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Update on 11/2/20 - Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Zen Squirrel Trail Run scheduled for November 21st at Briar Chapel has been cancelled. We are extremely disappointed that we will not be able to host this event but remain hopeful that the new year will offer more favorable conditions to produce in-person trail running events.
Held on some of the best trail networks in Chapel Hill, NC, the Zen Squirrel is a three-race trail running series that brings together adventure seeking athletes for fun, challenge, and healthy competition. Athletes choose to run in the 5 or 10 mile competitive events or in the 2-mile, untimed, fun run. All scenic, forest covered courses are pretty darn awesome and include a mixture of smooth and flowing dirt trails, rock and root strewn single-track, and challenging hill climbs.
After each race, athletes gather for fun post-race festivities which include tasty food, great music, free kids ‘Race for Treasure’, and a fun awards ceremony (with many giveaways).
Race in one, two, or all three races of the Zen Squirrel. After each race, awards will be presented to the top five overall and the top three age group finishers of the 5 and 10 mile events. Additionally, a point system adding athletes’ points earned at each race will be used to determine the top five series finishers in each age group. Series prizes and awards will be presented at the final race of the series. Racers must compete in at least two races of the same distance (5 mile or 10 mile) to be eligible for series awards.
For race #3 of the Zen Squirrel Trail Running Series, we head back to beautiful Briar Chapel. Taking advantage of the vast trail network in this 900-acre oasis on the south side of Chapel Hill, this race will be run in the opposite direction of the first race at Briar Chapel and the 10 mile course includes close to 4 miles of new trail not used in Race #1. Once again, we will stage the event at Great Meadow Park, with its beautiful lawn, stage, and pavilion, providing another awesome backdrop for the series finale.
Additional race information can be found at https://roadlessraces.com/zen-squirrel-trail-running-series/.
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