The start/finish is located at 300 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493. We'd recommend you use your favorite mapping app to guide you. Parking is in an open field adjacent to the start/finish. We will have volunteers assisting you with parking. 7:45am is the mandatory briefing.
The Trail Animals Running Club (TARC) Spring Classic Trail Race. Hosted by TARC, this has become an annual addition to the New England trail running scene. A traditional low-key, welcoming trail running community atmosphere and event. No swag, no awards, no whining! And NO REFUNDS and NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Race results will be located on Ultrasignup. Ideal trail race for those new to trail running as well as veteran ultra runners. Distances offered: 10K, half-marathon, marathon and 50K. Fully stocked single aid station at start/finish. 10K starts at 8:00 am, all other races start at 8:15 am. Mandatory trail briefing at 7:45 am. Runners will have 8 hours to finish all distances, and must start their final lap by 6 hours (2pm). Be sure to bring bottle to carry hydration.
Course Description: Pristine trails in the woods of bucolic Weston, MA, located just seven miles west of Boston. Course is 10K loop that is 100% trails, mostly single track, flat with a few rolling hills, rocks, roots, creek crossings and a little mud thrown in. Will be a fast course.
All race distances have a cutoff of 8 hours from their respective start, all races with more than one lap require the last lap to have been started within 6 hours of their start. Sometimes we start a few minutes late so we’ll adjust these times by those few minutes.
Local time: 6:09 PM
What this means if we start on time..
- You must cross the finish line by 4 PM
Half-marathon, Marathon, 50k
- You must start your final lap by 2:15 PM (6 hours from the start) and that lap must be completed by 4:15 PM.
If you anticipate needing more time to complete your race please contact us and we can potentially arrange for an earlier start. This cutoff is to ensure we get our volunteers home on time. When you volunteered at a TARC race, or when you will volunteer, I am sure this was/will be appreciated.