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Massachusetts > Covered Bridge Half Marathon & 4-Mile Race
Adams, MA



Sunday, February 21, 2010

Event Details

Just over 130 runners donned their snowshoes to trudge through the snow-covered trails of western Massachusetts' Mount Greylock State Park at the 2009 running of the Hoxie Covered Bridge Half Marathon & 4-Mile Race, which takes participants on two courses through the park that actually fall slightly short of the full half marathon distance -- the half takes runners along 12.5 miles, while the shorter race is 3.5 miles.

The race follows an out-and-back trail that starts and finishes at the Gazebo at Greylock Glen, on Gould Road near the entrance to the park, just west of Adams. From there, participants follow a loop course that takes them northward to the area of the park known as The Bellows Pipe, which lies in the shadow of nearby Mount Greylock, the 3,491-ft. peak that is the highest point in Massachusetts.

The terrain is mountainous and difficult and usually covered in snowpack, which makes this an adventurous race that will challenge the snowshoe skills of even the most experienced winter-season athletes. After the out-and-back stretch up to The Bellows Pipe, participants follow the route back to the loop portion of the course, which takes them back to Greylock Glen for the finish.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled just east of the mountains of Mount Greylock State Reservation in Massachusetts' northwestern corner, the town of Adams typically experiences cold and snowy weather conditions in the late winter. In February, the area's average monthly temperatures range between 32°F and 10°F, while precipitation totals average nearly 3.3 inches for the month.


2009 fees:
$10 on the day of the race
$8 for Western Massachusetts Atheltic Club members


Registration for the winter 2009 running of Adams's Covered Bridge Half Marathon is now closed, as the event has completed. Please check back for updated information on how to sign up for the 2019 event, or visit the race website shown below.



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