Sunday, July 17, 2016, 09:00am
For details, please go to the event announcement at CSU
Running through the woods is nature's original obstacle course.
Challenge yourself in a brand new way at the inaugural Forest X! This race is like a choose-your-own-adventure, in a rugged outdoor setting. Runners follow a marked route, visiting checkpoints along the way, and whoever completes the course fastest is the winner. The twist is that you're allowed to take shortcuts between the checkpoints! The marked route will get you there, but the way may be circuitous. If you're brave enough to cut some corners, you might outsmart your competitors!
All runners are provided with a detailed orienteering map at the start. This has the location of the checkpoints, as well as the marked route. You can just tuck this in your pocket and follow the markings, or you can use the map to take strategic short cuts.
The start is at 9:00. Short course (1 lap) and long course (2 laps) start at the same time. Long course runners must complete the first lap in 1.5 hours, or they won't be allowed to start the second lap.
Short course: Roughly 5k
Long course: Roughly 10k
We've designed the course so that a fast trail runner who strictly follows the route will be at a slight disadvantage to someone who takes the shortcuts.
From I-95 exit 16B (Rt. 109), take Rt. 109 W 2 mi to the center of Westwood. Bear R on Hartford St. Go 3 mi. to reservation entrance on R. From Medfield (Rt. 109 at Rt. 27), go NE on Rt. 109 for 1.7 mi and bear L on Hartford St. Go 0.6 mi to entrance on left.From I-95 exit 16B (Rt. 109), take Rt. 109 W 2 mi to the center of Westwood. Bear R on Hartford St. Go 3 mi. to reservation entrance on R. From Medfield (Rt. 109 at Rt. 27), go NE on Rt. 109 for 1.7 mi and bear L on Hartford St. Go 0.6 mi to entrance on left.
Rocky Woods Reservation
35 Hartford St. (approx.)
The entrance to Rocky Woods is on the west side of Hartford St., about 1/2 mile north of Main St. (Rt. 109).
Please note: There is a $5 per car parking fee for visitors who are not members of The Trustees.