the series.

Trail Mix 2019 women’s series winner Lindsey Felling at the 2019 Leatherman’s Loop (photo by Anika Fatouros).

Christina Thomson was second overall and won the F40 category with four races and less than a point behind Lindsey.

Katie Hulme was third overall and won the Juniors (14-18 year old) category with four races

Alix Cotumaccio was fourth overall by just 0.3 points and second in the F40 category.

Keely Cheslack-Postava was fifth overall and third in the very competitive F40 category.

Claudia Ebert was #6 overall and won the F30 categoryAbigail Slocum won the Kids (13 & under) category. Karen Haitoff won the F50 category and Karen’s daughter Rita Haitoff who was the youngest Trail Mix competitor last year was also the youngest female competitor this year.

Of special note — Susan Burke is the only woman to run SIX of the SEVEN 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 Final Standings

There are 60 men who qualified for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.

Past Trail Mix series winner Luis Francisco captured the 2019 Trail Mix overall title. Luis won Where the Pavement Ends and Sarah Bishop. He also had strong finishes at the Leatherman’s Loop, Paine to Pain, and Run the Farm.

Trail Mix 2019 winner Luis Francisco at the 2019 Leatherman’s Loop (photo by Ted Erkkila).

Kevin Hoyt ran in 4 of the 7 Trail Mix races and finished in second overall, taking the M20 category. Kevin finished top 5 in the Loop and second in A Mild Sprain, Where the Pavement Ends, and Sarah Bishop.

Christopher Irwin ran in five races and got third place overall, winning the M40 category.

Jacob Benesch finished fourth overall and took the M30 category. Jacob also finished all seven 2019 Trail Mix races, only four other runners matched his consistency and he scored highest of them.

Bill Bradsell placed fifth overall and won the M50 category for the fourth straight year.

Shane Waring won the 13 & under division and Ed Moore won the M60 category.

James “Poppy” McGough won the M70 category for the second straight year. Nick Ohnell was a close second in the category.

Of special note: 5 runners — Jacob Benesch, Bryan Wujcik, Gerard Mattia, Charles Vaccaro, and Andrew Chasen all ran all SEVEN Trail Mix Series race 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-THREE races in that span. He’s the only one with that streak. He is officially “Mr Trail Mix!”

Congratulations to the 79 runners (listed at the bottom of this post) who are now eligible for automatic selection into the 2020 Loop Lottery!

Note: Runners who wish to run the loop must still register in the loop lottery!

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

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

……..David, Brant, Lee, Barry, Megan, 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!

2019 Trail Mix Series Finishers

  • F30 Lindsey Felling
  • F40 Christina Thomson
  • FJr Katie Hulme
  • F40 Alix Cotumaccio
  • F40 Keely Cheslack-Postava
  • F30 Claudia Ebert
  • FJr Helena Randolph
  • FKd Abigail Slocum
  • F40 Corrie Pikul
  • F40 Madie Dittrich
  • F40 Brooke Heinen
  • F30 Heather Archambault
  • F40 Norine Hochman
  • FJr Julia Randolph
  • F30 Lauren Ziemba
  • F50 Karen Haitoff
  • F50 Susan Burke
  • FKd Rita Haitoff
  • F50 Melinda Pittis
  • F50 Mea Sgaglio
  • M40 Luis Francisco
  • M20 Kevin Hoyt
  • M40 Christopher Irwin
  • M30 Jacob Benesch
  • M50 Bill Bradsell
  • M30 John Felling
  • M30 Igor Shatalov
  • M40 Tom Curley
  • M50 Randolph Randolph
  • M40 Douglas Palma
  • M30 Bryan Wujcik
  • M50 John Goodrow
  • M40 Gabriel Brecher
  • M40 Bradley Aikman
  • MKd Shane Waring
  • M50 David Hulme
  • M40 Christopher Post
  • M40 Rick Matte
  • M30 Eugene Leeds
  • M30 Josh Henderson
  • M40 Michael Zaro
  • M40 Justin Stanford
  • M50 Gregorio Tellez
  • M50 Todd Henrich
  • M30 Michael Elchinger
  • M30 Jared Johnson
  • M30 Michael Curra
  • M40 Damien Whelan
  • MJr Zachary Bertin
  • M50 Neil Weiss
  • M50 Paul Woolley
  • M30 David Mann
  • M50 Joseph Cloidt
  • M40 Kevin Kellar
  • M40 Ray Bradley
  • M50 Charles Vaccaro
  • M40 Mark Kelly
  • M50 Daniel Kortick
  • M40 Keith Binder
  • M50 Gerard Mattia
  • M50 Andrew Maldonado
  • M50 Christopher Dean
  • M40 Dan Soi
  • M50 Eric Foxhall
  • M40 Jon Birdsall
  • M60 Ed Moore
  • M40 William Engelbracht
  • M40 Kurt Allen
  • M40 Jack Russell
  • M50 Mark Bertin
  • M40 Andrew Hoemann
  • M50 Rick Meese
  • M40 Mehmet Ozhabes
  • M50 Andrew Chasen
  • M60 William Hurlin
  • M70 James McGough
  • M40 Greg Marrinan
  • M70 Nick Ohnell
  • M60 Michael Brown
  • M50 Dean Leggiero

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)