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Run the Ridge Trail Race | October 20, 2018
Enjoy fall colors on this scenic trail run at Sunset Ridge in Westbrook. 5k, 10k, and K9 5K (run with your dog)!
More info and to register: racewire.com
Also: Run the Ridge Registration Party on Sept. 26 at Mast Landing Brewing Co.

Sep
23
Sun
Firebird Trail Races @ Falmouth,maine
Sep 23 all-day
Firebird Trail Races @ Falmouth,maine

Firebird 50 Trail Race is more than just your everyday free trail race. This is about building community and accomplishing great feats together, helping each other finish a grueling task together for the first time or the millionth time.

HOW TO GET IN:
Unlike traditional races, ours is FREE, meaning we don’t pocket your money. Although that doesn’t mean there aren’t requirements on getting in, here’s what we’re asking from you:

1) Donate to a non-profit of your choice within a year before the race. We’d appreciate anything above $40 but we won’t force you to pay that amount*. You must send us a receipt that you donated though. *25k participants can skip money donations if they volunteer AFTER they finish their run at one of our aid stations.

2) Sign up and donate any item on the list attached here, bring that item the day of the race (this will provide for our aid stations): [THIS LINK WILL BE UPDATED SOON]

THE COURSE:
Its technical and challenging, lots of rocks and roots on a single track trail. The trail is in one direction, 16 miles long. Largely on the Cross-Falmouth Trail from Portland to Grey, Maine. The course will be marked with pink ribbon and white chalk. We’ll have 3 aid-stations along the course, one at each end and one in the middle.

– 25k Course: Starts in Portland, on Overset Rd., ends at Lowell Preserve in Windham. ONE LAP. Map can be found here: http://bit.ly/2EZWyhv

– 50k Course: Starts at Lowell Preserve in Windham, goes to Overset Rd. in Portland, then back to Lowell Preserve in Windham. TWO LAPS. Map can be found here: http://bit.ly/2qLVhWX

– 50m Course: Starts in Portland, on Overset Rd., takes a loop in Blackstrap Preserve (only once, on the first lap only), then heads to Lowell Preserve, then back to Overset Rd in Portland, finally finishing at Lowell Preserve in Windham. THREE LAPS + ONE BLACKSTRAP LOOP. Map can be found here: http://bit.ly/2Hi6XXS

WHAT YOU GET:
To keep this race low cost with a low impact we wont be providing any official prizes or awards, with exception of a solid high five and MAYBE a free beer. If we gain a sponsor, we’ll change this and get you something.

FMI: www.facebook.com/Firebird50Race/

Black & White 2 Peak Challenge @ Black Mountain of Maine
Sep 23 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Black & White 2 Peak Challenge @ Black Mountain of Maine | Rumford | Maine | United States

This trail race offers an exceptionally hilly, technical single-track point to point trail race that takes you up & down 2 mountains. If you’re not begging for mercy during the first climb, you will be on the second. Running this challenging 8.7 mile 2 peak ascent with 2750′ of elevation gain & a 2450′ of loss will definitely make you question your own sanity. The course is both technical & scenic & will have you traversing a large bare ledge, tearing through dense forest, hammering down single-track switchbacks, jumping streams, & up steep slopes.

This is a rugged trail race whose distance & elevation profile comine for an extremely challenging test, even for the fittest endurance athletes. The course travels along hiking trails with sections that must be negotiated very carefully. Make sure to steal a peek or two at the highest elevations..it’ll be worth the effort.

Registration information coming soon!

For registration details and more info, see www.facebook.com.

Sep
30
Sun
Race Through the Woods @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Race Through the Woods @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join us for the 8th annual Race Through The Woods trail race, sponsored by First National Bank, on Sunday, October 1 at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Are you inspired by the tranquility of running on rustic trails deep in the Maine woods? Do you enjoy the challenge of highly varied terrain, where slippery roots or loose rocks demand your concentration and sharpen your focus? Then you should register for a beautiful fall “Race through the Woods” at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Explore the exciting mix of single and double-track trails over rolling terrain in this challenging racecourse.

Racing starts at 10:00 am. Racers will have two course options to choose from: a 13.1 mile half-marathon or a 5.5 mile race (5.5 milers share the course with half-marathoners, same start time). This single loop course brings you over steep hills, through the woods, past beautiful ponds and has about 1,000 feet elevation.

This race is open to beginners, novices, and experienced trail runners alike. If you’ve never been in a trail race this is a great, fun event to start with. After the race everyone is encouraged to stick around and enjoy a bonfire, hot cider or a beer from Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company one of our sponsors. Light local lunch options will also be available after the races.

Kids 10 years and under can participate in a fun obstacle race starting at about 10:30 am (after the other races have taken off). The race will be only somewhat competitive; the goal is really just to have fun. Each racer will receive a ribbon. Register online using the link below- registration for kids’ race is free. The course will feature small hurdles, jumps, and mazes. After the official race, kids are welcome to enjoy the course at their own pace.

Race fees are $35 for the half marathon, and $25 for the 5.5 miler. Long sleeve technical shirts will be available for purchase with registration. Prizes (homemade PIE!!) will be given to first place finishers (men and women) and in age categories. Prizes will also include local goods donated by businesses and volunteers, and gift certificates to HVNC from Midcoast Conservancy.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/race-through-the-woods/

Oct
6
Sat
6th Annual Run for the Trees/Run to End Hunger 5K Run/Walk @ Viles Arboretum
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am

Please join us for our 6th annual times race! Proceeds will go directly to the educational programs here at Viles Arboretum and the Maine State Credit Union’s Ending Hunger Campaign. Experience the beauty of Maine in the fall as you run along our trails and running for a cause! If you are a running group of 5 or more people or a school team, we are offering a special rate. Please call our Visitor’s Center 207-626-7989 or email info@vilesarboretum.org for more information on the rate or to sign up!

FMI: www.facebook.com/celebratingournaturalworld/

Oct
13
Sat
Trust Trail Fest @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am
Trust Trail Fest @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

TIME TO LACE UP AND HIT THE TRAILS! We are excited to be hosting two trail races this season. Join us on Sunday, August 19th and Saturday, October 13th for a fun day at our headquarters! Pick from a 5k, 10k or half marathon….something for everyone! The course winds through our beautiful trail system and ends at our headquarters with a party you won’t want to miss! The events will feature music all day from The Music Man DJ Service, a beer tent, delicious food and games for the whole family!

All proceeds from the trail races benefit our educational programs. A win for everyone!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/304410513430705/
AND http://www.kporttrust.org/about-trust-trail-fest/

Oct
20
Sat
Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge | Westbrook | Maine | United States

ConvenientMD Urgent Care presents the 2nd Annual Run the Ridge Trail Race, hosted by Discover Downtown Westbrook and Sunset Ridge! This is a trail and mowed path course and should be bursting with autumn colors for this mid-October race. It’s a beautiful course with a few challenging spots. A great way to finish out a year of training! We have three races – 5K, 10K, and a “K9 5K” (run with your dog!).

An approximate map of the course, with elevation shown, is available on this page: http://downtownwestbrook.com/events/run-the-ridge-trail-race. (Please note: we are determining a new 10K route that does not loop. We will post a map as soon as possible.)

Early bird registration is just $20 through the end of Labor Day weekend with discount code RTREARLY. After that, it will be the regular price of $25 until online registration ends on Thursday, October 18, 11:59pm. You can also register at packet pickup on Friday, October 19 and on race day for $30 (cash/check) or $31 (credit/debit).

You are guaranteed a free tech race shirt if you register by October 3. Sizes and shirts are not guaranteed after October 3.

This race serves as a fundraiser for Discover Downtown Westbrook, to support their mission of economic and community revitalization in downtown Westbrook.

If you have questions about the event, email runtheridgewestbrook@gmail.com.

https://racewire.com/register.php?id=9224

https://www.facebook.com/events/671770303157442/