Western Mass Athletic Club
Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail Races
10.5 Miles and 3.5 Miles
Start/Finish: Dunbar Brook Picnic Area on River Rd., near the Monroe/Florida MA town line.
The race runs on the trails and service roads of the Monroe State Forest --considered to have some of the most beautiful scenery in the East. Peak Fall colors, stands of old growth hemlocks, waterfalls, brook crossings, bear, moose, and eagles are just a few of the sights that this deep remote valley and its high peaks offer.
The 10.5 mile course consists of a rolling one mile
single track along the brook, followed by a steep climb of approx. ½ mile.
It then climbs gradually on a mix of single track and fire roads to the
summit of Spruce Peak (elev.2730 ft.), the high point at approx. race mile 5.
The remainder of the course is mostly a gradual downhill, although a few steep
sections will be encountered. There are as many as three brook crossings
(possibly knee deep)
As in 2019: The 3.5 mile course is the last 3.5 miles of the long race. Runners in the short race will be shuttled to the start, pre-registration recommended and limited to the first forty sign ups. Come early enough to get bib and catch 9:30am bus to 3.5 mi start.
|Fees||10.5 Mile||3.5 Mile|
Pre-registered (by 10/3/21)
$5 discount from the above for WMAC members who pre-register.
Family discount: no charge in excess of that for three people if pre-registered.
Sorry, no refunds.