Run the trails of Chestnut Hill Farm and through Beals Reserve… then stay for the beer, the goats and the farm stand!

RESULTS from the 9/22/18 Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Race are here.

The Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Run is Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, MA and includes 3.4 and 5 mile trail races. Both race start at 9:00am and take runners along the trails of Chestnut Hill Farm and Beals Reserve. NOTE: The 3.4 and 5 mile races utilize the same courses as those featured at the “Running with the Goats” race in April 2018, but this event will not include the running with the goats fun run option.

The Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Run is part of the Barn to Run Trail Race Series and is a production of Sun Multisport Events in partnership and cooperation with Chestnut Hill Farm, the Trustees of the Reservations, the Southborough Open Lands Foundation and the Southborough Trails Committee.  A portion of each race entry will be donated to the Trustees.

Event Details

Date and Location: Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Run is September 22, 2018. The address of the farm is 9 Chestnut Hill Road, Southborough, MA. Please note… DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED at Chestnut Hill Farm.

Parking: Parking will be available on a field at the farm. Volunteers and signage will help guide you where to park.

Race Distances: The event offers 3.4 and 5 mile trail races.

Timing: All runners in the 3.4 and 5 mile races will be timed and receive their overall time and place in their respective race and category (male or female).

Awards & Prizes: Awards will be given to the fastest 3 males and females in the 3.4 and 5 mile races.  Awards will include product from the farm.

All runners will also be eligible for random prize giveaways from our sponsors.

Registration Fees

Pricing for both races that make up the Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Run are listed below.  Runners that register by 8/31 receive a soft cotton, gender specific race shirt and runners that register after that date get a pair of Barn to Run socks. All runners also receive free race photos, a free beer from Zelus Beer (must be age 21 or older) and a chance at some great giveaways).

  • 5 miler pricing: $30 thru 8/31/18; $35 from 9/1/18 until close of online registration on 9/21/18 at 6pm EST; registrations will be accepted on race morning at $45.
  • 3.4 pricing: $25 thru 8/31/18; $30 from 9/1/18 until close of online registration on 9/21/18 at 6pm EST; registrations will be accepted on race morning at $40.

CLICK HERE to register.

Sign up for the Barn to Run Season Pass! Each event in the Barn to Run Trail Race Series has multiple race distances to choose from and runners have the opportunity to purchase a Short, Middle or Long Distance Season Pass. With a Season Pass you receive a discount on registration fees up to 15% and a Barn to Run Trail Race Series long sleeve soft cotton shirt (a $25 value!). PLUS, the first 30 people that register for a Season Pass receive 1 dozen free eggs from Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. You can register for any of the Season Pass options when you sign up for the Weir River Farm Trail Run here.

Barn to Run Season Pass pricing:

Event Schedule

Sunday, September 22, 2018

  • 8:00am: Bib pick-up and race day registrations for the 3.4 and 5 mile races to be accepted (the 0.25 mile fun run is sold out — no additional registrations are being accepted).
  • 9:00am: Start of the 3.4 and 5 mile races
  • 10:00am (est): Awards ceremony for 3.4 and 5 miles races.

Course Info

The 3.4 run starts and ends at Chestnut Hill Farm. About 0.25 miles into the course, runners will cross into Beals Reserve and run a loop that is about 1 mile long. Runners will then return to the grounds of the farm for the remaining mileage. The last 0.25 mile is a straight, flat grassy path that goes directly between farm fields (great for spectating!).

The 5 mile race follows the same course as the 3.4 up until about the 3.3 mile mark at which point runners will be directed to complete a second loop that is exclusively on the Chestnut Hill Farm property.

CLICK HERE to see a map of the 3.4 and 5 mile courses.

Directions and Parking

Address: Chestnut Hill Farm is is located at 9 Chestnut Hill Road in Southborough, MA.

Directions from I-495 and Route 9: Take Exit 23A for Route 9 East. Follow for approx. 2.3 mi., then take a right-hand ramp to bear North on Rt. 85 (Cordaville Rd.). Follow 1.2 mi., then turn left on Rt. 30 West (Main St.). Follow 1.2 mi., then turn right onto Chestnut Hill Rd. The parking area is on the right side of the road in the field past the collection of white houses and outbuildings.

Coordinates:  Latitude: 42.309942 and Longitude: -71.554958

Parking: Parking will be available on the farm’s property.  Signs will be in place to guide you.


Volunteers are the backbone of any good race. If you aren’t racing but still want to be a part of the action, help support the event as a volunteer. Contact Mark at to learn more.

Attention community groups! Are you looking to raise money for your organization or your designated charity? We can help! We believe in the value of building strong relationships with local community groups and work with many across our events. Volunteer to help at our races and we’ll make a donation to the charity of your choice. If you are looking to raise money for a good cause email us at… we’d love to hear from you.

Policies: Event Cancellation, Refunds, Deferrals and Transfers

Event cancellation: If a race is cancelled due to inclement weather, acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Event Management, refunds will not be given; however, a partial credit will be offered to the following year’s race. A significant amount of time, effort and expense is invested by the day of a race that can not be recovered and for this reason a 100% refund is not possible.

Please note: We love what we do and what we do is put on events. After months and months of planning, coordinating and making our very best effort to create a race experience that we consider the best in New England the last thing we ever want to do is cancel a race. We also understand that athletes devote a significant amount of their time, money and effort preparing for a race. So, if we need to make the difficult decision to cancel a race it’s a great disappointment for us and we know it’s a great disappointment to you. Unfortunately, though, that is the risk we share. You may feel you are entitled to a full refund if we cancel a race, but this is not feasible given the costs incurred by race day. If you can’t accept the terms of this partnership, we respectfully ask that you don’t register for our events.

Course changes: Event Management reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any portion of a race at any time in the interest of athlete safety or for other reasons beyond our control. No refunds will be issued if changes are made to a race due to these circumstances.

Refunds : Refunds may be requested no less than 60 days from the date of the race. Refunds will be issued less a processing fee equivalent to 25% of the registration fee. Refund requests must be submitted via email to Refund requests received less than 60 days from the date of the event will be denied.

Deferral requests: Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to no less than 45 days from the date of the race. Deferrals may be granted under certain circumstances (e.g. pregnancy, military transfer) at the discretion of Event Management. Deferrals granted requires that the athlete pay a $15 administrative fee when redeeming the deferred entry the following year.

Transfers to other SME races : Registered athletes that are unable to race may transfer to another 2018 SME race. Transfer requests must be made no less than 30 days from the race date. If the registration fee for the race transferred to is LESS than the registration fee already paid, the difference in price is forfeited. If the registration fee for the race transferred to is MORE than the registration fee paid you will be required to pay the difference in registration fees.

The exchange, transfer or sale of entries to other athletes is strictly prohibited.


Past results for the Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Race are below.

About the Barn to Run Trail Race Series

Produced by Sun Multisport Events, the Barn to Run Trail Race Series is New England’s only farm-based trail race series featuring a collection of farm-based trail races that connects you to awesome trails and local farms while offering a terrific race experience to you and spectators. Each event in the series features multiple race distances to choose from, includes running past farm fields and through forest trails while providing an opportunity to learn about and support farm programs & initiatives. A portion of the proceeds from each event will be donated back to the host farm.

The Barn to Run Trail Race Series includes:

  • Weir River Farm Trail Run (Hingham, MA, 9/16/18)
  • Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Run (Southborough, MA, 9/22/18)
  • Powisset Farm Trail Run (Dover, MA, 10/28/18).

About Chestnut Hill Farm and Trustees of the Reservations

About Chestnut Hill Farm: At Chestnut Hill Farm, you can trek through 131 acres, past fields and pastures framed by stone walls , and enjoy grassland bird watching under the wide-open sky. Designated bird reserves allow for safe nesting habitat for Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and other ground nesting species. Loop trails take you through upland forests and along the edges of freshwater wetlands. Or, follow the gentle cart-path from the parking area through fields of hay, alfalfa, and vegetables into woods dominated by oak, red maple, and white pine to the covered embankment of the Hultman Aqueduct, which provides a backup route for Boston’s water supply from the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs. One of the last working farms in the town of Southborough, Chestnut Hill Farm is a living tribute to the town’s rich agricultural past.

Please note: Dogs are not allowed at Chestnut Hill Farm.

About Trustees of the Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations (TTOTTOR Logo_NEW 2015R) is a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is the oldest regional land trust in the world and has 100,000 dues-paying members. In addition to land stewardship, the organization is also active in conservation partnerships, community supported agriculture (CSA), environmental and conservation education, community preservation and development, and green building.


Registration is now open. Please click this link to register.