Local Trail Run Guide

We get this question a lot: Do you know of any other trail races like the Leatherman’s Loop in the area?  If you are looking for local trail runs & challenges, here are some (mostly) nearby ones that you may be interested in (all 2009):

March 29 – Mudders and Grunters/Yorktown NY – http://www.runner.org/mg.htm
April 5 – Bimbler’s Bash 10k/Guilford CT – http://mrbimble.com/WordPress/bash
April 5 – Urban Environmental Challenge “New York City’s Only Trail Race” 10k Bronx NY – http://www.vctc.org/
NEW April 26 – Where The Wild Things Are 5k and Fun Run – Wilton CT – http://woodcocknaturecenter.org/events/earth-week-celebration/
May 2 – Muddy Marathon (6.5M/13M/26M)/Rockaway NJ – http://sites.google.com/site/xxctrailseries/muddymarathon
May 10 – (also Sept & Oct) Morris Mauler 5k/Morris Twp NJ – http://www.runnersmecca.com
May 17 – Soapstone Mtn. Race and Sampler/Stafford Springs CT – http://www.shenipsitstriders.org
June 14 – The Dipsea (7.4M)/Mill Valley CA – http://www.dipsea.org (oldest trail race in US & one of the Loop’s inspirations! visit site just to read entry process)
July 26 – Escarpment Trail/Windham NY – http://escarpmenttrail.com (yikes! 30 miles of mountains)
NEW Sept 12 – Westchester Toughkids Triathalon (Ages 7-10, 11-14)/Croton-on-Hudson NY – http://www.westchestertoughman.com/Information/toughkidsrace.html
NEW Sept 13 – Westchester Toughman Triathalon/Croton-on-Hudson NY – http://www.westchestertoughman.com/
Oct 18 – Where The Pavement Ends 5M/Bedford NY – http://thepavementends.org
Oct 18 – Billy Goat 5K/LaGrangeville NY – http://www.mhrrc.org/MHRRCRacing/upcomingFlyers.aspx
Oct 29 – Bimblers Bluff 50k/Guilford CT – http://mrbimble.com/WordPress/bluff

Other trail runs can be found here: http://www.trailrunner.com/calendar/2009_calendar_by_state.htm

Here’s a long list of NJ-centric Trail Runs compiled by Chris Jaworski (thanks Chris!): http://www.essexrunning.com/trailruns.html

If anyone has other trail races in the NY/NJ/CT area that are not on these lists, send them (or post them in the comments below) in and we will add them here!