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3rd Annual Mt. Tom Trail Race—& Hike!
October 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 3rd annual Mt. Tom Trail Race takes place on Saturday, October 21! This fun event offers an exciting way to help conserve the land you love!
Beast Coast Trail Running presents the trail running race, which follows a rugged route along trails throughout the Mt. Tom State Reservation, straddling Easthampton and Holyoke. It includes three options: a 25K route, a relay team option, and an Ultra 50K for you hard-core runners! All race routes start and finish at Millside Park in Easthampton where you can enjoy post-event refreshments, food, and festivities, including a pint of local beer from New City Brewery in a commemorative pint glass. Prizes for the top runners will include gift certificates to Marathon Sports, and more. The long course (50k) has an 8-hour time limit, and the short course has a 6-hour time limit to be completed.
CLICK BUTTON BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRAIL RACE & REGISTER AS A RUNNER!
>>> IMPORTANT UPDATE <<< Unfortunately, the three group hikes at Mt. Tom State Park have been cancelled due to the rain forecast for this weekend. However, the Eyrie House Ruins hike has been rescheduled. Please join us on November 18. Details below.
The Eyrie House Ruins are located at the summit of Mount Nonotuck, the most northerly peak on the Mt. Tom range. Join us for an exploration of the site where the former destination summit house with spectacular views was perched before it burned to the ground in a 1901 fire. DIFFICULTY/DISTANCE: Moderate; 4-mile round-trip.
Your Registration Will Help Conserve & Care for the Lands You Love!
The Mount Tom Range is an iconic part of the landscape in the Valley. Multiple peaks, rocky cliffs, scenic vistas, and miles of trails provide opportunities for everything from rugged hikes to hawk watching to family picnics to trail running. The area’s unique geology also provides critical habitat for wildlife and rare plant communities. Proceeds from the event will support Kestrel Land Trust’s Mount Tom Fund, dedicated to enhancing public access on the Mount Tom Range, which supported the creation of the Mt. Tom North Trailhead Park in Easthampton as well as Kestrel’s partnership with the City of Holyoke to restore nearby Anniversary Hill Park, which shares Mt. Tom’s geological features.
JOIN THE FUN AS A VOLUNTEER!
If trail running isn’t your thing, but you want to make an impact, please join us as a volunteer the day of the event! There are lots of ways to help out for all abilities: no experience necessary! Check out the roles and register here.
Beast Coast Trail Running is the work of Amy Rusiecki, Leah Jacobson-Hardy and Kristin Loiko, an experienced team who has coordinated dozens of hugely popular races in New England, including the Vermont 100 Endurance Race and the Seven Sisters Trail Race on the Mount Holyoke Range.
Thank you to our event sponsors!
- Amherst Nurseries
- C&S Grocers
- Cozy Home Performance & Foam USA
- Curran & Keegan Financial
- Lathrop Community Inc
- River Valley Co-op
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