Skip to main content

Cow Chip Cross Country Run

Sat November 25, 2023 Trumbull, CT 06611 US Directions


536 Daniels Farm Road
Trumbull, CT US 06611


Were you with us?? PICTURES FROM 2023- 

Work off your high caloric Thanksgiving overindulgence with a great 3+ mile (5K) run on the trails, grass & campus around the Trumbull High-Agricultural Center. No traffic, gentle hills, & maybe some mud & slush if Mother Nature cooperates.


Our run includes great long-sleeved shirts, post race food & fluids, some crazy prizes & leftovers for awards from at least 15 other races (and maybe from some tag sales). Basically, it's anything we can find to keep costs down and have some fun.



We will have something cow related but unfortunately they won’t poop this year…


And the kids MAY each get one if they participate in the FREE Kids Cow Patty Fun Run.


Last year the ages of participants ranged from 7 to 80+. Wear your old running shoes if you are concerned about such things.
Overall M&F are separate from our age groups, Age groups awards for 1st & 2nd place only-
9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Believe it or not, this event was once voted "One of the most unique races in CT"  by some very interesting people who regularly dress as cows & other brown mammals.


Our proceeds will be given to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer in the name of Mia McCaffrey. Any extra ca$h benefits the THS Girls Cross Country team.


It is with a heavy heart that we dedicate a portion of the proceeds of the Cow Chip Cross Country in the name of forever 6-year-old Mia Rose McCaffrey, to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer. Mia was as brave and strong as she was caring and beautiful. Pediatric Cancer stole this little girl from us all and we will use this event to #MakeItAmazing in her name. Pediatric Cancer Research only receives 4% of the national cancer research funding. Infinite Love for Kids Cancer is a foundation that is dedicated to raising funds to improve the quality and quantity of treatment options for Childhood Cancers. This year they are committed to raising $250,000 to invest in research specific to Neuroblastoma. Through your registration, optional donation, and/ or sponsorship you are helping people, you are educating people, and you are providing people with the most precious thing one person can give another – HOPE! Thank you for being a part of the solution with us!  Co- director & THS Girls Xctry coach Jim McCaffrey


REGISTER BY NOV. 12 TO GUARANTEE YOUR SHIRT SIZE. After that, you will not have a choice and you'll get whatever is available. Sorry, but we must order & purchase shirts by 11/13 in order to ship in time to print. Like most of us- WE ARE FACING INVENTORY AND SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES and our printers are closed on Thanksgiving for the weekend.

REG FEES-$25 ages 18 & under 10/17-11/25 fee doesn’t change & discount codes can’t be used for 18 & under
          $25 till 10/22  19 & up               
          $29 10/23 - 11/12    
          $33  11/13 - 11/23
          $35  11/24 &11/25

ALL REG IS ONLINE ONLY. YES, EVEN ON RACE DAY! No paper, no ca$h, no way. 


Thanks to the THS girls cross country team you will be treated to baked goods, cookies, and brown post-race snacks! We do have a nice indoor spot at the Trumbull High Agricultural Center- but come dressed ready to run and stay warm if necessary.


The course is usually designed and determined the week before the race so we won't have a course map till then!


Fun & crazy prizes as the race directors clean out their basement to make room for winter storage.

Timing by Jim Gerweck/Club CT ("Accuracy is our middle name, Questionable is our first!").


Plenty of outdoor parking and indoor plumbing!   
only on the event day.
Sat. Nov 25
7:45 am Pickup starts for bib, shirt, etc. 
8:45 am Kids runs directed by Donna Cramond. Designed for elementary age little tykes, distance about .1-.2mi 
9:00 am START of the 3 'and a little more' Cow Chip Cross Country Run or Walk at whatever speed you want; snacks follow.
9:50 am We give out awards as fast as we can.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Sponsor Opportunities

This event is dedicated to the life of Mia McCaffrey who left us all too soon. Her legendary smile and all we learned from her will live on and on and on. In the meantime we are committed to fight childhood cancer at every turn, at every straight-away, and at every chance we can.  If you would like to sponsor this event or can get us in contact with someone that would like to help- send the info we need to  Jim McCaffrey -  

In addition to this event Jim hosts the TuTu Run at Trumbull High in June each year. Please look for that and join us for more fun.


Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.