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2023 Dogtown 5 Mile Trail Race- May 20, 2023

  • Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rockport and Gloucester, MA (parking by Evans Field, 3 Station Square, Rockport)


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Join Cape Ann Trail Stewards for our 6th Annual Dogtown Trail Race!

The race covers a beautiful and challenging 5.4 mile course starting and finishing near the water tower at the top of Summit Ave. in Rockport.   The terrain ranges from carriage roads with minor rocks/ roots, to more extreme technical sections with extensive large rocks (requiring a degree of "boulder-hopping"), and everything in-between! 

The course travels through many historic and popular sections of Dogtown, including the Squam Path, New England Forestry Foundation's Norton Memorial Forest, Whale's Jaw, the Luce Trail, Briar Swamp, and the Rockport Town Forest.

Online Registration is $20.00 for CATS Members, and $30.00 for Non-members.

Race Day Registration is $25.00 for CATS Members, and $35.00 for Non-members.

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The first 75 registrants are guaranteed a race T-shirt.

Prizes for first overall male and female, and for first male and female in the age group categories of 39 and under, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+

Walkers are welcome to Register!  Walkers will start behind the runners, at the same time as the runners (all walkers will start promptly at 9am when the race starts).  The marked course will remain open with support (safety monitors, water stop, etc.) from 9am to 12pm.

Click on the images below to view and download a course map:


Click HERE to view the Race Course in GAIA GPS maps, and to download the gpx file.

To view and download a full copy of the Dogtown Common Trail Map (without the race course overlaid), click HERE.

Meeting Spot:  Race parking will be by Evans Field at 3 Station Square in Rockport.  Participants will walk through Evans Field to a trail that will take them to the race registration and check-in area, which is near the water tower at  the top of Summit Ave. (signs and volunteers will guide you on where to go).

Registration and race check-in will be from 7:30am to 8:45am.  The race starts at 9:00am.

For any additional questions about the race, registration, or CATS memberships, email us at contact@capeanntrailstewards.org.

Cape Ann Trail Stewards | PO Box 690 | Essex | MA | 01929

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