Welcome to the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race Website



Registration will open for the 2016 race on March 1st at a reasonable hour.

As of this year, there will be no refunds, deferrals or bib switches as it has gotten completely out of hand.

If you register and thereafter cannot make the race, please consider your entry fee to be a donation to the 
Conservation Commissions to help maintain and improve the trails.  We thank you!

All deferrals from 2015 will be honored.

  
15 Mile Race: Starts at Milford DPW (298 South Street)
 
Date: Sunday October 23rd, 2016
 
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm. (Four hour time limit).
 
Check-in: 6:00am to 7:50am.
 
Distance: 15 miles (7.5 miles from the start to the turnaround, then 7.5 miles back.)
 
Cost: $20.00
 
Limited to 200 runners.  Race day registration available.
 
 


Relay Race: Starts at Milford DPW (298 South Street)

 
Date: Sunday October 23rd, 2016
 
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm. (Four hour time limit).
 
Check-in: 6:00am to 7:50am.
 
Distance: 7.5 miles each (7.5 miles from the start to the turnaround, then 7.5 miles back.)
 
Cost: $10.00 per runner
 
Limited to 50 runners (25 relay teams).  Race day registration available.

Runners are responsible for their own transportation.
 
 
 
 
 

Ultra Race: Starts at Camp Tevya in Brookline (1 Mason Road)
 
Date: Saturday October 22nd, 2015
 
Time: 9:00am on Saturday to 3:00pm on Sunday (30 hour time limit).
 
Check-in: 7:00-8:50am
 
Distance: Any multiple of 15 miles.  Run 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 or 100 miles, with an option for "bonus miles" over 100.
 
Cost: $50.00 
 
Limited to 300 runners.  No race day registration available.
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for the eight annual Ghost Train Rail Trail Race to run 15 miles (or more) along the Milford and Brookline rail trail.  Race along the old railroad tracks that were used in the late 19th and early 20th century to ship granite from Milford and ice from Lake Potanipo to Massachusetts. The rails themselves were removed for scrap metal during World War II, but many of the railroad ties are still in the ground and can be seen on the trail.

The trail itself is mostly straight, flat, and pretty well groomed. The race will consist of one or more 7.5 mile trail out-and-backs (for 15 total miles). The trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Approximately two miles of each 15 mile out-and-back is paved.
 


All proceeds go to the Conservation Commissions.  Every dollar gets put back into the trails, and returning runners can see the improvement each year!


Total raised: over $48,000

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Ghost Train Logo designed by Jeff Lane, RD of the world-famous "Nougat 100k"
 
 
 
 
 
 
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