THE BROOKFIELD CLASSIC
September 14th, 2024
NEW FOR 2024: 5k Trail Run
Located in beautiful Brookfield New York, deep in the woods of the Charles E Baker State Forest, participants will complete one of three races, the 5k, 15k, or the 50k Ultra Marathon.
Race Details: 5k Run/Walk
New for 2024 is our scenic 5k trail run around Woodland Pond. New to trail running or enjoy the 5k distance, this is the event for you.
Race Details: 15k Run/Walk
This race traverses a challenging 15k loop through a mix of truck trails and horse trails. This race is family friendly and can be walked or ran. Think of it as a day hike or a competitive run, you choose. The current FKT is 1:15 (Brandon Roman)
Race Details: 50k Ultra Marathon
This race traverses 50k through truck and horse trails covering 4,800+ feet of vertical gain. The course is broken into 3+ loops allowing participants to refuel each lap or in the event they no longer choose to go on, are able to safely quit. At the end of each loop you must ensure a race volunteer has marked you down for completing your loop. The current FKT is 5:29. (Bob Galinski)
This race has a 9 hour cut off.
Course and Event Details
Training Program, Nutrition, and Race Strategies
The State lands can be tricky to navigate. We will have good signage directing you to parking and through the entire course. Find your way to the Giles Road/ Brown Road intersection in West Edmeston and you will see signs the rest of the way.
Parking GPS Coordinates: 42.76563864242898, -75.3867952815479
IF YOU USE these coordinates, google takes you from Giles road to truck trail 8, this is incorrect, as truck trail 8 eventually is blocked off. The GPS coordinates are correct but the way google sends you is incorrect. Everyone needs to come in from the Giles Road and Brown Road intersection in West Edmeston. Signs will lead from there to parking.
Strava Segment: Both 15k and 50k are posted
**UPDATE: Finish for the 50k is at the start line, not Woodland pond. Updated map below. Runners will complete their 3rd lap and continue to run one more time around Woodland pond. At the main intersection runners will be turning LEFT on the last LAP to head back to the parking lot, to touch the rock and finish the race. **
Registration Fee: $55 per runner. In addition to the event fee we ask all participants to purchase a book for an elementary school child. You can hand these in at the start line.
Arrival/Sign in: 7:30 AM (please be on time)
Race Start Time: 8:30 AM
12:00 PM for 15k participants
5:30 PM for 50k participants.
Burgers, and hotdogs will be served throughout the day.
Two (2) porta potties will be located in the Parking Lot (Truck Trail 14, fire tower north lot)
One (1) located on Brown Road coming off the horse trail 54
These vary but we recommend trail running shoes or hiking boots (for walkers). A change of shoes and socks is not a bad idea.
Interested in Volunteering: Email email@example.com
A HUGE THANK YOU:
West Edmeston Fire Department
Brookfield Fire Department
Garage Gym Oneida
Ryan Hobart (Madison Central Band Teacher)
Scott and Jenny Hanmer: UTV
Bridgeford Beef Jerky
NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Stephen Decker: Videography
Utica Road Runners
Madison County Tourism
Route 20 Road series
Miles and Macros
Cherry Ridge Campsites
Moscow Hill Campsites
Air BNB (Brookfield, Waterville, Deansboro, Clinton)
Restaurant: The Beaver Den in Brookfield
General Store and Gas: Downtown Brookfield
Race Directors: Josh Lewis, Bob Galinski, Andy Cieply
This race is designed to be fun, build community, and test your individual limits. At the end of the day, the sense of accomplishment you get from crossing the finish line is like no other. This being the first annual Brookfield Classic, you will be able to set an individual benchmark to compare to for future performances. There are many people in this world with unfortunate circumstances unable to participate in an event like this. If you are lucky enough to have a healthy body, and a good life, complete this race for no other reason than "because you can".
No matter if your goal is to casually hike the 15k or attempt to win the Ultra Marathon, you will be a better person at the end.
The rock that officially starts and ends the race. We named her "It's all down hill from here".
Brandon Roman- 1st place 15k