Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 @ 8:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 7, 2023

Pleasant Mountain Race

Come join us for the second annual Pleasant Mountain Race Half Marathon! Take in the fall foliage as you navigate the technical single-track and traverse across Pleasant Mountain’s iconic ridge.

Details

When: Saturday, October 5th
Where: Pleasant Mountain East Lodge - 296 Mountain Road, Bridgton, ME 04009
Race Start: 8:00 am
Bib Pick-up: East Lodge, Friday evening 5:00 - 8:00 pm and race morning 6:00 - 7:30 am
Prices: $70 (before 5/1/2024), $75 (before 9/1/2024), $80 (starting 9/1/2024)
-All participants receive a tech t-shirt (sign up by 9/5 to guarantee a shirt!), meal ticket, and a beer from Fluvial Brewing! (21+)
-Finishers will also receive a 2024 Pleasant Mountain Race finisher medal.
Note: Registration is final and non-refundable. Bibs are non-transferable.

*Sign up for 1 race in the series and get $5 off another race in the series! (Coupons do not rollover to following years)*

*Sign up for all 3 races (Fluvial 5k, Bald Pate 10k, and The Pleasant Mountain Race) and get a sweatshirt!*

All proceeds benefit the Loon Echo Land Trust, a non-profit that works to conserve land in the Lakes Region, including Pleasant Mountain.

The Course

Almost immediately, participants will be faced with 1700’ of climbing in 2 miles up Bald Peak. The course will then stop short of the summit and head back down to the base, via Firewarden’s trail. Participants will then partially circumnavigate around the base to the Southwest Ridge Trailhead, where they will face another 1900’ of gain in 2.5 miles. After reaching the summit, the course will take individuals across the northern ridge, and then down the technical Sue’s Way trail. This connects back to Bald Peak, which will take participants down to Mountain rd and to the finish. The course starts and finishes at the Pleasant Mountain East Lodge.

Aid Station

There will be one aid station on the course. This will be located at the Southwest Ridge Trailhead. We will have various sweet and salty snacks as well as water and Tailwind. Keep in mind that this is a grassroots event and items at the aid station will rely on the help of the community. Please consider signing up for the aid station potluck here.

Mandatory Gear

Mountain weather is subject to extreme changes, and you must carry the gear listed below. Gear will be checked at bib pickup to ensure everyone is prepared for the race!
Gear List:
- At least 500 mL of water (Handheld is fine)
- At least 400 calories
- Windbreaker/rain shell
- Space blanket or emergency foil blanket
- Headlamp
Not mandatory, but encouraged:
- 1L of water is preferred
- Hat or headband
- Gloves
- Fleece/Puffy

Volunteering

Not interested in running but still want to be involved? Consider volunteering! We are mainly looking for individuals to direct participants at key points on the course and to help participants at the start/finish, and at the aid station. Help our participants stay hydrated, nourished, and on course! Any and all help is greatly appreciated, no experience necessary. Reach out to raceseries@lelt.org with questions and interest.

Event's current local time: 11:37 PM ET

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