The Powisset Farm Trail Run Series is a 2-event series with the first one taking place on Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day) and the second on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Both events are based at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA and include running the trails of Powisset Farm and neighboring Noanet Woodlands. There are three race distances to choose from: 8.3 miles, 5.6 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 utlizes 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 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 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 8:00am 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. This run will start and end near the main barn.
Included with your Entry
All athletes will experience a well-organized event in a beautiful setting and run a well-marked course. Your entry fee also includes swag (an awesome performance knit beanie for runners in the 5.6 and 8.3 mile races and a cool race belt for 1.5 mile runners) and post race food & beverage including delicious cider donuts. PLUS, kids in the 1.5 mile race will each get a small pumpkin to paint at a pumpking painting station.
Schedule of Events
7:00am: Race bib pick-up and day-of registration
8:00am: Start of the 1.5 mile race
8:15am (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
10:00am (est.): Awards and giveaways
On Course Nutrition
There will be 1 aid station set up along the trails in Noanet Woodlands which will allow runners in the 5.6 mile race to refuel on 2 occassions (approximately at miles 2, and 5) and runners in the 8.3 mile race will have 3 opportunities to refuel (approximately at miles 2, 5 and 7.5). This aid station will offer water, Gatorade Endurance Formula and Clif Shot gels courtesy of our nutritional sponsor, Clif Bar. There will be NO CUPS at the aid station. The aid station is designed to give you the opportunity to re-fill your hydration belt or water bottle.
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: 2:25 PM