Inaugural Pleasant Mountain Race
Come join us for our inaugural Pleasant Mountain Race 20k! Take in the fall foliage as you navigate the technical singletrack and traverse across Pleasant Mountain’s iconic ridge.
When: Saturday, October 7th
Race starts at 8:00 am
Bib pick-up will be race morning from 6:00 - 7:30 am.
Where: Pleasant Mountain East Lodge - 296 Mountain Road, Bridgton, ME 04009
Cost: $60 / person (includes t-shirt (sign up by 9/14 to guarantee a shirt!), medal, and a beer from Fluvial Brewing) - All proceeds benefit Loon Echo Land Trust, a non-profit that works to conserve land in the Lakes Region, including Pleasant Mountain
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.
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 helping participants by bringing something to the race.
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!
- At least 500 mL of water (Handheld is fine)
- At least 400 calories
- Windbreaker/rain shell
- Space blanket or emergency foil blanket
Not mandatory, but encouraged:
- 1L of water is preferred
- Hat or headband
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and interest.
Event's current local time: 4:48 AM MT