Massachusetts > Covered Bridge Half Marathon & 4-Mile
Sunday, February 21, 2010
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
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.
$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.
View Larger Map
Review This Race
Ever run in Massachusetts' Covered Bridge Half Marathon or 4-Mile Run?
your impressions and read fellow runners' stories
and tips for the event.
Discuss it in the HalfMarathons.Net