Dirt Cheap Stage Race, #2

Date: November 14, 2020

Length: 5.5 Mile Trail Run/Walk

Start Time: 10:00am

Location: Devil's Bathtub, Mendon Ponds Park - Honeoye Falls, NY

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

ALERT as of 11/11/20: We are so excited to be able to produce Dirt Cheap Stage Race on Nov 13th, 14th & 15th at Mendon Ponds Park, with some EVEN STRICTER safety and COVID adjustments due to Monroe County’s recent Yellow Zone Status.  Your well-being and safety has always been at the forefront of our minds as we work through our various events and safety plans.  We will be abiding, monitoring and enforcing the updated protocols which are below so PLEASE READ THIS NOTE CAREFULLY.  As COVID-19 numbers are increasing regionally it is imperative that we follow all these guidelines....  READ ON HERE

ALERT as of 11/9/20: Calling all DCSR in person Participants! CHECK YOUR EMAILS! As you may know, Monroe County has now been placed in the Yellow Zone for COVID-19 and is considered a microcluster. With that said, we have been in communication with Monroe County and are trying to get further clarification of events. That said, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pay attention to all emails we send related to DCSR.

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


STAGE #1 - Friday, November 13th at 4:00-6:30pm Start - 3Mile Pond Road (Yes, this is a trail race!)
STAGE #2 - Saturday, November 14th at 10:00-12:00pm Start - 5.5Mile Devils Bathtub, with infamous stair climb finish
STAGE #3 - Sunday, November 15th at 8:00-9:00am Start - The 11Mile EPIC Stage

Early Start available and recommended Sunday from 7:00-7:15am, 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  


  • Chip timing included along with post race food after each stage.
  • Live results will be posted online
  • A custom neck gaiter to the first 150 registrants! The next 25 registrants will receive a YJR neck gaiter!
  • Be one of the first 50 to attend packet pickup and get a custom race mug!
  • Hoodie to all FINISHERS of the entire Stage Race (Yes - all 3 stages). - Hoodie sizing is guaranteed only if registered by 11/1/20

Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, participants, and the general community.

  1. Masks must be worn leading up to the start of your event and immediately following the finish of your event.
  2. All athletes are required to carry hydration with them while on course.
  3. Post-Race food will be prepackaged and in a bag. These will be handed out to you at the finish line upon completion of your event.
  4. Remain physically distant by a minimum of 6 feet at all times, and no congregating before or after your event.
  5. Packet pickup items will be pre-bagged and labeled with your name on it. There is no exchange of shirts or bib numbers available.
  6. Throw out any of your own trash, do not toss it on the ground for staff/volunteers/other athletes to clean up.
  7. All athletes will have their temperature taken prior to the start of your race. Anyone with a fever will not be allowed to compete and will be asked to leave. 
  8. No Spectators
  9. Upon completion of you event you must exit the area quickly

Registration/Packet Pickup

   By November 11  
 Series   $65
 Stage 1   $25
 Stage 2   $25
 Stage 3  $25


Series Participants will wear the same bib for all 3 events.

Packet Pickup

  • Thur, November 12th 11am to 5pm at Fleet Feet:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Race Day, Saturday, November 14th, at starting at 9:30am, at the Devil's Bathtub, Mendon Ponds Park.  Please do not wait until race day.  Please go to packet pickup


Awards will be mailed 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

9:30am - Packet Pickup Opens
10am-12pm - Race Starts - Arrive and start your race anytime during this window.



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!

The Devil's Bathtub Stage  - 5.5 Mile Trail Run
Stage 2 Map
Rolling 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 parking lot at Pond Road & Douglas 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 - 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.



November 14, 2020 | Devil's Bathtub, Mendon Ponds Park - Honeoye Falls, NY