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Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K

May 12, 2024
TBA
Maine's Northwestern Mountains Region

Sugarloaf Marathon 

The Sugarloaf Marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. We are certified by the United States Track and Field Association (USATF) as an official sanctioned event. Over the years the Sugarloaf Marathon has become extremely popular among running enthusiasts from around the world. With a strict limit of 2,000 participants, this race will sell out. In 2018, 30.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon making Sugarloaf the fastest course in Maine and one of the top in the nation.

Located in the mountains of Western Maine, the Sugarloaf Marathon follows scenic route 27 as it winds through the Bigelow Mountain range and follows the Carrabassett River. The course starts in the town of Eustis, travels through Carrabassett Valley and finishes in the town of Kingfield. The first 5 miles of the race are relatively flat, miles 5-10 consist of rolling hills with a steady two-mile climb at mile 8. The last 16 miles has a gradual decent with an elevation loss of 980 feet. Marathon runners continue to record personal-best times while racing Sugarloaf.

Marathon Start Address:
Cathedral Pines Campground
945 Arnold Trail
Eustis, ME 04936

Marathon Start Time:

7:00am – Runners will start at the same time. Walkers are not permitted for the marathon.

Sugarloaf 15K
The Sugarloaf 15K takes place on the last half of the marathon course, starting in Carrabassett Valley and following the Carrabassett River to the town of Kingfield. The course has an elevation loss of 300 feet from start to finish. The course stays on scenic Route 27 with no turns or intersections until the finish line.

15K Start Address:
Ayotte’s Country Store
1215 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

15K Start Time:
7:30am – Runners and walkers will start at the same time. We ask that walkers start in the far back of the pack. 

Finish Location:
West Kingfield Road Ballfield
832 West Kingfield Road Kingfield, ME 04947

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