The Raven Rocks 10k Trail Run is set for its 5th running on Sunday, November 10, 2019 starting at 9am. We hope you can join us for this challenging race on the trails of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
The course is in good shape now and is just as challenging as ever.
We will run mostly the same course as last year. The start of the course after the Covered Bridge trail will follow a new part of the CB trail which also climbs up to Michigan Road, but it takes a different path. The other changes from last year, including the new “Raven Cliff Trail” (follows the rock outcropping from the Raven Rocks overlook down through new single track trail) and the re-routed Blue trail around mile 4.75 (around 1/2 mile after the fire tower water stop) will also stay part of the updated course.
See map below for old (dotted line) vs. new trail (solid line) over the years.
Depending on the rainfall in the weeks leading up to the race, the Michigan Road swamp trail cut-through may be impassible. Last year we had to re-route through the main Michigan Rd access trail due to significantly higher rainfall. This change, which is a game-time decision, adds in about 0.1 mile to the course if we take the long way around.
More information about the race is here: https://ravenrocksrun.org
Thanks for coming out to run on these challenging trails. Our best advertisements are you — the runners! Please pass this website page on to a friend who might like to know about the race (and the Trail Mix Series).
Hope to see you on the trails!
-Rob Cummings, Raven Rocks Race Director.