Saturday, Sep 19, 2020

Firebird Trail Races

45 Falmouth Road

Windham, ME 50K, 13 Miler, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 19, 2020


Firebird Trail Race is a tough trail event, run on donations, positive vibes, and a 5K / 13M / 50K crushing course in Falmouth, Maine.

Our goal with this race is to build community and accomplish great feats together, helping each other finish a grueling task, for the first time or the millionth time.

Unlike other races, to get in you must donate to a non-profit of your choice in addition to paying the low cost registration fees! Runners must donate to a non-profit of your choice within a year before the race then send us a receipt to confirm entry. We would appreciate donations of at least $40, with a $20 minimum required.

Start Times
- 50K - 7:00 AM
- 13 Miler - 7:30 AM
- 5K - 8:00 AM

2020 Additions

We've added a 5K for those who just want a taste of the trails.

13M and 50K runners will receive a Firebird Trail Races shirt on race day! Deadline for shirt ordering is 8/4/20, participants that registered prior to this date will receive a shirt.

JUNE 5th, 2020 UPDATE:
We're still planning on holding the races as planned in person, although we will be incorporating a number of safety precautions for volunteers and runners. This is subject to change due to CDC regulations but we feel strongly that this event will continue as planned. Please see our Facebook page for more info.

The Course

It's technical and challenging, with lots of rocks and roots on mostly single track trail. The course is largely on the Cross-Falmouth Trail from Windham, Maine to Falmouth, Maine. The course will be marked with pink ribbon and white chalk.

- 13M Course: Starts at Lowell Preserve in Windham and runs through Blackstrap Hill Preserve in Falmouth then doubles back to Windham. Map:

- 50K Course: Starts at Lowell Preserve in Windham, goes through Blackstrap Hill Preserve then up to Knight's Pond Preserve, then doubles back to Windham. Map:

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.


To help reduce waste and costs, we are a cupless race. Please plan to bring your own cup or handheld bottle to use throughout the day.

Refunds / Cancellations / Dropping

This is a grassroots event which benefits our local trail systems. Accordingly, event management will not issue any refunds associated with this event, under any circumstances. Any profits will be donated to a non-profit of the event organizers choosing.

Runners in the 13M or 50K may drop down to a lower distance up through the morning of the race. Please notify the race director or a volunteer before the start of the race. Those dropping down to a lower distance will not receive a refund.


Top male and females will in each race will receive top finisher awards, a six pack of Athletic Brewing beer, and a Firebird trucker hat!


50k overall cut off: 9 hours 00 min at 17:20 min / mile pace
Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 8.4 - 2 hr, 22 min
Range Road Aid Station - mile 9.9 - 2 hr, 51 min
Greely Road Aid Station - mile 13.7 - 3 hr, 57 min
Greely Road Aid Station - mile 17.4 - 5 hr, 01 min
Range Road Aid Station - mile 21.3 - 6 hr, 09 min
Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 22.8 - 6 hr, 35 min
Blackstrap Road Aid Station - mile 26.5 - 7 hr, 39 min

Local time: 3:23 AM


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