Dirt Cheap Stage Race

Fleet Feet Dirt Cheap Stage Race

A Trail Running Stage Race Over 3 Days

3 Mile Time Trial  | 5.5 Mile Trail Run | 11 Epic Trail Miles
You can do 1 race, 2 races or ALL 3 races!

A Tremendously Challenging Trail Race Filled with Incredible Beauty!

Stage 1 Website

Stage 2 Website

Stage 3 Website

STAGE #1 - Friday, November 4th at 5:00-6:00pm Start - 3 Mile Pond Road (Yes, this is a trail race!) (Headlamps req'd if racing in the dark)
STAGE #2 - Saturday, November 5th at 10:00am Start - 5.5 Mile Devils Bathtub, with infamous stair climb finish
STAGE #3 - Sunday, November 6th at 8:00am Start - The 11 Mile EPIC Stage

Early Start available and recommended Sunday at 7:00am, based on results from Friday night's race and at the race directors' discretion. We will notify participants on Saturday at Devil's Bathtub (and via email) of their early start status.

Parking will be available at ONLY the following locations on the days listed. No road side parking will be permitted!
Friday: Horse Trailer Parking Lot (corner of Pond Rd & Douglas Rd), Lookout/Algonkian/Devil's Bathtub Shelters.
Saturday: Devil's Bathtub, Algonkian Shelter
Sunday: Beach Lot 

Includes:
Timing along with post-race food after each stage.
A custom mug to the first 175 registrants!
Hoodie to all FINISHERS of the entire Stage Race (Yes - all 3 stages). - Hoodie sizing is guaranteed only if registered by 10/24/2022!

*PS - Historically we have never shown the hoodie until you have earned it when you finish the final stage.  That tradition remains, but know that this hoodie is highly covetted.

By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other scenario, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Fees

  by September 30th   October 1st - October 31st
Series $75 $85
Stage 1 $25 $25
Stage 2 $30 $30
Stage 3 $35 $35

Please Note: a Participant Cap may be implemented at any time

Packet Pickup

  • Pre-Race Packet Pickup will be available Thursday, November 3rd from 10am - 6:00pm at Fleet Feet @ The Armory, 155 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.  You DO NOT want to wait until race day.  Others can pick up your packet for you
  • Day Of Packet Pickup
    • Friday, November 4th from 4:30PM to 5:30PM - it closes promptly at 5:30PM
    • Saturday, November 5th from 9AM - 9:30AM - it closes promptly at 9:30AM
    • Sunday, November 6th at this time this is TBD - prepare to get your items Thursday or Friday during the times allotted

Race Day Schedules

STAGE #1 - Friday, November 4th at 5:00-6:00pm Start - 3 Mile Pond Road (Yes, this is a trail race!) (Headlamps req'd if racing in the dark)
STAGE #2 - Saturday, November 5th at 10:00am Start - 5.5 Mile Devils Bathtub, with infamous stair climb finish
STAGE #3 - Sunday, November 6th at 8:00am Start - The 11Mile EPIC Stage - The finish line WILL CLOSE at 11:30AM

Early Start available and recommended Sunday at 7:00am, based on results from Friday night's race and at the race directors' discretion. We will notify participants on Saturday at Devil's Bathtub (and via email) of their early start status.

For Stage 3 - If you are 12 min mile or slower on the road you will likely be in early start.  The finish line WILL CLOSE at 11:30AM

Series Awards

  • 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)

Distribution TBD

Course/Directions

The Pond Road - 3 Mile - Yes, this is a trail race!
Stage 1 Map
Tough hilly course. Starts on Pond Rd next to Add-en-On Kennels. Headlamps are required if in the dark!

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 will be available at ONLY the following locations on the days listed. No road side parking will be permitted!
Friday:
Horse Trailer Parking Lot (corner of Pond Rd & Douglas Rd), Lookout/Algonkian/Devil's Bathtub Shelters.
Saturday: Devil's Bathtub, Algonkian Shelter
Sunday: Beach Lot 

Click here for a map of the park.

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 - 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 - 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.

Race Details