Megunticook 50

Brutal. Beautiful.

Two Bold Trail Races In the Camden Hills

The Camden Hills of Maine are where the mountains meet the sea – and you’ll experience both in the only races to take place in the iconic Camden Hills State Park. The Wicked Tough 10 is a 10K race that will test even the most accomplished runner. It’s big brother, the Megunticook 50, is a 50K that is equally formidable and will traverse over 90% of the trails in the park. Both afford a great and intimate taste of this unique area of the country.

Rising 1385 feet above sea level, Mount Megunticook is the second highest mountain (by 175’) along the Atlantic Coast and offers stunning views of Penobscot Bay and out to the open ocean. Both races are among the most challenging in their category but offer the opportunity to experience this unique area is a very special way. In this inaugural event, entries are limited to the first 100 participants for each distance.

Registration Closes Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Midnight

Race Starts Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:00AM

Miles Pavement

Miles Closed Gravel Road

Miles Single Track Trails

Rugged Beauty and Trails to Conquer

The Midcoast area of Maine is home to charming coastal villages, pastoral farmlands and the rugged beauty of the Camden Hills. The park consists of over 5700 acres and has over 30 miles of trails. From deep, northern New England forest to rocky and exposed mountaintops, the trails traverse some of the most beautiful scenery to be found. Known as the only place on the east coast where the mountains meet the sea, the rugged mountains rise up with stunning views overlooking Penobscot bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Come join us for two tough races to test your endurance and drive while enjoying some of the most picturesque views Maine has to offer.

Not your average trail race.

The Courses

Megunticook 50

Not a race for the faint of heart. There are over 7600’ feet of elevation gain and the trails are steep with lots of rocks and roots. If you’re not going up or down, you’re probably off course. We’ll wait to hear from our finishers before declaring it the toughest 50K of any particular area.

Wicked Tough 10

This is a 10K but if you find one more challenging we’d like to hear about it. The views along the course are stunning and even the speedy “contenders” will be tempted to stop and take them in. You’ll get a nice downhill warmup to the ocean but after that you’re in for some serious fun.