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Macedonia Trail Race

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About 90 minutes north of NYC lies the Litchfield Hills and town of Kent. Near the Appalachian Trail just a few miles outside of Kent is Macedonia Brook State Park. With its unparalleled singletrack and lush forest trails, challenging climbs/descents and two amazing viewpoints on course, the race offers trail runners a one of kind experience in the northwest part of Connecticut, the NEW Macedonia Trail Race brought to you by Steep Endurance! NEW this year we will offer 25K/50K distances in addition to the original 7.25M race.

How to enter the Macedonia Trail Race

  1. 7.25 Mile

    Run 7.25mi
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  2. 50K

    Run 50km
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  3. 25K

    Run 25km
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Macedonia Trail Race routes

The 7.25 mile race starts on Macedonia Brook Rd., near the ranger station. Runners will proceed south until reaching the blue-blazed trail entrance on the left. The first 4/10 of a mile is on the road to help spread out the runners before entering the single track. Runners will then run the blue trail in the counter-clockwise direction. The first section of single track is not super steep per se, but it’s a grinding climb until the first major descent just over 2 miles into the race. From there it’s rolling with some pretty technical sections of singletrack with a few short road crossings. A little before mile 5, runners are faced with the challenging climb up Cobble Mountain and it’s amazing viewpoint to the west, where on a clear day, you can see the Catskill Mountains in NY. From there it’s a long technical descent back down to a left hand turn onto Macedonia Brook Rd. and a quick sprint finish on the grass near the pavilion.

The 25K course will consist of 2 loops of the 7.25M course, plus a small out and back at the beginning of the race. The 25K course will have 3500'+ of elevation. The 50K course will be a 3 loop course utilizing some additional trails in the park, but will include 3 trips up and over the famous Cobble Mountain. The 50K course will have 7,000'+ of elevation.

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