The Nipmuck South Trail Race is a 14 mi race that for the most part follows the Fenton river.
Sunday, June 11 2017, at 9 AM
The race is an out-and-back covering a distance of 14.1 mi.
The course has some interesting trail variations over beautiful terrain, with several small bridge crossings, a climb to a 50 ft cliff, fields, and woods. The race starts at Mansfield Hollow State Park and winds its way to Old Turnpike Road (off Route 44). There are three road crossings that will be staffed by volunteers from the Mansfield Fire Department.
There will be 3 aid stations along the course at miles 3.5, 7 (turnaround), and 10.5 (stations 1 and 3 are the same but encountered both during outbound and inbound runs). Each station will have water and energy snacks such as fruits and pretzels.
The race course includes a number of steep, rocky, slippery, or otherwise treacherous areas. Though injuries have been few and minor during past races, a serious injury is possible. Because parts of the course are relatively inaccessible, it is possible that an injured runner might have to wait an hour or more for emergency medical care. Please do NOT enter this race if you are not prepared to accept responsibility for yourself and these risks.
Recognition will be given for overall female and male winners as well as division winners.
Food and beverages will be provided as a courtesy to runners after the race.
The start has two outdoor bathroom facilities which are new and clean. There are picnic tables and a hand water pump. Parking is available without charge very close to the start of the race.
- $25 if you preregister or $30 if you register day-of-race
Race-day registration is NOT guaranteed and will be available only if the race does not reach capacity. If available, the $30 registration fee must be paid by check. Park policy does not allow cash transactions.