Mountain Bike, Trail Run
25km Duathlon - solo (10km trail run +15 km MTB)
20km Duathlon - solo (10km trail run +10 km MTB)(Masters Division Only - 60+y/o)
25km Duathlon - team (10km trail run +15 km MTB)
10km Trail Run - solo
Welcome back to the mountains of Western Maine. For our fourth summer in Carrabassett Valley, Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails are bringing back the MH&T Backwoods Duathlon. This 25km Mtn. Bike/Trail Run combo can be tackled either solo or as a team.
The course will focus on the Maine Huts & Trails network surrounding the Stratton Brook Hut, including a 10km trail run leg followed by a 15km mountain bike leg. Both segments will take place on a combination of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, Crommet's Trail, and Newton's Revenge, with the MTB leg descending the Oak Knoll Trail.
There will be a 20km duathlon course which will repeat the 10km loop on run then bike, for any athletes over 60 y/o looking for a slightly shorter bike course.
Come join us in Carrabassett Valley for a great race on some of Maine's best terrain!
$35/$40 ----- 20km Duathlon (Solo)(Master's Division Only - 60+ y/o): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of
$35/$40 ----- 25km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of
$55/$65 ----- 25km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of
$30/$35 ----- 10km Trail Run (Solo): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of
● Entry to Race
● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
● Baxter Beer glassware (for first 36 entrants)
8:00am: Race registration opens
9:30am: Race registration closes
10:00am: Race Start
!!ATTENTION! DUE TO A WASHED OUT BRIDGE, THE RACE START/FINISH HAS BEEN MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FULL INFO
Registration will now take place at:
Stratton Brook Trailhead, Carrabassett Valley, Maine - GPS Coordinates
*Parking and bathroom facilities available at venue
*Please show up no later than 9:15am for a 10:00am shotgun start.
*Race start/finish line is walking distance from registration
The top 2 finishers will be recognized in each gender/age category
*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.
This course is designed for intermediate and expert athletes. On both the trail run and MTB section, racers should expect moderate, sustained inclines coupled with footing typical of Maine's forest. Roots, stumps, mud, and rocks, should be expected (though not always present) at all times. Mountain Bikers descending on Oak Knoll should have experience with downhill mountain biking. Due to the length and remoteness of this course, racers should have experience with a course of similar intensity.
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.