Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Due to the concern surrounding the coronavirus, the CDC’s recommendation of no events of 50-plus people, and the state government’s rolling mandate around no public gatherings, we’ve made the decision to postpone the Gunstock TrailFest at Gunstock Mountain Resort, originally scheduled for May 23rd & 24th.
We understand how disappointing this is, but we are working hard to finalize a new date, and will have an update for you as soon as possible. The good news is that the venue is flexible and more than willing to accommodate us. They’ve already approved a few dates, so it won’t be long before we have an official one for you!
We’ve already put a year’s worth of time and resources into setting up the event, so no refunds will be offered. During this difficult time we appreciate your support and cooperation in this serious health emergency.
Please keep an eye on your inboxes for upcoming email announcements regarding this event. We will also be sharing updates on social media. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
On behalf of the Gunstock TrailFest team, we thank you for your patience and understanding!
As soon as we have a new event date officially locked in, online registration will be reopened!
Due to the concern surrounding the coronavirus, the CDC’s recommendation of no events of 50-plus people, and the government’s rolling mandate around no public gatherings, we’ve been forced to reschedule the Gunstock TrailFest at Gunstock Mountain Resort, originally scheduled for May 23rd & 24th to a new date of September 19th & 20th. This decision was not taken lightly, but our priority lies with the safety of our running community, from all of our participants, to those who put on the events. We’re mindful that this will affect people’s training and race schedule as more events are moving from the spring to the fall. We hope that this announcement gives everyone enough time to make the appropriate adjustments.
In order to make things as easy as possible for you during this difficult time, we’ve automatically transferred your registration to the new event date of September 19th & 20th. No action is required on your end.
The entire country is being severely impacted by this pandemic, and unfortunately we’ve already put a year’s worth of time and resources into setting up the event, so no refunds, transfers, or deferrals will be offered. We appreciate your support and cooperation during this serious health emergency.
As a thanks for your understanding during these trying times, we’ll send you a special deal for the 2021 event once registration opens!
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to
On behalf of the GiddyUp team, we look forward to running with you later this year!
We’re excited to announce the inaugural Gunstock TrailFest at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH! This event is the new and fresh version of the classic GiddyUp Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms. It’s the same great trail running festival, same dates, with an even better location! Choose from 9 different trail races on rolling 12’ wide XC trails, our base-to-peak Mountain Climb, or the gnarly Peak To Peak Challenge. There will be plenty of on-site camping, a great BBQ meal, live music, and of course, 2 complimentary beers!
What You Get
The Gunstock TrailFest is more than just a series of trail runs – it’s an awesome event that includes lots of cool stuff. Check it out:
Premium Fleece Vest
If you run 30k or longer, you’ll get a premium fleece vest with pockets with an embroidered chest logo, perfect for layering in the spring and fall!
Premium Tech Tee
All runners in distances under 30K will get a premium tech tee featuring an innovative polyester honeycomb-weave fabric that’s breathable and slightly stretchy, making them great for running or working out.
Each runner will receive high-quality photos of themselves at the festival!
Beer & Post-Race BBQ
Runners 21+ will receive two ice-cold craft beers and all runners will get a free ticket to a delicious post-race BBQ meal for carnivores and vegetarians.
The Trail Runs
The first day of the festival features the 5K Canicross Race (9:30 AM), 10k Peak To Peak Challenge (10:00 AM), 2k Kids’ Run (10:30 AM), 5k Race (11:00 AM), and the 1.5mile Mountain Climb (11:30 AM).
5k Canicross Race
Like to run with your dog? Join our 5K Canicross Race and have a blast with other dog-loving trail runners!
10K PEAK TO PEAK CHALLENGE
This race is for the mountain trail runner who’s looking for a rugged challenge that takes them up to a peak, along a ridge up to another peak, and then down through the forest back to basecamp.
The Kids’ Run
Kids five and older partake in a 2km run on a fun, kid-safe course for all to enjoy. Kids also receive a race shirt, and a key-chain cowbell!
5K TRAIL RACE
This race offers rolling hills, 12’ wide and non-technical XC trails through the woods that are great for both beginners and seasoned trail runners.
1.5 MILE MOUNTAIN CLIMB
For those who want nothing but hill by going straight up from basecamp up to the peak on wide gravely access road. Includes a free ride down on a chairlift.
The second day of the festival features all of our long-distance runs on a 10k loop course for those looking for an extreme challenge: 80k Ultra (50mile) Race (6:00 AM), 50k Ultra Race (8:00 AM), 30k Race (10:00 AM), 10k Race (11:00 AM). All runners in the 30k, 50k Ultra , and 80k Ultra will receive an exclusive cowbell to commemorate their feats! In addition, 80k Ultra finishers will receive a commemorative pint glass and gifts from our sponsors!
10K LOOP COURSE
The 10K loop course offers rolling hills, some steep climbs and descents, 12’ wide and non-technical XC trails through the woods. Whether you’re completing 1, 3, 5, or 8 laps of the course it will be easy to wrap your mind around the distance, and you’ll get to enjoy the comradery of running with lots of different people.
You’ll never want for a lack of anything or have more fun at our aid stations along the course. Our stations will be fully stocked with a wide array of hydrating fluids, sweet and salty food items, enthusiastic volunteers, and bumping music.
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