Seventh Annual Station Loop Ramble

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Including a Kids One Mile,

5-Mile Classic, 5k Run/Walk

and 5-Mile Speed Walk!

All events incorporate part of the Mass Central Rail Trail and start on Depot Road, at the intersection of West and Hardwick Roads in New Braintree

Check out the routes for each race!

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  • Kids One Mile at 9:30 am
  • 5-Mile Speed Walk at 9:50 am
  • 5-Mile classic at 10 am
  • 5k Run/Walk at 10:05 am

Kids One Mile and 5k Run/Walk are entirely on a flat course. The 5-Mile Classic and Speed Walk are a hilly road and trail races with a flat fast finish on the Mass Central Rail Trail.

Races begin and end at the site of the former New Braintree Train Station, travel past scenic farmland, through deep woods, and skirts the Ware River. Adults must accompany children running the 5-mile classic. Each mile is marked and mid-run water stop provided. Post race refreshments and free raffles for entrants.

Race entry fee: $20.00 per adult. $10.00 for children age 13 and under. Discount of $10 for MA State employees and Veterans.  All fees are non-refundable.  Adult registrations received by September 14, 2018 will receive a T-shirt. For children registered by September 14, 2018 please include an additional $5.00 for a T-shirt.

Registrants who bring two NEW runners will receive a Coffee Shop gift card!

Participating coffee shops includes Country Gourmet in Barre, Mimi’s Coffee Shop in Hardwick and Rose 32 Bread in Gilbertville.

Registration: Begins at 8:30am and ends at 9:30am on October 14th.

Click here to get the registration form to register by mail.

Make checks payable to: East Quabbin Land Trust, Inc.

Mail to: P.O. Box 5, Hardwick, MA  01037-0005

Age Groups: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Prizes will be awarded to the overall first male and female finishers, and special gifts for the top finishers in each category!

To register now… USE THE NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS by clicking here.

 Here’s a 10 minute slide-show video of the 2017 Station Loop Ramble with pictures from Brian Miner and Steve Olvio. Enjoy!

Overall male and female winners of the 5-mile Classic, Patrick Caron and Karla Steele.


Overall Male and Female winner of the 5k Run/Walk, David Maher and Jennifer Hoche

The 5th Annual Station Loop Ramble was a huge success despite the rain, that came and went all morning. Nearly sixty runners took off on the various races this morning – nine youngsters raced in the Kid’s One Mile, twenty seven folks ran the 5-mile Classic around West and Unitas Road to loop back along the Mass Central Rail Trail, and twenty three people took off on the 5k Run/Walk along the rail trail and around the streets of Wheelwright!

Click here for a slide show of pictures from today’s race.

The course record for the 5-mile Classic was broken again this year, with a time of 28:53, by Patrick Caron.


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