Mt. Abram Lumberjack Snowshoe 5k
Mt. Abram Ski Mo Classic

Saturday, March 9th, 2019


Mt Abram

Tru Strength Athletics


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Discipline(s):Snowshoe/Snowrun/Ski Mountaineering

Race Options:

Solo 5km Snowshoe/Snowrun
Ski Mountaineering 1 lap
Ski Mountaineering 3 laps

Event Description:

Winter or summer, we are always happy to be back at one our favorite venues, Mt. Abram. Join us on Saturday, March 9th for the Mt. Abram Lumberjack Snowshoe 5km and SkiMo Classic.

---Snowshoe Lumberjack 5km---

the 5km course will take place on a mixture of single track and groomed ski trails, criss crossing the Mt. Abram base area. But here's the catch, as any good lumberjack would expect, there will be a pile of split fire wood at the start of the race...

Those who dare, may grab a log and run with it for the duration of the race. Racers may not carry the log in a backpack. They must carry it in their arms. Upon completion racers who have carried a log will be awarded 2 mins/mile off their time, so 6 minutes total if carried for the 5km. Racers will have the option to drop the log at the halfway point and still retain the 2 min/mile time subtraction up to that point. Of course, racers are also free to bypass the log and run the 5km without the extra weight, but keep in mind those finishing behind you may have a significant deduction to their time. This is a race of strategy and grit. Which lumberjack will prevail!?!?

---Ski Mo Classic---

There will be two fun skimo options this year: a single lap and a 3-lap option.

For the 1-lap option, racers will choose between a longer, flatter route or a shorter route that includes a short woods boot pack (see map link). It will be up to racers to strategize which loop will make them faster! All racers have the same summit transition area and descend the same route.

3-lap racers will all start on the longer route, then complete lap two on the shorter route, and whomever is in the lead going into lap 3 will choose which lap to do for the 3rd. All consecutive racers will be forced to alternate direction of lap 3.

ex. If racer 1 selects the shorter lap, racer 2 must ascend the longer lap, racer 3 must do the shorter lap, etc.

All racers who plan to use the shorter loop with the bootpack must have a pack or means of attaching skis to their body. .

Stick around after your race for a post-race Baxter Beer in the Loose Boots Lounge.


$25/$30 ----- 5km Snowshoe/Snowrun (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

$20/$25 ----- Ski Mountain 1-lap (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

$25/$30 ----- Ski Mountain 3-lap (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

*Youth 16 & under always race for $15

*Early Bird pricing ends on 2/9/2019

What's Included:

● Entry to race
● Baxter Outdoors: multi-use bandana buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● 1 Baxter Beer (must be 21+)

Event Schedule:

9:00am: Race registration opens
9:40am: Race registration closes
9:45am: Snowrun/Snowshoe Shotgun Start
10:45am: Skimo Shotgun Start

Event Address:

Mt. Abram, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood ME

*Parking and bathroom facilities available at venue

**Please show up no later than :30 mins prior to your race start time.

Podium Categories:

The top 2 finishers will be recognized in each age category

Terms and Conditions:

*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.
How difficult is this event?

This course is designed for intermediate and expert atheletes alike. All courses include significant vertical in easy to follow groomed routes. Those looking for a podium finish will be challenged by this course's elevation change.

Can I get a refund?

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.

Can kids participate in this event?

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.