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Tophet Chasm- 5K/10K Trail Race
Tophet Chasm 5K & 10K Trail Races Oak Hill Conservation Area Littleton
Sunday, October 13th, 2019, 2:00 PM
In celebration of National Trails Day Littleton P&R will be putting on the 2
annual Tophet Chasm Trail Race at Oak Hill in Littleton on Sunday, October 13th at 2:00 PM. This event is a fundraiser for the Littleton High School Track & Field Team and features both 5K and 10K runs on the trails of Littleton’s Oak Hill conservation area. The course includes both double and single track trails and features awesome views from Lookout Rock, the Harvard Road Carriage Trail, and the Tophet Chasm Rim Trail (don’t look down!). Walkers/hikers welcome. Custom race t-shirts for the first 100 runners registered.
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$35 Day of race
$40 Day of race
*There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event
Friday, October 11, 2019, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
PRCE Office- Littleton Town Hall
33 Shattuck Street, Littleton MA, 01460
Oak Hill Conservation Area starting at 12:30 PM
Please be advised that at all packet pick-ups prior to race day, a note of permission will be required to pick up someone else's packet. We appreciate your cooperation with this.
Short sleeve, tech style shirts guaranteed to the first 100 participants registered, (availability and sizes cannot be guaranteed for those registering after September 20th).
-Disposable chips will be used to generate race results
-Porta-potties will be available.
-Water will be available
The 5K trail race starts and finishes at the Oak Hill Road entrance near the Main Kiosk. The first 3/4 mile is a 220 vertical foot climb along the Red Trail to Look Out Rock where it picks up the Boundary Loop Trail (Yellow Trail). It stays on the Yellow Trail until it comes back out onto the Red Trail near the finish. The course runs along the west and east sides of Tophet Chasm and features sidehill trails with very steep 80 ft + drop-offs. Medical personnel will be stationed in these sections in case of accidents.
The first loop of the 10K race follows the 5K course but near the 5K finish, it crosses the Red Trail and follows the Yellow Trail back up to Look Out Rock. At the top, it picks up the Blue Trail going clockwise onto the Orange Trail and follows the bottom of Tophet Chasm before looping around back along the top of the Chasm. It then picks up the Red Trail back to Oak Hill Road and the finish line. We STRONGLY discourage the use of headphones.
Top 3 overall males and females in each age group as follows:
5K / 10K AWARDS:
13-19, 20-39, 40-59, 65+
We have plenty of volunteering opportunities. This is a great opportunity to get community service hours for school! Please contact
This event is a fundraiser for the Littleton High School Track & Field Team
WEATHER & EVENT CANCELLATION:
The safety of the race participants is of the utmost importance. Our hope is to run this event will be held rain or shine! If any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed or canceled. When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, Littleton PRCE / Town officials maintain the right to cancel the event. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or the post-event activities to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. Such conditions fall under the label "Acts of God," and will not result in refunding of any race entry fees. A household credit will be applied to your MyRec household account.
Threatening Weather Conditions
The race may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Thunderstorms, "Heavy" Rain, Tornado or other major weather conditions.
Start of the Race / Cancellation of the Event
The start of the event may be delayed one hour from the posted start time if any of the above-mentioned conditions exist. The event may then be canceled if any of the weather conditions persist.
Authority to Cancel the Event
The Race Directors, Tim Michalski or Marc Saucier, in accordance with the town and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day. In the event of cancellation, all race participants will receive an email with information on how they can still receive their participant race kit.
Broadcast of Cancellation
If the event is canceled, we will notify all participants by email. A cancellation post will be made on the Town of Littleton Website, Littleton PRCE Website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
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Tophic Chasm 5K/10K Trail Race
13 - 99
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oak Hill Conservation Area
Awesome Views! Awesome Trail! Awesome Chasm! In celebration of National Trails Day Littleton PRCE will be putting on the 2nd annual Tophet Chasm Trail Race at Oak Hill in Littleton on Sunday, June 2 at 2:00PM.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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