Nor’east Trail Runs Announces 2019 Racing Season:

Nor’east Trail Runs Announces 2019 Racing Season:
Snowshoe Series, Trail Races from 5k to 50k, Multi-Day Endurance Races

Bennington, VT: Nor’east Trail Runs, which hosts running events throughout Southern Vermont that provide opportunities for “any runner, any distance” to connect to both the state’s natural environment and their own athletic potential, has announced its 2019 lineup of races.

“We were thrilled to introduce 5 new Vermont races last year, with over 200 runners from 20 states racing distances from 5k to over 160 miles,” said Co-Race Director Eliza Hamm. “This year, we’re expanding our calendar to include a new snowshoe series, our shortest race yet (just one steep mile!), and more to-be-announced events that offer runners more of what they love. We’re psyched to get more people out there in 2019, from first-time racers to elites looking for strong competition.”

Inaugural Nor’easter Snowshoe Series

From January – March 2019, Nor’east Trail Runs will offer a new seven-race Nor’easter Snowshoe Series, sponsored by Dion Snowshoes, held at the Viking Nordic Center in Londonderry, VT.

The series kicks off on Friday, January 18 at 6:30 PM with a night race under the lights. A full schedule of events and sign-up information will be available soon; check the series webpage for details.

Featuring both evening and daytime races from 5k – 50k, the Nor’easter Snowshoe Series provides opportunities for everyone from beginning snowshoer to die-hard winter sports enthusiasts to get moving this winter.

New England’s Only Fixed-Time Track Race

Held at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, VT, the Ethan Allen 24 is New England’s only fixed-time track race.

Beginning Saturday, July 13 at 9:00 AM, participants will race for 6, 12, or 24 hours on this USATF Certified all-weather, fully-lit track. Set a new PR or run a qualifying time in scenic Bennington, VT. Registration is open for the Ethan Allen 24.

Dorset Running Festival

A weekend of races in distances from 1 mile to 5k to 50k will return to Dorset, VT, in August 2019 with the return of the Dorset Running Festival.

On Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 AM, the Lost Cat 50k, marathon, and half marathon will challenge participants with a scenic road-to-trail course that winds through hardwood forests and past historic marble quarries on Dorset’s Mount Aeolus. Registration is open for the Lost Cat.

On Sunday, August 25 at 8:00 AM, the Dorset Hollow Road Race takes 10k runners through a rolling and scenic loop through Dorset Hollow, offering sweeping mountain views and approximately 500’ of climbing and descending. 5k participants will run the 300’ net downhill second half of the 10k: a beautiful course for fast times! Registration is open for the Dorset Hollow Road Race.

A portion of the proceeds from both Dorset Running Festival races will be donated to Second Chance Animal Shelter.

Multi-Day Racing During Peak Foliage

The Beebe Farm Classic, held at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, will take place from Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29.

Nestled in the narrow valley between the Green Mountains and the Taconic Range, Beebe Farm Classic participants will enjoy spectacular scenery as they choose from a variety of race events, including 6-, 12-, 24-, and 48-hour fixed-time races or marathon, 50k, and quadzilla (only for the bravest and baddest) distances. Registration is open for the Beebe Farm Classic.

Run the Witch  

On Sunday, October 27 at 10:00 AM, runners are invited to get spooky at the Nor’witch Halloween Half’witch, Full’witch, and Ultra’witch. Held in the village of Norwich, VT, this event boasts half-marathon, full-marathon, and 50k offerings on a scenic, single-loop course featuring rolling hills, sweeping views, and small-town Vermont charm.

This race will feature a costume contest, hot cider, and spooky treats! Registration is open for the Nor’witch Halloween races.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at a race is a great way to join in the fun, and all volunteers will earn $15/hour in fully-transferable credits towards future Nor’east Trail Runs race entries or merchandise. Group volunteer opportunities and incentives are also available; contact Natalie Redmond at for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Both season-long and event-specific sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Natalie Redmond at for more information.

About Nor’east Trail Runs

Founded 2017 in Bennington, Vermont, our mission is simple: get more people out there! Whatever your thing is, we got you, from 5k to multi-day. Whether your happy place is on the road, trail, or track, we offer events throughout the year to put some “heck yeah!” in your miles. Built by runners; we get it.

Through partnerships with local businesses, charities, and community organizations, as well as encouraging runners to participate on their own, our aim is to give back to the community that is so central to our core values and the outdoors. Learn more at