Welcome to the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race Website

Countdown to ultramarathon

Registration is open for 2014!
 
 
 
15 Mile Race: Starts at Camp Tevya in Brookline (1 Mason Road)
 
Date: Sunday October 26th, 2014
 
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.
 
 
 
 

Ultra Race: Starts at Milford DPW (298 South Street)
 
Date: Saturday October 25th, 2014
 
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 200 runners.
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for the sixth 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.  Since the trails are open to the public year round, feel free to preview the course at any time (Scabbard Hill road to North Mason road the course goes along route 13).
 
Ghost Train Logo designed by Jeff Lane, RD of the world-famous "Nougat 100k"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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