Gunstock TrailFest

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 6:00am

Gunstock Mountain Resort
719 Cherry Valley Rd
Gilford, NH 03249

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We’re excited to announce the inaugural Gunstock TrailFest at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH on Memorial Day weekend 2020! This event is the new and fresh version of the classic GiddyUp Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms. It’s the same great trail running festival, same dates, with an even better location! Choose from 9 different trail races on rolling 12’ wide XC trails, our base-to-peak Mountain Climb, or the gnarly Peak To Peak Challenge. There will be plenty of on-site camping, a great BBQ meal, live music, and of course, 2 complimentary beers!



Runners in each race will complete the same 10km loop, and run multiple loops of the same course. The loop course is an off-road roller coaster on well-maintained XC trails that twist, turn, and roll their way through the forest. The trails are level, wide (12′), and non-technical with no roots or rocks, but very hilly. There is one major climb near the 1km mark and the rolling terrain is unrelenting. The surface of the trails is mainly grass and dirt sprinkled with pine needles, pine cones, twigs, and small stones. Trail running shoes are recommended but not necessary. Whether you’re completing 1, 3, 5, or 8 laps of the course it will be easy to wrap your mind around the distance, and you’ll get to enjoy the comradery of running with lots of different people.

In each of the Sunday races awards are given to the top 3 men and women and the top men and women in the following age groups: under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 41-49, 50-59, 60+. A team prize will also be given to the team with the fastest combined time of the top 4 team members in the 10K, 30K, and 50K races. There are no teams in the 80K race.

6:00am: 80K (50 MILE) ULTRA RACE
Runners will complete eight laps of the loop course.
Elevation Gain: 5,088 ft.

8:00am: 50K ULTRA RACE
Runners will complete five laps of the loop course.
Elevation Gain: 3,180 ft.

10:00am: 30K Race
Runners will complete three laps of the loop course.
Elevation Gain: 1,908 ft.

11:00am: 10K RACE
Runners will complete one lap of the loop course.
Elevation Gain: 636 ft.

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Registration Fees:

Early (Through Jan 10, 2020)
30K – $49
50K Ultra – $59
80K (50 Mile) Ultra – $69

Regular (Through March 13, 2020)
30K – $59
50K Ultra – $69
80K (50 Mile) Ultra – $79

Late (Through May 22, 2020)
30K – $69
50K Ultra – $79
80K (50 Mile) Ultra – $89

On Site (May 23 & 24, 2020)
30K – $80
50K Ultra – $90
80K (50 Mile) Ultra – $99

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