Sunday, Nov 15, 2020

Bold Coast Bash Trail Race

Cutler, ME 30 Miler, 20 Miler, 10 Miler

This Event Took Place Sun. Nov 15, 2020


Registration opens at 7:00am. Monday 21 September.
There is no day of registration, check-in only.
Entry is $25, capped at 60 runners so you are advised to sign up early.
If you are not able to participate please let us know so we can fill your spot.

New 30 Mile Ultra

New for 2020 is a 30 mile Ultra category for those who find 2 loops of this challenging course not enough!


A seriously challenging single track trail race along the stunning cliffs of the Bold Coast, then back inland through mud and rocks and along slippery bog bridging, all organized by the Bold Coast Runners. The 10 mile race does one loop in a clockwise (analog clock) direction. The 20 mile does the first loop clockwise, the second loop anticlockwise. 30 milers do the first and third loops clockwise, the second loop anticlockwise. All runners must return to the start/finish/aid station area between laps.

The course will be well marked and there will be marshalls at various points. All runners are responsible for ensuring every marshall notes their bib number so if we have to come and rescue you we know where to look. 20 and 30 milers must ensure their bib number is noted on setting out on their second and third laps.

Course Time Limit
A strict 3.5 hours for Loop #1 will be enforced for 20 and 30 milers milers and a strict cutoff of 1:00pm for starting lap 3 for 30 milers. There is no time limit for 10 milers.

There are no aid stations on the course, you must be self supporting for all requirements - expect each lap to take between 2 and 4 hours.

Required equipment (yes, you will be checked at the start - this is a serious course at a time of year when conditions can also get serious very quickly):
- windproof or waterproof jacket
- warm head covering
- gloves
- foil blanket
- whistle
- at least 500mls fluids
- at least 200 calories energy
- headlamp (for 20 milers on the second leg - you do not need to carry it on the first leg)

We suggest a hydration pack to carry these items.

Drop bags can be left in the Start/Finish area
- Cell phones are optional - coverage is spotty, though along the cliffs there is often a good GSM signal from Canadian carriers.

Interactive Course Profile

Learn more about Cutler Bold Coast Trail

Fastest Known Time

2019 Winner Patrick Caron set the Unsupported time of 1hr25min45sec.

Learn more about FKT's

Race Swag

In addition to finisher Medallions all participants will receive a Bold Coast Runners momento - not a cotton t-shirt or other stuff that just collects dust in our attic/basement. Each year we'll do something new and useful to the everyday trail runner. ;)


The male and female winners at each distance will receive awards. Based upon participant data, other categories may be added at the discretion of the race directors.

Event Cap and Wait-list

Numbers are capped. Once we reach capacity, the wait-list will open. As spots become available people on the wait-list will be selected based on their sign-up order. Selected participants will be notified via email. If you would like to add your name to the list, use the green "Register" button on this page.
There is no day of registration, check-in only. If you are not able to participate please let us know so we can fill your spot.
Watch here and on Facebook for updates.


We will be complying with all guidance regarding COVID-19 as issued by the Federal and State governments, the RRCA, ATRA, and ACORD, at the time of the event.

Numbers are capped (we recommend you sign-up as soon as possible) and runners must agree to not show-up on the day if they think they might be sick or are self-isolating, only show up approximately 15 minutes before their designated start time (these will be communicated later), sanitize hands, avoid contact with others, maintain distance, use a face covering over their mouth and nose except when running, bring their own water and other supplies (there will be no water stations), and disperse after finishing.

Please avoid bringing friends, family or other spectators and any that do come must follow the same restrictions.

We will have no enclosed shelter areas.

Regrettably we will not have our traditional post-run warming fires and pot-luck refreshments but will try to ensure your swag bag contains some suitable sustenance along with other items. All finishers will receive medals and there will be awards.

In case of change in the official COVID-19 guidance we may make adjustments at short notice but these will be communicated to you in advance.

Bold Coast Runners

Who we are a welcoming, encouraging and supportive group of crazy people who run the roads and trails of way Downeast Maine, the Canadian Borderlands, and beyond. We welcome everyone, from beginners to old-timers and from tortoises to hares. We run distances ranging from 1 mile to 100 miles and on anything from smooth tar to rugged single track. If it's hot: we run, if it rains: we run, if it's snowy: we run in snowshoes, if icy: in spikes. We just run, mostly for fun, but some of us are also competitive!

Local time: 6:17 AM


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