Event Information / April 18, 2021


Thanks to DCR Blue Hills Reservation for permitting this event !   
The 25th annual Trail Animals "Don't Run Boston" ultra marathons will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021. 

2021 COVID MITIGATION plan:  - In order to address COVID concerns, the permit will require runners to be SUBSTANTIALLY MORE SELF SUFFICIENT THAN PREVIOUS YEARS.
- All entrants should be aware that obtaining a permit for this event is dependent on following these guidelines!   

1)    Runners must carry a mask to wear at the start, any time at the aid station, and in any other circumstances on the trail as required by state ordinance. 

2)    The aid station will maintain a supply of masks in case any runner loses theirs

3)    There will be no food served at the aid station.  Runners must carry their own and rely on resupply only from their own private drop bag located at the aid station.   Runners must access their drop bags by themselves keeping distanced from other runners.

4)    Aid station services will be limited to a volunteer wearing a mask filling fluid containers at arm’s length

5)    Runners will be required to observe social distancing at the start and while at the aid station. (presumably 6 feet)

6)    Given that runners typically form small groups, such groups will be required to be within state ordinance for such events at that time (such as maintaining 6 foot distancing).

7)    Although there are few spectators at this event, runners will be notified that any accompanying friends or family should keep clear of the aid station and keep their distance at check-in and the start in the morning.  

- Still free.  Please donate to Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum in lieu of an entry fee.   Also see new donation policy for late withdrawals after entry.  

New Facebook page for 2020 will be continued:  https://www.facebook.com/DRB-50K-and-50-Mile-2020-110062807136178/?modal=admin_todo_tour  
I am still not highly adept at this yet, so let me know if you have suggestions.  

This is a rugged event with a good dose of steep rocky trails interspersed with quite runnable sections. 

 For those of you who don’t know this run, here is what you get for your low entry fee:
  • A tough course with lots of turns and no markings.
  • One manned aid station, visited 3 times, stocked by you (collective "you all" that is) and several fluid drops
  • Lots of history- run continuously since 1997 this is by far the oldest TARC ultra event. It dates back to the true beginnings of the club before the social media and internet resurrection. 

A 50 mile run will start at 6 am.  

The 50K "event" has a start time of 8 am.  If you would like an early start you may start at 6 am.    Runners must complete the course by approx 7:30 pm. (Note actual cutoff time to be decided by permit and Ranger coverage)

Entry fee will be  $zero, however you will be asked to make a voluntary donation to "Blue Hills Trailside Museum" to support one of the important programs the Blue Hills offer to get people out in nature.   Click here for Museum Info
Signup will occur via a Google form (see below or the forms page.)

Entry plan:   Entries are limited.  See entry/forms page for details.  Entry confirmation will be required in April.

Aid drop / aid station assignments will be  determined in April.  

To enter go the entry/forms page: (Click here)