Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Bib pickup starts at 8am and goes to within 15min of your start time: 
Half-Marathon STARTS 9:30am (pick up bib by 9:15)
10k STARTS 10:45am (pick up bib by 10:30)
5k STARTS 11am (pick up bib by 10:45)

The Haystack Challenge is a half marathon. With 2000+ feet of elevation gain this course is built around the 10k route with the addition of some lesser known trails adjacent to Barbour Woods and Haystack Mountain; including special access to private paths only allowed during the event.

10K: This course begins on the same route as the 5K, but jumps off of the Sunset Trail onto the South Dam, crosses Route 272N and ascends through a grassy meadow onto an intense single track to summit at Norfolk’s iconic Haystack Mountain Tower. Descend down the mountainside on a carriage path to meet up with a single track winding along the mountainside bringing you back to the park’s main entrance where you will cross over the South Dam and finish up the 5k course.

Classic 5k: A challenging and scenic race through picturesque Barbour Woods. The course is a mixture of single and double track. Climb up Beech Hill for a view of Haystack Mountain, run on carriage roads beside historic Killarney Bridge, descend down the dry dam to a flat stretch of railroad bed, ascend through woodlands and finally along a gladed wetland, known as the Swamp Trail to the finish. 

Barbour Woods Trail Head


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