Spirited racing... Great weather... No injuries or lost runners!
For the most part, the Patch Sprint is about friends and family, giving and support. There’s plenty of thanks to go around this year but first, a few racing kudos:
In the Men’s racing division, Austin Huneck captured the “Janny”— his third overall title in five years. Huneck broke away from a pack of three somewhere between the final two mountains (Sugarloaf and Pok-O-Moonshine). Perennial Top-3 finisher Jeremy Drowne and former course record holder Jan Wellford took second and third. (SEE FULL RESULTS HERE)
In the Women’s racing division, defending champion Sara Dunham (left) lived up to her billing as prohibitive race favorite taking the title by nearly one-half hour. Race rookies Dierdre Forcier and Jesse Donovan had a close contest for 2nd and 3rd positions.
Vermonter Andrew Chalnick took advantage of his recent training and a
Just when you thought the course could not get any longer!!!
Heavy logging on the steep decsent of Bare mountain has led to a temporary re-routing. The new line is a bit longer and, due to hundreds of fallen trees, quite a bit slower.
Last year, USA oddsmaker Danny Sheridan correctly called the breaking of the elusive two-hour barrier. For 2019, Danny says: "The record for the women is very likely to fall, while the men's race, featuring four past champions and seven others who have placed in the Top-5, could be a classic!"
"As always, finish times will be heavily influenced by the conditions. Due to recent rain and, of course, logging, I've added 3% on to everyone's finish time under normal conditions"
CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL STORY, TIME PREDICTIONS & COMMENTS FOR
ALL RACERS & TREKKERS
Patch Sprint is nearly upon us! By now, you have verified your start time, received your volunteer or race support assignments, as well as your lodging information.
Please link to THIS INFORMATIVE DOCUMENT containing news involving:
Looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of days!
FINAL NOTICE FOR THE 2019 PATCH SPRINT
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.