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Blue Hills Trail Races

Sun April 29, 2018
Location: Milton, MA US 02186 Directions
Type: Trail Race

Thank you for your interest in the Blue Hills Trail Races.  Unfortunately, registration is now closed, because we have reached the registration limit that is imposed by our site permit.  There is no waiting list, and race-day registrations are not allowed, even if there are "no-shows." 

If you would like to be involved in the races as a volunteer, please contact Race Director John Goldrosen at trailrunning@colonialrunners.org.

Event Time Price Details
10 Miles ("Fox Trot")
9:00AM EDT
3 Miles ("Bunny Hop")
9:00AM EDT
1904 Canton Avenue (Route 138)
Blue Hills Trailside Museum
Milton, MA US 02186

DCR Blue Hills Reservation
Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Avenue (Route 138)
Milton, MA

Start and finish are next to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. From Route 93 (Rt. 128): take Exit 2 to Rt. 138 North (“Milton”). Follow Rt. 138 for 1.2 miles to the parking lots for the Trailside Museum and the Blue Hills Ski Area (use either parking lot).

The Courses
Come run on miles of beautiful trails in the scenic DCR Blue Hills Reservation, just south of Boston. The well-marked courses follow dirt roads and forest paths, except for short paved sections at the start and finish of the races. The FOX TROT (10 miles) offers a mix of double and single-track trails with some hilly and rocky stretches. There are three water stops. The BUNNY HOP (3 miles) is recommended for new trail-runners. This course offers easier terrain on wide paths--but this is still a trail race, with plenty of small rocks and tree roots along the way! There is one water stop.

Due to state permit restrictions, REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 250 RUNNERS, and ALL RUNNERS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. There is NO race-day registration. Entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.

The registration fee is $12, plus a service fee. Additional donations are greatly appreciated. All profits from the races are donated to the MassAudubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum, to support its nature-education programs for children.

For Safety's Sake
Due to the narrow trails, dogs are not allowed, and we request that you do not use headphones.

Overall winners in each race receive Marathon Sports gift certificates and loaves of home-baked banana bread. Age-group winners receive chocolate-chip cookies.

Post-race refreshments include soda, juice, bananas, and trail-race munchies (cookies, chips, pretzels, etc.)

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
3-Mile ("Bunny Hop") Course Map

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10-Mile ("Fox Trot") Course Map

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