Parking and Registration at Oak Park, 791 Forest Rd., Greenfield, NH
There is a 5 minute walk from the parking to the race start.
First Annual race shirts free for the first 50 runners registered!
There will be one aid station at about half-way for the Blueberry Bumble 5K.
There will be water available at four locations on the Highbush half-marathon course.
Creative “locally sourced” prizes awarded for each race.
No dogs please in Greenfield State Park. We love them, but they are not allowed in the race areas of Greenfield State Park.
Mid-August weather could be in the 50s or the 90s. Sunny or simply pouring. In other words, be prepared for racing in any weather conditions!
While injuries in trail races are usually few and minor, serious injury is always possible. The entire trail (both races) should be considered dangerous. A fall could happen anywhere due to rocks, roots, old slippery bridges in poor condition, mud, logs, sticks, streams, fatigue, tall grass, weather and trippy things invisible to the naked eye. If it's rock, root, log or bridge, assume it is slippery. If it's wet or in the shade, even more so!
WARNING: Because parts of the half-marathon course are relatively inaccessible, it is possible that an injured runner might have to wait for emergency medical care. Please don't enter if you are not prepared to accept responsibility for yourself & these risks.
Despite the aid stations, all half-marathon runners should not be reliant upon these for their sole hydration and fueling needs. This is a tough course, especially miles 4-8. It is strongly recommended that half-marathoners have the ability to carry at a MINIMUM a 16 ounce bottle of fluids. More capacity is highly recommended.
It is recommended that runners carry a cellphone and a course map (availabe at registration).
Interactions with wildlife are always possible and hopefully if it happens it will be a fleeting "Oh, cool!" moment, but be smart and alert. Don't approach wildlife that is holding its ground or acting peculiar. Critters could include deer, bears, non-venomous snakes, sasquatch, moose, porcupines, fox, newts (please don’t step on them!), and hikers with dogs (some off leash).
The trails are open to other users. Please be courteous to all, avoid starting other by communicating before passing and allow others to pass safely. When approaching a horse, please announce your presence in a clear voice as early as possible and ask the rider if it is safe to pass. Please respect the rider's wishes even if it means walking until you are past.
Many of these trails are true hiking trails and some get more use than others. These are not groomed trails. At places you may have to slow down to just see where the trail continues, especially on the ridgeline rocky tops. Some areas will feel remote- enjoy it. While scouting on the weekend it was not unusual to travel 10 miles without seeing another user.
Trails will be marked witha combination of streamers, signs and volunteers. This will be explained at the start but you must pay attention and follow these or you could go off course. Don't blindly follow another runner!