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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 Chesterfield, 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: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


2020 Schedule

Info in gray font is uncertain or from 2019
Please check later for race dates not yet announced.
** Additional races may be added to the series **

Snow, ice, hurricanes, etc. may affect trail conditions, if in doubt, check race website or GT section for race status

Last revised February 10, 2020

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Race

Bimbler's Bash 10K, 9am Sunday April 5, 2020
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

Merrimack River Trail Race, 10 mi, 9am Saturday April 11, 2020
Back parking lot of Double Tree Hotel, Old River Rd, Andover, MA
pre-reg $10 mailed by 4/[8]; $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
 

3

Soapstone Mountain Trail Races, 24K (& Jerry Stage 6K), 9am Sunday May 17, 2020
Reddington Rock Riding Club (RRRC), 93 Handel Road, Stafford Springs, CT
Benefits Northern Connecticut Land Trust and Connecticut Forest & Parks Association
pre-reg $25 by 5/15/20; $30 day-of
Shenipsit Striders race website | registration open at Ultra-Signup | Full results 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

Chesterfield Gorge Race, 25K (GT distance) and ultra, 8am Sunday May 31, 2020
Chesterfield Gorge Reservation, 1 River Rd, West Chesterfield, MA
Benefits Hilltown Land Trust
pre-reg $40 by 5/27/20; day-of available unless filled, but costs more
note that the ultras start on Saturday and are not GT races
Beast Coast Trail Running Race info | Runreg.com Online reg
2018 pre-GT Results 2019 pre-GT Results
Race director
 

5

Goodwin Forest Trail Runs, 30K (GT race) & 10K, 9am Sunday June 7, 2020
Hampton, CT
Benefits Friends of Goodwin Forest
pre-reg $25 by 6/5/20; day-of $35; $5 discounts for age 50+ or 17-
Friends of Goodwin Forest info & app | 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 14, 2020
Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield CT
pre-reg $25 by 6/12; day-of $30
Shenipsit Striders race website | Ultra-Signup
Full results posted at RAT Race Timing
2019 Results
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 21, 2020
Greylock Glen, Gould Road, Adams MA
pre-reg (mail) $20 by 6/13/20, families max $60; day of $25
2020 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
 

8

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

9

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
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
 

10

People's Forest Trail Run, 7 mi, 9am Saturday August 1, 2020
Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Rd, Barkhamsted CT
Greystone Racing
2019: pre-reg $10 before July 27; then $15
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
 

11

CDC Half Marathon, 13.2 mi (GT race) & relay, 10am Saturday August 24, 2019
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
 

12

Wapack Trail Race, ‘18 miles & 8 mountains’, 9am Sunday September 6, 2020
Windblown XC Ski Area, 1180 Turnpike Rd, New Ipswich NH
pre-reg $25 by 8/23; $30 later or day-of
Race website | online pre-reg at SignMeUp
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
 

13a

Pisgah Mountain Trail Races, 23K or 50K (both in GT), 8:45am Sunday September 20, 2020
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
 

13b

Trails to a Cure, 8 miles (& 4mi), 9am September 20, 2020
Pattaconk Reservoir Dam, Chester CT
$25 pre-reg; $30 day-of
Facebook site
2019 Results
pre-GT 2018 Results at SNERRO timing
Race directors
 

14

Peaked Mt, 10K or 4hr (both in GT), & 5mi, 9/22/2019, postponed to 11/3/2019
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
 

15

Nipmuck Trail Marathon, 26.4 mi (& relay), 8am Sunday October 4, 2020
390 Perry Hill Road, Ashford CT
pre-reg $35 by 8/31/20; $40 by 9/30/2020; no day-of
Shenipsit Striders | Ultra-Signup,
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
 

16

Monroe Dunbar Brook, 10.5 (& 3.5 mi), 10am Sunday October 11, 2020
Dunbar Brook Picnic Area, River Rd, Monroe/Florida town line, MA
pre-reg $20 (mail) by 10/3/20; $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.
2020 Race Info | 2020 Application | improved course map (thanks, Ben Kimball)
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
 

17a

Groton Town Forest, 9.5 mi (& 3.4 mi), 12:30pm October 25, 2020
Groton Senior Center, 163 W. Main St, Groton MA
A Squannacook River Runners race - benefits the Groton Trails Committee
pre-reg $15 mail by 8/31; $20 by 10/7 (max $50/family); $25 later & day-of (max $60/family)
or online at signmeup.com (2019 app as of 1/26/2020)
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
 

17b

Mt. Toby Trail Race, 14 miles, 9am Sunday October 25, 2020
Sunderland Town Park, Park Rd, Sunderland MA
$25 pre-reg on RunReg; $30 day-of
2019 info and 2019 app at RunReg | Facebook page | A SMAC race
Race course 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
 

18

Busa Bushwhack Trail Race, 10.0 mi (& 5.3 mi), 9am Sunday November 1, 2020
Brophy School, 575 Pleasant Street (Rt 30), Framingham MA
GFRC Race 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 directors
 

19

Upton State Forest Trail Run, 21K (GT race) & 10.5K, 9am Sunday November 8, 2020
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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