Saturday, Sep 28, 2024
Registration closes: Sun, Sep 15 @ 11:59PM ET

About

This is a USATF-sanctioned and insured event and is happening with approval, support, and permission from the NYS DEC, Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Private Landowners, and the ADK-Onondaga trail chapter. We are very privileged to have this race happening and it would not be possible without the previously listed partners, so a huge thank you to all of them!

New in 2024, the Morgan Hill Meat Grinder will be starting from the Community Shelter at Highland Forest County Park! This move enables us to use a bit more of the Finger Lakes Trail, from Highland Forest to Kettlebail State Forest. Don't worry though, the majority of your mileage will be on the trails through, up, over, and around Morgan Hill State Forest!

And the final uphill leading back into Highland will ensure all the meat is ground out of your legs!

True to its namesake, this course will chew you up! While your legs will be ground up your spirit will have been forged and stronger than ever with the knowledge and experience of having conquered some of the most gnarly trails (and course) in Upstate NY!

We're working hard to make this a premier event and are very excited to see you on race day!

Race Details

We are constantly working on the details and logistics for this race but in 2024, there will be 2 distances on offer, 50 miles and 25K. Pick your poison but rest assured that both will distances will chew you up!

The most complete information can be found the course website. Bang on the website link to www.reluctantrunnerracing.com to learn more.

Prize Money

This is an awesome addition that I'm especially excited to announce!


In 2024, the top three Female and Male finishers of the 50 Mile distance will be given the following prize money:

1st Place - $500.00
2nd Place - $300.00
3rd Place - $150.00

Refund Policy

As this race helps to support the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, once you've registered, there will be no refunds granted.

FLTC - Donation

When registering for this event you will have the opportunity to donate additional money to the FLTC - Finger Lakes Trail Conference. A percentage of your registration will go directly to FLTC however, you do have the opportunity to donate additional funds. This race would not take place if it were not for organizations like the FLTC and we would like to support them as best as possible.

Please consider signing up and becoming a member!

https://fingerlakestrail.org/

Volunteers

The Morgan Hill Meat Grinder is a big event to plan and support!

We are most in need of volunteers in the following areas:
- Aid Stations - There are a number of aid stations throughout the course so we need several dedicated teams to operate them. If you have a group of creative friends that enjoy making runners smile, reach out to the RD at iain.nelson@reluctantrunnerracing.com for more information. It's a great way to get your organization's name out there!
- Packet Pickup - self-explanatory
- Medical - While not expected to provide medical aid, it's nice to have some first-aid-minded folks along the course to help keep track of runners and ensure their safety.
- Course Marking/Sweeping - It's critical to mark the course properly to ensure runners are going the correct way. Even more, so that we leave the trail in better condition than we found it!

Event's current local time: 9:32 PM ET

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