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Run The Farm 5 Mile Trail Race

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5.1 mile 8.2 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 591' 180 m
Descent: -593' -181 m
High: 441' 134 m
Low: 211' 64 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Rob Cummings

Run The Farm is a trail race at Muscoot Farm. It features farm road, singletrack, and steep climbs.

Rob Cummings

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The parking lot may not be open before 8 am but runners can park on Route 100. Some days the trail access is closed due to large events at Muscoot Farm.

No dogs are allowed.

Overview

This 5 mile course is a mix of farm road at the beginning and end. In the middle, there are singletrack trails, meadow trails, and steep slope trails. It passes by the farm gazebo and a small forest pond with a boardwalk viewing area.

Need to Know

This park is a working 19th century farm, and you're likely to see many farm animals and practices occurring. While visitors are welcome, your 4 legged friends will not be.

Description

From the start near the chicken coops and past the turkey flock, the course goes on the Yellow Trail through the Muscoot Farmyard before taking the farm road up 1/2 mile into the outer fields past the gazebo. After following the meadow fields for about 3/10 of a mile on the Yellow Trail, the course turns into the forest and goes down to a tight singletrack (still the Yellow Trail).

There's about a 1 mile gradual climb until the trail comes out onto a small meadow trail. It quickly ducks back into the woods for another half mile or so before coming out to a larger and longer meadow section. The course takes the White Trail at an intersection about 2/3 of the way along the meadow (the Yellow Trail veers left and is a shortcut back to the parking area if needed).

At the end of the second meadow, the trail turns into the forest again and goes over some rolling terrain before heading up a hill/cliff edge. The White Trail stays singletrack this whole time. At about mile 3, the course heads downhill and then turns 180 degrees uphill onto the section known as "Godino's Grind" which takes runners up a steep, 0.3-mile section back to the Yellow Trail.

After a bit of a flat section, the Yellow Trail comes to the Blue Trail and heads downhill (still yellow). At the pond, the course takes a 90-degree left and heads along the dirt farm road back to the gazebo area. The course heads through the "Pumpkin Meadow" and makes a 180-degree turn to rejoin the gazebo meadow trail and heads back on the original route towards the farmyard. The homestretch passes the horses, cows, sheep, finally ending at the duck enclosure.

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Runners approach the Gazebo hill about 1/2 mile into Run The Farm 2014.
Sep 7, 2016 near Katonah, NY
Final stretch of Run The Farm 2012.
Sep 7, 2016 near Katonah, NY
Climbing "Godino's Grind" in 2011.
Sep 7, 2016 near Katonah, NY

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