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Lost Cat 50K

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This rugged course on Dorset's Mount Aeolus takes you through hardwood forests and past historic marble quarries. Portion of the proceeds to benefit Second Chance Animal Shelter!

How to enter the Lost Cat 50K

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    Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $70
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    50K

    Run 50km
    $100
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    Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    $95
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Lost Cat 50K routes

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The Lost Cat offers steep climbs, varied terrain, and scenic descents. Incredible valley views and historic buildings from the height of Vermont's marble boom. 50k consists of roughly 65% trail (30% singletrack, 35% doubletrack/jeep trail) 35% road (5% pavement, 30% packed dirt/gravel)

Starting down low at Town Hall in East Dorset, you'll get a rolling prelude to the climbs ahead. Historic orchards and stands of sugar maple line this part of the course. The course then transitions to steeper class 4 roads and trails on Mount Aeolus after a beautiful 5k singletrack section through old pine plantations above Emerald Lake. All distances are a single loop-type format, and will end back in town where they started.

This is NOT a flat race! The half marathon has approximately 2,400' of climbing and the 50k has approximately 4,500'.

Due to the land ownership considerations, there will not be a course map available before the race. Rough outlines and Aid Station locations will be available, along with crew/spectator access directions. The course will be very well-marked.

There is a ~2 mile highway section positioned several miles into the course; all distances will cover the highway stretch. There is ample shoulder and good visibility, however it is the runner's responsibility to ensure they are safe on the road. This includes bright or reflective clothing, etc. There will be volunteers, flagging, and marking on the road sections of the course, but traffic will not be stopped on this segment. You will also cross an active set of railroad tracks... twice! While it's unlikely any trains will be present, be prepared to wait a couple of minutes.

Be prepared for mountain weather and changing conditions. As we say in Vermont, if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes!!

The CUTOFF time for all distances will be 4 PM. This gives half marathoners 7 hours, making it a great event for walkers!

Event Details

What’s Included
Photos & Swag
The Lost Cat will be photographed by renowned sports photographer Joe Viger. All participants will take home FREE web-sized downloads of their photos, courtesy of Nor'east Trail Runs! Higher resolution prints and downloads are also available - support your amazing photographers! Last year, two Lost Cat runners wound up on the cover of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) page when one of Joe's photos was selected to represent USA trail running around the world!

All runners will receive a tech shirt. Finishers get a custom dog tag medal and a finisher's pint glass!

Awards & Raffle
50k finishers take home something unique to remember the race that can't be had anywhere else, we promise. You'll have to find out what it is by finishing... Custom, locally made awards for top three male and female at each distance!

There will be a raffle to benefit the Second Chance Animal Shelter with great local prizes courtesy of our awesome sponsors on Sunday, 8/25 following the Dorset Hollow Road Race 5k & 10k! Tickets will be available to purchase at the Lost Cat. 100% of the proceeds go to Second Chance!
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Lost Cat 50K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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