Celebrate the summer solstice with a beautiful early morning trail run in Gay City State Park with three race distances to choose from: 3 mile, 5 mile or 8 mile. The 8 Mile race is part of the 2023 Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series and the USATF-CT Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) series — a competition for teams of three to run the trails with a chance to win prize money.

Race participants earn a custom designed Happy Trails water bottle with an option to add on a Happy Trails customer designed short sleeve tee.

Enjoy more Happy Trails! Explore more trails and take on more miles in the two-race Happy Trails Challenge! Register through this event registration bundle for any race distance at the Summer Solstice Trail Run as well as the Thirsty Thursday 5K at the Riverfront presented by Stanley Blacker Decker (July 20), and you’ll take home the exclusive Happy Trails tee. DETAILS

Give Back: Please help give back to the community. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected on race day through the HMF Can drive to benefit Connecticut Foodshare, which provides assistance to those families in need in Greater Hartford. The food donation drive is supported by Stop & Shop.

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