This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 20, 2012

Course Info

Watch a video of the course, one time around the 15.5 mile loop: Course Video

BBU Course Video from Trail Monster on Vimeo.

Download course map HERE.

Course Description:

Get ready for a beautiful challenge.  Runners start each 15.5 mile loop with a mile-long climb to the summit of Bradbury Mountain followed by a gauntlet of great Maine singletrack, journeying over Tryon Mountain, Chandler Brook, and back into Bradbury Mountain State Park.  The course has tough hills, rocks, roots, and very little flat including a ¼ mile of paved road and 1 mile of dirt road.  With the fall foliage at it’s peak, there are sure to be many fantastic vistas along the route.  Be sure to check out our website for a more detailed description, including a slideshow of the course!

The 50 Mile Punisher probably isn’t for first timers - entrants will run a 3.5 mile lap of Bradbury Mountain and then complete 3 laps of the 15.5 mile course.  Consider the 50K Pounder as a still ambitious alternative - 2 laps of the same 15.5 mile course.  The courses themselves are tough, but there are also strict cutoffs: 12.5 hours for the Punisher, 9 for the Pounder.  Headlamps will be required at the 50 mile start. 

Aid stations are found every 3-4 miles along the course.  Drop bags may be left at the start/finish area.

You've got options!

A little worried about the 50 mile cut-off? Don't let that hold you back. Remember we do have a drop down option. Anytime after you have completed 2 big loops, you will have earned yourself a Pounder finisher's hoodie (of course, there will be a DNF in the Punisher). Also, there is the option of having a pacer for your final loop of the 50 miler. Pounder or Punisher, both Big Brad Ultras!

Local time: 9:42 AM


Valarie Abradi

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