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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
(for 2021, see Covid-19 note below)

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 Chesterfield, Pisgah, and Peaked as noted.

The Covid-19 situation...

The Grand Tree has resumed counting race scores towards an abbreviated Best 4 2021 race season, starting with Goodwin Forest and Nipmuck South. The epidemic isn't over, so use your judgement and reduce unnecessary exposure - read the air as well as the rocks and roots!

Races are posted with 2021 dates when known, with some races rescheduled from their canonical dates. The "Last revised" date below does not mean that each race's information has been updated.

Good luck this year, everyone! Run happy and enjoy the trails.


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

Grand Tree Results Archive

Grand Tree Trail Race Series - results after Wapack (7th race), for runners who have run at least two races:
Total points | Best avg of 2,3,4 races
Alphabetical by Name Results for all runners: Results A-Z | Download as a spreadsheet in open document format

Previous Grand Trees: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


2021 Schedule

Info in gray font is uncertain or from 2019 or 2020
Status of races numbered in orange is not known here.
Check race websites for definitive information.
Last revised September 9, 2021

1

Bimbler's Bash 10K, 9am Sunday April 5, 2020 - canceled for 2021
A.W. Cox School, Guilford, CT
pre-reg: $25 (5 people for $100) until 8pm 4/3/20; $30 thereafter or day-of
race website | runsignup | mail-in app
2019 Results | 2019 Results at RAT Race Timing | pre-GT Results at RAT Race Timing
mr.bimble (Jerry Turk) Race director
 

2

18

Merrimack River Trail Race, 10 mi, 9am Saturday April 11, 2020 --> October 2, 2021
 

3

Soapstone Mountain Trail Races, 24K (& Jerry Stage 6K), 9am Sunday May 16, 2021 (or virtually 8-23 May 2021)
Reddington Rock Riding Club (RRRC), 93 Handel Road, Stafford Springs, CT
Benefits Northern Connecticut Land Trust and Connecticut Forest & Parks Association
2021 Results in GT form
Shenipsit Striders race website | Results including virtual option results) at Ultra-Signup | Full race day results including 6K at Rat Race Timing
2019 Results | 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

9

Chesterfield Gorge Race, 25K (GT distance) and ultra, May 31, 2020 --> 8am July 11, 2021
 

5

Goodwin Forest Trail Runs, 30K (GT race) & 10K or 20K, May 29 - June 13, 2021 - semi-virtual run, select a time to run
Eastford, CT, near Rt 198 entrance to Natchaug State Forest
Benefits Friends of Goodwin Forest
2021 30K Results in GT form + 10K and 20K results | Results at Webscorer
Friends of Goodwin Forest info | webscorer.com online reg
2019 Results | 2019 Cool Running 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 13, 2021 virtual option 5-20 June
Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield CT
2021 Results in GT form, including virtual results
2021 Race day results posted at RAT Race Timing
Shenipsit Striders race website | Ultra-Signup all results
2019 Results
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2014 Flier | 2013 pre-GT results.
Scott Edington, Race director
 

7

12

Greylock, June 20, 2021 --> August 15, 2021
 
 

8

Wolf Den Dash, 8 miles (& 4mi), 9am June 28, 2020 - 2021? - check race website
Wolf Den Campground, Pomfret Center, CT
2019: $20 until 6/9/19; $25 after that, including day-of
RunSignup
2019 Results | 2019 RAT Race Timing |
pre-GT 2019 Results at RAT Race Timing
Race director
 

9←4

Chesterfield Gorge Race, 25K (GT distance) and ultra, 8am July 11, 2021
Chesterfield Gorge Reservation, 1 River Rd, West Chesterfield, MA
Benefits Hilltown Land Trust
2021 25K Results in GT form | Results including 50K, 100K, & 100mi at MassUltra
Beast Coast Trail Running Race info | Runreg.com Online reg
2018 pre-GT Results | 2019 pre-GT Results
Race director
 

10

French River Trail Run at Hodges, 21 K (GT race) & 10K,5K 8am Sunday July 14, 2019 - 2021? - check back later
Oxford MA
Same race as "Hodges Hoedown" in previous years
2019: pre-reg required, $20 by 5/31/19; $30 by 7/13/19 (free for GT RDs, email Alex)
2019 Race website |
2019 Results | 2019 full results at mramultisport.com | 2018 Results | 2018 full results at Webscorer
2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | non-GT 2014 Results
Race director
 

11

People's Forest Trail Run, 7 mi, 9am Saturday August 7, 2021
Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Rd, Barkhamsted CT
2021 Results in GT form | Greystone Racing
2020 Results | 2019 Results | 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
Race Director, (860) 485-1506
 

12←7

Mount Greylock Trail Races, 13.5 (& 5K), 10am Sunday August 15th, 2021
Greylock Glen, Gould Road, Adams MA
2021 Results | 2021 Info & app | Race Map
2019 Results | 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
 

13

Chad Denning Challenge (CDC) Half Marathon (GT race) & relay, 10am Saturday August 22, 2020 - 2021 race appears unlikely
Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield NH
2019: pre-reg $30 by 6/30/19; $35 after that; $40 day-of
2019 UltraSignup race info & results | Facebook page
2019 Results
Race director
 

14

Wapack Trail Race, ‘18 miles & 8 mountains’, 9am Sunday September 5, 2021
Windblown XC Ski Area, 1180 Turnpike Rd, New Ipswich NH
2021 GT Results | Paul's 2021 race story
Race website
2019 Results | Paul's 2019 race story | 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
 

15

Trails to a Cure, 8 miles (& 4mi), 9am September 12, 2021 - canceled for 2021
Pattaconk Reservoir Dam, Chester CT
imAthlete reg & info
2019 Results
pre-GT 2018 Results at SNERRO timing
Race directors
 

16

Pisgah Mountain Trail Races, 23K or 50K (both in GT), 8:45am Sunday September 20, 2020 - 2021? - check race website
Chesterfield School, Route 63, Chesterfield NH
Benefits New Hampshire Special Olympics
2019: 50K $50 pre-reg by 7/31; $60 from 8/1 to race day; 23K prices $10 less
Race website | 2019 UltraSignup | Red Clover Rovers Club
2019 Results | 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 director
 

17

Peaked Mt, 10K or 4hr (both in GT), & 5mi, 9/22/2019, postponed to 11/3/2019 - 2021 race appears unlikely
Peaked Mt Reservation Main Parking Lot, Butler Rd, Monson MA
Benefits Peaked Mt Reservation
2019: pre-reg by 10/30/2019: 10K $30, 4hr $5 more; youth/Trustee member $5 less; day-of $5 more
2019 Race info and results including 5K at Ultra-Signup
2019 Results | 2018 Results | 2018 photos, Ben Kimball Photography
2017 Results | 2016 results (pre-Grand Tree)
Race director
 

18←2

Merrimack, Saturday October 2, 2021
 
10 miles, Back parking lot of Double Tree Hotel, Old River Rd, Andover, MA
pre-reg $10 mailed by 9/25; $15 day-of
The Rivah! (race website)
2019 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
 

19

Nipmuck Trail Marathon, 26.4 mi (& relay), 8am Sunday October 3, 2021
390 Perry Hill Road, Ashford CT
Ultra-Signup
pre-reg $35 by 8/7/21; $40 by 9/27/2021; no day-of
Shenipsit Striders
2019 Results | 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
 

20

Monroe Dunbar Brook, 10.5 (& 3.5 mi), 10am Sunday October 10, 2021
Dunbar Brook Picnic Area, River Rd, Monroe/Florida town line, MA
pre-reg $20 (mail) by 10/3/21; $25 day-of
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.
Race Info | Application | improved course map (thanks, Ben Kimball) | Strava Segment | Gaia Track | GPX file
2019 Results | 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
 

21

Mt. Toby Trail Race, 14 miles, 9am Sunday October 17, 2020
Sunderland Town Park, Park Rd, Sunderland MA
$30 pre-reg on RunReg by Oct 16th; $35 day-of
2021 info and app at RunReg | A SMAC race
Race course map
Strava Map
2019 Results | 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
Race director
 

22

Groton Town Forest, 9.5 mi (& 3.4 mi), 12:30pm October 24, 2021
Groton Senior Center, 163 W. Main St, Groton MA
A Squannacook River Runners race - benefits the Groton Trails Committee
pre-reg $15 (max $40/family) mail by 8/31; $20 (max $50/family) by 10/17; $25 (max $60/family) later & day-of
or online at signmeup.com
Race website
2019 Results
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
and Bob Zanelli, Race directors
 

23

Busa Bushwhack Trail Race, 10.0 mi (& 5.3 mi), 9am Sunday October 31, 2021
Brophy School, 575 Pleasant Street (Rt 30), Framingham MA
GFRC Race website | GFRC website
2019 Results | 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 director
 

24

Upton State Forest Trail Run, 21K (GT race) & 10.5K, 9am Sunday November 8, 2020 - 2021? - check race website
Upton State Forest, entrance circa 195 Westboro Rd, Upton, MA
2019 pre-reg required, $15 by 10/1/19; $20 by 11/9/19 $20; (free for GT RDs, email Alex)
Race site
2019 Results | 2019 results at Webscorer
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results
Race director
 

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