Get ready for a beautiful challenge. Runners tackle a 16.2 mile loop that’s a gauntlet of great Maine singletrack, journeying through Bradbury Mountain State Park, 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 1/2 mile of paved road and 1/4 mile of dirt road. With the fall foliage at it’s peak, there are sure to be many fantastic vistas along the route.
Runners taking on the Pounder 50k will run two laps earning their finishers' hoodies. Punisher runners start with a little mile loop up the mountain before running three laps of the 16 mile course. Relay runners each complete one loop.
Registration deadline is October 1st, 2022. There will be no same day registration. All finishers are guaranteed a finishers hoodie. To ensure you choice of size you must register by September 5th, 2022, otherwise you will receive a large.
Sorry, no refunds or deferrals.
New This Year
This year there is no option to drop to the 50k from the 50 miler during the race, but! We have extended the time limit to 13.5 hours!!! You've got this!!! Also, there will only be a relay for the Pounder 50k with 2 person teams
SPECIAL UPDATE: BIG BRAD ULTRAS IS NOW A CUPLESS EVENT. PLEASE BRING REUSEABLE CUPS/CONTAINERS FOR ALL YOUR HYDRATION NEEDS.
We donate a portion of your registration to the Royal River Conservation Trust. Please take a look at their website http://rrct.org/ to see all the great work they are doing to ensure there are trails to enjoy. Remember to think of them and the landowners they work with each time you're running the power lines and Elmwood trails!
Event's current local time: 6:57 AM ET