Event Details

Click a section below for more details about The Pineland Trails Running Festival!

The Saturday Events

5k Race

Saturday – 11:00 a.m.

The race course is a 5 kilometer off-road roller coaster on well-maintained XC trails that twist, turn, and roll their way through forests and past pastoral, working farmland. The trails are level, wide (12′), and non-technical with no roots or rocks, but very hilly. Although there are no major climbs the rolling terrain is unrelenting. The surface of the trails is mainly grass and dirt sprinkled with pine needles, pine cones, twigs, and small stones. Trail running shoes are recommended but not necessary.

Awards are given to the top 3 men and women and the top men and women in the following age groups: under 12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-29, 30-39, 41-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

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5K Canicross Race

Saturday – 9:30 a.m.

Following the same course as the standard 5K, this course is perfect for you and your canine companion! Traverse five kilometers of open trails with no roots or rocks to worry about!

Awards are given to the top 3 men and women and the top men and women in the following age groups: under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 41-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

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10K Trail Race

Saturday – 10:00 a.m.

The race course is a 10 kilometer off-road roller coaster on well-maintained XC trails that twist, turn, and roll their way through forests and past pastoral, working farmland. The trails are level, wide (12′), and non-technical with no roots or rocks, but very hilly. Although there are no major climbs the rolling terrain is unrelenting. The surface of the trails is mainly grass and dirt sprinkled with pine needles, pine cones, twigs, and small stones. Trail running shoes are recommended but not necessary.

Awards are given to the top 3 men and women and the top men and women in the following age groups: under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 41-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

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Kids’ Run

Saturday – 10:30 a.m.

This 1km course is perfect for kids of all ages! Kids five and older experience a flat and fun course that loops Campus Road, with flat and non-technical terrain to ensure your kids will finish injury-free! Race shirts are also included with each kids’ race entry!

The top three overall male and female finishers will receive awards!

The Sunday Events

25k Race

The 25 kilometer course is an off-road roller coaster on well-maintained XC trails that twist, turn, and roll their way through forests and across pastoral, working farmland. The trails are wide (12′), and non-technical with no roots or rocks, but very hilly and unrelenting. In addition to the trail system, runners will travel through open field around Pineland. The paths in the fields are often not level, tilting severely in all directions. Trail running shoes are not necessary, but they are recommended.

Awards are given to the top 3 men and women and the top men and women in the following age groups: under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 41-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

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50k Race

Traveling two loops of the 25K course, this 50K behemoth will test even the best of runners. The course covers all of Pineland’s best trails in addition to picturesque farmland throughout your run!

Awards are given to the top 3 men and women and the top men and women in the following age groups: under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 41-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

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50 Mile Ultra

This course challenges runners to not one, not two, but THREE loops of the 25km course in addition to another 3.5 mile loop. What does that give you? Over 80km of running through Maine’s best trails! This hilly course is not for the faint of heart!

Awards are given to the top 3 men and women and the top men and women in the following age groups: under 29, 30-39, 41-49, 50-59, 60+

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The Sunday Events

For the three Sunday runs, we’ve created a single 11-mile (17.7K) loop course that’ll both push you to your limits and reward you with breathtaking views that can only be found on the top of a mountain in late summer! With an elevation gain of roughly 3,000 feet per lap, run one lap and you’re a badass. Run two and you’re insane. Run three and you’re LEGENDARY. This will NOT be your easiest 17.7, 35.4, or 53.1 kilometers. If you go into this with the mindset of setting a PR, you’ll likely end up on one of our medical ATVs. Walk or run, if you complete any of these distances you’ll forever view other trail runs as “cute.”

Each runner gets a unique wooden medal at the finish, followed by an after-party featuring FREE pizza and beer (21+) PLUS hot showers for those who want to rinse off before relaxing!

SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
7:00 a.m. — 22-Miler (35.4K) & 33-Miler (53.1K Ultra) Start
8:00 a.m. — 11-Miler (17.7K) Start

AWARDS:
11-Miler (17.7K): The 1st overall man and woman each get two lift tickets to Jay Peak; 2nd and 3rd place men and women get similarly cool prizes, as do the age group winners.   Check out last year’s results here.
22-Miler (35.4K): The 1st overall man and woman each get a ski weekend for two at Jay Peak; 2nd and 3rd place men and women get similarly cool prizes, as do the age group winners. Check out last year’s results here.
33-Miler (53.1K Ultra): The 1st overall man and woman each get a full-service ski/splash/spa weekend for two at Jay Peak; 2nd and 3rd place men and women get similarly cool prizes, as do the age group winners. Check out last year’s results here.

COURSE FEATURES:
– Spectacular Green Mountain views
-Well marked with arrows and flags
-Check points to ensure safety and cutoff possibilities
-Aid stations fully stocked with water, Gatorade, pickles, and other salty and sweet snacks
-Aid Station menu to be emailed prior to the race.
-Medical teams on ATVs monitoring the course
-Ten-hour cutoff for the 53.1K Ultra

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Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held at Pineland Farms on Friday, May 24th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday starting at 5:00 a.m.

DIRECTIONS

All races start and finish in front of Hotel Jay at Jay Peak Resort in Vermont, with the 5K’s and kids’ run on Saturday and the longer distances on Sunday. Jay Peak is being wicked generous and giving all registrants a discount on Stateside Hotel and Hotel Jay. How wicked of a deal is it? It also includes access to the Pump House water park! There’s nothing nicer than relaxing in a hot tub after a day of running, and the kids will have a blast at the rock wall, theater, arcade, and ice rink! Check your registration confirmation email for the special discount code, then click here to book your room!

Lodging

Click here to see a list of partner hotels for the race! This list of hotels will update, so be sure to check back for the latest offers!

Photos & Results

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