The BURCS Summer Fatass is a completely free fatass styled event on a gorgeous 1.9 mile cross country ski trail at Notchview Ski Resort in Windsor, Massachusetts. Runners will join together to run, celebrate, and test their limits for 6, 12, or 24 hours. (Note: 24 hour starts on July 7th, 12 and 6 hour options start on July 8th.)
Though there is no entry fee, donations will be accepted and will be split between Notchview Ski Resort and the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Berkshire County’s volunteer-run, no-kill animal shelter for cats and dogs.
LOCATION:Notchview Ski Lodge, 83 Old Route 9, Windsor, MA 01226 **Note** GPS may need to use the following address/coordinates: 2241 Berkshire Trail Dalton, MA 01226( 42.504909, -73.037470)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A beautifully groomed 1.9 mile (approximate) perimeter loop trail that winds around Notchview in Windsor, MA. You will pass the aid station each lap and there will be access to bathrooms and running water. Additionally, there will be an area to set up personal aid stations as needed. Slight .2 mile incline at the start of each lap, followed by rolling 1 mile alternating single track and double. It follows a xc ski perimiter loop, and grass could be somewhat long in the field, though generally is groomed well!
COST/AID STATION: This is a "Fat Ass" event. Please plan to bring something to share. WE WILL ACCEPT CASH DONATIONS TO GO TOWARDS NOTCHVIEW TOWARDS THE UPKEEP OF THE TRAILS AS WELL AS A LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER, SONSINI ANIMAL SHELTER. Every participant is required to bring something for the aid station to share - vegan friendly snacks preferred. We will provide a 5 gallon container of water to refill bottles. Maybe some electrolytes. Anything else, plan to bring yourself! We will use a table by the course for aid station drop off.
TIMING: We will start together at 7pm. If you show up late, you will be on your own, but wait a few minutes and you'll see one of us. Timing is pretty laid back. We will have a spreadsheet for race morning. Find your name and record each lap as you come through. It is on the honor system. No partial laps count. 12 Hour starts at 7am on Sunday Morning, and 6 Hour starts at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. Camping is allowed. Please ask to find a designated area to place a tent if you care to. 10' x 10' is preferred. Nothing larger. You may also elect to nap in your car in the parking lots.
CONTACT INFO: Benn Griffin, Resident "Fat Ass" . (518)435-5590, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
AWARDS: No awards. No medal. Unique finisher's award. BADASS FATASS bragging rights. And knowing you are a certified badass. Maybe a post-race beer stop on the way home if we are all up for it.