Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable effect on Gunstock Mountain Resort’s operations and as such, they are unable to host large events for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, we’ve decided to cancel the 2020 Gunstock TrailFest at Gunstock Mountain Resort. 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. So what now?
The entire country is still being impacted by this pandemic, but we want to provide the best experience we can under these difficult circumstances, so we have two options for you to choose from:
- You can defer your 2020 registration to the June 19 & June 20, 2021 Gunstock TrailFest. Please click the deferral/refund link here to start the process.
- You can get a refund for your registration. Please click the deferral/refund link here to start the process.
If you don’t select either option by August 15th, you’ll automatically be moved to the 2021 Gunstock TrailFest at Gunstock Mountain Resort.
For more information, visit our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed but we’ll reply as soon as possible.
On behalf of the GiddyUp team, we thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.
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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