100M: Windblown Cross Country Ski Area NH to DCR Douglas State Forest, MA
50M: DCR Rutland Long Pond, Rutland, MA to DCR Douglas State Forest, MA
30M: Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School to DCR Douglas State Forest, MA
Saturday October 12 to Sunday October 13, 2019
100M: Saturday Oct. 12: 8:00AM – 1:00PM. Runners will start in waves based on projected pace
50M: Saturday October 12: 9:00PM – 12:00AM. Runners will start in waves based on projected pace
30M: Sunday October 13: 9:00AM. Mass start
An endurance challenge that traverses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts following the Midstate Trail during the peak of Autumn.
The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) has awarded our 100M race 5 qualifying points that can be applied towards entry into Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) - one of the pinnacles of ultra trail events!
This race will be sanctioned by USA Track and Field: sanction #19-TBD-TBD
The primary beneficiaries of the Massive are the various community organizations that support the event along the route.
Registration for the 2019 Midstate Massive Ultra Trail will open on June 1, 2019 and close on October 7, 2019 or until we’ve sold out.
There will be NO day of race registration.
100M: 200 runners
50M: 300 runners
30M: 300 runners
Early Registration: June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019:
100M: $225; 50M: $125; 30M: $85
Regular Registration: July 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
100M: $250; 50M: $150; 30M: $110
Late Registration: September 1, 2019 – October 7, 2019
100M: $275; 50M: $175; 30M: $135
Qualification criteria for 100M:
All 100M entrants must submit proof of completion of a race, 50 miles or longer.
All runners will receive:
A long sleeve Race shirt
Entry into our post-race party including:
Complimentary micro brew from our craft brew beer garden care of Liberated Beverage Distribution
Post-race meal and snacks
Finishers Awards that will be unique to the distance completed
Staffed Aid Stations along the course
Post Race Party
Enjoy a complimentary micro brew from our craft brew beer garden!
Pacers are allowed after the 50-mile point (Long Pond Boat Ramp, Rutland, MA). You may have as many as 3 pacers, although only one pacer at a time. Pacers may be picked up only at aid stations and approved crew points. A pacer must fill out a waiver prior to being on course. The waiver can be filled out at the aid station or you may print one here. The waiver must be turned in at an aid station to receive the proper pacer bib.
Pacing entails patience, tolerance and humor. The primary duties of a pacer include route finding, keeping the runner on pace, ensuring that the runner continues to eat and drink and making sure the runner leaves the aid stations with adequate clothing and supplies to reach the next aid station. Pacers are not allowed to push, pull, carry or tow the runner. Any special pacing situations or requests must be pre-approved by race management.
We strongly suggest you bring someone to crew for you during the 100M or 50M race. Your race packet includes a hang-tag which should be displayed and readily visible on the crew vehicle at all times. Your crew is your personal responsibility. If your crew disregards parking instructions, race rules, directions or requests from race officials, you (the racer) will be disqualified from the race. Please make certain that your crew are not the people others complain about. We ask that your crew drive slowly and obey all posted warnings.
Crew access into aid stations may be limited. If crews are meeting you at aid stations, they should allow adequate time to park and walk to the aid station. It is your responsibility as a runner to make sure that race officials time you in and out of all aid stations. The race packet includes a map and directions showing access roads and crew access points, and crew and pacer rules. Crews should become familiar with the locations of aid stations, available access roads and race rules prior to the start. Crewing is restricted to approved locations, which include TBD.
No Crew allowed after Aid Station 15.
Pacers, Crews, & Drop Bags
Check back here. The guide will be posted no later than June 15, 2019.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers of each race distance. Awards will feature products from our sponsors.
Additional awards will be given to the top three men and women in each of the following age groups: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+ and will also feature products from our sponsors.
Note: no doubling up of awards between Top Male/Female and Age Groups.
You must be present at the race to receive your award. No awards will be mailed or saved for you to be picked up later.
Team Prizes and Perks
We have team incentives that we’re sure you’ll like!
Race numbers and swag can be picked up as follows:
100M: at Windblown Cross Country Ski Area on race day 30-45 minutes before your assigned start.
50M: at Rutland Long Pond Boat Ramp, Rutland MA on October 12, 2019 30-45 minutes before your assigned start.
30M: at Bay Path Regional High School beginning between 7:30-8:45 AM.
Please be sure to have your driver’s license or another form of photo ID available for verification.
Race Numbers and
EMS personnel will be located at each Aid Stations throughout the course and at the start/finish area in the event you need medical assistance.
Road Closure/Private Lands
This is an open course with the exception of the start lines for all races. So while there will be police at critical intersections, the roads are officially open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Please use caution and follow the direction from all police, race marshals and course signage.
Many miles of the Midstate Trail pass through privately owned lands. These owners are not obligated to give us permission to run through their property so we urge all runners to run quietly - especially at night - and not to litter along any portion of the trail.
Our race is a Zero Waste event. Look for recycle and compost bins at every aid station and start/finish. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.
We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.
(Trash and Recycling)
Under no circumstance will refunds be issued, registrations be transferred to another person or transferred to a later date.
There is no rain date for this race. Race management reserves the right to modify, shorten, or cancel the race in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that make the race unsafe. There will be no refunds in the event of cancellation.
If for any reason the event has to be shut down due to extreme weather, natural disaster or zombies on the course (other than the runners…), you will be pulled from the course or held at an aid station until you can be removed from the course. Please, no arguing if this should happen. It is for your own safety.
Race Cancellation Policy
Volunteers make the Midstate Massive Ultra Trail possible. We truly appreciate all that our great volunteers do to make our races run smoothly and to make the racers’ experience unforgettable. If you are going to be in town for the Midstate Massive Ultra Trail, we would love for you to join the family and pitch in. Thanks in advance for your help — we couldn’t do it without you!
All volunteers receive some cool race swag plus refreshments at the finish. Email Carol at Volunteers@NewEnglandRaceEvents.com for more details.
Email Andy at Andy@NewEnglandRaceEvents.com or Rich@NewEnglandRaceEvents.com