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Jan
21
Sun
39th Annual January Thaw 4.5-Miler Road Race @ Belgrade Central School
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
39th Annual January Thaw 4.5-Miler Road Race @ Belgrade Central School | Belgrade | Maine | United States

Run, walk, waddle, or race and join Central Maine Striders for an invigorating run at the 39th annual 4.5-mile January Thaw Road Race. This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, at 11 a.m. at the Belgrade Central School.

The top female and male runners will receive $50 gift certificates each from New Balance. There also will be a post-race raffle for all runners with movie passes to local movie theaters, $20 gift certificates from local businesses like the Korner Store & Deli – Oakland, Maine, and gift certificates from local lumberyards. All runners get lightweight cotton gloves.

Refreshments will be served after the race in the Belgrade Central School cafeteria and will include oranges, bananas, hot chili, dark chocolate brownies, and Poland Spring water.

In the case of severe weather, the race will be held on Sunday, January 28, instead.

Registration (note: there is day-of registration only): http://www.centralmainestriders.com/uploads/1/8/4/3/18434687/januarythawregistration2018.pdf

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/693862517488903/

Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain | Pownal | Maine | United States

Trail Monster Running is proud to host the Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine. The Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series test racers on three separate courses circling and climbing Bradbury Mountain in all manner of snow conditions. We hope to see you this winter.

2018 SCHEDULE
All races start at 11:00am.

Bradbury Squall, 3 miles – Sunday, January 21

Bradbury White Out, 4 miles – Sunday, February 11

Bradbury Blizzard, 5 miles – Sunday, March 4

Race and snow condition updates will be available on our FACEBOOK page.

Thanks to Dion Snowshoes for providing a limited number of loaner snowshoes for all our races. Snowshoes will be available on a first come first serve basis to registered racers. An email will be sent to registered racers a week before each race to announce snowshoe availability. You must be registered to reserve snowshoes. Even if you have previously requested snowshoes on your registration form, in a separate email, on Facebook, by carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc., you must respond to the email in order to be on the snowshoe loaner list. Ultimately, all racers are responsible for having snowshoes at the race. In the same way that we cannot provide running shoes for everyone, we can’t be expected to provide snowshoes. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but having the proper gear is the racer’s responsibility. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Bradbury Mountain State Park is very limited, and we encourage carpooling to the races whenever possible. Thank you

FMI: trailmonsterrunning.com/bradburysnow

Jan
28
Sun
Robert Burns 10k Road Race @ Westbrook Community Center
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am
Robert Burns 10k Road Race @ Westbrook Community Center | Westbrook | Maine | United States

“There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.” -Robert Burns

The idea of the Robert Burns 10k race was born out of conversation over good food, wine and beer, and positive vibes at our fellow comrade Chips rooftop patio. Having for so many years competed in events, we were excited and passionate to finally learn the ropes of putting on a well managed race ourselves. We agreed that the event should be unique, support a good cause, and have a special personal element connected to the theme of the race. Both of us celebrate our ancestry and connection to the cultural gifts of the Scottish Heritage, and thought of who better to embody the spirit of this race Than Robert Burns- The most cherished and celebrated Poet from Scotland. The proceeds of the race will go to the Westbrook High School Alternative Learning Bike Shop, a hands-on learning program for kids who are at risk of dropping out. We believe that people learn in many different ways, and all too often schools don’t provide adequate options for hands on/ alternative learning. Many children’s full potential to learn is not realized simply due to the fact that different learning styles are not embraced and cultivated in the education system, and that is something we are trying to change. In this program kids learn about science and physics through the mechanics of bicycle repair. -Ned Swain & Myles Courtney, race founders.

www.crowathletics.com/robertburns10k/

Feb
11
Sun
Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am
Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain | Pownal | Maine | United States

Trail Monster Running is proud to host the Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine. The Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series test racers on three separate courses circling and climbing Bradbury Mountain in all manner of snow conditions. We hope to see you this winter.

2018 SCHEDULE
All races start at 11:00am.

Bradbury Squall, 3 miles – Sunday, January 21

Bradbury White Out, 4 miles – Sunday, February 11

Bradbury Blizzard, 5 miles – Sunday, March 4

Race and snow condition updates will be available on our FACEBOOK page.

Thanks to Dion Snowshoes for providing a limited number of loaner snowshoes for all our races. Snowshoes will be available on a first come first serve basis to registered racers. An email will be sent to registered racers a week before each race to announce snowshoe availability. You must be registered to reserve snowshoes. Even if you have previously requested snowshoes on your registration form, in a separate email, on Facebook, by carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc., you must respond to the email in order to be on the snowshoe loaner list. Ultimately, all racers are responsible for having snowshoes at the race. In the same way that we cannot provide running shoes for everyone, we can’t be expected to provide snowshoes. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but having the proper gear is the racer’s responsibility. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Bradbury Mountain State Park is very limited, and we encourage carpooling to the races whenever possible. Thank you

FMI: trailmonsterrunning.com/bradburysnow

Mar
4
Sun
Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am
Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series @ Bradbury Mountain | Pownal | Maine | United States

Trail Monster Running is proud to host the Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine. The Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series test racers on three separate courses circling and climbing Bradbury Mountain in all manner of snow conditions. We hope to see you this winter.

2018 SCHEDULE
All races start at 11:00am.

Bradbury Squall, 3 miles – Sunday, January 21

Bradbury White Out, 4 miles – Sunday, February 11

Bradbury Blizzard, 5 miles – Sunday, March 4

Race and snow condition updates will be available on our FACEBOOK page.

Thanks to Dion Snowshoes for providing a limited number of loaner snowshoes for all our races. Snowshoes will be available on a first come first serve basis to registered racers. An email will be sent to registered racers a week before each race to announce snowshoe availability. You must be registered to reserve snowshoes. Even if you have previously requested snowshoes on your registration form, in a separate email, on Facebook, by carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc., you must respond to the email in order to be on the snowshoe loaner list. Ultimately, all racers are responsible for having snowshoes at the race. In the same way that we cannot provide running shoes for everyone, we can’t be expected to provide snowshoes. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but having the proper gear is the racer’s responsibility. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Bradbury Mountain State Park is very limited, and we encourage carpooling to the races whenever possible. Thank you

FMI: trailmonsterrunning.com/bradburysnow

Mar
10
Sat
The Mattress Race @ Shawnee Peak
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm
The Mattress Race @ Shawnee Peak | Bridgton | Maine | United States

Get out your old, beat up mattress and put it to good use! Design and decorate your old twin, full, double, queen or king, race it down our course and you’ll be eligible for a great prize!

The Fastest Mattress will win an overnight stay in the Pleasant Mountain Yurt or Cabin.

There is also Shawnee Peak loged prizes for the best, most uniquely-decorated mattress. This years theme is “80 years of Shawnee Peak”

The race course will be set up on the Main Slope. Register from 9am-Noon in Guest Services. The Race is at 1pm. All Race participants must have a lift ticket or season pass, valid that day. Kids 17 and under MUST have a parent’s signature on a Shawnee Peak Liability Release form to participate. No air mattresses, no waterbeds. You may bring a tarp or something flat and slippery to slide on, but no skis or anything that will elevate your mattress. 4-person maximum riding the sled.

If you wish, Shawnee Peak will dispose of your mattress for you after the race in the most environmentally-sensitive manner possible.

FMI: https://www.shawneepeak.com/mountain/shawnee-peak-events/35/

Apr
22
Sun
Inaugural Portland 10 Miler @ Edward Payson Park
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Inaugural Portland 10 Miler @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

The newest event from Gray Matter Marketing, the Portland 10 miler, will take place on April 22nd, 2018 in beautiful Portland, Maine.

More information and tickets will be available soon. Save the Date!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/884520781716497/

May
26
Sat
2018 Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival @ Pineland Farms
May 26 – May 27 all-day
2018 Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival @ Pineland Farms | New Gloucester | Maine | United States

Come and experience Maine’s finest trail running festival! Races include a 1km Kids’ race, 5km Canicross (dog+runner), standard 5km, and a 10km on Saturday 5/26/18; and a 25km, 50km, and 50 miler on Sunday 5/27/18.

The trails are 12′ wide non-technical XC paths through the woods and pastoral farmland with no noticable roots or rocks. The trails twist, turn, and roll like a roller coaster and include very few flat areas.

The festival also includes plenty of beer drinking, BBQ (veggie friendly), pot-luck dishes, desserts, eclectic music performances, and fun family activities.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1867119746940632/

Jul
7
Sat
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground
Jul 7 all-day
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground | Orrington | Maine | United States

The Wicked Muddy Mainer is a 5k Adventure race in Orrington, Maine. Test your endurance in a brand new, very muddy, 14 obstacle, adventure foot race! Create teams or go it alone in this 120 acre pig pen of sweat and tears; where you never know what’s waiting for you in the next challenge! The only thing here to be sure of, is that you won’t come out clean!

FMI: www.thewickedmuddymainer.com