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Jul
13
Sat
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground | Orrington | Maine | United States

Test your endurance in a brand new, very muddy, 20 obstacle, obstacle course race! Create teams or go at 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!

First heat line up of 100 people will begin at 7:30 am, with the first event starting at 8:00 am. From there, another wave of 100 people will be released onto the monstrous course every 20 minutes throughout the day. Athletes will work their way through 20 muscle ripping obstacles spanning over 120 acres of mud soaked trudging hell; but don’t worry we’re sure you’ll be fine.

FMI: www.thewickedmuddymainer.com and www.facebook.com/events/937688623102961/

Jul
28
Sun
Swan Island 5K and10K @ Swan Island
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am
Swan Island 5K and10K @ Swan Island | Richmond | Maine | United States

Space Limited: First 50 people for each race
Fee: $27.00 Pre-register online at http://www.running4free.com/RaceDetails.aspx?raceid=413. Board the ferry at 7:30 a.m. (maybe 8am, TBD) to be ferried over to Swan Island. The race kicks off at 9:00a.m. Two races, one start time, and one start/finish line! The 10K traverses the scenic gravel road from the campground to the southern end of the historic island and back. The 5K leaves the campground and goes to the north end and back. This also serves as a fundraiser to help provide scholarships for the 800 children participating in our education programs. Are you 10K or 5k runner?

Aug
17
Sat
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Sep
7
Sat
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Surry Forest 5K/10K
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Surry Forest 5K/10K

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Oct
5
Sat
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Oct
27
Sun
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Nov
3
Sun
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: FBC Autumn Trail Race  4m/8m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Nov
10
Sun
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay @ National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay @  National Wildlife Refuge

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org