Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kingston 5 Peaks Trail Race - Saturday, May 15

The Kingston 5 Peaks Trail Race was held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the J&J Mountain Bike Trails just north of Kingston.

The weather was ideal and the competition fierce. Over 150 competitors competed in the Enduro (10.3km), Sport (6km) and Children’s Challenge (400 & 800 meters). The course featured an exciting combination of single and dual track trails through forest and meadow that included pine needles, dirt, mud, grass, rocks, roots, bridges, logs and challenging climbs and descents. This race definitely had the most difficult terrain of any running race in the Kingston Area with approximately 1800 feet of elevation gain in the Enduro Course.

Awards were given out to the top 3 overall male and female winners in the Enduro and Sport Course, with medals award to the top 3 finishers in each age group.

Taylor Murphy defended his 2009 title by winning the men’s Enduro Race in a time of 39:39. Cliff Worden-Rogers was second in 41:34, while Patrick Foran finished third in 42:59. Rachel Schmidt won the women’s Enduro Race in 52:46 with Carolyn Raab second in 53:27 and Aimee Young third in 53:50.

In the Sport Course, Dylan Walsh won the men’s race in 26:19, followed by Brad Vaughan in 27:01 and Daniel Bannister in 27:07. Leslie Reade won the women’s Sport Course in 30:47, followed by Cathlin Antonello in 31:30 and Grace Harju in 32:46.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for providing merchandise awards and draw prizes.
Complete results will be available soon by timing company and at

The Kingston 5 Peaks Trail Race was also the second race in the Spafford Health and Adventure Trail Running Series. The next race in the series will be the Sydenham Fall Trail Run on October 17, 2010 with information available at


  1. Thanks Grant! Glad that the weather co-operated with us this year too.