Western Mass Athletic Club
Monroe Dunbar Brook Trail Races
- Tough Mother Monroe -
No man made mud here! Mother Nature’s obstacle course! Trees, rocks, roots, mountains, streams and anything she feels like throwing at you that day!
10.5 Miles and 2 Miles
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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)
The two mile course is an out and back on the same one mile single track along the brook (mentioned above).
|Fees||10.5 Mile||2 Mile|
|Early (by 10/5/13)
|Family discount: no charge in excess of that for
three people if pre-registered.
Sorry, no refunds.