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.
- 50K - 7:00 AM
- 13 Miler - 7:30 AM
- 5K - 8:00 AM
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!
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: http://bit.ly/35CDUe1
- 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: http://bit.ly/2Bh3wzg
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 17:23 min / mile pace
Local time: 4:57 PM
Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 8.7 - 2 hr, 22 min
Blanchard Road Aid Station - mile 12 - 3 hr, 17 min
Tree Lane Aid Station - mile 15.5 - 4 hr, 14 min
Blanchard Road Aid Station - mile 18.9 - 5 hr, 10 min
Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 22.2 - 6 hr, 4 min
Blackstrap Road Aid Station - mile 26 - 7 hr, 6 min