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MCC Fitness Trail 5K Challenge

Rating: Gold based on 1 review
Distance: 3.10 miles / 5.00 km
Location: Start: Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA, US
Attributes: loop, mostly flat, unpaved path
Description: mix of paved roads (1/4), rough trail (1/4) and smooth trail (1/2)
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Added by Jonathan Crockett on 5/11/2010
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by: Jonathan on 5/12/2010 11:09:29 AM
Good question! This route includes almost 3/4 mile of trail dating back to the 1930's, when MCC was the site of a Marist Seminary. This well-preserved trail is mildly technical, and offers scenic views of a frog-pond, huge pine stands, and lush fern beds. It is also part of the Bay Circuit Trail - an extensive trail network that extends from Duxbury to Plum Island. Another portion (over 1 mile) of this route also utilizes the beautiful Bedford Rail Trail - a flat, scenic wooded multi-use trail system. All portions of the trail are in good shape, and provide a vareity of scenery and terrain.

by: wicked good on 5/12/2010 10:14:39 AM
Jonathan - what's the story behind this trail? Is it new? Is it part of the Bay Circuit trail? What kind of shape is it in? Always looking for new trail runs/races, count me in for this one.

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Jonathan on 5/12/2010 10:10:06 AM
Great run!!! Home to the MCC Fitness Trail 5K Challenge (October 2nd, 2010) this fun trail offers a variety of terrain, from rough wooded trail to paved surface. Come check it out, and be sure to join us for the race in October - online registration at www.middlesex.mass.edu/events/5K, or contact Jonathan at (781) 280-3785. Happy running!

 

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