Sports at the VIC:  Trail Runs

Trail Running at the Paul Smith's College VIC
Summer/Fall Trail Runs

Sports at the VIC: Summer Trail RunsSummer Trail Running at the Paul Smith's College VICThe VIC is continuing its tradition of offering a series of summer trail runs. The bark mulch trails and grassy service roads at the 3,000-acre VIC make ideal conditions for trail runners to get out and enjoy a run in the woods.  Scenic vistas, opportunities to see wild life, and well-maintained trails are bonuses people have discovered at the VIC. 

5K Trail Runs
Every other Wednesday starting 19 June

Kyle Dash is coordinating a series of 5K Trail runs at the VIC every other Wednesday from 19 June through October 9. Race dates: Trail run dates: 19 June: 3, 17, and 31 July; 14 and 28 August; 11 and 25 September; 9 October. Registration at 6:00 PM, start time is at 6:30 PM. There is a $5 per person entry fee. Free for Friends of the VIC Trail Blazers; $4 for Friends of the VIC.

Weekend Run Through the Woods
27 July

There are 5K and 10K courses.  This run starts at 10:00 AM. It is part of the 20th Anniversary Butterfly House Celebration. Hand-crafted Adirondack Chairs will be awarded to the male and female winners of the 10K race. $25 per person.  Free for Friends of the VIC Trail Blazers; $20 for Friends of the VIC.  

Columbus Day Weekend Fall Foliage Ramble
12 October

This is the VIC Trail Run Series Grand Finale. Come join us at the Paul Smith's College VIC to run and race on some of the most beautiful trails in the Adirondacks during the peak of fall foliage.  The Fall Foliage Ramble will feature a 5 kilometer and 15 kilometer race on some of the most colorful trails one can imagine! 

Starting at 10:00 AM, racers will run on rolling hills as they pass by beautiful Adirondack scenery.  Registration starts at 9:30 AM, and awards will follow after the end of the 15 kilometer race. Cider, doughnuts, apple pie, and pumpkin muffins will greet racers at the finish line. Winners will be awarded a hand-crafted trophy and a container of syrup from the Paul Smith's College sugar bush.  Come join us all for a fun time during the peak of the Adirondack fall foliage season!  The entry fee is $25.  Free for Friends of the VIC Trail Blazers; $20 for Friends of the VIC.

For more information on the VIC Trail Run Series, contact Kyle Dash (716) 525-0566 or

VIC Trail Run Series Sponsors

VIC Trail Run Series Results

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.