Club Races

The Shenipsit Striders trail running club sponsors a broad array of trail races from Spring to Fall:

  • The New Year Fatass, which involves a 2.5 mile loop that particpants cover once or as many times as they would like over a 6-hour window, held at Valley Falls Park in Vernon.
  • The Soapstone Mountain Trail Races, which comprise both a 24 km race and a “sampler” 6 km race taking place mainly in the Shenipsit State Forest.
  • The Nipmuck South Trail Race, which is a 14 mi race that for the most part follows the Fenton river.
  • The Soapstone Assault, which is a ~5 mi race or more accurately a supercharged hill workout around the base of Soapstone Mountain that runners have to climb 6 times.
  • The NipMuck Trail Marathon, which is a classic old-school trail race taking place along a northern section of  the Nipmuck Trail and that aims to preserve many of the qualities from the early days of the New England trail racing scene.

Trail Running in New England and Beyond