Fleet Feet Dirt Cheap Trail Series, Race #1 - NEW DATE

Date: September 9, 2020

Length: 4-6 Miles

Start Time: 6:00pm

Location: Mendon Ponds Park

Race COVID-19 Updates as of 9/1/20

PLEASE READ so you are aware of all RACE and SAFETY Protocols


Please note there are a limited number of entries available for this event.

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. There will be no mass start for the event. Arrive and start your race between 4pm-6pm. No starting after 6pm.
  8. All athletes will have their temperature taken in the "temperature corral" prior to the start of your wave. Anyone with a fever will not be allowed to compete and will be asked to leave. 

Presented by Dr. Randy Raetz, DDS

Join us for this super-cool, mid-week, low-key fun trail race series at different parks around Monroe County.  You can register for each race separately, or commit to the entire series. The first 4 races will start at 6:30 pm, race 1 (new date) will start at 6 pm.

Race 2 - POSTPONED, DATE TBD -  Durand Eastman Park - Magnolia Shelter
Race 3 - Wed, June 10, 2020 - Lucien Morin Park
Race 4 - Wed, July 8, 2020 - Webster Park - Parkview Lodge
Race 5 - Wed, August 12, 2020 - Black Creek Park, Woodside Lodge
Race 1 (New Date) - Wed, September 9, 2020 - Mendon Ponds Park - Devil's Bathtub

What Series Participants Get 
(Series registrations must be completed by TBD)

  • Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
  • Overall and Age Group Awards given out for series scoring after the last race
  • Short Sleeve T-Shirt (unisex sizing)

Registration/Packet Pickup

A limited number of entries are available for $19. 

Packet Pickup
Wednesday, Sept 9th from 3:30PM – 6PM at Stewart Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park. It will be held outside under a tent. Look for the “Registration” flag. It will be next to the lodge.
o Masks must be worn and please remain physically distant.
o Only one person at a time to the table.
o You must provide a signed waiver. No waiver, No race.
o We will hand you your bib with pins
o Once you get your bib please head to the start line to start. Please remain 6 feet apart at all times.



Points will be awarded based on finish time. The winner of any given race (male and female) will be awarded 100.00 points. All other runners in that category will receive a percentage of 100.00 equal to the percentage the winner's time is of their own time. For example, if the winner finishes in 20:00 and you finish in 25:30, you will receive (20 minutes/25.5 minutes) * 100 = 78.43 points (points will be rounded to the nearest hundredth).

This type of scoring emphasizes finish time over finish place, making close finishes less detrimental to series standings than scoring by place.  Regardless of the order you place, the faster you run, the more points you receive.

A runner's series score will be determined by adding the top 4 scores from individual races. Although running a single race will enter you into the point series, running 4 races will provide a more competitive score. Running more than 4 races will provide an opportunity to improve your score.

At the end of the series, awards will be given to the top runners, male and female. Additionally, awards will be given to the top runner in each age group from 19 & under through 70 & up in 10 year increments, male and female. Age is determined by a runner's age on the April 8, 2020.

Race Day Schedule

3:30 - On-Site Packet Pickup Opens
4:00 - 6:00 - Race Start (There is no mass/group start. You can start your race any time within this window). 

You can not begin after 6PM.  You may want to consider a headlamp the closer you are to 6pm start as it gets dark in the trails.


Due to the nature of trail racing, we do not have course maps for the Dirt Cheap Trail Race. You can count on there being hills and mud on course! Distances range between 3-5 miles.


Park at Beach Lot



September 9, 2020 | Mendon Ponds Park