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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)!
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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: (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

Endless Trails Runner’s Weekend @ Mt. Chase Lodge
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
Endless Trails Runner's Weekend @ Mt. Chase Lodge | Patten | Maine | United States

Want to get away and devote a little time to your trail-running training?

Why not take advantage of cooler fall temperatures and the wilds of the Katahdin Woods and Waters area and make a weekend of it? Whether you are just looking for some exercise or training for an Ultra Marathon, runners of all experience levels are welcome!

Join Mike Downing, co-owner of Mt. Chase Lodge, and his former teammate Rob Gomez, of Eastern Shore Training and a RRCA-ceritified running coach, for a full weekend of running adventure. Arrive mid-afternoon on Friday to join him and your fellow adventurers for a shake-out run followed by a gourmet lakeside dinner. Following dinner there will be a roundtable discussion to introduce everyone, determine what people would like to get out of the weekend, and decide how many groups we may need split up into during runs. Afterwards, relax on the outdoor patio or stretch in the lodge that evening to be ready for the next day’s scenic run.

Saturday will include a healthy breakfast, a group steady-state run, and an afternoon of hiking, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. Bag lunches will be included for Saturday. Expect break-out discussions about nutrition, stretching methods, cross training, and how to make the most of your training time.

Sunday morning will include a light breakfast before the weekend’s longest jaunt. All starting together, we will set out on a run with scenic views of the surrounding mountains and eventually split up to meet everyone’s long run goals. After the long run, cool off in Upper Shin Pond and celebrate with an ample brunch before you pack up to head home.

All participants will be expected to complete a brief questionnaire to determine experience levels.

Ready to run? Grab some friends or come solo – just book soon to reserve your spot!