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The 2019 Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series Schedule is Here! Visit https://blueblazedtrailrunningseries.org/ to learn more and register. 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 2019 Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series:

4/13/19 Traprock Trail Races 50K/17K
5/19/19 Soapstone Mtn Trail Races 24K/6K
6/02/19 Goodwin Forest Trail Runs 10K/30K
6/09/19 Nipmuck South Trail Race 14.5 mi
6/16/19 HMF Summer Solstice Trail Run 3.3 mi/5.5 mi
7/28/19 Soapstone Assault 8.9K
8/3/19 People's Forest 7 mi
9/7/19 Tunxis Trail Ultramarathon 8K/30K/60K
9/16/19 Macedonia Trail Race 7.25mi/25K/50K
9/16/19 Trails to a Cure 4 mi/8 mi
10/6/19 NipMuck Trail Marathon 26.4 mi
10/20/19 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 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