2nd Annual Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet 5K


I keep promising myself as soon as I feel better and can get some solid training under my feet I will give one of these obstacles races a try. The following race this Sunday is close by in Madison and sounds like fun. Good luck to all the competitors. Here’s the latest release from JB Sports:

Nearly 600 participants are expected to compete this Sunday in Trailblazer’s 2nd annual 5K Run the Gauntlet race.  The race takes place at Hammonasset Beach State Beach Park in Madison. Participants will attempt to conquer 16-20 obstacles, including hay bale pyramid climbs, cargo nets, tire crossings, planks and an aqua run, all while running 3.1 miles along the Hammonasset Beach shore.  Last year’s race had a crowd of just over 500 participants.

After the race participants can enjoy a post-race beach party with live music, free pizza from Old World Pizza Truck, free beer from Thimble Island Brewing Company and an awards ceremony.

The first 650 registered runners receive a technical running shirt.

New this year is the Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet Team Competition! Teams will be accepted in the following categories: Family Team, Corporate Team, Open Team and Crossfit Team. Awards will be given to the top 3 teams in each category.

The Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet race benefits the Shoreline Greenway Trail, an all volunteer, 501 (3) nonprofit organization focused on creating a non-motorized continuous trail on the Connecticut shoreline from Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor to Hammonasset Beach in Madison for people of all ages to enjoy. To learn more about the Shoreline Greenway Trail visit www.shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.

Sponsors of Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet race include: Trailblazer, Denali, The North Face, New Balance, Guilford Savings Bank, Thimble Island Brewing Company, Smartwool, Chabaso Bakery, Town Fair Tire and Shore Publishing.

For more information on the Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet race, please visit jbsports.com or call JB Sports at (203) 481-5933.

Jason Sonski