Solo 5km Trail Run
Solo 10km Trail Run
Team 10k Trail Run
Welcome back for the fourth running of the Katahdin Woods and Water 5k Relay!
Deep in the Katahdin Region of Maine, this 10km gem takes place where dirt roads cease and true wilderness begins. The course weaves through the pristine Katahdin Woods and Waters Recreation Area for over 6 miles, hugging the East Branch of the Penobscot River.
Situated between the beautiful and historic East Branch of the Penobscot River and the Eastern Boundary of Baxter State Park , KWWRA welcomes you to the lands of a proposed New National Park in Maine. It is isolated, it is quiet, and it is beautiful. A perfect venue for a Baxter Outdoors race.
The 5km loop course will take place mostly on dirt logging roads. Those individuals or teams competing in the 10km division will complete the 5km loop twice.
This race is part of the 'Wild Maine Weekend' hosted by Mt. Chase Lodge. The event's Facebook page has information on the event. There will be a live band and BBQ that evening following the race, at Mt. Chase Lodge!
$25/$30/$35 ----- 5km Solo: Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of
$30/$35/$40 ----- 10km Solo: Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of
$50/$55/$60 ----- 10km Team: Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of
*Youth 16 & under always race for $15
● 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 cooldown beer (must be over 21)
● Baxter Beer glassware (for first 36 entrants)
7:00am: Race registration opens (at Mt. Chase Lodge)
8:30am: Race registration closes (at Mt. Chase Lodge)
8:30am: Shuttle #1 departs from Mt. Chase Lodge to race course for those looking not to drive
8:30am: Race check-in begins inside National Monument (race start/finish)
9:00am: Shuttle #2 departs from Mt. Chase Lodge to race course for those looking not to drive
9:45am: Race check-in closes
10:00am: Race Start
Mt. Chase Lodge - lakeside cabins and rooms. Breakfast included
Shin Pond Village - camping and cabins. Snackbar
100 yards past the Matagamon Wilderness Store & Camps (near north entrance to Baxter State Park) - Travel on I-95 to Exit 264; turn west (left) on Route 158 which shortly joins Route 11. Bear right on Route 11 and travel 9 miles to Patten. Leaving Patten, turn left on Route 159, the Shin Pond Road. Continue 26 miles on this road to the Matagamon Wilderness Store and Camps. Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area can be accessed just beyond the camps on the left.
GPS coordinates of venue
*Parking and outhouse facilities available at venue
**Please show up no later than 9:15am for a 10:00am shotgun start.
Parking for this race will take place just prior to the National Monument entry gate. The start/finish is a .7 mile walk from the parking area. The path is signed with arrows.
Those not looking to walk, may park at and take a shuttle from Mt. Chase Lodge. This shuttle, however, will not depart the race area until about 12pm, so plan accordingly.
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 race is designed for all abilities. While it is quite isolated the terrain is very flat and smooth. All participants may deal with heat and humidity depending on the weather. 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.