Complimentary housing is available for all Patch Sprint participants who requested lodging on their registration.
All participants who are staying at camp should have already received a housing letter and cabin assignment. If not, here is THE LETTER, and please contact us to get your assignment.
PATCH SPRINT LODGING AT POK-O-MacCREADY CAMPS
CHECK-IN: Is no earlier than 4:30pm Friday
CHECK-OUT: Is no later than 9:00am Monday ***
*** HOUSING FOR SUNDAY NIGHT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE POK-O-MacCREADY WORK DAY, SUNDAY. ***
Learn more about area lodging options here
FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS, AS WELL AS RACERS/TREKKERS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SUPPORT: Volunteer schedule appears below- please first read this important letter:
Dear Patch Sprint volunteers and participants,
Over the course of the past 23 years, Pok-O-MacCready’s Patch Sprint has grown from a recreational jog among friends, to one of the most popular races in the Adirondacks. This growth could not have occurred without the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers, and other supporters. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer your services to The Patch Sprint, in our effort to raise money for the ADK Scholarship Foundation.
go to READ MORE link for schedule and responsibilities
The 2019 Patch Sprint raffle to support Adirondack Scholarship Foundation, will take place throughout event weekend. There will be some great prizes and now you do not need to be present to win!
Among of the great prizes are merchandise or gift cards from Kinetic Running, Dogwood Bakery, Ausable Brewing Co., Westport Country Club, Bluff Point Country Club, Highland Winery, The Champlain Fair, Baxter Mountain Inn, Fiddlehead Brewery, Gym passes, and many more.
$5.00 gets you five tickets... $10 gets you 15 tickets... and $20 gets you 40 tickets!!!
Tickets will go on sale Friday and will be available through Saturday's race and trek, Buyers will then have the chance to select what prize or prizes they want to go for.
Like much of the course, the start of the Patch Sprint is at an out-of-the-way location, located at the start of the driveway to Pok-O-MacCready Camps. Set your GPS to: 1391 Reber Road North, Willsboro, NY 12996.
For those without GPS navigation, the location, on Reber Road, is one mile west of NY State 22, two miles north of the town center in Willsboro. See map below.
For 2019, Check-in and meals have move from the traditional spot at the dining hall, to the Pok-O Queen conference center at Camp MacCready, 250-yeards from the race start.
Please do not park on Reber Road; rather, there is a parking area just after turning into the driveway to camp.
Is Your Start Time Correct?
The 2019 Patch Sprint will be staged in five waves of racers and trekkers next Saturday morning, May 25:
Please CLICK HERE to verify your start time, as selected during event registration, as well as see the CHAMPIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS and accompanying awards.
If you request a change in start time, please Email your request as soon as possible, or comment below.
Deadline: Monday, May 20
Friday, May 24
1:00- Course marking for any interested volunteers
5:30- Race Expo and Packet Pickup at POK-O QUEEN
7:00- Pasta supper. Expo and Check-in continue.
8:00- Meeting for all race volunteers
Lodging for all registered participants at Pok-O-MacCready Camps
Hit the READ MORE break to see the rest of the weekend schedule
It's official: The Patch Sprint is now a half-marathon... and then some!
13.3 miles... four mountains... paved roads, dirt roads, driveways, trails and woods.
And only so many arrows.
Please familiarize yourself with the Patch Sprint course by viewing or downloading a course map. Copies will also be available at Friday night's race expo.
Because of the DEC policy eliminating the Pok-O summit party, there will be very little Sherpa support.
Event officials plan to carry first aid gear and, if conditions warrant, some fluids. Racers are free to solicit a friend, or trekker, to carry gear to the top of Pok-O, but please keep in mind that your stay on the summit will need to be short.
Along with the summit timers, race directors Tim and Brian will be on top. Please honor their request to keep your summit stay short.
Shuttle service will be available at the south trailhead of the mountain - the alternate trail by which participants are asked to descend - which is also a good place to have a friend bring a change of clothing.
To compensate for the absence of a summit party, the post race awards dinner will be a late afternoon affair, scheduled for 4:30 at Pok-O-MacCready.
Later this week we will send out the list of start times for you to confirm.
As you plan for race day, please be advised that all summit timers and aid station attendants will be operating on a fixed schedule.
CLICK HERE for the "hours of operation", and plan accordingly.
With ever-changing topography, trail re-routing, logging and unpredictable weather, the traditional Patch course has changed many times in the past 33 years.
"While we would love to give all racers the option to devise their own favorable and fast route," said co-founder Tim Singer, "our top priorities are to a) Respect the environment, b) respect the land owners and, c) make the competition safe!"
Therefore, the following portions of the course will be mandated for Patch Sprint:
BARE: Due to excessive logging on private land, this course will be altered somewhat from past years- actual route tba. Please stay on the marked course following the traditional Orange arrows.
RATTLESNAKE: Racers and trekkers must pass by the 1812 homestead both to and from the mountain.
Failure to follow the mandated portions of the course will lead to disqualification. "It's a longer course, 13.5 miles," said Singer, "but by sticking to the route, it will be a safer, and more fair and enjoyable experience."