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.
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 — 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
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:
- Raven Rocks Run (Nov 10)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The most common glitch is registering under slightly different names for different trail mix races. We can fix this and all other issues. Thanks!