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FAQs

What is Sasquatch Racing?

We’re a party production company with a running problem. We want you to have a blast at our parties (ahem…races) and we’ll try to do this in a variety of unconventional ways.

For example, our first race involves an urban legend. We also start our races a bit later than most (9:30AM vs. 8AM). There’s also beer at the end of our race. If you do the half marathon, you get a medal that acts as a bottle opener (for the aforementioned beer).

Who’s behind Sasquatch Racing?

You mean…aside from Sasquatch? That would be ‘Marathon’ Matt Forsman  and Alex (The Hammer) Ho.

Both have decades of running experience including everything from 5K’s to 50 milers out on the trails. While neither would claim to be the fastest runner out there, both have a passion for running that is indomitable.

Alex and Matt also have a real passion for making people smile, laugh, and have a good time. We generally think people run better when they’re happy.

There are also numerous wonderful volunteers who help us immeasurably and make it possible for Sasquatch Racing to create cool, fun, offbeat races. If you’re interested in volunteering or getting involved, drop us a line at info@sasquatchracing.com.

Why should I do your race when there are so many other race options out there?

Great question! There are tons of excellent races and events out there. If you want a giant road race experience with 10,000 people (or more), we’re probably not for you…..yet.

But, if you want to participate in a smaller (300-500 people) race that still has a lot of the things you come to expect from a larger event (cool shirts, medals, post run refreshments & massage, etc.) and you like your events a bit silly and grassroots, we think you’ll enjoy our races.

Additionally, most of our initial races will be on trails. If you’re primarily a road runner, our events are a great introduction to the fun that can be had running on trails. But, we wouldn’t say our events are just for newbies. Even if you’re a more seasoned trail runner, we think you’ll enjoy some of the unconventional things we’re bringing to our races as well.

Trails scare me. Won’t I get lost out there?

We understand your concerns. We’re doing our best to create courses that are friendly to newbies. We’ll also do our best to provide AS MUCH information as possible about the course prior to race day. You can count on course maps, elevation charts, written descriptions, etc.

Additionally, we’ll have volunteers and course marshals at key points of our races to help minimize any confusion. Our courses will be well marked with ribbons, signage, and whatever else is required to make things run smoothly.

That being said, it’s important to PAY ATTENTION when you’re out on the trails! There’s uneven terrain. There are elevation changes. There are rocks. There are tree roots. There are also a variety of critters (including Sasquatch) out there. Be vigilant. Be dialed in. Be a ‘defensive’ runner.

We’ve even assembled a little ‘Trail 101’ blog entry for newbies to read. This should help address some of your concerns as well.

How should I train for your events?

We like how you’re thinking! As Juma Ikangaa (famous runner dude) said, “the will to win is nothing without the will to prepare.”

Fortunately, you’re in good hands. As we mentioned earlier, both Alex and Matt are trainers/coaches themselves.

‘Marathon’ Matt hosts half marathon training programs throughout the year that include running workouts on Tuesdays and Saturdays. His programs also include Thursday night bootcamp or speed workouts.

Alex works as an outdoor bootcamp instructor with Basic Training and a personal trainer under his business Alex Ho Training to help transform people’s bodies and minds.

We’d encourage you to check out what Matt and Alex have to offer.

Where do I get information about your races?

If you’re reading this, you’re on the right track. Our website-WWW.SASQUATCHRACING.COM is a good place to start.

Specifically, check out the ‘RACES’ tab on our homepage. There’s a dropdown that includes links to all of our upcoming races. Admittedly, there isn’t a TON of detail for all of them at this juncture, but that will change!

We’d also suggest joining our email newsletter distribution to get all the details around our races and other cool events we’re hosting, producing, or participating in. We only send out one email a month and we try hard to not “just” plug our events. We like including some fun, useful content that might just help your running.

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Are you looking for sponsors?

Absolutely! We have a variety of ways (email newsletter, shirts, social media, etc.) by which we can help get your brand visibility to our audience of runners. Drop us a line at info@sasquatchracing.com and let’s chat!

Are you looking for volunteers?

Sure! It takes a village to produce a race and we have no illusions we can do it all on our own. Once again, just drop us a line and we’ll chat info@sasquatchracing.com.

I have another question that you haven’t addressed!

No problem! If you have other questions/concerns, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can once we’ve read your inquiry, which you should send to info@sasquatchracing.com.