Running / Trails & Hiking

Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming Weekend at Sugarloaf is the official start of wintertime stoke! With a variety of activities spanning the entire weekend like a 45 North Wine Tasting, Maine Outdoor Film Festival showing on the Beach, a Saturday Beach party, kids activities and the annual Sugarloaf Uphill Climb event, this is a great time to revisit the mountains, tune up your skis and start praying for snow. Check out http://www.sugarloaf.com/activities-and-nightlife/events/homecoming-weekend for all the information!

Date: 
Fri, Oct 10th (All day) to Sun, Oct 12th (All day)
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Santa Hustle New England

Be a part of one of the largest growing race series as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Portland, ME at the FIRST EVER Santa Hustle New England Half Marathon & 5

Registration opens in June!

See Portland, ME unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets.  Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much it more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. It is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year.

And to make your jingle tingle, NEW for Santa Hustle this year includes a dri-fit men’s or women’s fit sweatshirt along with the Santa Hat and Beard.

So, if you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and friends, get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle 5k & Half Marathon.

Santa Hustle Race Series

People everywhere have fallen in love with the Santa Hustle Race Series! And once you participate, you will understand why the Santa Hustle has received national attention from major media outlets like the Travel Channel, ESPN, and the Rachel Ray Show!

Every participant will receive a Santa hat, beard, and a newly designed Santa Hustle dri-fit sweatshirt to wear while running. With outrageous holiday decorations, festive music, and a large after party!

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Date: 
Sun, Nov 22nd (All day)
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Northern Outdoors 10k

Event Webage - http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/2015_summer4.html
 
Discipline(s): Trail Run
 
Race Options: 10km (point-to-point)
 
Event Description: 
 
Baxter Outdoors is returning this September for the 2nd Annual Northern Outdoors 10k Trail Run and the fourth stop on the 2015 New England Trail Run Series 
 
As racers learned last year, this is a beautiful course that packs a punch with consistent but modest elevation changes. The trail weaves throughout the woods of the Kennebec River Valley, at times dipping down to the banks of the Kennebec River. Footing alters between single track hiking trail and gravel ATV trail. Last year we had at least one racer see a moose! 
 
The 6-mile point-to-point begins at "the ballfield" in The Forks and continues south along the FAST Trail (Forks Area Scenic Trail) ending at the Northern Outdoors Lodge. Shuttle transportation to the start of the one-way course will be provided by Northern Outdoors. 
 
We encourage you to stick around aprés at the Lodge for some live music, featuring Baxter Beer and Northern Outdoors' own Kennebec River Brewing Co.
 
Price:
 
$25/$30 ----- Early Bird/Normal
 
 
What's Included:
 
● Entry to Race
● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
 
 
Event Schedule:
 
8:00am: Race registration opens 
9:30am: Race course brief
10:00am: Race Start
1:00pm: Live Music at the Lodge!
 
Lodging: 
 
Need lodging? Not a problem. Northern Outdoors has options ranging from riverside campsites to luxury group cabins and everything in between. For availability and rates, please contact Northern Outdoors at 207.663.4466 or by visiting their website at www.northernoutdoors.com. 
 
Mention Baxter Outdoors over the phone or use the promo code "BAXTERRUN" online for a 20% discount on all lodging reservations.

Date: 
Sat, Sep 19th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Mt. Abram Ascent

Event Webpage - http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/2015_summer3.html
 
Discipline(s):  Trail Run
 
Race Options:  4-Mile (loop)
 
Event Description: 
 
The Mt. Abram Ascent is back. Food, Beer, Music and all! 
 
This classic mountain climb takes racers up 2-miles of mowed ski trails to the summit if Mt. Abram where you'll have dramatic views of the Western Maine foothills. The descent will begin on ski trails and end on a section of single track hiking trail in the woods, before reaching the finish line at the Mt. Abram base lodge. 
 
The 4-mile course has about 1000 feet of elevation over the first two miles. Footing is good throughout with the section in the woods requiring a bit extra care and awareness while running. 
 
Following the race, Mt. Abram will fire up the grills, tap the Baxer kegs, and serve up a free outdoor concert to all in attendence. It's a day great that you'll be glad you were a part of.
 
Price:
 
$25/$30 ----- Early Bird/Normal
 
 
What's Included:
 
● Entry to Race
● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
 
 
Event Schedule:
 
8:00am: Race registration opens 
9:30am: Race course brief
10:00am: Race Start
 

Date: 
Sat, Aug 29th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
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City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Downeast Lakes 5-Miler

Event Webpage: http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/2015_summer2.html
 
Discipline(s): Trail Run
 
Race Options: 5-Mile (loop)
 
Event Description:
 
For those who have never traveled to Grand Lake Stream, you're in for a real treat. For those who have, welcome back.
 
Taking place on the western shore of West Grand Lake, and co-hosted by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, this race consists of a 5.1-mile loop on single track hiking and dirt, motorized-vehicle paths.
 
The terrain is coarse at times and racers should expect roots, rocks, and mud throughout the first 2.5 miles. But for each drop of sweat you shed, you'll be rewarded with complete isolation. No cars, no homes (except for a few small cabins), and no pavement. This is a true wilderness trail run designed for those looking to immerse themselves in nature.
 
Downeast Lakes Land Trust is dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment. They protect lakeshores, manage a Community Forest, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. Baxter Outdoors is grateful for the opportunity to partner with DLLT.
 
This race is the day before DLLT’s 11th annual West Grand Lake Canoe Races. Bring your running shoes for Saturday, and your boat and paddle for Sunday, and make a weekend of it in Grand Lake Stream!
 
Price:
 
$25/$30 ----- Early Bird/Normal
 
 
What's Included:
 
● Entry to Race
● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
 
 
Event Schedule:
 
8:30am: Race registration opens 
9:30am: Race course brief
10:00am: Race Start
 

Date: 
Sat, Aug 15th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 
Yes

Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

 

Race Director: Erik Boucher

The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5k is Portland’s premier summertime running event that cuts through the heart of the Old Port district and West End neighborhood and features sweeping views of the Casco Bay its many islands, ferries, sailboats, lobster boats, tug boats, and paddlers, the Presumpscot River, the City of Portland skyline, and the Back Cove. The event is hosted from Portland’s Ocean Gateway Terminal, a busy facility on the waterfront with daily ferry service to Canada.Founded in 2011 the event has attracted participants from 42 different states and 3 Canadian provinces. In 2012 the event sold out (1,600 participants) on May 20th. In 2013 the event sold out (3,000 participants) on May 7th.
A runner’s safety tops the list of priorities in the planning and execution of the event. The event has been organized with an awareness of its impact on the environment, the movements of local residents, the economic development of local businesses, and the benefit of non-profit organizations.

Date: 
Sat, Jul 11th (All day) to Sun, Jul 12th (All day)
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms

The Salomon Trail Running Festival a tPineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, is a two-day extravaganza of trail races, beer drinking, barbeque, potluck salads and desserts, old timey music, and fun family events. Held annually on Memorial Day weekend the current event includes seven races with distances from 5k to 50 miles that will draw over 2,200 registered participants and about 1,500 spectators from across the US and Canada.Founded in 2006 by race directors Erik Boucher and Ian Parlin the event has undergone a number of transformations prior to its current configuration. From 2006 to 2007 the event included a 25k and 50k race held on Sunday and was called the Pineland Farms Trail Challenge. Then in 2008 a 4k canicross and a 50 mile race was added. In 2010 a second day of races was added and the event was renamed the Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival. Starting that year the 5k (with shoes), Barefoot 5k, 5k Canicross (with dogs), and 10k race was held on Saturday, and the 25k, 50k, and 50 miles races were held on Sunday. In 2013 the event was renamed the Pineland Trail Running Festival. In 2014 the event was renamed the Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms.

Date: 
Sat, May 24th, 8:30am to Sun, May 25th, 7:00pm
Annual Event: 
Yes

Nor'easter Reverse Sprint Triathlon and Time Trial

The race is at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine

 

Date: 
Sun, Apr 13th (All day)
City: 
Annual Event: 
No

Girls on the Run Maine 5K

The Spring 2014 Celebratory 5k will be for all of the girls from the GOTR-ME Spring teamsand their running buddies and for the first time,  it will also be open to the public!
What is a Celebratory 5K?Our 5k event is a family friendly, untimed run/walk.  This is a chance for family members and community members to run with the GOTR girls to support them and our program.   No clock, no winners, no pressure!  This is a double loop 3.1 mile course that runs around the perimeter of the fairground.  Course Map coming soon!  We will kick off the day with fun activities including our happy hair station, face painting, hula hoops and music.
All proceeds from the 5k event will go to the growth of our council as we continue to expand and bring the GOTR program to more girls in Maine.

Date: 
Sun, Jun 8th (All day)
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Sebago Lake Triathlon

Offering both Sprint and Olympic distances race on beautiful Sebago Lake, the Sebago Lake Triatlon offers the premiere Maine race weekend. From the swim on the clean, clear water of Sebago Lake to the challenging bike course on country roads and run on roads and trails across St. Joseph’s College, the Sebago Lake Triathlon promises you safe scenic races, great post race barbeque, professional announcer and music and more!

NEW FOR 2018! The Sebago Lake Triathlon will take place at St. Joseph’s College.  The Sprint race is part of the The New England Triathlon Tour,  a slate of 12 of the region’s marquee sprint triathlon events — from Maine to Connecticut. By competing in even one race this year, you may be eligible to win a free entry to the race of your choice next year! And the more races in which you compete, the greater your opportunity to succeed!

Date: 
Sun, Jun 10th,
7:00am to 2:00pm
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

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