FKT: Brian Butterfield, Rebecca Trachsel - Cape Cod Rail Trail (MA) - 2020-08-16

Route variation
one way
Gender category
Mixed-gender team
Start date
Finish date
Total time
3h 46m 0s

Aug 16, 2020 7:27 AM
Weather – 70 deg and cloudy
Lecount Hollow Rd, Wellfleet, Trail Head Parking Lot

Aug 16, 2020 11:12 AM
Weather – Low 70’s and a light rain
West Yarmouth Road – 11:12 AM (*but for a bonus mile we continued to Higgins Crowell Rd, Yarmouth and ended there at 11:22 AM)
Total Time – 3:45


My wife and I met Rebecca at the southern end of the trail in Yarmouth at 6:45 AM and left a car there.  My wife then drove us to the northern end in Wellfleet and we started in the trail head parking lot at 7:27 AM. It was a busy day on the trail due to the cloudy weather, however that didn’t impact our run at all.  There are numerous small road crossings on the trail, however even on a busy summer day we didn’t have any issues and were able to run through all the crossings.

At mile 9.5 we took a wrong turn, and went left onto West Road, however the trail goes right on West Road, therefore our overall distance was about 0.5 miles extra, and we probably lost about 5-7 minutes here.

During normal (non-pandemic) times there are a few water stops on the trail, however they are currently all closed.  I dropped 2 bottles in Dennis at a road crossing, and Rebecca carried all her fluid with her.  Luckily it was mostly cloudy, and it even rained a little bit, so we didn’t need too much fluid.

Prior to our run we didn’t know the official trail ended before Bayberry Hills Golf Course, so we ended up doing a bonus mile through the golf course and actually end at Higgins Crowell Rd.

Overall a great day and a solid effort.