Saturday, Oct 24, 2020

The Pachaug Trail Runs

Chapman Campground, Pachaug State Forest

Voluntown, CT 50K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 24, 2020

Live LOUD Running

...proudly presents The Second Annual Pachaug Trail Runs at Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, CT.

50 Miler is CANCELLED for 2020!

With its amazing pine forests and mutil-use trails, challenging climbs and descents, as well as some unique geological formations on the course, the race offers runners a one-of-a-kind experience in the extreme eastern part of Connecticut.

Offering a 13.1 mile half marathon and a full marathon (two loops of the half course) as well as a 50k option. This race sold out last year so it's one you won't want to miss!

Half Marathon

The Pachaug Half Marathon (13.1 miles) will start at the Mt. Misery Ballfield on Cutoff Rd. Runners would proceed north until reaching the blue blazed Nehantic-Pachaug Trail entrance on the left. The first 1/4th of a mile is on the road and is to help spread out the runners before entering the single track. Runners will then run the blue trail up Mt. Misery before descending down the other side. The runners will then make a left on to Fire Tower Rd, a wide jeep road that descends very gradually to intersect with the Pachaug Multi-Use trail and then begin a grinding but runnable climb back towards the Pachaug Trail where they will make a right and follow that until it intersects the Nehantic Trail, where runners will follow that north until they make a right at the old abandoned house, then a quick left back on to the Nehantic Trail. After 4/10ths of a mile the runners will make a right onto Breakneck Hill Rd and ascend until the first aid station at the intersection of Lee Road. Runners will then be funneled on to the Quinebaug Trail for some pine needle single track. After a quick little chicane the runners will be back on the Quinebaug for another 1.8 miles where they will make a right onto Hell Hollow Road, following that for a quarter mile until the second aid station at the intersection of the Pachaug Trail and Hell Hollow. The runners will then make a right onto the Pachaug Trail and take that 4.2 miles back to the intersection of the Nehantic Trail at the parking area and make a left, running on asphalt for about a 1/10th of a mile, then turning right towards the finish area, right back to where it all began. Approximate elevation gain is 1200 feet.


The Marathoners will complete two loops of the above course, approx. elevation gain is 2400 feet.

The 50k (NEW for '20!)

Okay, so sue me- it's more than a 50k. Two of the big loops makes it about 33 miles. You can handle it. There's about 3200 feet of climbing. The 50k runners will follow the above Half Marathon course until Hell Hollow Road but cross over the road and stay on the Quinebaug Trail up to Flat Rock Road. There they will make a right turn and run on top of an amazing geologic formation of granite that provides the best view of the day. After taking in the scenery, runners will continue towards the Yellow Connector Trail, making a right. After approximately 9/10ths of a mile the runners will make a left on to the Pachaug Trail and follow that south to the aid station at Hell Hollow Road. After topping off on fluids, runners will continue along the Half Marathon course. The 50k runners will complete two loops of this course. There's a 9 hour time limit to complete the course.

Additional Info


Email the Race Director at with any questions.

There will be no refunds, no deferrals, no transfer of entry to another person either before or on race day. Running with a bib number registered to anyone other than your self is prohibited.

Management reserves the right to reject or accept a race entry for any reason.

Please be advised that this race is subject to cancellation for COVID-19 concerns, so really think it through before you sign up knowing that you will not receive a refund if this race is in fact cancelled. If you are traveling from any of the following states you will not be allowed to enter CT unless you have quarantined for 14 days: CT TRAVEL ADVISORY

Event's current local time: 5:52 AM ET


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