The Trail Mix

Westchester/Fairfield Trail Race Series

October 18, 2018
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Standings Update Post Paine to Pain

Women’s Series Standings to dateMen’s Series Standings to date

Five races in the 2018 Trail Mix Series are compete! Two more to go! (Run the Farm & Raven Rocks)

There are 63 women who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series. Kelsey Crawford maintains her commanding lead with a perfect score so far. Kelsey has won every Trail Mix race she has entered in 2018. The women’s age category races are very tight with Lindsey Felling and Louise Mullan within 0.2 points in the F30 age category. Emily Bocklet is not far behind, and Emily has completed three races and needs just one more to qualify for final scoring. Lindsey and Louise each have two races in the series under their belts.

Katie Hulme has a comfortable lead over her nearest competition in the Juniors category. Katie needs just one more race to complete the series. Deborah Young is leading in the F40 category with three races in the books. Jourdan Pignatelli leads in the F20 category with two races to date. Kathy Jackson leads in the F50 category with two races completed.

Of special note — Cathy Nottage is the only woman to run all five of the Trail Mix Series races in 2018.

There are 142 men who are currently eligible for scoring in the Trail Mix Series.. Michael Oliva and Luis Francisco had two strong finishes early in the series but have not appeared in a fall Trail Mix race to date. Alexei Chernov did not race the two spring Trail Mix races and his only two appearances were in fall races. Even though they did not line up head to head, Michael and Alexei are separated by a mere 0.02 points in the standings. Luis is just 0.1 point behind. They will all need to complete the final two races in the series to qualify for scoring.

Justin Lubeley is very close as well, with strong finishes in the Loop and P2P. Matt Bedoukian is currently in 6th overall. Jacob Benesch is next up – and Jacob has run in all five of the 2018 Trail Mix Series races to date. Bill Bradsell and Guy Benn have three and four races under their belts, respectively. Bill has won the M50 category each of the last two years and is on track to repeat.

Shane Waring is leading the 13 & under division with Jackson Bieber, Christopher DeMuth, and Zachary Bertin on his heels.

Of special note — Christopher Dean, John Goodrow, Jacob Benesch, Paul Limmiatis, Gabriel Brecher, Charles Vaccaro, Paul Woolley, Christopher Demuth III, Chris Demuth Jr, and Scott Sutton have all run every Trail Mix Series race to date in 2018.

Extra special note — Charles Vaccaro has run in EVERY SINGLE TRAIL MIX RACE EVER! The series was started in 2014 and Charlie has done all twenty-six 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 2018 series! 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, Mark, Geoff, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)

 

October 5, 2018
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Standings Update Post Sarah Bishop

Women’s Series Standings to dateMen’s Series Standings to date

Four races in the 2018 Trail Mix Series are compete!

In the women’s trail mix series, Kelsey Crawford has a commanding lead – winning every Trail Mix race she has entered in 2018. The age category titles are still up for grabs though!

On the men’s side it is a lot more up in the air – with at least 6-7 men having at least one strong finish under their belt. Alexei Chernov has two strong finishes and definitely has an advantage going into Paine to Pain this weekend.

There are three more races in the series — so if you have run in at least one race in the series to date you can still finish 2018’s series! 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!

 

September 11, 2018
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It’s Fall – Trail Mix Series 2018 Resumes!

We have five exciting and challenging Trail Mix Series races 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.

Hope to see you on the trails!

August 7, 2018
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Midsummer Trail Mix Check-In

Trail Mix Runners:

It’s around the midpoint of summer – 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 2018). 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 2018, you are guaranteed automatic selection upon your entry into the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery in January 2019. (Remember: you must enter the loop lottery to get in as a Trail Mix pre-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, Geoff, Eric, Rob, and Tony (the Trail Mix race directors)



If you want to follow the series, you can add these links to your social media apps:

facebook.com/trailmixseries

twitter.com/trailmixseries

June 6, 2018
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Five More Trail Mix Races Coming Up

Date information and links to the upcoming races in the series are below:

 

The 2018 Trail Mix Series is 2/7ths complete! The Leatherman’s Loop (results) and A Mild Sprain (results) are in the books — but there are still five more Trail Mix Series races to register and run in for 2018.

We will have the Trail Mix Standings updated and published shortly.

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 the best 4 races. So the more races you run, the better your score becomes!

Runners who complete the series get scored and are eligible for age-category recognition and are guaranteed automatic selection in the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery the following year when they enter the Loop Lottery.

Our best way to share information about the Trail Mix Series is when friends tell their friends about the series. If you know someone who might be interested in running in the series, please forward this link to them.

If you have any questions about the 2018 Trail Mix Series, please let us know via email.

May 15, 2018
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A Mild Sprain – Sunday June 3rd

The second race of the 2018 Trail Mix Trail Series is set to go on June 3rd at 9:45am sharp.

A Mild Sprain is held at Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers, NY.

This year marks the 7th year of the race. Race directors David Vogel and Brant Brooks are gearing up for a big crowd and great fundraising for JDRF. They hope to surpass last year’s record fundraising.

Sign up and come to Sprain Ridge Park and Run! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


The third race in the series is called “Where The Pavement Ends” and will be held in the Fall, September 16, 2018, at Lake Windwing in Ridgefield CT. More information and registration for that race can be found on their website.

April 28, 2018
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Trail Mix 2018 Kicks Off at The Loop

Nearly every runner who completed the 2017 Trail Mix Series was registered for the 2018 Leatherman’s Loop this past weekend! Congratulations on finishing for 2017 and starting the 2018 series off with a great and memorable run!

You may see some of the Trail Mix posters and cards around Westchester and Fairfield this year. Just in case you don’t here are some images to share! 😉

Click here for information about the 2018 series and registration for the individual races.

April 10, 2018
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Trail Mix 2018 Announcement

Trail Runners:

2018 is here and we have some news about the 2018 Trail Mix Series!

The 2018 Trail Mix will feature SEVEN trail races in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Yes you read right – Seven Races!

This year we have added our first new Trail Mix race in 3 years: The Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon on October 7th!

Runners have been asking us (and the Paine to Pain folks) if we could make this happen and we are so happy to have Paine to Pain as a part of the series. The race requirement to complete the series and be scored remains at four. See details below.

Date information and links to the websites are below.

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 the best 4 races. The more races you run, the better your score becomes!

Runners who complete the series get scored and are eligible for age-category recognition and are guaranteed automatic selection in the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery the following year when they enter the Loop Lottery.

Our best way to share information about the Trail Mix Series is when friends tell their friends about the series. 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 2018 Trail Mix Series, please let us know via email.

See you on the trails!

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

January 8, 2018
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A Note About Leatherman’s Loop 2018 Entry for Trail Mix 2017 Finishers

To all Runners who completed the 2017 Trail Mix Series:

You are guaranteed selection in the Leatherman’s Loop Lottery for 2018 ONLY IF YOU ENTER THE LOOP LOTTERY.

You have to register for the Loop Lottery so we know how many spots are available to the other regular entrants in the Loop Lottery.

You are guaranteed to get picked for a spot in the Loop Lottery if you are a Trail Mix series finisher — but we can’t enter your name into the Loop Lottery automatically. We need you to sign the USATF waiver and enter your credit card to pay for your entry.

If you are not sure you completed the 2017 Trail Mix Series, check here: 2017 Trail Mix Series final recap article including ALL series finisher names at bottom.

Thanks for understanding — and making our work easier 😉

December 20, 2017
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Trail Mix 2018

Dear Trail Runners:

[UPDATED to add Paine to Pain into The Mix!]

We are bringing back the Trail Mix Trail Series for a fifth year in 2018!

Runners can compete in the series by completing at least 4 of the 7 races in the series. The best four count towards the point totals for the series if runners complete five or six of the series races.

Trail Mix Series points are calculated as described on this page.

Runners who complete the 2018 series are eligible for automatic selection in the 2019 Leatherman’s Loop Lottery. (Runners who completed the 2017 series are eligible for automatic selection in the 2018 Loop Lottery! (as long as they enter the Loop Lottery!!)

The races in the Trail Mix 2018 are, in chronological order:

All of the Trail Mix series races are on Sunday mornings.

Hope this helps you plan your 2018 race calendar and you can join us, run in, and complete the series in 2018.

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