Kettletown State Park Challenge




DATE: May 19, 2018

START:  10:00 AM

CHECK IN:  9:00-9:45 AM


5k, 10k, 20k and 30k  —–  2:00 PM

50k: 4th loop finish and starting 5th loop at 4PM,  Cut off for the 50k race is 6:00 PM.

The Kettletown State Park event is one of our favorites and a T2T series flagship event.  The parks terrain is demanding, physically and visibly stimulating, that will leave you feeling accomplished and proud no mater what distance you complete.

Training and preparing for this event should not be taken lightly.   Many have underestimated its challenge, however, you do not need to shy away if unsure about signing up.  Their are several distances to choose from where the cutoff is generous for the lower distances.  It is a good hike for the beginner but intense for the seasoned trail runner.

Don’t forget your fans!!  The Park is great for families and friends.  They are awarded with the picturesque views of the beach where the Start/Finish is staged; an easy place cheer you on as you complete your loop(s).


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Kettletown State Park  SPECIAL DETAILS

Please keep in mind that we are guests at Kettletown State Park. We respect the park rules, regulations and specific details regarding the operations jointly agreed upon between Trail 2 Trial Series, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Park & Recreation Supervisor. We expect and require all participants to follow all park rules and regulations, Trail 2 Trail series rules and regulations, and the trail/park environment in its entirety (which we know you all will have no problem following).

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KSP park entranceThe Start and Finish is at the same location: the beach area within the park.

Follow the signs to the beach (just after you enter the park, you come to the first fork….image (7)(left is the camping area, right follows to the beach)… bare right and follow down to a second fork. At the second fork, turning left will bring you down to the beach region. You can park anywhere before the beach-start area. Their is plenty of parking but please arrive within a reasonable time to find your parking spot, walk down to the start-finish area for check-in, and to allow yourself enough time to get yourself ready for start time.


The cut off for the 5k, 10k, 20k and 30k is 02:00PM

For the 50k: the cut off for the 4th loop is 3:30PM

Cut off for the 50k race is 5:00 PM.

Participants are unable to continue on subsequent intervals if they do not make the cut off time. Please note: we reserve the right to pull anyone from the race if we believe they are at risk for injury to themselves or others.

Please Notify staff if you do not finish the race (see race rules).






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The race configuration allows for you to pass through the Start/Finish once every 5k or 10k loop. Therefore allowing aid every 2 to 4 miles. The 20k, 30k and 50k distances are allowed to use drop bags at the start/finish region.

The main aid station will consist of the following: Water, Fuel 100 Electro-Bites, Bananas and Oranges, Hammer Nutrition gels, HEED electrolyte drink, and Endurolyte supplements. Their will be another unmanned aid station that will consist of water.

We encourage that you bring a handheld water bottle, or the like, to keep it ‘green’, although cups will be available.


Each runner will receive a race packet with some goodies that you may find enjoyable.

Those who registered by April 20th will see a Trail 2 Trail Series tech race-tank included in their race packet with their selected size that was selected during their registration. If you happen to miss out in the opportunity to receive one, you can simply register for any of our future races (prior to one month before race day) that include the shirt.

50k finishers (guaranteed if your register by April 20th) receive a Trail 2 Trail Series Quarter Zip long sleeve performance shirt (the one with thumb holes) that you can use for training on those colder days.


Trail 2 Trail Kettletown State Park Challenge 20k is part of the

USATF-CT Mountain Trail Ultra Challenge


The Kettletown State Park races are part of the



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