The Powisset Farm Trail Run is part of the Barn to Run Trail Race Series and takes place Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA and includes running the trails of Powisset Farm and neighboring Noanet Woodlands. There are four race distances to choose from: 8.3 miles, 5.6 miles, 3.1 miles and a 1.5 miles (geared towards kids, but open to athletes of all ages). Each race begins and ends at Powisset Farm near the main barn and utilizes Powisset Farm's scenic Meadow Loop trail which is a very flat and grassy trail characterized by views of the farm, rock walls, hundred plus year old fencing and numerous bird boxes. Runners in the 3.1, 5.6 and 8.3 mile races will also run along trails in Noanet Woodlands which are generally wide with some single track sections. These trails offer rolling hills except for the short, but rather steep climb (and descent) of Noanet Peak (387 feet) which is part of the 5.6 and 8.3 mile races and offers a terrific view of Boston. Footing varies from hardpacked dirt to sections with rocks, loose gravel and some exposed roots. The 1.5 mile run start at 8:45am and the 5.6 and 8.3 mile run will start once all runners in the 1.5 mile race have crossed the finish line.
The 1.5 mile run is entirely on the grounds of Powisset Farm and will utilize the Meadow Loop exclusively.
Included with your Entry
In addition to a well-supported and marked course, all runners in the 3.1, 5.6 and 8.3 mile races receive a soft cotton, gender specific t-shirt if they register by 10/4/19 or a Barn to Run Hoo-Rag if they register later. They also receive 1 free race photo to download, food (e,g, Clif Bars, bananas, apples and cider donuts!) and drinks including 1 free beer from the Zelus Beet Company (must be age 21 or older).
Runners in the 1.5 mile race receive a Barn to Run Hoo-Rag, 1 free race photo to download, food (e,g, Clif Bars, bananas, apples and cider donuts!) and drinks including 1 free beer from the Zelus Beet Company (must be age 21 or older).
All runners age 14 or under also receive a free pumpkin and there will be a pumpkin painting station for decorating it!
5:00pm-7:00pm: Packet pick-up at the Zelus Beer Company taproom located at 1 Green Street, Medfield, MA.
7:30am: Race bib pick-up and day-of registration
8:45am: Start of the 1.5 mile race
9:20am (est.): Start of 5.6 and 8.3 mile races (these races will begin at the same time from the same start once all runners in the 1.5mile run have crossed the finish line
9:40am: Start of the 3.1 mile race
10:00am: Opening of the Powisset Farm barnyard, farmstand and cafe. Also the start of hay rides ($5 per person, $20 per family)
10:30am (est.): Awards and giveaways.
About the Barn to Run Series
Produced by Sun Multisport Events, the Barn to Run Trail Race Series is New England's only farm-based trail race series featuring a collection of farm-based trail races that connects you to awesome trails and local farms while offering a terrific race experience to you and spectators. Each event in the series features multiple race distances to choose from, includes running past farm fields and through forest trails while providing an opportunity to learn about and support farm programs & initiatives. The Barn to Run Trail Race Series includes the Weir River Farm Trail Run (Hingham, MA, 9/15/19), Powisset Farm Trail Run (Dover, MA, 10/19/19) and Adam's Farm Trail Run (Walpole, MA; 10/27/19).
Learn more at http://barntorun.com/
About Powisset Farm and the Trustees of the Reservations
The Powisset Farm Trail Run series is designed to not just offer trail runners a first-class event, but to also showcase and raise awareness for Powisset Farm's property, programs and CSA (community supported agriculture) operations. A portion of the proceeds from the Powisset Farm Trail Runs will be donated to the Trustees of the Reservations, a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts like Powisset Farm.
Local time: 6:03 AM