Groton Town Forest Trail Races

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2020 Groton Town Forest Trail Race is CANCELLED. Sorry hope to see you in 2021

Sponsored by the Squannacook River Runners and Groton Trail Commitee
Part of WMAC’s Grand Tree Trail Race Series (9.5-mile race only)


Course Description:

The courses are well marked, tour the scenic Groton Town Forest, and have no road crossings. They are a combination of narrow dirt roads and winding single lane trails, with lots of roots, rocks, leaves, uphills, and downhills. The hills are not large (though some are steep) but they offer a distinct challenge.

Race Information, Aid, Refreshments, and Awards:

Day of registrations ends at 12:00. Close in parking is limited, so arrive a little early.

Registration is limited to 250 runners. 

9.5 Race starts at 12:30      

3.4 Race starts at 12:40

There will be 2 self-serve water only aid stations on the 9.5 mile course, and 1 on the 3.4 mile course. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Prizes will be given to 1st place male and female finishers in both races.  Age group prizes will also be awarded in both races to 1st and 2nd place finishers in 5 year age groups under 20 yrs old and 10 yr age groups over 20 yrs old, for both boys/men and girls/women.  Awarded (only) as you finish race - no ceremony, no shipping, no picking up by someone else, no exceptions.

Entry Fees:

For either the 9.5 mile or the 3.4 mile race:

   $15 if postmarked by 31 Aug   ($12.25+$2.75 fee)

   $20 1 Sep - 17 Oct  ($17.25 +$2.75 fee)

   $25  after 17 Oct and Race Day ($22.25+$2.75)

$40 maximum per family if postmarked by 31 Aug [Note: Must submit family pre-registrations by mail.]

$50 maximum per family 1 Sep -17 Oct

$60 Family after 17 Oct (including race day)

   $5 for Race Directors [Note: Must pre-register by mail or e-mail]    

ONLINE Registration CLOSES at 6 pm 24 Oct 2020.  


(Click here for confirmation of your prior on-line registration.)

or, go to Application tab and print form.

Some of the proceeds from the race are donated to The Groton Trails Committee for developing and maintaining the trail system throughout Groton.

Entry fee is non-refundable and bib numbers are non-transferable.

Additional Information:

Race Directors: Rick Coveno and Bob Zanelli