Rail Trail 10K Race

Hamden, CT, USA
05 Oct, 2024 (Sat)

Walking

10 km

Trail running

10 km

About the event

Our 7th Annual Rail Trail 10K Race!

The RRCA State Championship 10K once again!

 


THE COURSE

100% on the Rail Trail with no cars and no street crossings.

Flat and picturesque out-n-back running through Fall's natural beauty.

Venue: New Haven / Northampton
Railroad Canal Line Main Parking Lot
270 Sherman Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518

Plenty of parking in all Rail Trail lots plus on-street

Poland Spring Water & Gatorade Endurance at Mile 2.5 and 3.5

Course Map on Strava  

THE ENTRANT STUFF

Long sleeve cotton race shirts for all entrants.

Gorgeous 3” Custom Finisher Medals

Poland Spring Water & Gatorade Endurance at the finish line for Finishers

Results are texted, emailed and live streaming.

Custom awards pint pilsner glasses to the top 3 Men and Women overall and in all 5 year divisions (from 5 years old to 80+)

Porto-Lets at the venue

FREE Downloadable Race Photos by EliteFeats


TIMING AND RESULTS

Transponder Timing and Results with “Gun” and “Net” time

Results will be live streaming and emailed and texted to you once you finish.


CUTOFFS AND EARLY STARTS

There are no time cutoffs and no early starts for this race.


WHAT IS A RACE SERIES STREAKER?

Since 2014 we have offered a challenge to all who would like to accept. Finish all 3 of our 2024 Half Marathons (The Savin Rock Marathon counts too) and we give you a FREE custom Shoreline Sharks Race Series Streaker Hoodie.

1. 3/23/2024 The Savin Rock Marathon or Half Marathon
2. 5/25/2024 The Hamden Hills Half Marathon
3. 9/14/2024 The Gulf Beach Half Marathon
You can register on-line or race-day, it does not matter. Finish all 3 and you’ve got it! We will be handing the Hoodies out at the Rail Trail 10K on 10/5/2024 or the Shoreline Turkey Trot 5K on 11/28/2024 or you can pick it up from us in North Haven. We will no longer be shipping them, unfortunately.

SPECIAL 3-HALF MARATHON ENTRY THAT SAVES $10 PER RACE

THE HISTORY

2017: Our inaugural Rail Trail 10K Race debuted with a large field of runners. The 10K is back!

2020: The race was cancelled due to Covid19.

2021: We are back!

2023: We are the 10K State Championship for the Road Runners of America!

2024: We are once again the RRCA State Championship 10K!


PRICING STRUCTURE

12/1/2023 - 4/5/2024: $55

4/6/2024 – 10/3/2024: $60

10/5/2024: $65 In-Person Registration (If not filled)
(Cash, Venmo, PayPal, Checks only. No Cards)

 

TRANSFER & DEFERRAL INFO

You may TRANSFER your registration to another athlete until 9/5/2024 for $25. This is done by you on-line through Active.com
THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS

You may DEFER your entry to the 2025 Race until 9/5/2024 for $25 (via email to [email protected])
We will confirm via email. Print that email and have it when you come in 2025. You will register in-person, pay $25 on Race Day. You are guaranteed a spot.
THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS

NO REFUNDS /NO EXCEPTIONS
PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ASKING FOR AN EXCEPTION FOR ANY REASON. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS AT ALL FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.

If we postpone an event due to uncontrollable circumstance as we had in 2020, we will always honor your registration with a race in the future, but we do not refund.

*Active.com offers an insurance plan for a fee but we are not involved with that. 


RACE DAY

Saturday 10/5/2024

7:00am: Registration and Bib/Shirt Pickup Opens
7:45am: Registration and Bib/Shirt Pickup Closes
8:00am: Race Starts
8:35am: First Finishers
10:00am: Final Finishers & Venue Closed

New Haven / Northampton
Railroad Canal Line Main Parking Lot
255 Sherman Ave. Hamden, CT. 06518

Bring photo ID


PARKING

Plenty of parking at all of the Rail Trail lots and on the street (where legal)
No Parking at the Dunkin Donuts / Amity Liquors Lot

Google Map Link

Event details and schedule

Races offered by this event

You have 19 weeks to prepare

Running 10K

05 Oct, 2024 (Sat) - 08:00
Trail running
10 km
Solo
On site
Trail

Walking 10K

05 Oct, 2024 (Sat) - 08:00
Walking
10 km
Solo
On site
Trail

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