Houghton’s Pond Trail Race


Oct 01, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Houghton’s Pond Trail Race

840 Hillside Street

Milton MA, 02186


Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $35
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 7M
  • 3.7M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 173

High Point: 402

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

First Year of the Event: 2004


Two distances are offered:  7 miles and 3.7 miles.  Both trail races follow rolling courses over dirt roads and forest paths in the Houghton’s Pond section of the scenic DCR Blue Hills Reservation, a few miles south of Boston. The routes avoid steep hiking trails, but these ARE trail races, with plenty of small rocks and tree roots along the way! Both courses are entirely on dirt.

Both races will start and finish adjacent to the Houghton’s Pond Visitor Center, overlooking Houghton’s Pond.

There will be three staffed water stations on the 7-mile course, and two on the 3.7-mile course.

Registrants who are 19-and-under or 70+ (as of race day) receive a $5 discount from the standard registration fees.

Post-race refreshments will include bagels, bananas, and snack food packages.

Awards will be given to the First Overall Male and Female finishers in each race, and to the top three Male and Female finishers in each age division:  19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.  First Overall finishers will also receive MARATHON SPORTS gift certificates.

The races are directed by Colonial Road Runners. A portion of the race proceeds are donated to Friends of the Blue Hills, which helps to maintain trails in the Reservation and serves as an advocate for the Reservation’s protection.

Per our permit requirements, there is no race-day registration.


No photos available.


Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 01, 2023

Held on Oct 02, 2022

Held on Oct 03, 2021

Held on Oct 04, 2020

Held on Oct 02, 2011

Held on Oct 03, 2010

Held on Oct 04, 2009

Held on Oct 05, 2008

Held on Oct 14, 2007

Held on Oct 01, 2006

Held on Oct 02, 2005

Event Results

View 2022 Results