Race Info

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time: 8:30 am

Parking Area: Parking for the race is in the overflow parking area of Billings Farm & Museum on River Road, just off Route 12 North, in Woodstock, Vermont.

Race Start and Finish: The race is on the carriage trails of Mount Tom. The start and finish are on the Mansion on the grounds of the National Park, just across the street from the Parking Area, approximately .3 miles.

Personal Baggage: A baggage area will be provided at the Forestry Center for you to store your warm-up and post-race duds. Please swing back to the Forestry Center on your way home after race to retrieve your clothing. No bags will be provided for storage.

Timing: We will be using a professional timing service to give us accurate and printed results as the race is going on.

Runner Seeding: The carriage roads can handle only four runners abreast. Runners will self-seed at the start, lining up by expected mile pace.

Results: See race results

Water Stops: Water will be available at two places along the course, as well as at the Start and Finish Areas.

Awards: Prizes for the top three in each age group (U20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) and for the overall male and female will be awarded.

Food: The RTTP is known for the fresh pancakes served to participants served to participants at the finish, topped with locally produced maple syrup. Other locally produced foods will be available to all race participants. No beer or alcohol is permitted on the grounds of the National Park. Gatorade is OK.

Entry Fees and Registration: The entry fee for the event is $35. Registration will be closed once we hit 500 registrants. Since we sold out last year, it is likely that there will be no same-day registrants. Keep coming back to the web site to find out if registration is still open. Registration is through Lightbox Registrations. Registration is non-transferable.

Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee is non-refundable, regardless of injury, lack of adequate training, an irreconcilable schedule conflict, or any other reason, no matter how valid. It cannot be moved to a future year.

Spectators: The carriage trails are open and great for a nice walk. Please be sure to tell your friends to stay on the edges of the carriage trails, as they are kinda skinny. K-9 spectators must be on a leash and well behaved.

Directions to the Race:

  • From the East, Interstate 89: Take Exit 1 (Woodstock exit) and follow Route 4 west into the Village of Woodstock. Turn right onto Route 12 North, and bear right after the iron bridge, continuing ¼ mile.  The Billings Farm will be on your right. Follow signs to the parking area. 
  • From the South, Interstate 91: Follow Interstate 91 to the junction with Interstate 89, head North on 89 and follow the directions above. 
  • From the West: Take Vermont Route 4 into the Village of Woodstock, turn left onto Route 12 North, and bear right after the iron bridge, continuing ¼ mile. The Billings Farm will be on your right. Follow signs to the parking area.

What is a Pogue? It is a man-made 14 acre pond tucked into the hills on Mount Tom in Woodstock, Vermont. A beautiful .75 mile carriage train encircles the Pogue, creating scenic vistas against a backdrop of evergreens and hardwood trees in the middle of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

What is the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park? The 555 acre park, Mansion and Gardens comprise the only national park in America dedicated to presenting historic and contemporary examples of conservation stewardship. The park, in partnership with the Billings Farm & Museum and the National Park Service's Conservation Study Institute, works to demonstrate and interpret a conservation ethic that evokes a strong sense of place. Visit the web-site at www.nps.gov/mabi/

What is the Billings Farm & Museum? Serving as a gateway to Vermont 's rural heritage, this premiere Jersey dairy farm has been sustained by the Billings and Rockefeller families for over a century and features interactive farm programs & activities and award-winning historical exhibits.  The working farm, restored farm house, and engaging farm life exhibits showcase this model farm, a Woodstock landmark since 1871. Learn more at: www.billlingsfarm.org

Lodging and Area Information: For details on lodging and information about the area, check the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce at www.woodstockvt.com.