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36th Annual Hangover Classic

Friday January 1st, 2021

Bristol, RI

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Join us for the 36th annual classic style road race and start the year off right!  Enjoy picturesque Bristol RI with a stunning course through Colt State Park and beautiful Poppasquash Rd.

****New for 2021 - We will be adhering to a strict set of COVID protocols for this year's race.  Please review those protocols here.   Face coverings will be required for all parts of the race. You may remove your face covering while running if you are greater than 6 ft. from another participant.  We will be assigning your start time based on your finish time.  Wave assignments would start at 10:30am, 10:35am, 10:40am, 10:45am, 10:50am, 10:55am, 11am, 11:05am, 11:10am, 11:15am. 25 people per wave start. Participants start a single file on a “time trial” or trickle basis:  one participant sent off at 10-sec intervals.  With 6 participants sent off per minute, we can start each wave at 5-minute intervals.  Participants remain in their cars until 10 mins before their assigned wave, and line up socially distant on the bike path for the start.  There will be no awards ceremony this year but this year's race will be chip-timed.

Please note - part of the course is on an untreated bike path in Colt State Park. Depending on weather conditions, there may be uneven and slippery conditions, plan accordingly with yaktrax, snowshoes or careful footing.  See the course map for the exact route.  In the true "old school running" theme - the course is "you-get-what-you-get" and participants should sign up accepting these conditions.  

  • One of a kind trophies to the Top 2 Men and Top 2 Women Overall as well as the first male and female in each category:  Junior (18 and under), Open (19-29), Sub Master (30-39), Master (40-49), Senior (50-59), Veteran (60-69) and Grand Veteran (70+)

  • T-shirts to the first 250 applicants. 

  • We will schedule 2 bib pick up days - Wednesday, December 30th from 4-6p near the "barn" (aka "castle" or DEM headquarters) at Colt State Park, and race morning starting at 9am near the finish line on Poppasquash Rd.  NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.  Please make every attempt to pick up early.

  • The race begins on the bike path near Sip n Dip (new for 2021), ends near the intersection of the bike path on Poppasquash (no change from past years).

  • Please park at Guiteras School, on Washington St, or downtown Bristol.  Please do not park north of the Poppasquash on Hope St - please obey all posted parking restrictions.  Do not park in the Sip and Dip or The Beach House parking lot.

  • This is a "cupless" race.  Please bring your own hydration and nutrition. 

  • We have added a virtual "CHALLENGE" event - if you can't make it to our in-person event, challenge yourself with our resolution run:  how many miles can you run on the first day of 2021?  Challenge yourself and others with our online progress board.
     ****This race benefits the Girls Cross Country team at Mt Hope HS.

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Start Location

3 Poppasquash Rd., Bristol, RI

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