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Quarry Road Trails 2023 Summer Running Series
August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 22, 2023
The Quarry Road Summer Running Series is a fun, family-friendly series of weekly trail running races. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences, camaraderie, and competition for runners in the greater Waterville area.
Each Tuesday evening participants will compete on courses of varying lengths from 3 km to 8 km, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. We will also be offering a virtual race option for those unable to attend in person.
Join us for a single race, or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title.
2023 SERIES SCHEDULE
Join us thus summer as we celebrate the tenth anniversary season of the Quarry Road Summer Running Series!
June 20: 3k [virtual race dates 6/14-6/20]
June 27: 5k [6/21-6/27]
July 4: OFF Week [8km virtual 6/28-7/4]
July 11: 3k [7/5-7/11]
July 18: 5k [7/12-7/18]
July 25: 8k [7/19-7/25]
August 1: Dirt Road Mile* [no virtual option]
August 8: 8k [8/2-8/8]
August 15: 5k [8/9-8/15]
August 22: 3k and awards [8/16-8/22]
RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30 Kids Fun Run
6:00 Race Start
KIDS’ FUN RUN
The Fun Run for children 12 and under is back! The Fun Run will start each Tuesday night at 5:30, 30 minutes prior to the adult race. The course will be approximately half a mile in length and mostly flat.
Courses for the 2023 season will retain the same general structure as past years — 3k uses Riverside loop, 5k uses 3k course plus North Koons, 8k uses 5k course plus South Koons — with some adjustments to the start and finish.
Each course has been set up as a Strava segment:
Courses will be marked for Tuesday in-person racing. They will not be marked for virtual race participants. Click here for virtual race details.
Race distances are approximate & are subject to change based on weather & trail conditions
Virtual and in-person races may register online for a single race or for the entire series. In person registration is also available from 5:00 to 5:45 pm on race days.
VIRTUAL RACE OPTION
We will offering a hybrid racing option, with some modifications, for those who would like to run the summer race series on weeks they cannot attend in person. Runner choosing the virtual option must complete one attempt (no re-dos) at the course in the week prior to the in-person race, and submit their result prior to noon on race day. To be eligible for overall series prizes, you must complete at least 1 in-person race. Click here for complete virtual race rules and submission guidelines.
DIRT ROAD MILE
New for 2023! We are adding a new event to the summer series; The dirt road mile. This event is a 1 mile point to point race, that goes from the kiosk parking lot at Quarry Road Trails to the far meadow. The event is a standalone race in the summer series, and does not count toward overall summer running series standings. There will be a shuttle service between the finish and start for people and gear. There is no virtual option for this race or kids fun run. The road will be gated closed during the race. Awards and raffle at the yurt following the race. More details coming soon.
AWARDS / PRIZES
Weekly Prizes: TBD
Series Prizes: There will be overall series awards for the top Male/Female Runners as well as the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over
To be eligible for overall series prizes, you must complete at least one race at each distance, including at least one race (at any distance) in-person.
Series age is your age on June 1, 2023.
Each week we will need approximate 6 volunteers for course setup, registration, and timing. Please consider volunteering a few times over the course of the summer. If interested, please sign up here: