RACE INFORMATION

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individual

  • Bibs will be mailed to individuals and relay team captains 10 days prior to race. 
  • Bag drop is available at the Hale YMCA (9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam, CT) on race day morning. Runners can drop their bags prior to getting on the bus. Pick-up will be in the same area at the finish. One checked bag per individual or team. Teams must consolidate gear into 1 bag if using bag drop. To prevent mistaken bag identity, runners must present bibs to retrieve bag. 
  • Marathon starts in Windham, CT and ends in Putnam, CT.
  • 1/2 Marathon starts in Brooklyn, CT and ends in Putnam, CT.
  • Race festival at the Hale YMCA. Shower facilities available.
  • See Race Day FAQs for more information.
  • Water, Gatorade, Bars, and Fruit available at all relay stations.
  • Cash prize for first place male and female (marathon and 1/2 marathon)
  • Additional prizes for first place male and female in each age category.
  • No double dipping!
  • 5 hours for Marathon
  • 3 hours for Half Marathon
  • We provide transportation from the finish line (Hale YMCA, 9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam, CT) to the different start lines for marathoners, and ½ marathoners.

Relay Team

  • Bibs will be mailed to individuals and relay team captains 10 days prior to race. It is the responsibility of the relay team captain to distribute bibs to team members.  
  • Bag drop is available at the Hale YMCA (9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam, CT) on race day morning. Runners can drop their bags prior to getting on the bus. Pick-up will be in the same area at the finish. One checked bag per individual or team. Teams must consolidate gear into 1 bag if using bag drop. To prevent mistaken bag identity, runners must present bibs to retrieve bag. 
  • Up to 5 person relay teams
  • Race festival at the Hale YMCA. Shower facilities available.
  • See Race Day FAQs for more information.
  • Water, Gatorade, Bars, and Fruit available at all relay stations.
  • Prizes for all-male, all-female, co-ed, and 14 U.
  • 5 hours
  • Teams are responsible for their own transportation between relay stations
  • Relay team members who are running the 1st leg can get a ride to the start line. However, there is no transportation between relay stations.

Race Day

8:00- Start Time:  Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Relay Teams
 

Race Festival at the Hale YMCA in Putnam

  • We provide transportation from the finish line (Hale YMCA, 9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam, CT) to the different start lines for marathoners, and ½ marathoners.
  • Relay team members who are running the 1st leg can get a ride to the start line. 
  • Relay Teams are responsible for their own transportation between relay stations
  • Parking is extremely limited at all relay stations. Have fun, ride together!
  • Water, Gatorade, Bars, and Fruit available at all relay stations.
  • Updated Course Map and Relay Station Locations COMING SOON
  • Course Map
  • Relay Station Locations 
  • This is a trail race. Unfortunately, facilities are not available on the course. The Hale YMCA will open at 6am on Race Day. Runners can use the facility there.  
  • Refunds are not available
  • Pets or strollers are not permitted during the race

Legit Trail

Legit Fans

THE RACE

Tackle the Trail, a unique race in an AMAZING place.  Runners enjoy the quiet solitude of nature with bursts of energetic and supportive fans throughout this point-to-point race. Just 45 minutes from Providence and 1 hour from Boston, Tackle the Trail, your gateway to trail racing in New England.

Highlights include; amazing scenery, great swag, enthusiastic volunteers and entrance to an awesome post-race party sponsored by Michelob Ultra. Cash and other great prizes too!

P.S. Have fun and do good too! Proceeds from this race support students earning a debt free education at Quinebaug Valley Community College!

Make Tackle YOUR Destination!

Things to do, places to go in the (not so) Quiet Corner!

Race Festival

All runners and fans are welcome to join us at our post-race party ath the Hale YMCA! Party sponsored by Michelob Ultra and includes free beer for all runners. Also includes; massage tent, photos, and much more! Prizes awarded too.