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Half Marathon Trail Run

Start: 10:30 AM
Registration: 9:00—10:00 AM
Start/finish line: The base of Mount Ascutney
Fee: $65

Free preregistration barbecue the day before from 5:30—7:30 PM



Event Day - The FAQs

You will begin the day at registration, where you'll receive your cue sheet, a bib number to wear on the back of your shirt, and an event t-shirt. Please be ready by 10:15 AM for a runners meeting prior to departure. 

Have questions about the run? Click below to read our FAQ sheet, which we hope will offer all the answers you need.

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Half Marathon Trail Run Description

The following description is offered by STAB, an association of volunteers responsible for the local networks of multi-use recreational trails on and around Mount Ascutney. The public on-mountain trails, including a network of hiking-only trails to the summit and the incredible mountain-biking system, are available to use free of charge at Ascutney Trails. 

  • Runners will start by climbing the trails along the eastern ski slopes—up, over, and down—before heading out into the heart of the Ascutney Trails network.
  • The winding trails cut through steep-sided drainage and across stony tracks, reaching the highest elevation of the network deep in the West Windsor Town Forest.
  • A long traverse takes runners still further out to the grassy waves and granite spines of Grassy Knoll.
  • The return trip brings participants along a clear spring-fed mountain stream and past the secondary trailhead at Coaching Lane.
  • From there, it's a short stretch of Bicentennial Trail to the top of beautiful Mile Long Field, preserved for recreationalists by the generosity of local landowners.
  • Runners get to enjoy easy strides down the field, but soon head back into the woods to connect back to Last Mile, the trail they took when leaving the ski slopes. Here they'll join the bikers in the descent to the well-earned celebration at the P2P Festival.
You don't have to hit the trails alone. Create a team and bring your friends! Registering with a team is easy and fun!

Rest Stops and Cutoff Times

All rest stops will offer water, electrolyte drinks, and energy food. In order to manage the operations of the event, runners must enter the rest stops prior to the cutoff time. 

Runners must finish by 2:30 PM.

Rest Stop #1

Mile 4.5
Cutoff time: Noon

Rest Stop #2

Mile 9.2
Cutoff time: 1:30 PM