Tiny Trails 5K Race Series

Sun May 9 - Sat July 10, 2021 Portland, ME 04101 US
Events

Cape Elizabeth 5K

$22.50 05/09 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
30 spots left. Price increases after April 11, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Westbrook 5K

$22.50 06/12 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
35 spots left. Price increases after May 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Portland 5K

$22.50 07/10 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
26 spots left. Price increases after June 13, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

Tiny Trail Races is our fun summer 5K trail series through some of greater Portland's hidden and beautiful trail networks! Runners of all ages and levels will get to enjoy a dash through the woods, all while helping support local land trusts, towns, and non-profits maintain these spectacular spaces. Each race will be capped to 50 runners per event, hence the "tiny" trail race!

All runners who complete the series will receive a finishers tech shirt. Top male and female runners will receive prizes from our sponsors and a custom made award! Each race will be at three different locations to make up the series: Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook, and Portland

Awards and Swag

Top male and females will in each race will receive custom made top finisher awards. All runners will receive a finishers award.

All runners who complete the full series will receive a finishers tech shirt. Shirts will be given after the final race (Portland 5K). Top male and female runners will receive prizes from our sponsors and a custom made award! Each race will be at three different locations to make up the series: Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook, and Portland.

This event will take place at 1 Gull Crest Drive, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 on May 9th, 2021 at 8:00AM. Limit 50 participants. Participants will run a "lollipop" loop on a wide set of commonly used and very runnable trails!

This event will take place at 426 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092 on June 12th, 2021 at 8:00AM. Limit 50 participants. Participants will run a modified "lollipop" loop on commonly used and very runnable trails!

This event will take place at near the corners of Hamblet Ave & Brentwood St, Portland, ME 04101 on July 10th, 2021 at 8:00AM (near Evergreen Cemetery). Limit 50 participants. Participants will run a "lollipop" loop on a wide set of commonly used and very runnable trails!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://thegrindrunco.com/tiny-trail-race-series/.

The Course and Markings

Each course is on commonly used trails, though some sections include rocks, roots, and narrowed segments. These trail networks are a great for all ages and levels to run on. Each course will be marked with orange pin flags and white chalk. One aid station stocked with water and light snacks will be at the start/finish line for runners only.

The course will be well-marked with orange pin flags, "WRONG WAY" signs, and arrow signs. Three orange pin flags indicate a TURN and arrow signs will be at critical turns.

COVID

We plan to hold the event in person as envisioned, although we will be incorporating a number of safety precautions for volunteers and runners (see below), including a 50 participant cap. We will be closely monitoring CDC, local, and state guidelines, and will adjust as necessary, but we feel confident that this event will go forward as planned.

*Runners may be required to wear a face covering either during the race or near the start / finish line.
**Runners may start in waves of 5-10 to limit exposure.

This is a grassroots event benefiting the local trail systems. Accordingly, event management will not issue any refunds associated with this event, under any circumstances. Any residual profits will be donated to a local land trust of the event organizers choosing. We will make every effort to defer your credit towards another race we organize in the event of a mass cancellation.

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