2021 Covid Information
Based on current state guidance for Covid 19 restrictions, NipMuck will return as an in-person event this year. Please be aware that while the state is relaxing their guidance, that guidance may be subject to change. The race start style may be adjusted per guidance from the state. To keep contamination down, NipMuck will be a cupless event for 2021, and food items will be in single-serve packages. Due to the cupless nature, all runners will be required to run with their own hydration vessel for filling up at aid stations.
NipMuck offers two options for those who want to take on the Muck:
- NipMuck Trail Marathon
- The original NipMuck event. This 26.4 mile race on Connecticut's Nipmuck Trail offers it all: rocks, roots, mud, wood bridges and everything in between. A challenging trail race, and one that can't be missed!
- NipMuck Relay
- We are excited to offer a relay option to runners who want to tackle the NipMuck experience as a team. Relay teams consist of two runners, one of whom will complete the first half of the NipMuck course and the second runner who will complete the second half of the course. This event is perfect for runners who want to participate in the NipMuck experience but aren't ready for the full marathon distance, parents who want to bring the kids but both want to run in the race, or maybe pairs of speedy folks who would like to see an insanely fast time on the notoriously tricky course.
Community of Races
WMAC Grand Tree
NipMuck is a participant in the WMAC Grand Tree Trail Race Series
The NipMuck Trail Marathon race course follows a 13 mile segment in the middle of the 36 mile Nipmuck Trail starting on Perry Hill Road in Ashford. The marathon runs south for 6.2 miles down to Rt 44, then back to the start, then north for 7 miles to Boston Hollow Road, then turns around and back to the finish at Perry Hill Road
Local time: 5:04 PM
60% of your time will be spent in the second half of the race due to hills and a bit more distance.
First half map: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map-ddd9dda--32
Second half map: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/nipmuck-marathon-2nd-half-d973132