Race Info and Registration


The Basics

Where 

  • 100M: Windblown Cross Country Ski Area NH to DCR Douglas State Forest, MA 

  • 50M: DCR Rutland Long Pond, Rutland, MA to DCR Douglas State Forest, MA

  • 30M: Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School to DCR Douglas State Forest, MA

When

  • Saturday October 12 to Sunday October 13, 2019

Start Times

  • 100M: Saturday Oct. 12: 8:00AM – 1:00PM.  Runners will start in waves based on projected pace

  • 50M: Saturday October 12: 9:00PM – 12:00AM.  Runners will start in waves based on projected pace

  • 30M: Sunday October 13: 9:00AM. Mass start

What

  • An endurance challenge that traverses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts following the Midstate Trail during the peak of Autumn. 

    • The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) has awarded our 100M race 5 qualifying points that can be applied towards entry into Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) - one of the pinnacles of ultra trail events!

    •  This race will be sanctioned by USA Track and Field: sanction #19-02-471

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Beneficiaries

The primary beneficiaries of the Massive are the various community organizations that support the event along the route.


Registration Details

Registration for the 2019 Midstate Massive Ultra Trail will open on June 1, 2019 and close on October 7, 2019 or until we’ve sold out. 

There will be NO day of race registration.

Field Limits:

  • 100M: 200 runners

  • 50M: 300 runners

  • 30M: 300 runners

Registration Fees:

Early Registration: June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019: 

  • 100M: $225;  50M: $125;  30M: $85

Regular Registration: July 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019

  • 100M: $250;  50M: $150;  30M: $110

Late Registration: September 1, 2019 – October 7, 2019

  • 100M: $275;  50M: $175; 30M: $135

 Qualification criteria for 100M:

All 100M entrants must submit proof of completion of a race, 50 miles or longer.

All runners will receive:

  • A long sleeve Race shirt

  • Entry into our post-race party including: 

    • Complimentary micro brew from our craft brew beer garden care of Liberated Beverage Distribution

    • Post-race meal and snacks

  • Finishers Awards that will be unique to the distance completed

  • Staffed Aid Stations along the course

 
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Post Race Party

Enjoy a complimentary micro brew from our craft brew beer garden!


Pacers 

  • Pacers are allowed after the 50-mile point (Long Pond Boat Ramp, Rutland, MA). You may have as many as 3 pacers, although only one pacer at a time. Pacers may be picked up only at aid stations and approved crew points. A pacer must fill out a waiver prior to being on course. The waiver can be filled out at the aid station or you may print one here. The waiver must be turned in at an aid station to receive the proper pacer bib.

  • Pacing entails patience, tolerance and humor. The primary duties of a pacer include route finding, keeping the runner on pace, ensuring that the runner continues to eat and drink and making sure the runner leaves the aid stations with adequate clothing and supplies to reach the next aid stationPacers are not allowed to push, pull, carry or tow the runner. Any special pacing situations or requests must be pre-approved by race management.

Crew

  • We strongly suggest you bring someone to crew for you during the 100M or 50M race. Your race packet includes a hang-tag which should be displayed and readily visible on the crew vehicle at all times. Your crew is your personal responsibility. If your crew disregards parking instructions, race rules, directions or requests from race officials, you (the racer) will be disqualified from the race. Please make certain that your crew are not the people others complain about. We ask that your crew drive slowly and obey all posted warnings. 

  • Crew access into aid stations may be limited. If crews are meeting you at aid stations, they should allow adequate time to park and walk to the aid station. It is your responsibility as a runner to make sure that race officials time you in and out of all aid stations. The race packet includes a map and directions showing access roads and crew access points, and crew and pacer rules. Crews should become familiar with the locations of aid stations, available access roads and race rules prior to the start.

Crewing is restricted to approved locations, which include:

• AS4: Wachusett Dental

• AS5: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

• AS8: Rutland Long Pond Boat Ramp (50M race Start)

• AS10: Camp Marshall

• AS11: Canterberry Acres

  • AS13: Leggett and Platt

  • AS14: Whittier Farms

No Crews are allowed after Aid Station 15.

Bag Drop

  • Bag Drops can be made for unsupported runners at both the 100M and 50M start. See the race handbook for more details.

Pacers, Crews, & Drop Bags


Whether you’ve signed up for the 30, 50 or 100 mile race, an ultra event is a challenge that can only be better with the help of a close friend. The point to point format of these events means transportation to and from can be a bit tricky but not if you have a friend who can give you a ride. For this reason, we strongly suggest you “nominate” someone to get you to the start and meet you at the finish. This will provide you peace of mind that your transportation is covered along with a change of clothes when you’re done.

If this option isn’t available, then keep an eye on this page as we are investigating the possibility of having shuttle buses go from the finish line to all 3 starting lines. This would be a fee based service. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Transportation


The 2019 Midstate Massive Ultra Trail Race Handbook can be found here.

Athlete Guide


Awards

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers of each race distance. Awards will feature products from our sponsors.

Additional awards will be given to the top three men and women in each of the following age groups: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+ and will also feature products from our sponsors.  

Note: no doubling up of awards between Top Male/Female and Age Groups.

You must be present at the race to receive your award. No awards will be mailed or saved for you to be picked up later.


 
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Team Prizes and Perks

We have team incentives that we’re sure you’ll like!


Race numbers and swag can be picked up as follows:

  • 100M: at Windblown Cross Country Ski Area on race day 45-60 minutes before your assigned start. 

  • 50M: at Rutland Long Pond Boat Ramp, Rutland MA on October 12, 2019 45-60 minutes before your assigned start. 

  • 30M: at Bay Path Regional High School beginning between 7:30-8:45 AM.

Please be sure to have your driver’s license or another form of photo ID available for verification.

Race Numbers and
Packet Pick-up


Emergency Services

EMS personnel will be located at each Aid Stations throughout the course and at the start/finish area in the event you need medical assistance.

Road Closure/Private Lands

This is an open course with the exception of the start lines for all races. So while there will be police at critical intersections, the roads are officially open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Please use caution and follow the direction from all police, race marshals and course signage. 

Many miles of the Midstate Trail pass through privately owned lands. These owners are not obligated to give us permission to run through their property so we urge all runners to run quietly - especially at night - and not to litter along any portion of the trail.

Safety


Our race is a Zero Waste event. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.

All Aid Stations are CUPLESS . We’ll provide the water and re-hydration products - you provide your own container.

Sustainability
(Trash and Recycling)


There are no refunds or transfers. However, in the case of injury preventing you from competing, your Midstate Massive Ultra Trail entry fee may be deferred until the following year’s event if we must receive notification in writing no later than September 13, 2019.

Refund/

Transfer Policy


There is no rain date for this race. Race management reserves the right to modify, shorten, or cancel the race in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that make the race unsafe. There will be no refunds in the event of cancellation.

If for any reason the event has to be shut down due to extreme weather, natural disaster or zombies on the course (other than the runners…), you will be pulled from the course or held at an aid station until you can be removed from the course. Please, no arguing if this should happen. It is for your own safety.

Race Cancellation Policy


Volunteers make the Midstate Massive Ultra Trail possible. We truly appreciate all that our great volunteers do to make our races run smoothly and to make the racers’ experience unforgettable. If you are going to be in town for the Midstate Massive Ultra Trail, we would love for you to join the family and pitch in. Thanks in advance for your help — we couldn’t do it without you!

All volunteers receive some cool race swag plus refreshments at the finish. Email Carol at Volunteers@NewEnglandRaceEvents.com for more details.

Volunteer


Email Andy at Andy@NewEnglandRaceEvents.com or Rich@NewEnglandRaceEvents.com

Questions?