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Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series

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Results from the first races are in! Check out the Series Standings in the downloadable PDFs below!
The Blue-Blazed Series offers a diverse selection of races for runners of all skill levels. The Series brings greater awareness to the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), whose volunteers build and maintain the trails on which so many love to run.

The 2016 Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series includes:

4/16/16 Traprock 50K/17K www.traprock50.com
5/15/16 Soapstone Mt. Trail Races 22K/6K www.shenipsitstriders.org
6/5/16 Goodwin Forest 10K/30K www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org
6/12/16 Nipmuck South 22.7K


7/31/16 Soapstone Assault 8.9K www.shenipsitstriders.org
8/6/16 People's Forest 12.1K www.greystoneracing.net
9/10/16 Run for the Woods 10K/5K www.ctwoodlands.org/runforthewoods
9/25/16 Trails to a Cure/Cockaponsett 12.9K www.snerro.com
10/2/16 NipMuck Trail Marathon 42.5K www.shenipsitstriders.org
10/23/16 Bimbler's Bluff 50K


What is the Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series?

The Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series is a sequence of races in Connecticut that are run entirely or in part on the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails (BBHT).  The BBHT are maintained by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA). The goals of the series are:

  • To promote and create greater awareness of trail running on the BBHT System
  • Attract more runners to Connecticut trail running races
  • Strengthen the running community
  • Raise awareness for CFPA's trail maintenance efforts
  • Enhance the experience for the runners who already support our races through series points and recognition
  • Oh…and to have fun running in the woods!

Register at each race in which you participate and they will give the results to CFPA for posting.

Blue-Blazed Race Series Point System

  1. Participants receive 3 points for finishing, plus an additional 2 points for winning overall or their age group.
  2. Overall winners receive an additional point. Therefore, someone who takes part and wins their age group would receive 5 points; the overall race winner would receive 6 points.

  3. An exception will be participation in events where dual distance options occur. Participation in the shorter distance will only award 2 points for participation.
  4. Participants in the ultra-distance events will receive a single ultra-bonus point.
  5. At the conclusion of the series, an overall tie will be resolved by distance completed and then average pace calculated from cumulative distance / time.