The Powisset Farm Trail Run is part of the Barn to Run Trail Race Series and takes place Sunday, October 28, 2018at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA and includes 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 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 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
In addition to a well-supported and marked course, all runners get some swag and are treated to post race food (e,g, Clif Bars, bananas and cider donuts!) & drinks, receive race photos and have a chance at terrific giveaways from our sponsors. PLUS, starting at 12pm the Zelus Beer Company will server beer to those over the age of 21 and the first beer is free (Note: per Dover law, we are unable to begin serving beer before 12pm on Sundays).
Runner in the 1.5 mile race under the age of 14 receive a free pumpkin to paint at the pumpkin painting station.
10:30am-1:00pm: Packet pick-up at Charles River Running, 679 Washington St, Norwood, MA
7:30am: Race bib pick-up and day-of registration
9:00am: 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
10:30am (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. A portion of the proceeds from each event will be donated back to the host farm.
The Barn to Run Trail Race Series includes the Weir River Farm Trail Run (Hingham, MA, 9/16/18), Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Run (Southborough, MA, 9/22/18) and Powisset Farm Trail Run (Dover, MA, 10/28/18).
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: 8:33 PM