Cape Cod MOVES’ 2020 “Y-Not” Trail Race, September 26

Friday Night ~ The “Why I MOVE!!” Dinner – September, 25

The “Why I MOVE!” Dinner will be Friday night at Camp Hayward. Your hosts are Chef Bryant and the Shaw and Weaver Shaw families. They will be preparing vegan, vegetarian and other selections to make your body happy and ready to race! There will be a panel discussion that is multi-generational discussing “Why I MOVE!” Individuals will be able to come forward to offer their own thoughts on this important question! This is a great way to meet other active people and to be ready for the “Y-Not” races the next day! Separate add on for this fun event!

Interactive EXPO!

All Day Saturday the Cape Cod MOVES “Interactive Expo” will be occurring! You can learn about and try things that will get you MOVING! L. L. Bean will be there teaching fly casting! We will have yoga for you! Healthy food demonstrations will be occurring and more! This will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Camp Hayward! Come for the Expo by itself, or run an event too! Some exhibitors may be at the “Why I MOVE!” Dinner on Friday! Want to be an exhibitor? Contact

Free Kids Fun Run

We offer a free Kids Fun Run which is powered by Cape Cod 5 Bank! Up to 100 kids, age 12 and under, can run a loop of .7 of a mile. They can run this once, twice or three times! They get a FREE t-shirt, finishers medal, racers bib, and lunch!

Early Bird Discounts!

Discount prices from once we open until May 1, 2020. Prices only $20 for the 5K; $30 for the 10K; $40 for the half marathon; $50 for the marathon; $75 for the 50K and $75 for the relay! After that prices increase depending on the events!

Marathon Relay

This is the 7th year that this team is bringing you an incredible trail race! We are adding a Marathon Relay this year! Coordinator Lindsay Benson will help make this incredible team experience come true! Special team “Shell” Medals will be made for each team! Each team member (Up to 8) gets a meal and race gift! Wow! Let’s Go!

The 50 K is back!

Yeah! The “Y-Not” continues to offer this popular ultra distance! Come and enjoy more time in the woods and around the lake! 8 hours are available for this distance. Good luck runners!

Course Description

The 5K loop features a gorgeoY-Not Trail Race routeus course with many views of Spectacle Pond. The course is rolling with a nice variety of single track and double track. There are some short paved road sections. The course is almost entirely set on the YMCA Camps Hayward and Burgess. Some sections have sticks, roots, and ruts. Trail shoes are recommended but not needed for this course.
Base Camp for the race will be Camp Hayward, 52 Pinkham Road, Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. The course is a 5K loop. There will be a short loop to make up the distances needed for the half marathon and marathon. There will be chip timing by Norm Sheppard.

Race T-Shirt!

The t-shirts will be ordered on August 15, 2020. We will order some extra ones which we will have for sale at the race for $10. We will sell off old ones for $6. We have last year’s hats for sale too for $10. If you get shut out and want a t-shirt we can order you a MOVES shirt when we do the 2020 order for members! Thank you for your understanding.

Rental CabinsStay by the Race!

Three season cabins will be available for rental! These will be for $25 per person, per night. They have electricity but no heat. There are showers on the property. These can be reserved when you register.

Runner’s Benefits

There will be amazing food by Chef Ira Mendoza and her crew! Ira is a veteran trail race chef who will have a gourmet breakfast waiting for you inside the stunning grand room complete with a stone fireplace! Multiple loopers will get hot food support as you loop through! No need to bring pre-packaged food or anything like that! Vegetarian and vegan offerings will be available. Gluten-free? Just tell us!
A unique race finishers medal is being planned!
Awards are being worked on as we speak! Free yoga for children and adults will be occurring at different times throughout the day!

This is a Green Event!

There will be no cups allowed on the course! We will be composting out of the race and using only compostable materials (e.g. forks and spoons!). Bring a container to fill with fluids.


2019 “Y-Not” Trail Race & Expo, another successful Cape Cod MOVES event!

A perfect day greeted the participants of this year’s “Y-Not” Trail Race.  In addition to the 5K, half-marathon, marathon, marathon relay, and kids fun run, we added a 50K event that drew many participants. Lindsay Benson took some fabulous photos of the day and has shared them with us.

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The results are loaded from the Y-Not 50K race! Nice work to everyone! It was hot out there and that made it tougher. You are all warriors in my eyes! Way to work![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]