About the Blue-Blazed Series

About the series

The Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series offers a diverse selection of races for runners of all skill levels. The Series brings greater awareness to the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), whose volunteers build and maintain the trails on which so many love to run.

Runners earn points for each race they participate in. These points are tallied, and at the end of the series the top runners in each category will receive a unique award in recognition of their accomplishment.

Participation is easy and automatic - register as you normally would at each race in which you will participate and the race will give the results to BBTRS for posting.

Series Categories

New for 2020 the Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series now has 3 categories:

Blue-Blazed Champions
Runners with the most points in the series. Champions will receive a unique award for their accomplishment.
Blue-Blazed KOM/QOM
Runners with the most points in the marathon and ultra distance races: Traprock 50k, Macedonia 50k, Tunxis 60k, NipMuck Marathon, and Bimblers Bluff 50k
Blue-Blazed Honors
Runners who compete in 10 of the 12 events in the series.

Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series Point System

The points are calculated as follows:

Race winners receive 100 points. Subsequent finishers receive points equal to the winner's time in minutes divided by their finish time.

As an example: