Steep Endurance presents another timed event on a rolling country type course in the first ever event at Gurski Farm/Williams Park in Brookfield, CT. With an approximately 4 mile loop, there's plenty of single track and rolling farm trails and you get to see your fellow competitors quite a bit in an awesome trail running community environment. There's even a 4 hour option for those of you that want to get your feet wet a bit in an event like this.
$60 early registration through September 30
$70 October 1-15
$80 October 16-Race Day
$50 early registration through September 30
$60 October 1-15
$70 October 16-Race Day
Refund Policy: There will no refunds and/or no transfers of your registration or bib to any other person. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date--including course preparation, race supplies, permits, and administration.
- High quality tech shirt from Craft Sportswear**
- Specially designed finisher medal from Ragged Cuts
- Finisher Award
- Additional swag from sponsors
- Additional awards for Top 3 podium for Overall Male/Female
Race headquarters and start/finish will be located in the back fields at Brookfield High School, 45 Long Meadow Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Route map for 8 Hours At The Farm
The course will be an approximately 4 mile loop with a mix of single track and farm trails. The terrain is fairly rolling with just a few technical type trails.
Race Day Schedule
Sunday, November 7, 2021
- 7:00 a.m. Packet Pickup Begins
- 8:00 a.m. 8 hour/4 hour start
- 12:00 p.m. 4 hour finish
- 4:00 p.m. 8 hour finish
These rules are meant to make your experience during any Steep Endurance event a positive one. Most of these are common sense type policies that you will see at any road race.
- Be aware of general hazards on the course (roots, rocks, potholes, cars, etc.)
- Staying on Course: Following the marked course is MANDATORY. The course will be well marked with flags and signage.
- Dropping from the Race: If runners intend to drop out of the race, they must do so (unless in case of emergency) by notifying one of the course marshals at various locations on the course. Failure to do so means for all intensive purposes that the runner is lost, activating search and rescue. Time that is spent searching for a runner will be billed to such runner.
- Runners will be advised that the Race Director or course marshals may pull any runner from the race at any time for gross negligence of the above rules.
- Absolutely No Littering! The race is entirely on Town of Brookfield property. Please respect that we are using it or the race. Failure to do so could jeopardize future events.
- Race entries/bib numbers are not transferable--hence NO unofficial runners
- The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, Steep Endurance encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the 8 Hours at the Farm. We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. Runner safety is a a top priority for our events.
- SMILE and enjoy the race!
Post Race Celebration
You’ve just finished an epic run! Enjoy your accomplishment, sit back, relax, and don’t forget to cheer on all the runners coming in behind you provided that you social distance in a smart manner! We will have plenty of food throughout the day for everyone plus some awesome beverages from Athletic Brewing Company as well other non-alcoholic offerings.
Lodging/Things to DO
Brookfield is in upper Fairfield County in western CT, close to the NY border. It has plenty of things to do as it is close to Candlewood Lake and several other destinations such as wineries or breweries. Please go this link for more info.
November in Connecticut yields really good running weather, though it could be on the cool side in the mornings.