Trail Running News & Information
Whether you are new to trail running or you’ve been living in the woods for some time now, we are happy you are interested! Trail running is a great way to experience nature, explore New England, and most importantly, enjoy food with friends at buffet-style aid stations.
Our main methods of communication are through Facebook and email. If you have Facebook, please feel free to request to join Trail Runners of New England. We use this group mainly to post information about upcoming trail races, but members can also make plans to run together. We do not currently have scheduled group runs. We encourage members to comment on trail races that they have run in the past and/or to make plans to carpool or sign up to run as an RMHP team. We will also have a listserv to email information about trail races and trail running tips. If you would like to be added to the listserv, please contact Bill or Christine.
Local Trail Runs
- Find maps on the RMHP collection on plotaroute.com
- Adam Malek’s YouTube channel for more good info and ideas: Adam R.A.N.T. [Running and Navigating Trails]. You can also catch them on the RMHP Facebook group
- More in RI
- More in SE Mass
- Trail Animals Running Club – TARC trails in eastern MA
- Trails around Boston
Trail Runs Throughout New England
- Kingdom Trails
- Craftsbury (also, a great running camp)
- Montpelier, a cool trail town
- Trail Run Project locations
- More trail runs in VT
Other Trail Runs
- Running in the USA upcoming trail runs in the Northeast
- Trail Runner Magazine info and race calendar
- American Trail Running Association info and race calendar
- UltraSignUp for MA trail races
- FIT Challenge for trail and obstacle course races
Share your Recommendations
Which trails have you found that you think others would like for fun outing, a challenging run, and anything in between? Any great races you’ve done or heard about? Additional ideas? What’s best to include here/our contact info?
Share on the RMHP’s Trail Runners of New England FB page
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