- 10 miles, 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles
- Trail Race
- Event Website
I want to preface this review by saying the only reason why I gave a below average rating in the Parking/Access category is due to the traffic that I ran into driving to the race location and leaving the race location. As annoying and frustrating NY traffic is, it was completely out of the control and no fault of the race directors.
The Tesla Hertz Trail Series is a younger multi distance race with the first running of it in 2013. Managed by the Happily Running race company, the Tesla Hertz series offers 10 mile, 50k, 50 mile, 100k, and 100 mile distance options on a relatively flat trail loop of just over 10 miles. It takes place at the Rocky Point State Pine Barrens Preserve in Long Island, NY. The course is entirely single track trail with a short (about 1 mile) out and back to the mid loop aid station right around the halfway point of the course. The course has a few short hills, but is for the most part flat with somewhere around 240 feet of gain per 10 mile lap according to my Garmin data. The course isn’t technical. There are some roots and rocks as you would expect on a trail, but entirely runnable. However, the one aspect of technicality that this data doesn’t show is all of the twists and turns on the course. Very little of the course is a long, straight runnable stretch where you can just get into a rhythm and feel the flow of the trail. It is almost constantly twisting and forcing you to lean into turns to maintain a pace and stressing your hips.
Read my full race report at: https://scottcsnell.blogspot.com/2017/10/2017-tesla-hertz-100-miler.html