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Grand Tree Trail Race Series

What is the Grand Tree?

The Grand Tree is a New England trail race series that provides competition, community, and a measure of performance relative to one's peers or oneself over time. For beginning trail racers, it's an entry to races farther from home or of differing distance or character. For new trail races, inclusion in the series can help a race become established.

How the Series Works

Run as few or as many races as you like, at least six to officially complete the series. Each race earns you points proportional to your pace as a percentage of the winner's pace, with the winner getting 100 points, and, for example, a hypothetical runner at 75% of the winner's pace getting 75 points. Your best six races determine your final standing for the series. In addition, for the "Stonehead" competition, the points for all the races you run are summed. For dual-distance races, the longer race is the Grand Tree Race except for Pisgah and Peaked as noted.

Runners officially finishing the current season will be invited join an online forum to decide the next year's list of Grand Tree races.

Support the race directors and clubs who make these trail races possible!

Grand Tree Results Archive

Previous Grand Trees: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


2019 Grand Tree Schedule

Info in gray font is uncertain or from 2018
Please check later for race dates not yet announced.

** Additional races may be added to the series **

Snow and ice may affect trail conditions, if in doubt, check race website or GT section for race status
Last revised April 13, 2019

1

Bimbler's Bash 10K, 9am Sunday April 7, 2019
Guilford, CT
pre-reg: $25 (5 people for $100) until 8pm 4/5/19, $30 day-of
race website | runsignup | mail-in app
2019 GT Results | 2019 Results at RAT Race Timing
pre-GT Results at RAT Race Timing
mr.bimble (Jerry Turk) Race director
  

2

Merrimack River Trail Race, 10 mi, 9am Saturday April 13, 2019
Back parking lot of Double Tree Hotel, Old River Rd, Andover, MA
pre-reg by 4/10: $10, day-of: $15
The Rivah! (race website)
2019 GT Results
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2014 Cool Running
2013 Results | 2013 Cool Running | 2012 Results | 2012 Cool Running
2011 Results | 2011 Cool Running | 2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results
Dave Dunham's 2008 Rivah Story - pics, video!
2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results | 2006 Story in GT News
Race director
  

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Muddy Moose Trail Race, Half marathon (& 4 mi), 10am Sunday April 22, 2018 race cancelled for 2019
Kingswood Regional High School, 396 South Main St (Rt. 28), Wolfeboro, NH
Facebook announcement of race cancellation
"Hopefully this will just be a year off and the race will be back next spring." - Fergus
2018: pre-reg by 4/20: $15, day-of $20
Race website (2018) at RunReg
2018 Results | 2018 Cool Running | 2017 Results | 2017 Cool Running
2016 Results | 2016 Cool Running | 2015 Results | 2015 Cool Running
2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results | 2010 Results
2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results
Fergus Cullen Race director
  

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Soapstone Mountain Trail Races, 24K (& Jerry Stage 6K), 9am Sunday May 19, 2019
Reddington Rock Riding Club (RRRC), 93 Handel Road, Stafford Springs, CT
Benefits Northern Connecticut Land Trust and Connecticut Forest & Parks Association
pre-reg by 5/16/19: $25, day-of $30
Shenipsit Striders race website | Full results at Rat Race Timing registration open at Ultra-Signup
Timing and results posted at RAT Race Timing
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results
2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2008 Photos | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results
2004 Results
Dan Tourtellotte, Race director
  

4

Powisset Farm Trail Run, 8.3 miles (& 5.6, 3.1, 1.5 mi), 9:25am Monday May 27, 2019
Dover MA
Benefits Powisset Farm
pre-reg by 2/15/19: $35, by 5/10/19: $40, by 5/26/19: $45, day-of: $55
Race website | UltraSignup
pre-GT Results at UltraSignup | Cool Running
Mark Walter, Race director, Sun Multisport Events
  

5

Goodwin Forest Trail Runs, 30K (GT race) & 10K, 9am Sunday June 2, 2019
Hampton, CT
Benefits Friends of Goodwin Forest
pre-reg: $25, day-of $35, discounts for age 50+ or <17
Friends of Goodwin Forest info & app | webscorer.com online reg
2018 Results | 2018 Cool Running | 2017 Results | 2017 Cool Running
2016 Results | 2016 Cool Running | 2015 Results | 2015 Cool Running | 2014 pre-GT Results
Race director
  

6

Nipmuck South Trail Race, 14.5 mi, 9am Sunday June 9, 2019
Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield CT
pre-reg by 6/7: $25, day-of: $30
Shenipsit Striders race website | registration open at Ultra-Signup
Timing and results posted at RAT Race Timing
2018 Results | 2017 Results
2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2014 Flier | 2013 pre-GT results.
Scott Edington, Race director
  

7

Mount Greylock Trail Races, 13.5 (& 5K), 10am Sunday June 16, 2019
Greylock Glen, Gould Road, Adams MA
pre-reg (mail) by 6/8: $20, day of: $25
Info & app | Race Map
2018 Results | 2017 Results, Harry Potter Comes to Mt Greylock
2016 Results | 2015 Results | Photos by Ben Kimball
2014 Results | 2014 Photos | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results | 2010 Results | 2009 Results
2009 Photos | 2008 Results | 2008 Photos | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results
Race director
  

8

Wolf Den Dash, 8 miles (& 4mi), 9am June 23, 2019
Pomfret Center, CT
2018: $20 until 6/9/19, $25 after that, including day-of
RunSignup race info & pre-reg
pre-GT 2018 Results at RAT Race Timing
Shelley Olm, Race director
  

9

Run with the Beavers Trail Race, 10 mi (GT race) & 5 mi, 9am Saturday July 13, 2019
Chepachet, RI
2019 USATF-NE Trail Championship
2018: pre-reg by 1/20 $5, by 3/31 $10, by 7/11 $15, day-of $20
Race website | RunReg | USATF-NE mt-ultra-trail
2018 Results | Results including 5 mi at RAT Race Timing
pre-GT Results: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Race director
  

10

XTERRA French River Trail Run at Hodges, 21 K (GT race) & 10K,5K 8am Sunday July 14, 2019
Oxford MA
Same race as "Hodges Hoedown" in previous years
pre-reg required, by 5/31/19: $20 , by 7/13/19: $30, (free for GT RDs, email Alex)
Race website | pre-reg at RaceReach
2018 Results | 2018 results including 5K & 10K at Webscorer
2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | non-GT 2014 Results
Race director
  

11

People's Forest Trail Run, 7 mi, Saturday August 3, 2019
Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Rd, Barkhamsted CT
Greystone Racing
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results
2011 Results | 2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results
Will Graustein (860) 485-1506, Race Director
  

12

CDC Half Marathon, 13.2 mi (GT race) & relay, 10am Saturday August 24, 2019
Plainfield NH
pre-reg: by 6/30/19 $30, then $35, day-of: $40
2019 UltraSignup (race info, pre-reg open) | Facebook page
Race director
  

13

Wapack Trail Race, ‘18 miles & 8 mountains’, 9am Sunday September 1, 2019
Windblown XC Ski Area, 1180 Turnpike Rd, New Ipswich NH
pre-reg by 8/29 (or mail by 8/25): $25, later or day-of: $30
Race website | online pre-reg at SignMeUp
2018 Results | Paul's 2018 race report
2017 Results | Paul's 2017 race report | 2016 Results | Paul's 2016 race report
2015 Results | Paul's 2015 race report | 2014 Results | 2014 race report
2013 Results | 2013 Race Report | 2012 Race Report | 2012 Results | 2011 Results | 2010 Results
2009 Results | 2009 Race Report | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results
Race director
  

14a

Pisgah Mountain Trail Races, 23K or 50K (both in GT), 8:45am Sunday September 15, 2019
Chesterfield School, Route 63, Chesterfield NH
Benefits New Hampshire Special Olympics
50K pre-reg by 7/31 $50, 8/1-race day $60; 23K prices $10 less
Race website | UltraSignup | Red Clover Rovers Club
2018 Results
2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results
2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results
Race directors
  

14b

Trails to a Cure, 8 miles (& 4mi), September 15, 2019
Chester CT
pre-reg: $20 until 9/13/19, day-of: $25
imAthlete pre-reg | Facebook site
pre-GT 2018 Results at SNERRO timing
Race directors
  

15

Peaked Mt, 10K or 4hr (both in GT), & 5mi, Sunday September 22, 2019
Peaked Mt Reservation Main Parking Lot, Butler Rd, Monson MA
Benefits Peaked Mt Reservation
10K previously: pre-reg $30, day-of $35, youth/Trustee member $5 less, UltraSignup to be updated for 2019 soon
Ultra-Signup | Facebook page
2018 photos, Ben Kimball Photography
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 results (pre-Grand Tree)
Race director
  

16

Nipmuck Trail Marathon, 26.4 mi (& relay), 8am Sunday October 6, 2019
Perry Hill Road, Ashford CT
pre-reg required, opens 5/19
Shenipsit Striders | Ultra-Signup,
2018 Results | results including 35mi and relay at Cool Running
2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results
2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results
Race director
  

17

Monroe Dunbar Brook, 10.5 (& 3.5 mi), 10am Sunday October 13, 2019
Dunbar Brook Picnic Area, River Rd, Monroe/Florida town line, MA
pre-reg (mail) by 10/5: $20, day-of: $25
For the 3.5 mile race: Pre-registration recommended. Come early enough to get bib and catch 9:30am bus to 3.5 mi start. 10.5 mile GT race is as in past.
2019 Race Info | 2019 Application | improved course map (thanks, Ben Kimball)
2018 Results | 2018 photos, Ben Kimball Photography
2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results
2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2008 Photos | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2006 Photos
2005 Results | 2005 Photos | 2004 Results | Ed Alibozek's History of Monroe Results, 1992-2005
Race director
  

18

Groton Town Forest, 9.5 mi (& 3.4 mi), 12:30pm October 20, 2019
Groton Senior Center, 163 W. Main St, Groton MA
A Squannacook River Runners race - benefits the Groton Trails Committee
pre-reg mail by 8/31: $15, by 10/7 : $20, later & day-of: $25
Race website
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results
2011 Results | 2010 Results | Paul Funch's 2010 Race Report | 2009 Results | 2008 Results
2007 Results | 2007 Report | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2005 Race Report | 2004 Results
Rick Coveno and Bob Zanelli, Race directors
  

19a

Mt. Toby Trail Race, 14 miles, 9am Sunday October 27, 2019
Sunderland Town Park, Park Rd, Sunderland MA
pre-reg by 10/26: $25, (day-of?)
info and app at RunReg | Facebook page | A SMAC race
Race course map | Ben Kimball Photography 2018 race photos
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results
2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results
Patrick Pezzati, Race director
  

19b

Busa Bushwhack Trail Race, 10.0 mi (& 5.3 mi), 9am Sunday Oct 27?, 2019
Brophy School, 575 Pleasant Street (Rt 30), Framingham MA
Race website
2018 Results
2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results
2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | Pre-GT results: 2005 | 2004
Race directors
  

20

Upton State Forest Trail Run, 21K (GT race) & 10.5K, 9am Sunday November 10, 2019
Upton, MA
pre-reg required, by 10/1/19 $15, by 11/9/19 $20, (free for GT RDs, email Alex)
Race site
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results
Race director
  

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