Exeter Trail Race


Jun 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Exeter Trail Race

6 Commerce Way

Exeter NH, 03833


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Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10M
  • 4.5M

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2009


One of the most popular trail running and mountain biking networks in the northeast, the Henderson-Swasey & Oaklands Town Forest – better known as Fort Rock – is located just minutes from downtown Exeter, NH. As the names imply, the entire system runs through scenic New England forest, and the trails have gained a reputation for their challenging rock-gardens and root-yards. Fortunately, those who run there often know they also feature plenty of flowing soft needle-cushioned sections well suited for speed. Indeed, these trails have gained their popularity for a reason and whether it’s technical trail running, smooth single track, or just the serenity of a run in the woods, search no further, the Exeter Trail Race has it all. For those looking for the “full” experience the race features a 10 mile course as it’s ‘premier’ event, as well as a 4.5 mile course for those who want to experience the highlights of the trails with a little less commitment. Though the starting point will be the same for both races, a wave start between the two distances will help ease course congestion. While the 4.5 mile course will be run entirely in the Henderson-Swasey Town Forest, after 1.5 miles the 10 mile runners will detour under route 101 and into the Oaklands for 6 miles and return back through the tunnel to finish the remained of the short course. Water stops will be located at approximately 3.5 and 7.5 miles on the 10 mile course. There will be one water stop on the 4.5 mile course at 2 miles, and the start/finish will be supplied with water and other post-race refreshments


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 18, 2022

Held on Jun 20, 2020

Held on Jun 22, 2019

Held on Jun 23, 2018

Held on Jun 24, 2017

Held on Jun 26, 2016

Held on Jun 27, 2015

Held on Jun 28, 2014

Held on Jun 16, 2013

Held on Jun 10, 2012

Held on Jun 12, 2011

Held on Jun 13, 2010

Held on Jun 20, 2009

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