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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 five 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 five 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 as noted.

Run, chipmunks, run!

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


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Grand Tree Results Archive

Grand Tree Trail Race Series - 2022 Final Results
for runners who have run at least two races:
Total points | Best avg of 2-6 races
Alphabetical by Name Results for all runners: Results A-Z (1 MB) | Download as a spreadsheet in open document format

Previous Grand Trees: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


2023 Schedule

Status of races numbered in gray font is not yet known here
Dates in gray font are traditional but unconfirmed, or uncertain and left as from a previous year
Check race websites for definitive information.
Snow, ice, hurricanes, etc. may affect trail conditions, if in doubt, check race website or GT section for race status

Last revised January 14, 2023

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Race

Northern Nipmuck Trail Races, 16 mi, 9am Sunday, March 26, 2023
Union, CT
Shenipsit Striders pre-reg opens Feb. 1, $20 + reg fee, Ultra-Signup
2022 Results | 2011 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results | 2010 Results | 2009 Results | 2008 Results
2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results | 2000-05
Tony Bonanno Race director
 

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Merrimack River Trail Race (31st year), 10 miles, 9am Saturday, April 1, 2023
Back parking lot of Double Tree Hotel, Old River Rd, Andover, MA
North Medford club | The Rivah! canonical race blog
pre-reg by March 29, $15 on Runreg
2022 Results | 2021 Results | 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
Dave Dunham's 2008 Rivah Story - pics, video! | 2008 Results | 2007 Results
2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results | 2006 Story in GT News
, Race director
 

3

Bimbler's Bash 10K, 9am Sunday April 2, 2023
A.W. Cox School, Guilford, CT
2022 GT Results | results at Race Roster | Bimblers Sound website
2019 Results | 2019 Results at RAT Race Timing | pre-GT Results at RAT Race Timing
mr.bimble (Jerry Turk) Race director
 

4

Soapstone Mountain Trail Races, 25K (& Jerry Stage 6K), 9am Sunday May 21, 2023
Reddington Rock Riding Club (RRRC), 93 Handel Road, Stafford Springs, CT
Benefits Northern Connecticut Land Trust and Connecticut Forest & Parks Association
Shenipsit Striders pre-reg required, $25, Ultra-Signup
2022 Results | 2021 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 | 2008 Photos | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results | 2004 Results
Dan Tourtellotte, Race director
 

5

Goodwin Forest Trail Runs, 30K (GT race) & 10K, 9am Sunday June 4th, 2023
Hampton, CT, Goodwin Forest Education Center
Benefits Friends of Goodwin Forest
Friends of Goodwin Forest info | directions
webscorer.com 2022 reg, 2023 registration opens Feb. 1st
2022 Results
2021 30K Results + 10K and 20K results | 2021 results at Webscorer
2019 Results | 2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 pre-GT Results
Interim race director
 

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Nipmuck South Trail Race, 15 mi, 9am Sunday June 11 2023
Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield CT
Shenipsit Striders race website | pre-reg may be at Ultra-Signup | and results at Rat Race Timing
2022 Results | 2021 Results | 2019 Results | 2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results | 2014 Flier | 2013 pre-GT results.
Scott Edington, Race director
 

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Mount Greylock Trail Races, 13.5mi (& 5K), 10am Sunday June 18, 2023
Greylock Glen, Gould Road, Adams MA
2022 Info & app | Race Map
2022 Results 2021 Results | 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
 

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Wolf Den Dash, 8 miles (& 4mi), 9am June 28, 2020 - may return in 2023
Wolf Den Campground, Pomfret Center, CT
2019: $20 until 6/9/19; $25 after that, including day-of
RunSignup 2019 app
2019 Results | 2019 RAT Race Timing |
pre-GT 2019 Results at RAT Race Timing
Race director
 

9

People's Forest Trail Run, 7 mi, 9am Saturday August 6, 2022
Matheis Grove Pavilion on East River Rd, Barkhamsted CT
Greystone Racing
pre-reg $20 by 5 August at Run Signup
2022 GT Results | 2021 Results 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
 

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Mt. Toby Trail Race, 14 miles, Sunday August 21, 2022 - will be in August, 2023 and onwards
Sunderland Town Park, Park Rd, Sunderland MA
A SMAC race
2022 info and app at RunReg | Race course map | Strava Map
New in 2022 - Relay race option (non-GT): one runs up, one runs down! Whee!
2022 GT Results | 2021 Results | 2019 Results | 2018 race photos at Ben Kimball Photography
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
 

11

Wapack Trail Race, ‘18 miles & 8 mountains’, 9am Sunday September 3, 2023
Windblown Camping, 1180 Turnpike Rd, New Ipswich NH
Race website
pre-reg may be at RunReg, or by mail posted before 25 Aug, then $40 including day-of
2022 Results | Paul's 2022 race story (pdf) | 2021 Results | Paul's 2021 race story | 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 Results | 2012 Race Report | 2011 Results | 2010 Results
2009 Results | 2009 Race Report | 2008 Results | 2007 Results | 2006 Results | 2005 Results
Race director
 

12

Norfolk Land Trust - Haystack Mountain Challenge Half Marathon (& 5K, 10K), 9:30am Saturday Sept. 10, 2022
Norfolk, CT
Norfolk Land Trust website with maps for 5K, 10K races
2022 GT Results | Results at RaceRoster
Race contact, Kate Johnson, Race director
 

13

Cockaponsett Trails to a Cure, 8 miles (& 4mi), 9am September 17, 2023
Pattaconk Reservoir Dam, Cockaponsett State Forest, Chester CT
Benefits PanCAN in memory of Steve Hancock
Race info and registration at Runsignup, pre-reg opens 28 Feb., $25
Results at SNERRO
2022 Results | 2019 Results
pre-GT 2018 Results at SNERRO timing
Race directors
 

14

Pisgah Mountain Trail Races, 23K or 50K (both in GT), September 2023 - appears likely, date TBA!
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
Jeff LeBlanc, Race director
 

15

Nipmuck Trail Marathon, 26.4 mi (& relay), 8am Sunday October 1, 2023
390 Perry Hill Road, Ashford CT
Shenipsit Striders race website
pre-reg required, check later at Ultra-Signup
2022 Results | 2021 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 | 2004 Results
Race director
 

16

Monroe Dunbar Brook, 10.5 (& 3.5 mi), 10am Sunday October 8, 2023
Dunbar Brook Picnic Area, River Rd, Monroe/Florida town line, MA
Race Info | Application | course map (thanks, Ben Kimball) | Strava Segment | Gaia Track | GPX file
2022 registration info: pre-reg (mail) $20, $15 for 3.5mi, by 10/1/22; $25 day-of
$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.
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.
2022 Results | 2021 Results | 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
 

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Groton Town Forest, 9.5 mi (& 3.4 mi), 12:30pm October 22, 2023>
Groton Senior Center, 163 W. Main St, Groton MA
A Squannacook River Runners race - benefits the Groton Trails Committee
Race info, mail application(2022), and results including 3.4 miles at Freeservers race website
check later for 2023 for pre-reg online at RunReg
2022 Results | 2021 Results | 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
 

18

Busa Bushwhack Trail Race, 10.0 mi (& 5.3 mi), 9am Sunday October 29, 2023
Brophy School, 575 Pleasant Street (Rt 30), Framingham MA
race website at Greater Framingham Running Club
2022 Results 2021 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
Past results including 5.3 miler in the Busa Bushwhack archives at GFRC
Race director
 

19

Bear Hole Run for the Trails, 7.1 miles, Saturday November 4, 2023
Bear Hole Conservation Area, West Springfield, MA
Benefits Bear Hole Watershed trail system and 5th grade field trips to Bear Hole Reservoir
2022 application | Race info and map to be posted at West Springfield Environmental Committee
2022 GT Results
Alan Cabot, Race director
 

20

Upton 10.5K and Half Marathon Trail Race (half marathon is the GT race), 9am Sunday November 12, 2023 - likely date, could change
Upton State Forest, Park Entrance at Westboro St and Southboro Rd, Upton, MA
** Starting in 2021, the Upton race is being put on by the Tri-Valley Front Runners with Chi Running **
mail or online pre-reg $20, $25 post or day-of, over 70 free (discount for GT RDs, email Terri), Active.com online reg
2022 GT Results | Results at Active.com
2021 Results | 2019 Results | Webscorer 2019
2018 Results | 2017 Results | 2016 Results | 2015 Results | 2014 Results
Race director
 

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Race directors: Please let us know of any date changes or of any significant revisions to your race's results following their initial posting. - Thanks.