2013 North Shore Trail Series
The 2013 North Shore Trail Series, brought to you by New England Running Company and Salomon!
The North Shore Trail Series features eight local trail races spread across seven months. We’ve worked hard to put together a series that showcases the best trail running the North Shore has to offer. Over the course of the series you will experience gentle carriage roads, rocky single track, ocean vistas, and private estates normally closed to the public. With races ranging from a 5k to marathon, by the end of the series you will have experienced the full gamut of trail racing here on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Though the emphasis is on participation, we will be offering awards to top overall finishers and to top age group finishers.
Packet pick up will be held at New England Running Company the day before each race from 10-7PM. Those who pick up their number early will be eligible to enter to win a pair of Salomon trail shoes. Winners will be announced after each race.
The North Shore Trail Series is made up of 8 races, one each month from May to November. Sign up early for the 2013 races as they tend to fill up quickly!
Please note that many of these races have a participation limit. Register early to ensure your entry, there will be NO exceptions. Only the distances designated below are eligible for NSTS scoring.
May 2, 2013 Greenbelt’s Pipestave Hill 5K
June 8, 2013 Kupenda 5 Mile Trail Race
July 13, 2013 Greenbelt’s Run for the Hills 10K
Aug. 24, 2013 Greenbelt’s Beverly Commons 7.3 mile Trail Run
Sept. 21, 2013 ECTA 10 Mile Trail Run
Oct. 13, 2013 Stone Tower Trail Run Challenge
Oct. 20, 2013 Ravenswood 4.1 mile Trail Race
Runners score points based on their time as a percentage of the winner’s overall time, making every second count! For example, a winning time of 41:08 gets 100.00 points; a time of 42:21 is worth 97.13, and 1:20:32 gets 51.08 (the winning time being just about 50 percent of that runner’s time). Women’s scoring is based on 100.00 points for the first female finisher. A runner’s top 7 of 8 races are totaled. 25 bonus points will be awarded to any runner completing the marathon finale!
Clarification: Runners do NOT have to complete 8 races to be counted in the series scoring. A runner’s top 7 of 8 races will be scored.
Overall Male/Female winners plus age group winners listed below.
Age group male/female winners will receive awards in the following four divisions:
- 39 and under
- 60 and over
Runners will remain in the age group which they scored in for the first race of the series.
There will be an awards banquet at New England Running Company in November.