Annual Sybil Ludington 50k and Two Person Relay


Event Date

Sat, Apr 23, 2016


Carmel, NY

About This Activity

The 37th Annual Sybil Ludington Historical Run on Saturday, April 23th, 2016. The 50k starts 8:00am; the relay starts at the same time.  This is a NY Ultra Running Grand Prix Event.

DIRECTIONS: Carmel, NY., is located in Putnam Co. approximately 5 miles from Rte. 84 Exit 19.

TRAIN  from Grand Central, NYC to Brewster station, Saturday 5:39 a.m. Email early in week to arrange pickup. Return train 4:16 p.m. and 5:16 p.m.

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. Awards will be presented at the VFW at approximately 2 p.m.

TIME LIMIT: 7 hour time limit. NOTE: Anyone finishing outside this time will not qualify as a finisher.

AWARDS: 50K: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall and 1st Woman. Also 1st, 2nd, 3rd for 10 yr. age groups, male & female. Relay: Both runners on 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams overall.

2 PERSON RELAY RULES: There are no designated exchange points, runners may switch wherever & whenever they choose. One runner MUST be on the road at all times, runners may run any number of legs. 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 will be provided at 9 locations along the course starting at the 5 mile mark and then at 3-4 mile intervals.

THE COURSE: 50K starts at Meadowlark Dr/Rte 6 and finishes on West Rd near junction with Rte 52 in Carmel and the VFW hall. The relay starts at the Sybil statue and also finishes on West Rd for a distance of 32.7 miles. Both events 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.

T-SHIRTS: Free to all 50K runners.

CERTIFICATES: Personalized, at $5, if paid for & requested after the event.

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