For the fifth year in a row, we conclude the New England Trail Run Series with the Lost Valley 5k Relay and accompanying Baxter Brewing Co. Backyard Festival.
In this race, competitors will be able to choose between a solo event or a team event. Solo racers may choose from 5k, 10k, or 15k course.
Teams may enter as a 3-person 15k team only.
The course itself will be comprised of a single 5k loop on the nordic trails of Lost Valley. Solo 10k and 15k racers will complete multiple loops of the course. Teams will do the same in a relay format with each team member completing one 5k loop.
Stick around after the race for live music from the Brad Hutchinson Project, cornhole, disc golf, food, and unlimited 4oz pours of Baxter Beer and Ricker Hill Hard Cider. Come celebrate the end of the season with Baxter Brewing Co. and our partners!
Non-racers may enjoy this event as well. For $25, you get access to the live band, cornhole & disc golf games, and unlimited 4 oz. pours of Baxter Beer and Ricker Hill Hard Cider
$25/$30/$35 ----- 5km Solo:
$30/$35/$40 ----- 10km Solo:
$30/$35/$40 ----- 15km Solo:
$70/$80/$85 ----- 15km Team
$25 ----- Non-runner entry
$15 ----- 5km Solo (Youth)
*Youth 16 & under always race for $15
**All entries include free live music and free samples of Baxter Beer and Ricker Hill Hard Cider following the race
● Entry to Race
● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Unlimited 4oz pours of Baxter Beer and Ricker Hill Hard Cider following the race (21+).
● Baxter Beer glassware (for first 36 entrants)
● Entry Baxter Backyard Fest including live music
8:30am: Race registration opens
9:45am: Race registration closes
10:00am: Race start
11:00am: Live music begins
11:00am: Beer is served
Lost Valley, 200 Lost Valley Rd, Auburn, ME,
*Parking and bathroom facilities available at venue
**Please show up no later than 9:30am for a 10:00am shotgun start.
The top 2 finishers will be recognized in each race/age categories
All racers and purchasers of entry to the festival are eligible to enter into the cornhole and/or disc golf competitions.
The cornhole competition is a team tournament (double or single elimination based on the number of signups) with the top team taking the $200 cash prize. Non-cash prizes will be awarded to the runner-up
The disc golf competition will be a closest to the pin contest with the winner receiving $100 cash. Each participant will receive 3 attempts.
*Tickets are non-refundable
*Tickets are fully transferable
*All racers must sign a liability waiver prior to competing.
*All ages are welcome to race, though those under 18 y/o must sign a liability waiver on the day of the event in the presence of a responsible adult.
*Course is subject to change based on trail and weather conditions
*The race will be run snow, rain or shine except in the presence of lightning, in which case a race delay or cancelation may result
*A cut off time for racers may be enforced.
*In the instance of the race being canceled due to an act of god (blizzard, hurricane, etc) a refund will not be issued. This is very unlikely. We have never canceled a race.
*In the instance of the race being cancelled due to shortcomings of Baxter Outdoors, a full refund will be issued to all participants.
While racers of all ability levels are encouraged to participate, this race will favor intermediate and expert runners. Moderate elevation gain and standard trail conditions will pose a challenge for all contestants. As with all trail runs, beware of rocks, roots, and mud throughout the course. Racers looking to walk will enjoy beautiful scenery and easy hiking terrain.
Similar to other live events (concerts, sporting events, etc), all sales are final. If you will not be able to make your race, you are more than welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member. Please contact our office with any issues or questions.
All ages are welcome to attend this event. Depending on the venue, age restrcitions may apply on the Baxter Brewing Co after party. Please see the event details tab for information on the afterparty and any applicable age restrictions.