Race Location: The Valley Country Club – 79 Country Club Lane, Sugarloaf, PA. Race Day registration & packet/bib pick-up starts 7am.
event will be moving to a staggered start, time trial format. Prior to the start, racers will voluntarily group based on anticipated average race pace (per mile). At 9:00am, one "gun" start will release the first two racers from the start line. The remaining pairs of racers will be spaced 10' feet apart. The second (and remaining) pair(s) of racers will approach the start line (walking) and will start once the first two racers pass a designated point approximately 50-100 yards from the start line. This process will continue until all racers have left the start line. The race will be scored utilizing actual chip time, as measured from your individual race bib as it crosses the timing start threshold through the finish line. See photo below for reference:
Packet Pickup and Registration: Will be available Wednesday, 9/2/20 @ noon through Friday, 9/4/20 @ 5pm , and throughout the day of race, to avoid any large crowd size.
Directions: Near the intersection of PA 93 & I-81. (Club main entrance at southwest end of Hampton Inn parking lot). **IMPORTANT NOTICE** – Club main entrance will be closed at 8:30am sharp to allow for set up of 1 Mile Hill Climb course. All traffic will be redirected to the club’s rear entrance at the corner of Country Club Lane & Walnut Ave. (aka Mountain Road or W. Foothills Drive.)
Course Description: 1 Mile Hill Climb – This is a chip timed fun run/walk. Starting at Clubhouse parking lot, sprint/run/walk up the club entrance road to main entrance pillars (near Hampton Inn parking lot) and return to finish line. 5K Run/ Walk – Starting at Clubhouse parking lot, proceed along marked route – following golf cart paths, race markings and barriers returning to finish line in front of Clubhouse. 5K course will traverse all 18 holes and will vary in terrain to include asphalt paving, gravel & grass.
Awards: Top male and female finishers for 5K race will receive a complimentary 1 year VCC Social Membership. 2nd& 3rdplace male and female 5K race finishers will receive a VCC pro shop gift certificate. Top two finishers for 5k race in the following age groups will receive medals: 15 and under (2), 16-19 (2), 20-29 (2), 30-39 (2), 40-49 (2), 50-59 (2), 60-69 (2), 70 and over (2). Awards ceremony will take place on the VCC clubhouse Sugarloaf Terrace. *No awards for the 1 Mile Hill Climb All race participants & their guests are welcome to explore the club facilities following the awards ceremony.