The 39th Annual Sybil Ludington Historical Run on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Both the individual 50k race and the two-person relay start at 8:00am. This is a NY Ultra Running Grand Prix Event.
CHECK-IN & POST RACE: At VFW Post 1374, 32 Gleneida Ave. (Rte 52) Carmel, NY. Check-in begins at 7:00 am. 50K runners will be driven to the start which is approx 1 1/2 mile away. Food, beer & soda will be served at the VFW as runners finish.
TRAIN: Metro-North (Harlem Line) from Grand Central, NYC to Brewster station. Confirm schedule prior the race day. Schedules change in April. Taxis are available at the station. It is about a 10-15 minute drive to the VFW.
TIME LIMIT: 7 hour time limit.
TWO-PERSON RELAY RULES: Relay exchange must happen at aid stations. Relay teams must provide their own transportation (may have a designated driver) and support. Only one vehicle per team. Do consider this:
§ Sampling the famous Sybil course with only half the effort needed for the 50K. Late April is the prettiest time!
§ Excellent chance of achieving award. Our relay needs more competition!
§ Keep busy while your spouse/children/aged parent does the big race
§ Mingling with a different breed of runner at post-race festivities - the ultra beast. Really, they’re quite safe!
RACE SUPPORT: Water, Gatorade and snacks will be provided at nine locations along the course starting at the 4-mile mark and then at 3-4 mile intervals.
THE COURSE: The event (individual and relay) starts at Meadowlark Dr/Rte 6 and finishes on West Rd near junction with Rte 52 in Carmel and the VFW hall. Runners travel a single loop which follows essentially the route ridden by Sybil on the night of April 26, 1777 as she rode to rouse her father’s militia against the British. The route comprises country roads - some poor surfaces - and some dirt roads. There are three hills each with nearly 500’ net height difference over start and finish.