2016 Series Overview:
A fun, no-frills 12-Week series scored in two segments and run from Stellos Stadium along the scenic trails of Mine Falls Park in Nashua, New Hampshire. 5k & 5m races are held at 6:30 pm on Monday nights in the summer. The first segment begins on June 6, runs for 5 weeks, and is followed by a “Relay” race which will be held on July 11 where teams of 3 (for the 5k), or 2 (for the 5 mile) compete against each other. Then the second segment begins on July 18, runs for 5 weeks, and is followed by a “Handicap” race on August 22 where runners are sent off in waves based on their 2016 course PR times from slowest to fastest, as an exciting way to cap off a fun summer of trail running! Frequently Asked Questions.
Note: No race will be held on Monday, July 4th, instead it will be held on Tuesday July 5th.
The 5k is very flat. The trails are wide and well groomed. The 5mile course is a bit more challenging. It is run on some narrower trails with a more varied terrain of packed dirt, roots & rocks. Both courses will have water stops, will be well marked and will have volunteers directing racers at major intersections. Course Maps and Directions.
$3.00 for youth 14 and under, $4.00 for ages 15-18, and $5.00 for all others. 2016 Race Application.
If you register for all 12 races your cost per race is just: $2.00 for youth 14 and under, $3.00 for ages 15-18, and $4.00 for all others.
Awards: Raffle prizes will be given out weekly to runners (and volunteers) and age group awards will be given at the end of the Series to the top male & female point scorers for each of two 5-race segments in the following divisions: 10 & Under; 11-14, 15-18; 19-29; 30-39, 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+. The overall Male & Female Champions of the whole 10-race series will win special awards as well.
Anyone who participates in 9 of 10 scoring races (not including the Relay & Handicap) will receive a commemorative Summer Trail Series Long Sleeve T-shirt at the end of the year - to keep you warm until the summer comes again!
The overall winner of each race scores 100 points. All other finishers score points on a percentage basis of the winning time divided by their time. For example: if the winner runs 17:30; then a runner finishing in 18:00 scores 96 points; a runner finishing in 20:00 minutes scores 88 points; and a runner finishing in 24:00 scores 73 points.
Take exit 5W off the Everett Turnpike (Route 3) in Nashua. Turn right at the first set of lights after the Police Station. The entrance to Stellos Stadium is the first left. Race registration will be in the parking lot to the right of Stellos.Map of Stellos.
For those of you who are on Facebook - the Trail Series now has its own page! Check it out here.