Race Recap: Edaville Rail Run


On Saturday morning it was down to Carver, Massachusetts for the Edaville Rail Run. The race takes place on the grounds of the Edaville Family Theme Park which is a Thomas the Tank Engine inspired theme park in southeastern Massachusetts.

The run takes part on the grounds of the small, theme park for a brief period of time before runners make their way out onto crushed stone trails along cranberry bogs. The race is a five mile course and is one of the most quintessentially New England fall runs that you will find. Crisp air, cranberry bogs and fallen leaves add to the charm of the race.

This year the Edaville Rail Run was a Grand Prix race for the Thirsty Irish Runners so there was a nice contingent of TIR green assembled at the starting line and plenty of friends out on the course.

The course itself is pretty much flat the entire way as runners run along the bogs and there are a couple water stops out on the course. Having run this race previously, some times the wind can really whip across the cranberry bogs and though the temperatures this year were cold the wind wasn’t as bad as it has been in the past and made for some rather comfortable running conditions.

I ran a decent race on Saturday and finished with a time of 39:48, good for 7:57/miles.

All proceeds from the Edaville Rail Run go to benefit the Dorine Merritt Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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