Groton's 15th annual Trail Races will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. These two challenging running races take place entirely within the Groton Town Forest. They begin on the south side of W. Main St. (Route 225), on Newell's Crossing, across from the road to the Groton Senior Center in West Groton. Parking is available at the Senior Center, which is the race headquarters. Registration on the day of the race starts at 10:30, but mail-in and online registrations are also available. The 9.5-mile race begins at 12:30 p.m. and the 3.4-mile race begins at 12:40 p.m. There are water stops on the courses and light post-race refreshments will be provided. The entry fee is $15 before Oct. 6 and $20 afterwards. The maximum combined entry fee for a family is $35 before Oct. 6 and $45 afterwards. Proceeds are used for the maintenance of trails throughout Groton. Questions on the race can be sent to:

Application forms can be obtained from