Now in its fourth year, the Maine Summer Adventure Race promises to deliver a full day of adventure, sending racers out to explore Maine’s thick pine forests, deep cold lakes and rivers, and the vast Atlantic.
The 2019 Maine Summer AR will be a 24-hour race, designed to be the premier one-day race in New England. Teams will race nonstop by foot, bike, and boat through remote and rarely visited areas of Maine. Expect 10-20 miles of challenging, off-trail orienteering, 35 to 65 miles of biking including technical mountain biking, and 15-25 miles of tidal sea kayaking.
Registration fees for all races include a race t-shirt, swag bag, maps, boats, paddles, PFDs, prizes and giveaways, facility and land-use fees, and a post-race feast. The feast will include local fare, vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as a featured local microbrew.
2019 24-Hour race course information
- The race will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday and will end at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
- Estimated minimum distances (in no particular order) are: 10 miles of hiking, 35 miles of biking including technical mountain biking, and 15 miles of tidal sea kayaking. Extra, optional checkpoints will add significantly to the total distances traveled in each of those disciplines. Maximum distances are 25 miles of trekking, 65 miles of biking (with at least 10 miles of mountain biking on trails), and 25 miles of tidal paddling.
- A mountain bike is required.
- The race is a regional qualifier for the USARA National Championships, taking place September 2019 in North Carolina. The top four co-ed, all male, and all female teams qualify, with the top co-ed team earning $400 toward registration at the national championships.
- Co-ed premier: 3- or 4-person co-ed teams
- Open premier: 3- or 4-person same-sex teams
- 2-person co-ed
- 2-person single-sex
Adventure racing is the ultimate test of endurance, strategy, and teamwork, which is why this race is known as “The hardest day in Maine.”
For more information and registration, go to www.MaineSummerAR.com.