2020 race is cancelled, please check email for details

After continued contact with DEEP officials about the use of Gay City State Park in an effort to preserve some sort of Summer Solstice race, the event must be cancelled. Unfortunately, even with the stipulations outlined to alter the event for social distancing, no public event permits will be allowed for state parks at this time. Thanks for your continued patience and support as event plans and requirements are modified.

Enjoy a beautiful early morning trail run in Gay City State Park. Choose a 5.5 or 3.3 mile run through the park and surrounding forests.

Gay City State Park is the remnants of an 18th century abandoned mill town in Hebron, located on Route 85 near the border of Bolton. Participants will pass the remains of the old paper mill, cross over the Blackledge River and view many traditional old stone walls in the deep woods. Trails are well maintained but expect some rocks and roots along the way.

All participants receive high quality technical socks, perfect for trail running.

Give Back: Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected on race day through the HMF Can drive to benefit Hebron Interfaith Human Services, which provides assistance to those families in need in Hebron, CT through its food pantry and other services.

Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

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