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Devil's Shadow Winter Trail Races

March 24, 2024

Race Details

Devil's Shadow is a new winter race by Goose Adventure Racing on the trails of Mendon Ponds Park on March 24, 2024. The race is in the tradition of Cast a Shadow, but with no snowshoe option. Athletes have the choice of a one-loop race earlier in the morning, or the 6-loop main event race.

Price: $30 registration fee for either distance. No price increases.

Common Ground Winter Trail Series

Devil's Shadow Winter Trail Races is the second race in the Common Ground Winter Trail Series, a collaboration between Farfetched Enterprises and Goose Adventure Racing. The goal of the series is bringing together the trail running community to get out on the trails over the winter and enjoy each other's company. Plans are to grow the series over time through additional independent events, but for this inaugural year, the series contains the following events:


Those who register for both events will receive a discount and some special swag.

Location, Parking & Schedule

Race HQ is at Stewart Lodge in Mendon Ponds Park. Parking will be available in the area surrounding the lodge.


8:00 AM - Check-in and same-day registration opens at Stewart Lodge.

9:00 AM - Start of the single loop "Warm Up" race.

12:23 PM - Start of the six-loop 50k ultra race.

6:00 PM - Cutoff for starting loop 5.

7:15 PM - Cutoff for starting loop 6.

If you would like to run the 50k, but do not think you can make the cutoff limits, contact the race directors to make arrangements.


The course is an approximately 5.1 mile loop starting at Stewart Lodge. It avoids most of the larger hills and road crossings. Note that the race day course is subject to change due to trail and weather conditions.

Food & Drink

Stewart Lodge will serve as race HQ and also host the aid station as athletes complete loops. At the aid station we will have a variety of things to keep you fueled, including:

  • Skratch Hydration (lemon-lime), water, and soda

  • Gu Energy Gels (vanilla bean, chocolate outrage, strawberry-banana, salted caramel, and tri-berry)

  • Salt potatoes

  • Bone broth

  • Candy

As runners start finishing up, we will be bringing out additional supplies, including:

  • ​Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Cups (beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian)

  • Beer and Amazing Grains salt bread from R's Market

  • Skratch Recovery Chocolate (hot)

Awards & Cool Stuff

  • All participants will receive a pair of Smartwool socks at check-in.

  • We will have race photography. Prints and digital copies will be available for a fee from Goat Factory Media.

  • Those who complete both races in the Common Ground Winter Trail Series will receive a custom fleece blanket.

  • Overall Male and Female for the 50k will receive a special prize package from Kahtoola.

  • Overall Male and Female for the 5 mile will receive a gift card for Medved Running and Walking

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