Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

NipMuck Trail Marathon

Perry Hill Rd

Ashford, CT Marathon, Marathon Relay

Registration closes: Mon, Sep 27 @ 11:59PM

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 will be adjusted per guidance from the state. Our current plan, to keep contamination down, is to hold a cupless event.

Race Options

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

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:
Second half map:

Local time: 5:52 AM


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