General registration opens at 7:00am. Sunday 02 August. Anyone who registered for the 2020 event, which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, should have received an email from us giving you the ability to register before then. If you have not please contact us immediately as we expect the event to fill very quickly once general registration opens.
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.
**No Refunds; we do not issue refunds
When to arrive on Sunday 14th:
5:30am 30 miler Bib pick-up. Race Start 6:00-6:10am
6:30am 20 miler Bib pick-up. Race Start 7:00-7:10am
7:30am 10 miler: Bib pick-up. Race Start 8:00-8:10am
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.
WAIT-LISTS ARE FULL as of September 18th.
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. The Course does not have huge amounts of elevation change but can be extremely slippery, particularly with rain and ice as there may be on race day. The roots are slippery, the rocks are slippery, the mud is slippery, the bog bridging is extremely slippery, and some of it is also wobbly, broken, unstable and in many places has 6” long nails projecting from it. Other sections behave like a teeter-totter and if you (or someone else) steps on one end, the other end, may flip up in someone’s face. Please be careful – and along the unfenced cliff tops!
Maps and elevation profiles: Please note that these have changed – the Bureau of Parks and Lands did some great work on some sections of the trail during the summer and a major piece has been re-routed to avoid the muddiest section of the course. One consequence of this work is a slight adjustment to race distances and routing to give you more value for money! Rather than a 10 mile loop the course is now a figure 8 that is 10.5 miles long. So the new race distances are 10.5 miles, 21 miles, and 31.5 miles, or a full 50K depending on whether you are doing 1, 2 or 3 laps. Also, to avoid confusion there will be no reversal of the course route on different laps. Runners will always run directly from the Start/Finish area down to the clifftops, turn right along the cliffs and the Coastal Trail to Black Cove where you turn inland to follow the Inland Trail down to Fairy Head, then back along the coast, turning inland again at Black Cove to return to the Start/Finish via the Inland Trail. Again see the revised map.
All course turns and junctions will be well marked with blue surveyor’s flags. There will be marshals at various points and all runners are responsible for ensuring every marshal notes their bib number so that if we have to come and rescue you we know where to look. 20 and 30 milers must also ensure their bib number is noted by the Start/Finish marshal on setting out on their second and third laps.
The only aid station is in the Start/Finish area, 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.
Drop bags can be left in the Start/Finish area.
Learn more about Cutler Bold Coast Trail
Time Limits / Cut-offs
20 and 30 milers must complete the first loop in less than 3.5 hours.
No runner may leave the Start area after 1:00pm.
(yes, you will be checked at the start of every lap - 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
- foil blanket
- at least 500mls fluids
- at least 200 calories instant energy (eg. gels)
- headlamp (for 30 milers on the third leg - you do not need to carry it on the first leg)
Cell phones are optional as coverage is spotty, though along the cliffs there is often a good GSM signal from Canadian carriers. An emergency phone number will be provided on race day.
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.
3:38:59 Jenn Britz (2019)
2:54:45 Patrick Caron (2019)
2:33:56 Gillian Welch (2019)
1:58:36 Andrew Deigham (2019)
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. 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: 1:27 PM