Angevine Farm Trail Festival
In cooperation with Angevine Farm, the Angevine Farm Trail Festival, sponsored by Steep Endurance is now in its 4th year with something for every member of the family including your dog! Scheduled for Sunday, September 25 in Warren, CT, this is a great Fall season trail race with a mix of grassy fields, land trust trails, state forest trails and single track, dirt roads, and plenty of challenging climbs. The race offers a chance to run on unique and seldom used trails.
Registration opens May 1!
A portion of your entry fee and/or proceeds from the event will go to a local non-profit charity.
Refund Policy: There will no refunds and/or no transfers of your registration or bib to any other person. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date--including course preparation, race supplies, permits, and administration.
The Angevine Farm Half Marathon begins at ends at the northern end of the Angevine Farm near the main parking for the tree farm area. Runners will do a 1.7 mile loop on the farm before crossing Angevine Rd. onto a mix of single track/double track trails on the farm for the next mile. They will then enter the Wyantenock State Forest where they will run on old City Hill Rd. before turning onto the Mattatuck Trail at 3.7 miles into the race. Moving north on the mostly single track Mattatuck Trail, runners will experience mostly technical trails though most of is very runnable. Reaching the turnaround point at Hardscrabble Rd. at approximately 7 miles, they will return the same way they came on the Mattatuck Trail and through the Wyantenock State Forest. At about 11.3 miles they will head west on City Hill Rd. (an abandoned road turned into a trail owned by the Warren Land Trust) before turning south onto Angevine Rd. A quick trip on the pavement and runners are back on the farm for a smaller loop of the tree farm and to the finish.
The 50K will feature a two loop course with the same first 7 miles as the Half Marathon Course and then continue further north on the Mattatuck Trail for another 1 1/4 miles before a turn around. Runners will continue back the same way they came and rejoin the same route as the half for the last 10K. It's a good mix of both technical trails, fire roads, and grassy farm trails and of course that climb to the finish!
Both the 5K/5K Canicross and 2K Farm Challenge courses on Saturday are held completely on the beautiful grassy trails on the farm.
We have some great swag/awards for the event. Finisher medals from Ragged Cuts, plenty of goodies from our sponsors, and overall podium awards for each event! For further info, please see the event website.
Post Race Celebration
You’ve just finished a super challenging one of a kind course! Enjoy your accomplishment, sit back, relax, and don’t forget to cheer on all the runners coming in behind you. We will have a great spread of food/beverage options for everyone as you hang out at the farm after you've finished.
For more info and detailed course maps, please go to www.steependurance.com/angevine-farm-half-marathon.html
Local time: 4:11 AM