Cow Chip Cross Country Run

Trumbull, CT, USA
25 Nov, 2023 (Sat)

Trail running

3 mi

About the event

Work off your high caloric Thanksgiving overindulgence with a great 3+ mile (5K) run on the trails, grass & campus around the Trumbull High-Agricultural Center. No traffic, gentle hills, & maybe some mud & slush if Mother Nature cooperates.


Our run includes great long-sleeved shirts, post race food & fluids, some crazy prizes & leftovers for awards from at least 15 other races (and maybe from some tag sales). Basically, it's anything we can find to keep costs down and have some fun.



We will have something cow related but unfortunately they won’t poop this year…


And the kids MAY each get one if they participate in the FREE Kids Cow Patty Fun Run.


Last year the ages of participants ranged from 7 to 80+. Wear your old running shoes if you are concerned about such things. Overall M&F are separate from our age groups, Age groups awards for 1st & 2nd place only- 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Believe it or not, this event was once voted "One of the most unique races in CT"  by some very interesting people who regularly dress as cows & other brown mammals.


Our proceeds will be given to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer in the name of Mia McCaffrey. Any extra ca$h benefits the THS Girls Cross Country team.


It is with a heavy heart that we dedicate a portion of the proceeds of the Cow Chip Cross Country in the name of forever 6-year-old Mia Rose McCaffrey, to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer. Mia was as brave and strong as she was caring and beautiful. Pediatric Cancer stole this little girl from us all and we will use this event to #MakeItAmazing in her name. Pediatric Cancer Research only receives 4% of the national cancer research funding. Infinite Love for Kids Cancer is a foundation that is dedicated to raising funds to improve the quality and quantity of treatment options for Childhood Cancers. This year they are committed to raising $250,000 to invest in research specific to Neuroblastoma. Through your registration, optional donation, and/ or sponsorship you are helping people, you are educating people, and you are providing people with the most precious thing one person can give another – HOPE! Thank you for being a part of the solution with us!  Co- director & THS Girls Xctry coach Jim McCaffrey   REGISTER BY NOV. 12 TO GUARANTEE YOUR SHIRT SIZE. After that, you will not have a choice and you'll get whatever is available. Sorry, but we must order & purchase shirts by 11/13 in order to ship in time to print. Like most of us- WE ARE FACING INVENTORY AND SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES and our printers are closed on Thanksgiving for the weekend.
REG FEES-$25 ages 18 & under 10/17-11/25 fee doesn’t change & discount codes can’t be used for 18 & under           $25 till 10/22  19 & up                          $29 10/23 - 11/12               $33  11/13 - 11/23           $35  11/24 &11/25

ALL REG IS ONLINE ONLY. YES, EVEN ON RACE DAY! No paper, no ca$h, no way. 


Thanks to the THS girls cross country team you will be treated to baked goods, cookies, and brown post-race snacks! We do have a nice indoor spot at the Trumbull High Agricultural Center- but come dressed ready to run and stay warm if necessary.


The course is usually designed and determined the week before the race so we won't have a course map till then!


Fun & crazy prizes as the race directors clean out their basement to make room for winter storage.

Timing by Jim Gerweck/Club CT ("Accuracy is our middle name, Questionable is our first!").


Plenty of outdoor parking and indoor plumbing!      SCHEDULE- NO EARLY PICKUP DURING THE WEEK- only on the event day. Sat. Nov 25 7:45 am Pickup starts for bib, shirt, etc.  8:45 am Kids runs directed by Donna Cramond. Designed for elementary age little tykes, distance about .1-.2mi  9:00 am START of the 3 'and a little more' Cow Chip Cross Country Run or Walk at whatever speed you want; snacks follow. 9:50 am We give out awards as fast as we can.

Races offered by this event

Cow Chip Cross Country 3+ mile Run

25 Nov, 2023 (Sat) - 09:00
Trail running
3 mi
On site


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