About the Race

Nitty Gritty

The 2014 race will be held on October 19. Registration is available here: https://www.runreg.com/12th-annual-ravenswood-trail-race

The Ravenswood Trail Race is a 4.1 mile trail in Ravenswood Park, run over a mix of carriage road and single track trails. Over the course of the race you’ll hit swamps, boulder fields, ocean vistas, beautiful foliage, and of course, a couple of scarecrows. Due to the trail conditions we ask that you not run with pets, and the trails are not suitable for strollers.

The race starts at 9:00. Please park at the Magnolia Woods Soccer fields, which are located directly off of Western Ave/127 about 1/4 mile from the main entrance to Ravenswood Park.

Limited Entry
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO DAY-OF RACE REGISTRATION. ALL RUNNERS MUST PRE-REGISTER. Many of the trails used in the race are technical single track; to protect both the trails and the runners, we will close registration at 175 runners. The race has filled up in advance the past six years.

Fun Stuff
Awards will again be offered to overall and age group winners, and we are already planning the menu for this year’s post-race feast.

Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, we will be continuing our two-tier fee system. Our largest cost every year is shirts and that cost has increased fairly sharply. We have always tried to keep this an affordable race; rather than raise the entry fee across the board, we are allowing you to choose whether or not you want a shirt and pay accordingly. We will not be able to guarantee sizes after Sept. 1. Right now the planned shirt is high quality, short sleeve, cotton, and colored. That may change but it will only get nicer if we do change it.

A huge thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and runners who make the race possible. Thank you also to the Trustees of Reservations for once again allowing the race to be held on the property. For more information on the Trustees visit www.thetrustees.org.

3 thoughts on “About the Race

  1. Hi – Not sure if there is a Team Competition but in either case – forgot to put my team name down. Could someone add NETT for John Burke Entry in upcoming Ravesnwood Trail Race?

    Thanks much!

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