Nipmuck South Trail Race
The Nipmuck South Trail Race is a 15 mi race that for the most part follows the Fenton river.
Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series
This race is part of the Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series
Mansfield Hollow State Park
Bassetts Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT
The race is an out-and-back covering a distance of 15 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 runners must be cautious of while crossing.
Proceeds will go to trail stewardship organizations in Connecticut, such as the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, Joshua’s Trust, and Northern Connecticut Land Trust.
The race is an out-and-back on the Nipmuck covering a distance of ~15 mi, following the lovely Fenton River for much of the course. The trail has some interesting 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). The race course AllTrails map is posted here, we highly recommend you get familiar with the course, particular if you are running it virtually! www.shenipsitstriders.org
The race start is at the picnic area at Mansfield Hollow State Park off of Bassets Bridge Rd in Mansfield, CT. Parking is available without charge very close to the start of the race.
Register online at Ultrasignup.com
Results found at: Aratrace.com
- Scott Edington