New Year Fatass


New Year Day -


Valley Falls Park
300 Valley Falls Road, Vernon, CT 06066


Fat-ass events are very low-key. It's not a race, it's a social extravaganza! The event is held for 6 hours on January 1 - from 8:00 AM to 2:00PM. There will be a 2.5 mile course marked with Strider flags for you to follow. Show up at 8:00 or any time after, and run and/or hike for as much or little as you like. The event is entirely self-timed and there will be a sheet for all participants to track their laps.


The satisfaction of showing up for a run on New Year Day is all the reward a runner really needs.


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Entry Fees

Zip, zilch, nada.

Keeping with the traditional fatass event rules, there is no entry fee. There is also no official support on the course, although there's a good chance that there will be some water, gatorade, and other goodies. We encourage everyone to bring a treat to share.

Weather Policy


We will be there, regardless of any weather conditions that fortune shares with us!