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Winter trail running races and more.

The South County 4th Season Race Series is a sequence of offroad trail running races held throughout the winter months here in southern Rhode Island. They aim to provide safe and enjoyable competitions while also raising awareness of the local recreational resources, charities, and small businesses that make the towns of South County such rich communities. 

Points will be earned throughout the series towards overall individual, team, and age group championships. Special awards will be presented to those champions at the end of the series.

Each race also offers awards and raffle prizes to participants of that event. 

All of the races also feature food drives for local food banks. Specifics can be found on each race page.
 


2014 Race Series
Updated 12-18-13:
Yes, the series will run again this winter! I'm still hammering out datesmuch busier this winter than last! Here are the latest suggested dates: (registration is open for first two)
Saturday March 22 : Brrr-lingame 10 miler - RESULTS - Pictures
Saturday April 5 : Big River Half Marathon - RESULTS - Pictures

I'm doing my best to work around tides, blizzards, vacations, and other races... 
New this year, I will be coordinating with the Westerly Track & Athletic Club and A Better Pace to offer the
Rhode Island Triple Crown of Trail Racing: three races spread around the calendar to determine the king and queen of Ocean State trail running. First up is the Lil Rhody Runaround, a classic 8-miler at Burlingame State Park on Nov 17th, 2013. The second race will be the rugged Big River Half Marathon in the spring of 2014. The final challenge will be the 10-mile Run with the Beavers in Chepachet, RI next summer. Stay tuned!

2012/13 Race Series


Race #1 -  Old Mountain 5k Trail Race - Old Mountain Field, Wakefield, RI. Sunday Dec 16th 2012. RESULTS

Race #2 - Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race - Scarborough State Beach, Narragansett, RI. Sunday Jan 6th 2013. RESULTS

Race #3 - Belleville Pond 10k Trail Race - Ryan Park, North Kingstown, RI. Sunday Jan 27th 2013. RESULTS - PHOTOS

Race #4 - Brrr-lingame 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races - Burlingame State Park, Charlestown, RI. Sunday Feb 10th 2013. RESULTS - PHOTOS

Race #5 - Big River Half Marathon & 10k Trail Races - Big River Management Area, West Greenwich, RI. Saturday, March 30. Half Marathon Results - 10k Results - Photos

Check for updates, comments, and photos on our FACEBOOK page.

The series will be on again this winter. Races will be posted here, Ultrasignup, Coolrunning, and Facebook. Note: I've tentatively listed races on Sunday's. I'd like to alternate Sat/Sun to accommodate racers' schedules, but I'm much busier this year and having the whole day before the race to make sure courses are prepared is pretty helpful for me. 


2011/12 Race Series

  • Guess what...Sun again!
    Another sunny day is forecasted for this weekend's Spring Forward 1-hour Trail Race & Relay. Maybe next year we can truly test our grit against the elements, but in the meantime, runners will just have to cope with racing in shorts on dry trails under the blue skies. Agony!
    The fourth race, the Brrr-lingame 15k was also contested, of course, under full sun. Nearly 80 runners completed the two lap course winding its way around Burlingame State Park. In the end, Greg Hammett and Shira Fuller took top honors, with WTAC again scooping up the team title. 
    It's been a great series, congratulations to the sixteen runners who are on the verge of completing all five events, just one more! Most of the overall series winners are locked in, but a couple of divisions are still up for grabs. Check out the series standings for details. Over the first four races we've also collected over 1500 pounds of food for local food banks. Excellent! 
    Posted Mar 8, 2012, 3:43 AM by Mike Galoob
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