The Buckland Shelburne Elementary School (75 Mechanic Street) is the location of the registration and packet pick up. The race actually starts on the Iron Bridge, on Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls.
Pro tips on navigating the town based on if you are a runner, volunteer or coming to watch and support the race. Our goal is a safe, efficient and frustration free experience for everyone coming and going in the two towns during race day.
Runners: No mater which race you are particpating in aim to get to parking before 8am so you get in before the 3K race starts. Avoid town traffic and take Route 2 to the inersection of Mechnic Street, and follow Mechanic Street directly to the parking attendands at the School where bib/number pickup is located. Then walk downtown to the race start line.
ELITE Runners: Take Route 2 to the intersection of State Street on the Buckland side of town. Follow State Street into town, past the Iron Bridge up the hill on Ashfield street and take a left into the parking area right before you cross the railroad tracks. If you picked up your number on Friday you can now go for a warm up lap where ever you like and then get to the start line on the iron bridge before the race starts. If you still need your number, take a warm up lap down the hill over the bridge and run the 3K Course till you get to the School and pickup your number, then finsih the 3k course to bring you back to the start line for the 8K.
Spectators: Try to get into town before the 3K starts at 8am. Find a spot to park on the Buckland side on State Street, or on the Shelburne on Bridge Street betwen Main street and Mechanic St. Traffic and parking will not be allowed on Bridge Street from the Iron Bridge to Main Street from around 6:30am to 11am.
Volunteers: Shelburne Side Volunteers should park in the Trinity Church lot off of Severance Street, or near the Cowell Gym off of Maple Street.
Buckland Side Volunteers should find parking on the Buckland Side which allows easy travel to your course position after the volunteer meeting at 8:30am near McCusker's Market.