Norfolk Land Trust
The Norfolk Land Trust ("NLT"), an all volunteer organization, was created in 1982 to encourage the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, Connecticut. Our resources include pristine water courses, beautiful wetlands, meadows and woodlands, and the plants and animals whose habitat it is.
A challenging and scenic race through picturesque Barbour Woods. The course is a mixture of single and double track. Climb up Beech Hill for a view of Haystack Mountain, run on carriage roads beside historic Killarney Bridge, descend down the dry dam to a flat stretch of railroad bed, ascend through woodlands and finally along a gladed wetland, known as the Swamp Trail to the finish. (Please see yellow route on map.)
Want to go a little longer? Try adding a challenging loop over Haystack Mountain. This course begins on the same route as the 5K, but jumps off of the Sunset Trail onto the South Dam, crosses Route 272N and ascends through a grassy meadow onto an intense single track to summit at Norfolk's iconic Haystack Mountain Tower. Descend down the mountainside on a carriage path to meet up with a single track winding along the mountainside bringing you back to the park's main entrance where you will cross over the South Dam and finish up the 5k course. (Please see map. The green route is added to the yellow loop for the 10k.)
NOTE: In the event of severe and dangerous weather, the races will be canceled 24 hours in advance. Please check the Norfolk Land Trust website for updates. Pre-registration for 2019 will be honored the following year.
The Important Stuff
Pre-registration closes Friday 9/20 at 8pm and is $35 for either distance. There will be day of registration for $40.
Local time: 2:30 AM
Registered runners will enjoy a post-race party at Infinity Hall featuring a tap takeover by Big Elm Brewing. Included in the registration is a bowl of chili, Big Elm pint glass, and long sleeve tech shirt for the first 125 registered runners.
Upon registering please provide your preferred shirt size. We will do our best to fit you with the size you select but register early to guarantee you get the one you want!
A total of 40 awards will be given during the event! The first 3 men and women overall will receive an award as well as the top woman and man within each age group.