Western NH Trail Running Series Western NH Trail Running Series


The Premier Trail Running Series of Western NH and Eastern VT


 Covid-19 Update

The WNHTRS board met on Monday, April 20, 2020 to determine what is the status of the WNHTRS for 2020.  As you know we are all impacted by this pandemic and it is changing on a daily basis for everyone.  To simplify for all runners and race directors we have determined to cancel the series for 2020.  While we want to be optimistic for the late summer/early fall events we want to respect your time and commitment and will be refunding your money back to you.  It will then be your responsibility to sign up for any individual race you would like to participate in and suggest that you visit each race’s page to learn the status. 

At this time we can confirm that the:

  • Dirty 5k on Sunday, May 10 in Hanover, NH is cancelled
  • 5 & Dime on Sunday, June 6 in West Windsor, VT is cancelled
  • Frenzy in the Forest, June 27 in Sunapee, NH  is cancelled
  • STOAKED on Saturday, August 8 in Hanover, NH is cancelled 
  • Farnum Five. 5 on Saturday, September 5 in Lebanon, NH is cancelled
  • Hurricane Hill on Saturday, July 25 in Hartford, VT is cancelled

At this time we can share that the following races are currently still on as planned:

We hope that you are well and we look forward to the 2021 series and when we are able to run together again. 

Be well, 


Welcome to the Western NH Trail Running Series!

The Western NH Trail Running Series is a collective group of trail events that range in distance from 5K to 12.5k. All of the races offer a taste of the amazing natural beauty that exists here in the Upper Valley Region of NH/VT. These races are designed to be fun for everyone, from the beginner trail runner that just wants to veer off the pavement and try something new all the way to the seasoned trail racer.

The series was started as a way to benefit local area Recreation Departments; it has since grown into a very high caliber event series. It is an inspiring opportunity to see such great collaboration among multiple communities. Part of what make the series so special is that each venue has a unique feel, and each event feels like a festival rather than a race.

Trail running is the fastest growing sport in the United States...why? Because we are a tight knit group of folks that just want to have FUN and get lost in the woods together.

Come check out what our series has to offer, and let us help keep you motivated throughout the summer!

Series Sponsors:        

  Dirty 5K (non-points event)

Cancelled 2020 May 10, 2020

Hanover, NH
# 1 Six in the Stix - Newport

New Date October 31, 2020

Newport, NH
# 2 West Windsor 5 & Dime

Cancelled 2020 June 6, 2020

West Windsor, VT
# 3 Frenzy in the Forest 

Cancelled 2020 June 27, 2020

Sunapee, NH
# 4 All Out Trail Run  July 18, 2020 Claremont, NH
# 5 Hurricane Hill 5k/10k

July 25, 2020

Cancelled 2020

Hartford, VT

Cancelled 2020 Aug. 8, 2020

Hanover, NH

Chad Denning Challenge 

  • Non-series points event
  • Not included in series registration
TBD Meriden, NH
# 7 Farnum Five.5

Cancelled 2020  Sept. 4, 2021

Lebanon, NH

Other Great Races 

Series Registration Super sweet deal.  $99 gets you into all our events. Junior classes (under 12 and 12-14) free! The 15-19 class is only $65 for the full season. Must register prior to the third event. On-line only, no mail in for series reg. The Dirty 5k is now included with your series registration. 

Series Rules All you need to know about the Western NH Trail Series point competition.

Current Series Standings

For More information or to sponsor an event, please contact:

PJ Lovely


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