NEW RACE! The inaugural Adams Farm Trail Run includes 3 races distances to choose from PLUS a canicross race for you and your dog!
The newest event in the Barn to Run Trail Race Series, the Adams Farm Trail Run will be Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Adams Farm in Walpole, MA. This event will feature 4 race distances to choose from including 3.4, 6 and 7.8 mile races for runners of all ages and abilities. Plus, as a new wrinkle to the series, the event will feature a 2 mile Canicross race where individuals run with their harnessed dog.
Adams Farm is 365 acres of Walpole-owned property with 10+ miles of trails that wind through the woods and a large open field that offers panoramic views. Adams Farm also includes a butterfly garden, a community garden, and “The Labyrinth”, a meditative tool used for contemplative walking.
IMPORTANT NOTES: THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE. The Adams Farm Trail Race will have an aid station with water but there will be NO CUPS at this aid station in an effort to minimize waste. Runners should come with their own portable hydration system. Hydrapak Speed Cups will be available for purchase at registration for those without a hydration system.
Date and Location: The Adams Farm Trail Run is Sunday, October 27, 2019. Adams Farm is located at 999 North Street in Walpole, MA (less than 30 miles west of Boston).
Race Distances: Choose from 4 race distances to choose from: 7.8, 6.0, 3.4 for humans and a 2 mile canicross race for humans and dogs.
Timing: All runners will be timed and receive their overall time and place in their respective category (male or female).
Awards & Prizes: Awards will be given to the fastest 3 males and 3 females in the 3.4, 6.0 and 7.8 mile races and to the top 3 overall in the canicross race. All runners will also be eligible for random prize giveaways.
All athletes will experience a well-organized event in a beautiful setting and run a well-marked course. The price of entry also includes swag, post-race food and drinks and race photos. Register by 10/11/19 and you will be guaranteed a soft cotton, gender specific t-shirt… register after then and you will receive a Barn to Run Hoo-Rag.
Pricing for all races is below.
- 7.8 miles pricing: $35 thru 7/26/19; $40 from 7/27/19 thru 10/4/19; $45 until close of online registration on 10/18/19 at 6pm EST; registrations will be accepted race morning at $55.
- 6.0 miles pricing: $30 thru 7/26/19; $35 from 7/27/19 thru 10/4/19; $40 until close of online registration on 10/18/19 at 6pm EST; registrations will be accepted on race morning at $50.
- 3.4 miles pricing: $25 thru 7/26/19; $30 from 7/27/19 thru 10/4/19; $35 until close of online registration on 10/18/19 at 6pm EST; registrations will be accepted on race morning at $45.
- 2 mile Canicross pricing: $15 thru 7/26/19; $25 from 7/27/19 until close of online registration on 10/18/19 at 6pm EST; registration will be accepted on race morning at $30.
Sunday, 10/27/19: RACE DAY!
- 7:30am: Packet pick-up/registration begins at Powisset Farm
- 9:00am: Start of the 2 mile Canicross race.
- 9:30am: Start of 6 and 7.8 mile races
- 10:00am: Start of the 3.4 mile race.
- 10:15am (est): Awards ceremony for the Canicross race
- 11:00am (est): Awards ceremony for the 3.4, 6 and 7.8 mile races
All races begin and end near the Adams Farm barn and are exclusively on trails (feet never touch road). Click here to download a map of the complete Adams Farm trail system with the trails referred to in the descriptions below.
The 2 mile Canicross race utilizes the Blue trail exclusively. Starting at the farm runners and harnesses dogs will run straight for for about 0.75 mile where the trail is very wide and footing is hard packed dirt and loose gravel. At about the 0.75 mile mark runners and harnessed dogs will turn right to run along the edge of a large open field for about 0.25 mile. Runners and harnessed dogs will then re-enter the woods and run along a more narrow section of the Blue trail until it meets back up with a section of the Blue trail previously run. At this location, runners and harnessed dogs will turn left and head straight to the finish line. See the course on Map My Run with a click here. The cut-off for this race is 9:30am (so that subsequent races can start on time).
The 3.4 mile race is 2 loops of the Blue trail. The first 0.7 mile of this route is straight and fairly wide on hard packed dirt with some loose gravel. Runners then turn right to run along the edge of a large open field for about 0.25 mile and then re-enter the woods where they continue to run the Blue trail until it connects with a segment of the Blue trail previously run. At this location they turn right to re-run the Blue trail including the open field and continue on to the finish.
The 6 mile race begins with running the Blue trail for about 1.7 miles. The first 0.7 mile of this loop is straight and fairly wide on hard packed dirt and some loose gravel. Runners then turn right to run along the edge of a large open field for about 0.25 mile and then re-enter the woods where they continue to run the Blue trail until it intersects with a segment of the Blue trail covered earlier in the race. Here, runners will cross the Blue trail run and connect with and run the Orange trail for @ 0.50 mile through markers 131, 141 and 142. Runners then take the White trail for about 2.5 miles passing through trail markers 143, 310 and 311 followed by a short loop around a Red trail. They then return to the White trail at marker 324 and run through trail markers 323, 332, 331, 312 and 313 followed by a short out and back along a secondary trail that brings them back to the open field entered previously at the 0.75 mile mark. Runners will re-run the Blue trail along the edge of this field, back into the woods and onto the finish. The Orange, White and Red trails feature a lot of single track and switchbacks.
The 7.8 mile race (short description): The 7.8 mile course is the same as the 6 mile loop with an additional 1.1 mile loop on Red trail west of the power lines plus a 0.7 mile out and back on Red trail north of the Blue trail.
The 7.8 mile race (long description): The first 0.7 mile of the 7.8 mile loop is on the Blue trail and is straight and fairly wide on hard packed dirt with some loose gravel. Runners then turn right to run along the edge of a large open field for about 0.25 mile and then re-enter the woods where they continue to run the Blue trail to a segment of the Blue trail previously covered in the race. Here, runners will cross the Blue trail run the Orange trail for @ 0.50 mile through markers 131, 141 and 142. They will then take the White trail through to trail marker 324 where they will then cross power lines to begin a 1.1 mile loop on the Red trail. They will then come back across the power line to return to the White trail and run through trail markers 323, 332, 331, 312 and 313 followed by a short out and back along a secondary trail that then brings them back to the open field entered previously at the 0.7 mile mark. Runners will re-run the edge of this field (the Blue trail), re-enter the woods, complete an out and back along Red trail north of the field and then return to the Blue trail until the finish. The Orange, White and Red trails feature a lot of single track and switchbacks.
Runners in the 3.4, 6 and 7.8 mile races will be given multiple opportunities to re-hydrate at the one or more aid stations that are set up on the course. However, THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE so runners will need to bring their own hydration system that can be refilled with the water made available at these aid station opportunities.
Address: Adams Farm is less than 30 miles from Boston and the address to plug into your GPS system is 999 North Street, Walpole, MA.
Parking: Parking will be available at Adams Farm in the designated areas which will be marked by signage with guidance provided by volunteers.
Volunteers are the backbone of any good race. If you aren’t racing in the Adams Farm Trail Run but still want to be a part of the action, help support the event as a volunteer. All volunteers get a volunteer t-shirt and the satisfaction of contributing their support to the athletes that are giving it their all in the race. Contact Mark at Events@BarnToRun.com 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 events@BarnToRun.com… we’d love to hear from you.
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 or credits will be issued if course changes are made.
Refunds : Refunds may be requested no less than 60 days from the date of the race. Refunds will be issued less a $25 processing fee. Refund requests must be submitted via email to info@SunMultisportEvents.com. 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 info@SunMultisportEvents.com 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.
The exchange, transfer or sale of entries to other athletes is strictly prohibited.
2019 will be the first year of the Adams Farm Trail Run. Results from the inaugural event to be published here.
Produced by Sun Multisport Events, the Barn to Run Trail Race Series is New England’s first and 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.
The 2019 Barn to Run Trail Race Series includes:
- Chestnut Hill Farm Trail Run (Southborough, MA, 5/11/19)
- Powisset Farm Trail Run – Spring (Dover, MA, 5/27/19)
- Weir River Farm Trail Run (Hingham, MA, 9/15/19)
- Powisset Farm Trail Run – Fall (Dover, MA, 10/19/19)
- Adams Farm Trail Run (Walpole, MA, 10/27/19)
Adams Farm is made up of approximately 365 acres of town-owned land purchased as the result of an override voted in 1997 by the residents of Walpole. It also loosely includes land in private conservation trusts adjacent to the town-owned land and property owned by the New England Forestry Foundation and the Norfolk County Agricultural High School. In total, this adds up to over 700 acres.
The property has 10+ miles of trails and features a butterfly garden, a community garden and “The Labyrinth”, a meditative tool used for contemplative walking.
The farm is a great location for bird watching. Click here for the birds and other wildlife you can see at Adams Farm throughout the year courtesy of the Friends of Adam Farm.
The Friends of Adams Farm (FOAF) is a group of area residents dedicated to preserving the idyllic environment that is Adams Farm for future generations to enjoy. Every year, we see more and more encroachment on our town and neighborhoods in both building and traffic explosions. We feel we owe our grandchildren’s grandchildren the chance to experience what life, the environment, local history, and geography were like in the past.
About the Friends of Adams Farm (FOAF): The FOAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with a current membership of close to 320 families that raises money to fund the maintenance and enhancement of the Farm property. FOAF objectives include working towards the preservation and enhancement of the Farm for the citizens of Walpole. A few examples of preservation include fence mending and painting, trail clearing, brush clearing for fire prevention, and forestry management. Many enhancements have been suggested such as trail signage, historical site signage, picnic sites, and garden plots to attract birds. The potential list is long, but it is FOAF’s intention not to allow anything that would change the basic character of Adams Farm. Visit the Friends of Adam Farm website.