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VERT Sasquatch is almost here–July 9th!

VERT Sasquatch is almost here–July 9th!

It’s almost time for the VERT Sasquatch!  This trail race is pretty much a tradition at this point.  Come join us as either a runner or a volunteer!  There will be a shuttle to and from Oak Grove (Orange Line).

PLEASE NOTE:  The one major change this year is it will  now be in the evening, from 7pm-10pm.

Sasquatch is a 2.35 mile “sprint” trail race and is great for all abilities and ages, although you must be 21+ to enjoy the brewfest and dance party at the Stone Zoo after :D.

Check out this link for a list of the local brewers (vertraceseries.com/sasquatch) plus a course map.

Runners and volunteers can register at the same Eventbrite link here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vert-sasquatch-2016-tickets-24375713415?team_reg_type=individual

The registration fee is about forty dollars and benefits the Friends of the Fells and Stoneham Senior Center.

Volunteers get FREE admittance to the after-party, which includes free beer, food, and a T-shirt and schwag.  (Teenagers may volunteer at the race but may not be admitted to the after party, but can receive sign-offs on community service hours.)

There are a wide variety of volunteer tasks available, but these have the highest needs right now:

  • water tables
  • course marshals (can be on foot or bike) who know the Whip Hill/north Crystal Spring area of the Fells quite well.

If you’re willing to help in those two high-needs areas, please email Friends of the Fells Volunteer Coordinator Lindsay Beal at lindsay@yarsley.com when you register so she knows where to target her recruitment efforts.

Would you like to run AND volunteer?  Usually there are limited opportunities for that, as well. In that case, please refrain from registering online and email Cambridge 5K Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Ganley at melissa@cambridge5K.com as she’ll ensure you’re signed up to run gratis and ask you to arrive extra early.

Friends of the Fells will also sponsor a Hike ‘n’ Carry trail clean-up the next day (July 10th) at 2:30pm at Greenwood Park led by runner and hike leader Linda Schwetz: lrsviva@gmail.com

We hope to see you there, as either a runner or helper!

Let us know what questions you have!

 

Lindsay Beal

Lindsay Beal

Vice-Chair and Volunteer Coordinator Lindsay Beal has been a Friends of the Fells volunteer since 2010 and joined the board in 2015.Her outdoor education began while growing up in Western MA in the foothills of the Berkshires, developed while leading hikes and backpacking trips around New England for children and teens, and continues today at the Friends of the Fells and beyond. She blogs about enjoying and protecting the outdoors over at PlaygroundHunt.com as well.
Lindsay Beal

2 Comments

    1. Lindsay Beal

      Shellie, we’d love to have you!

      –If you’d like to be a general “as needed” volunteer (usually typical stuff like check-ins, directing people, etc) please register at this link. Just get started and there is a volunteer drop-down option where they won’t charge you:
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vert-sasquatch-2016-tickets-24375713415?team_reg_type=individual

      –If you’d like to have one of the specialized jobs mentioned (water tables or course marshal) please do the same but then let us know–either at lindsay@yarsley.com, or just reply back to this comment

      –If you’d like to do both–volunteer and run–there is usually limited space for that. In that case do not register and email melissa@cambridge5K.com directly and let her know

      Let us know if you have any questions! Thanks.

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