Dirt Cheap Stage Race, Stage #1

Date: November 11, 2016

Length: 3 Mile Time Trial Trail Run/Walk

Start Time: 6:30pm

Location: Pond Road, Mendon Ponds Park - Honeoye Falls, NY (map)

Fleet Feet Dirt Cheap Stage Race
A Trail Running Stage Race Over 3 Days
3 Mile TT / 5.5 Mile Trail Run / 11 Mile Trail Run

You can do 1 race, 2 races or ALL 3 races

The series is capped at 275!!

STAGE #1 - Friday night - 3 Mile Pond Road Time Trial (yes, this is a trail race!)
STAGE #2 - Saturday - 5.5 Mile Devils Bathtub, with infamous stair climb finish
STAGE #3 - Sunday - The 11Mile EPIC Stage

Early Start available and recommended Sunday at 7:45AM to anyone who runs a pace to be determined.


  • Chip timing included along with post race food after each stage.
  • Live results will be posted as they come in.
  • A custom mug to the first 350 registrants!
  • Hoodie to all FINISHERS of the entire Stage Race (Yes - all 3 stages). - Hoodie sizing is guaranteed only if registered by 11/1/16

Registration/Packet Pickup

Event       By 10/15       10/16 - Race Day   
Series          $60            $70
Stage 1          $20            $25
Stage 2          $25            $30
Stage 3          $30            $35

 NEW! There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online for all 2016 YellowJacket Racing events in 2016! All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable, no exceptions.

You can also register at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:

  • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626

 Packet Pickup

  • Thur, November 10th 11am to 7pm and Fri, November 11th from 11am-4pm at Fleet Feet Sports:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Race Day, Friday, November 11th beginning 1.5 hours before each event at Mendon Ponds Park (at the start location of each stage)


Awards ceremony will be at the end of Stage 3 for series participants only. 

  • Overall Male and Female
  • Top finishers in 10 year age groups (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over)

Race Day Schedule

5pm - Registration Opens
6:30pm - Time Trial Start 


The Pond Road Time Trial - 3 Mile Time Trial
Stage 1 Map
One Runner at a time against the clock. Tough hilly course. Starts on Pond Rd next to Add-en-On Kennels. Head lamps are required!

The Devil's Bathtub Stage  - 5.5 Mile Trail Run
Stage 2 Map
Mass Start with the infamous stair climb finish. Starts at Devils Bathtub

The Epic Stage - The 11 Mile Trail Challenge
Stage 3 Map
Taking in much of Mendon Ponds Park and its trail system. This race starts at Stewart Lodge.


Parking is available only at the Horse Trailer Parking Lot on Pond Road, Devil's Bathtub, Lookout Shelter, and Algonkian Shelter.  You can also park in the far lot (past ARHAUS) at the Culver Road Armory and carpool!

Click here for a map of the park.

MENDON PONDS PARK - Devils Bathtub - Route 65 (Clover Street) south from Monroe Avenue. Go to 3rd entrance. Turn left onto the Pond Rd/Nature Center Entrance. At bottom of big hill turn left. The race 2 starts at the top of Devil's Bathtub. If you went past the big Mendon Pond you went too far. Look for signs.

MENDON PONDS PARK - Pond Rd. - Route 65 (Clover Street) south from Monroe Avenue. Go to 3rd entrance. Turn left onto the Pond Rd/Nature Center Entrance. At bottom of big hill turn turn right onto Pond Rd. The start of Stage 1 is up about a 1/2 mile.

MENDON PONDS PARK - Stewart Lodge - Route 65 (Clover Street) south from Monroe Avenue. Go to 1st entrance - Left onto Canfield Rd. Turn right onto Douglas Rd. Park at Beach Lot.