RACE INFORMATION

Individuals

  • Bibs must be picked up at the Hale YMCA (9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam, CT). They will not be available at the start lines. Bibs will be available for pick-up on the following dates at the Hale YMCA:
    • Friday, October 15th, 3-5pm.
    • Saturday, October 16th, 6:30-7am (Race Day).
  • Bag drop is available at the Hale YMCA 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. To prevent mistaken bag identity, runners must present bibs to retrieve bag. 
  • Marathon starts in Windham, CT and ends in Putnam, CT.
  • Half Marathon starts in Pomfret, CT and ends in Putnam, CT.
  • Race festival at the Hale YMCA in Putnam, CT. Shower facilities available.
  • See Race Day FAQs for more information.
  • Water, Gatorade, Bars, and Fruit available at all relay stations and select aid stations.
  • Cash prize for first place male and female (Marathon and Half Marathon).
  • Additional prizes for first place male and female in each age category.
  • No double dipping!
  • 5 hours for Marathon.
    • Runners need to be through Relay Station 5 (Route 169, Pomfret, CT) no later than 12pm to complete the race.
  • 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 half marathoners.
    • 7:00am: Buses depart for marathoners.
    • 7:30am: Buses depart for half-marathoners.

Relay Teams

  • Bibs must be picked up at the Hale YMCA (9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam, CT). They will not be available at the start lines. Relay team captains will be responsible for pick up and distribution for all team members. Bibs will be available for pick-up at the Hale YMCA on the following dates:
    • Friday, October 15th, 3-5pm.
    • Saturday, October 16th, 6:30-7am (Race Day).
  • 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 in Putnam, CT. Shower facilities available.
  • See Race Day FAQs for more information.
  • Water, Gatorade, Bars, and Fruit available at all relay stations and select aid stations.
  • Prizes for all-male, all-female, co-ed, and 14 U.
  • 5 hours
    • Runners need to be through Relay Station 5 (Route 169, Pomfret, CT) no later than 12pm to complete the race.
  • Teams are responsible for their own transportation between relay stations.
  • Relay team members who are running the 1st leg can get a ride from the finish line (9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam, CT) to the start line. However, there is no transportation between relay stations.
    • 7:00am: Buses depart for marathoners and ONLY members of relay teams who are running the first leg. 

Race Day

  • Water, Gatorade, Bars, and Fruit available at all relay stations and select aid stations.
  • Refunds are not available.
  • Pets or strollers are not permitted during the race.
  •  The Hale YMCA will open at 6:00 am on Race Day and runners can use the facility there. There will also be limited porto-potties at the marathon and relay team start line and half marathon start line. This is a trail race, please plan accordingly. 

Race Day FAQ

  • 8:00 am start time for all events:
    • Marathon and Relay Teams
    • Half Marathon
  • 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, half marathoners, and for relay team members who are running the first leg.
    • 7:00am: Buses depart for marathoners and ONLY members of relay teams who are running the first leg. PLEASE NOTE: Teams are responsible for their own transportation to relay stations.
    • 7:30am: Buses depart for half-marathoners.
  • Parking is extremely limited at all relay stations. Have fun, ride together!

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.