Dear TARC Blue Hills Skyline Trail Run Friends,
It probably won't come as a shock to you that we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 TARC Blue Hills Skyline Trail Run for the health and safety of all involved and those to whom we are connected. And while the cancellation may not surprise you, we understand that it is probably still disappointing. Hopefully we'll be back in 2021. In the meantime, take good care of yourselves, each other, and the trails we love so much.
The TARC Blue Hills Skyline Trail Run is an old-school, no frills, rugged 12 KM "ish" race with 550 M elevation. The course (subject to change per request of DCR) is on the Blue Hills Reservation North & South Skyline Trail and Bugbee Path. Terrain is rocky and steep with staircase climbs and tumbling rock downhills. It has been described as "sneaky-hard!". Runners can expect a challenging and satisfying jaunt along classic New England trails. Bonus: Stunning views of the Boston skyline! Lots of fun people on the trails!
Local time: 5:17 PM
PLEASE NOTE: COURSE MARKINGS AND ON-COURSE SUPPORT ARE VERY, VERY MINIMAL- THIS RACE IS NOT FOR THE DIRECTIONALLY-CHALLENGED OR FAINT OF HEART. WE ARE NOT KIDDING. Markings will follow skyline blazes with a sign or two at critical points. Course maps will be available at the start line - we advise carrying one along. If you are unfamiliar with the Blue Hills, we strongly advise getting out for a preview of the Skyline Trail and/or carefully reviewing the map ahead of time. Our goal is for every single runner to have a fun time, challenge yourself, and cross the finish line safely.
Hydration pack, handheld bottle or personal chalice are required. Water stop on course and water/light refreshments at the finish.
This is a cupless race and we rely on recycling and composting to generate minimal waste. As friends of the woods, we aim to tread lightly and leave no trace behind.
Our sophisticated timing system involves a stop watch. Please feel free to rely on your Garmin, sundial, or other timing device.
Sorry, no refunds, no transfers.
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.
Proceeds benefit Friends of the Blue Hills.