Attention all runners: Unfortunately the event is being forced to cancel this year’s event due to permissions complications. This was frustrating turn of events surprised our entire race crew, and we apologize on behalf of the event as a whole. If you have already registered, you will receive a refund of the amount paid. We hope to have this complication sorted out for next year, so that we are able to host the event. We apologize for any inconveniences this causes you, and wish you the best of luck with the rest of your race season.
The 2018 Eastern Trail Half Marathon & 5k
The Eastern Trail Half Marathon & 5k event features and out-and-back course that is extremely flat and promises to be your fastest trail race ever. Both events will be USATF Certified, and these are some of the straightest courses you could ask for. Keep in mind that each event is capped at 250 participants, so make sure you sign up early to get into the race!
You can also feel good about running this race knowing that at least $5.00 of every entry fee is going directly to the Eastern Trail. The funds raised will go toward maintaining, and improving the trail for years to come. We hope to be able to contribute as much as possible in order to help “Close the Gap”.
All runners, whether in the Half Marathon or 5k, will receive a finishers medal, and commemorative race shirt. You should plan to sign up early in order to guarantee the proper size when ordering shirts. If your preferred shirt is not available on race day, we will send you the proper size after the event. Both races will also give out awards for overall finishers, as well as age group awards. This year, our prizes are going to allow you to take home a piece of the trail!
Get Ready to Run!
The race will take place in a very warm time during the summer, so make sure you hydrate ahead of time. We will place multiple water stops along the Half Marathon route, and one on the 5k route. We encourage all runners to bring reusable water bottles to the race. This way, we don’t have to use as many disposable cups that get thrown onto the trail after being used. Don’t worry, we’ll pick them up, but we want to keep the trail as clean as possible.
We will hold two separate award ceremonies in order to save time for the 5k runners. One ceremony will be after the 5k finishers finish, and those runners are then free to leave if they wish. A second ceremony will take place for the Half Marathon runners, once all of the award winners have crossed the line.