Posted Monday, May 18, 2015
With the cold weather long gone, Pineland Farms is excited to transition to the warmer summer months. Our crews have been hard at work getting the trails ready for use, all in preparation for upcoming summer events. Dead trees have been cut, brush has been hauled away and the smell of fresh cut grass is a daily delight. Stay tuned to the blog as we post the upcoming events weekly and general trail updates regarding recreational use.
To kick off the summer season, Pineland Farms is proud to be hosting, for the 9th straight year, the Salomon Trail Running Festival. This event will include seven races with distances from 5k to 50 miles. We anticipate the event will draw around 2,000 registered participants and about 1,500 spectators from across the US and Canada. The race was founded in 2006 by race directors Erik Boucher and Ian Parlin. The event has undergone a number of transformations throughout the years as it has become increasingly popular. Due to high demand, new race lengths have been added. In 2010, a second day of races were added and the event was renamed the Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival. Starting that year the 5k (with shoes), Barefoot 5k, 5k Canicross (with dogs), and 10k race was held on Saturday. The 25k, 50k, and 50 miles races were all held on Sunday. In 2014 the event was renamed the Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms.
The festival will be held here this weekend, May 23-24th. Come out and enjoy a run around our gorgeous facility. If running isn't your cup of tea, just sit out in the sun with your family and friends while enjoying the great selection of food and drinks over a fun-filled weekend! For more information about the event and to register, click here.
This is just one of the many events that we will be hosting here at Pineland Farms this summer. Check back with us every week to see what your next adventure could hold. It is going to be a great season and we look forward to seeing you!
Check out our latest trail work pictures in our gallery!