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9th Annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon

  • 13 May 2023
  • Willowdale State Forest, Ipswich


  • Non-refundable.
  • Non-refundable.
  • Code needed for IFS entry. Limit of 5.


Race day (Saturday May 13th) registration is available starting at 6:30 AM. 
$50 Race Day registration

$60 Race Day registration

Join us for the 9th Annual Spring for the Trails on Saturday, May 13th! The race begins at 8:00 AM sharp on the beautiful trails, both single and double track, of Willowdale State Forest. This course is 100% on trails!

Divisions: Men's and Women's Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Prizes: awarded to 1st and 2nd place overall and in each division!


  • Online registration closed at 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 7th. 
  • You may register the day of race starting at 6:30 AM. (Race Day: $50 Members; $60 Non-Members)
  • T-shirts only guaranteed for first 150 registrants!

Parking and race start: Please park at the Willowdale parking lot on Linebrook Road (across from Marini Farms, whose address is 259 Linebrook Road in Ipswich, MA).  Once parked, simply follow the path toward the field and you can sign in, pick up your bib and t-shirt (T shirts are first come first served). Race starts sharply at 8:00 AM!

Packet Pick-up:  If you wish to pick up your bib and t-shirt early (for pre-registered runners ONLY), we will be at New England Running Co. at 43 Enon Street in Beverly on Friday, May 12th from 10:00am - 6:00pm.  Otherwise, pick it up at the pre-registration table at the race starting at 6:30 AM. All pre-registered runners that pick up their packets on May 12th at New England Running will be entered into a raffle for a free pair of trail shoes!

Course Map: Course will be well marked. Our map (below) is also available on Avenza Maps gps enabled! Get the app and download the "ECTA Spring for the Trails Half Marathon" map. More detailed instructions on using Avenza can be found on our website HERE.

More details: Aid station with water at mile 6. Water and refreshments at the finish. Prizes will be given out as runners finish (no awards ceremony).

Course Map:  click here

Registration Form (if you'd rather mail it in): click here

Liability Waiver (ONLY for those under 18): click here

If you have any questions, please contact our office at Thank you!

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