Schedule of Events

New Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

       8:00-9:45am ~ Race Day Registration and Shoe Recycling 

at the Salmon River Picnic Shelter (Firemen's Field) adjacent to the Salmon River State Park on Route 16

       10:00am ~ Start of Salmon River 5.5 Mile Run

       and inspirational send-off by the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps

at the Comstock Covered Bridge across the street from registration area

10:00am ~ Start of 2.5 Mile Riverbank Ramble - meet at the Comstock covered bridge


Following the race ~ BBQ and Awards Ceremony at Salmon River Picnic Shelter (aka, Firemen's Field)


The Course

 The USATF certified 5.41 mile course (CT08007JHP) offers varied terrain beginning in front of the historic Comstock Covered Bridge at the Colchester/East Hampton town line. The first paved mile follows Comstock Bridge Road northeast at a moderate incline. Then the course bears right onto the seasonal and scenic River Road where approximately 1.5 miles are run on gravel surface and runners are treated to lovely views of the Salmon River and the many fly fishermen drawn to its banks at this time of year. At about 2.5 miles, the course passes under an old brownstone railroad trestle then veers sharply left onto the historic Airline Trail for a couple of flat and scenic miles on improved trail bed. Just past the 4 mile mark, another sharp left loops runners back onto pavement for a long, fast, and mostly downhill stretch on Bull Hill Road and back to the finish at the Comstock Covered Bridge.


Water Stops:

may be found at each end of the Airline Trail:  the first at about 2.5 miles; the second at about the 4 mile mark, and at the finish.  



Art glass prizes made from 100% recycled material will be awarded to the first three finishers in each of the following divisions by gender:

Division:            Age:                    

Junior               13 years and under

High School      14 - 18 years

Open                  19 - 29 years

Sub Master       30 - 39 years

Master               40 - 49 years

Grand Master    50 - 59 years

Senior                60 - 69 years

Veteran              70+

THANK YOU for supporting the Colchester Land Trust!

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