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Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series

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The 2018 Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series Schedule is posted below. Sign up early and invite you friends to join you. Thank you for supporting CFPA and the Blue-Blazed Trails.


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 2018 Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series:

DATE RACE DISTANCE WEBSITE
       
4/14/18 Traprock 50K/17K https://www.traprock50.com/
5/20/18 Soapstone Mt. Trail Races 24K/6K www.shenipsitstriders.org
6/3/18 Goodwin Forest 10K/30K www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org
6/10/18 Nipmuck South 22.7K

www.shenipsitstriders.org  

7/29/18 Soapstone Assault 8.9K www.shenipsitstriders.org
8/4/18 People's Forest 12.1K www.greystoneracing.net
8/25/18 Tunxis Trail Ultramarathon 30K/60K http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=56002
9/16/18 Trails to a Cure/Cockaponsett 12.9K www.snerro.com
9/30/18 NipMuck Trail Marathon 42.5K www.shenipsitstriders.org
10/21/18 Bimbler's Bluff 50K

www.bimblersbluff.com


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 1 point for winning their age group

  •  Age Groups include: 0-9 / 10-18 / 19-29 / 30-39 / 40-49/ 50-59 / 60-69 / 70-79 / 80+

2. Overall winners receive 2 additional points. Therefore, someone who takes part and wins their age group would receive 4 points; the overall race winner would receive 6 points allother competitors receive 3 points

3. At the end of the series we will publish overall results and age group winners (M/F) for each age group as defined above.

4. At the conclusion of the series, an overall tie will be resolved by:

  •  distance completed and then
  •  average pace calculated from cumulative distance / time

Check out the Final 2018 Men's and Women's standing in the downloadable PDFs below!
   
2018 Women's Overall Final Standings
2018 Men's Overall Final Standings