SavageRace Weather Update Center

***9:42 pm, July 21, 2023 – Savage Race Boston Weather Update

Important Update for Savage Race Barre Massachusetts — All Start Times Delayed

Our Barre Massachusetts venue has taken on a torrential downpour this afternoon and heavy rain is expected to continue for the next several hours. The onsite parking lots are heavily saturated, and our course and festival area have taken on some damage and flooding which must be repaired and re-routed in some areas before the event can safely begin. Due to this circumstance, we are forced to delay the start of the event to make the necessary changes and repairs.

What does this delay mean?

-If you are a participant that was originally scheduled to start between 9:00AM and 10:30AM, you may now join a start time between at 12:00pm and 1PM.

-If you are a participant that was originally scheduled to start at 10:30AM or later, you may now join a start time between 1:00PM and 2:00PM.

-2:00PM will be the last start time.

-SavagePRO begins at 12:00PM and has a cutoff time of 2:30PM.

-If you are a volunteer with a 7:00AM arrival time, your new arrival time will be 10:00AM.
SavageJR will begin at 3:00PM.

Event Parking:

We are forced to be creative with a revised parking plan, as all of the parking fields on the venue are severely flooded. Most of the event attendees will park on the roads outside of the farm. We are working with local law enforcement to make sure that this can be handled in a safe and orderly manner. Please exercise caution while walking from your car to the event, and stay on the shoulders of the road as you walk in to avoid traffic.

Please plan to arrive at the original destination address, 500 West St, Barre, MA, where you will receive further parking instructions from our staff.

This is a developing situation, so stay tuned for other updates. We are confident that we will be able to host a remarkable event tomorrow, but may have to get a little creative with parking. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

-Sam Abbitt



General Questions – Foul Weather FAQ

Will you suspend or cancel Savage Race due to rain, lightning, or thunder?
We will not suspend or delay Savage Race for rain only. If it’s raining, we are running. If it’s lightning or thunder, we are waiting until the storm clears the area for 30 minutes before opening/reopening.

What should I do if I’m on the course and lightning or thunder strikes?
Please head immediately to the safety of your car, and check this page for updates. We will make every effort to re-open the course back up after the lightning clears.

If the race is stopped, will I be able to run after the weather clears?
We will make every effort to allow you to run after the weather clears. In the event of a foul weather postponement, status updates will be posted to this page.

What if I can’t wait around for the weather to clear?
If the weather forces us into a prolonged holding pattern, and you cannot wait onsite until the weather clears, we will offer free transfers to any future event. All you will have to do is write in to us during the week after your planned event. We do not offer refunds due to weather related cancellations or postponements.

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