Shawnee Peak Ultra Challenge is unlike any other mountain race found in Maine! With over 1,200ft of elevation gain in just 1 mile, this race will hurt... but what's fun without a little pain? In this race, runners have either 2 or 6 hours to run as many two mile loops from the base of Shawnee Peak and back!
We plan to hold the event in person as envisioned on October 9th, 2021, although we will be incorporating a number of safety precautions for volunteers and runners, including a 200 participant cap. We will be closely monitoring CDC, local, and state guidelines, and will adjust as necessary, but we feel confident that this event will go forward as planned. Please see our Facebook page for more info.
Awards & Swag
All participating runners will receive a free beer with your ticket (21+ years of age only) and a finishers award.
Cash prizes will be given to the overall first male & female runners in the 6 hour event only (high school & college runners may be excluded from cash prizes due to eligibility, see your institution for more details). Prize pot for cash prizes will be determined on number of actual participants by the following brackets.
0-24 runners: $0
25-50 runners: $126 ($63 split)
51-100 runners: $326 ($163 split)
101-200 runners: $626 ($313 split)
This challenging course means business, as runners will run UP and DOWN a ski slope, over sections of rocks and steep incline/decline. The 2 mile loop has a slightly more gradual decline than the uphill route and will be marked with orange pin flags and white chalk. Aid stations supplied with water and snacks will be at the at the summit and at the base (start/finish line).
Refunds / Cancellations / Dropping
This is a grassroots event benefiting the local trail systems. Accordingly, event management will not issue any refunds associated with this event, under any circumstances. If the race is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, you will automatically be transferred to our 2022 race. You may transfer your bib to another person or drop down from the 6 hour to the 2 hour through Oct 8th, 2021.
Local time: 4:30 PM