Robert Rives posted the route:
Hi all! On Monday, February 27th 2012, myself (Robert Rives) and Jonathan Harrison are going to go for a thru-run of the 78-mile North South Trail in Rhode Island. This cross-state trail starts in the northwest corner of RI in the Buck Hill Management Area on the Massachusetts border and travels over a variety of surfaces to the beach east of Quonochontaug. You can find info concerning this trail at the following websites: www.rigreenways.org/paths/nst-data.htm, outdoors.htmlplanet.com/nst/nst_map00.htm
Jon and I are performing this run as part of our Runs for Relief fundraising project. We are attempting to raise awareness about psoriasis and secure funds for the National Psoriasis Foundation through cross-state adventure runs, of which this will be the first. Check out our blog here: runs-for-relief.blogspot.com
At this point, we have found no information concerning a FKT for this trail. We will be supported by family during the run, who will help us in producing footage of the run and subsequent proof of our route and overall time/distance. We will post our results here and to our blog as well. Our goal is to aim for ~15 hours, but our primary concern is finishing the trail in whatever time it takes and using this as a stepping stone in our fundraising project.
Let's use this thread to not only open up FKT discussion for Rhode Island's North South Trail but also use it to raise awareness of this little-known Northeast gem!
This route on the old FKT site
Based on the above records, is it safe to say that there is no Unsupported record for the North South trail?
Tomorrow morning between 5:15 and 5:30 AM, I will start the North-South Trail at the northern terminus of the trail for a supported FKT attempt. I will have pacers and crew. I will have my Garmin InReach, as well as my watch for tracking purposes.
I plan to attempt to lower the female FKT in 2023 - sub 14 is the goal. Let's GO!
I'll be going for the unsupported FKT starting evening of 05/01.