Saturday, Aug 26, 2023

Firebird Trail Races

175 Blanchard Rd

Cumberland, ME 50M, 50K, 13 Miler

Registration closes: Fri, Aug 25 @ 11:59PM ET


Firebird Trail Race is a challenging and wicked fun trail race with distance options of 13M, 50K & (new this year) 50M, that runs on donations, positive vibes, and a crushingly technical course in Falmouth, Maine.

Our goal is to celebrate the amazing runners community and accomplish great feats together, cheering each other to the finish, for the first time or the millionth time. Unlike other races, to compete here you must donate to a non-profit of your choice in addition to paying the low cost registration fee. Instead of some mega race conglomerate taking the profits, we ask that you pay it forward and contribute to a non-profit that aligns with your values. The donation must be made between September 4, 2022 and August 25, 2023, and we must have proof of the donation (a receipt, confirmation letter from the recipient, image of your check) by August 25, 2023 in order to confirm entry. Donations must be at least $20. Participants donated in excess of $7,000 in 2022, which is nothing short of astounding!

Start Times

- 50M – 6:30 AM
- 50K - 7:00 AM
- 13M - 8:00 AM

The Course (New this year)

The 10 mile loop in Lowell Preserve and thru North Falmouth Community Forest is technical and challenging, with lots of rocks and roots on mostly single-track trails. All events start and finish in Lowell Preserve at the Windham Fire Station.

- 13M course: one loop in Lowell Preserve and North Falmouth Community Forest plus 5k loop in Lowell
- 50K course: three loops in Lowell Preserve and North Falmouth Community Forest plus 5k loop in Lowell (this one gives you a little extra for your registration fee)
- 50M course: five loops in Lowell Preserve and North Falmouth Community Forest

*The 2023 course will vary from prior years, as we manage locations of aid stations and runner safety*.

Course Markings

The course will be well-marked with orange pin flags, "WRONG WAY" signs, and arrow signs. Three orange pin flags indicate a TURN and arrow signs will be at critical turns. One pin flag and/or pink ribbon, every 1 - 2 minutes of running will indicate that you are ON COURSE.

Refunds / Cancellations / Dropping

This is a grassroots event benefiting the local trail systems. Accordingly, event management will not issue any refunds associated with this event, under any circumstances. Any residual profits will be donated to a local land trust of the event organizers choosing.

Runners in the 50M or 50K may drop down to the lower distance through the morning of the race. Please notify a race director or start line volunteer prior to the start of the race if you plan to drop down. Those dropping down to the lower distance will not receive a refund.


Each participant will receive a wood carved Firebird medal handmade by one of our club members. Top non-binary, male and female in each race will receive top finisher awards and additional swag TBD!


50M overall cut off: 13 hours 00 min at 15:36 min / mile pace.

Event's current local time: 3:35 PM ET


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