Gunstock TrailFest, New Hampshire’s favorite trail running festival, returns on June 24th and 25th, 2023! Experience two days of unforgettable trail races and family fun at the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire. Offering 9 different races and distances, from a fun 5K to a gnarly Peak-to-Peak Challenge with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and 80K ultramarathon, there is truly something for everyone. If that isn’t enough, we also offer on-site camping in the mountains, a delicious BBQ meal for all participants, live music, and, of course, 2 complimentary beers (if 21+).
A weekend getaway for you, your friends, and your family awaits this June. Don’t wait, sign up and treat yourself to a trail running vacation today.
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 1.5 mile 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 including some steep climbs and descents on 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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