South Shore Dr., Ridgefield, CT
The race winds through the hills and trails of northern Ridgefield, Connecticut, along the Danbury border. Kicking off at Lake Windwing, it traverses fields, rounds the lake, and heads up into Hemlock Hills and dips back to Lake Windwing 4.25 challenging miles later. Racers and spectators park at Ridgebury Elementary, a short walk from Ballfields Park on South Shore Drive, Ridgefield, where the race starts. There is food, water, and post-race entertainment. In 2016, 150 competed in the race--with a winning time of 32:28. Being the last race of summer and the first race of fall, it's the ideal time of year for trail running.