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Trailblazer Rock the Gauntlet 5K Race Logo

New Haven's First Urban Obstacle Race

Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet 5K Race Logo

Connecticut's Longest Beachfront Obstacle Race

Sunday | May 4th, 2014
East Rock Park
New Haven, Connecticut

Parking is at Wilbur Cross HS
181 Mitchell Dr, New Haven, CT

Sunday | September 28th, 2014
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Madison, Connecticut

  • 5K Obstacle Race
  • Post Race Party with Live Music
  • Pizza from Old World Pizza Truck
  • Each Finisher Receives 2 Free Beers from Thimble Island Brewing
  • Climb East Rock
  • Natural & Man Made Obstacles
  • Tech Shirts for First 500 Entrants
  • 5K Obstacle Race
  • Post Race Beach Party with Live Music
  • Each Finisher Receives 2 Free Beers from Thimble Island Brewing
  • Natural & Man Made Obstacles
  • Tech Shirts for First 600 Entrants
  • More Details to Follow!

The inaugural Trailblazer Rock the Gauntlet is part of the Trailblazer Race Series (Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet takes place in September 2014.) Rock the Gauntlet features a 5K course with 15-20 man-made and natural obstacles at New Haven's East Rock Park. Two starting heats are available. After the race, participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party featuring food, refreshments and live entertainment. Awards given to top three male and females in each age group and for the team competition.

Register Today!
Online registration open to 5pm on 5.3.14 and raceday registration starts at 7:30am on 5.4.14!

Benefits New Haven Parks & Recreation Department's Eco
Adventure Camp and Friends of East Rock Park
Run the Gauntlet 2014 Registration Opens soon
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Sponsored by:
The North FaceNew Balance Athletic ShoesSmartwool Socks


Run the Gauntlet 2013 | Hammonasset Beach State Park

See Run the Gauntlet 2013 photos here and here.



The North Face     New Balance

Comments or Concerns? Contact: 

KAREN BROWN - Marketing
email:   kbrown@tbtalk.com
phone:   203.458.1639 ext. 206


KRISTIN - Senior Event Manager @ JB Sports
email:   kristin.jbsports@snet.net
phone:   203.481.5965

Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet Event Coordinator

JB Sports, LLC, Director of New Haven Road Race and many of New England's top foot races, coordinates the event. The company annually coordinates events with over 30,000 participants that raise nearly $2,000,000 for various charities.

JB Sports


Run the Gauntlet 2013 Results


Trailblazer Run the Gauntlet 5K Race Logo*Obstacles are subject to change.
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JB Sports