The TARC Blue Hills Skyline Trail Run is a gnarly, old-school 12 KM "ish" race with 550 M elevation. The course is on the Blue Hills Reservation North & South Skyline Trail and Bugbee Path. The terrain is rocky and steep and will demand your attention, balance and agility. Along with staircase climbs and tumbling rock downhills, runners can expect a classic New England path through the woods and scenic views of the Boston skyline.
Local time: 5:24 PM
Course markings and on-course support are minimal - this race is not for the directionally-challenged or faint of heart! Markings will follow skyline blazes with a few signs at critical points.
Hydration pack, handheld bottle or personal chalice are required. There are 2 water stops on course and water/light refreshments at the finish.
This is a cupless race and we aim to generate as little trash as possible by recycling and composting.
Our sophisticated timing system involves a stop watch, so please feel free to rely on your Garmin, sundial, or other timing device.
This race is no frills, no refunds and a TON of fun. You'll be pushed to your max and will love every second (we hope!).
Please note - much as we love kids and furry friends, the technical trails are not especially conducive to them. We love seeing them at the start/finish, though!
Prizes (baked goods!) for 1st F, 1st M, 1st MF, 1st MM. Reg limited to 100 runners. 7:30 am start.
This race is part of the Grand Tree Trail Race Series. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Blue Hills.