The North Shore Trail Series features seven local trail races spread across seven months. Weve 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. The 2016 NSTS WILL BE SCORED based on runner’s times as a percentage of the winning time(s). Men’s points will be based on top men’s time and women’s points will be based on top women’s time…SCORING IS DETAILED BELOW.
Packet pick up will be held at New England Running Company the day before each race and runners will be able to enter a raffle for Salomon gear. Winners will be announced after each race.
The North Shore Trail Series is made up of 7 races, about one each month from May through November. Sign up early for the 2016 races as they tend to fill up quickly!
Please note that some 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 14||ECTA’s 2nd Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon|
|June 16||Windrush Farm Trot Trot Trail Race|
|July 9||Greenbelts Run for the Hills 10K|
|Aug. 27||Greenbelts Beverly Commons 7.0 Miler|
|Sept. 17||ECTA Run for the Trails 10 Mile Trail Run|
|Oct. 16||Ravenswood 4.1 mile Trail Race|
|Nov. 5 or 12||Stonecat Trail Marathon (25 bonus points to all finishers)|
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 now based on 100.00 points for the first female finisher. A runner’s top 6 of 8 races are totaled.(credit to Dave Dunham and USATFNE)
Technical Salomon running apparel will be awarded to runners who complete 6 of the 7 NSTS races.
There will be an awards banquet at New England Running Company in February.