FIREBIRD TRAIL RACES

Saturday, September 19th | Windham, Maine | 5K, 13M, 50K

DESCRIPTION

Firebird Trail Race is a tough trail event, run on donations, positive vibes, and a 5K / 13M / 50K crushing course in Falmouth, Maine.

Our goal with this race is to build community and accomplish great feats together, helping each other finish a grueling task, for the first time or the millionth time.

Unlike other races, to get in you must donate to a non-profit of your choice in addition to paying the low cost registration fees! Runners must donate to a non-profit of your choice within a year before the race then send us a receipt to confirm entry. We would appreciate donations of at least $40, with a $20 minimum required.

THE COURSE

It's technical and challenging, with lots of rocks and roots on mostly single track trail. The course is largely on the Cross-Falmouth Trail from Windham, Maine to Falmouth, Maine. The course will be marked with pink ribbons and turn arrows.

5K COURSE

Starts in Lowell Preserve and loops within the park. Course is relevantly rocky and hilly. New course for 2020. STRAVA MAP HERE

Distance: 3.1 miles
Minimum Elevation: 291 feet
Maximum Elevation: 423 feet
Total climb: 154 feet
Total descent: 154 feet

13M COURSE

Starts at Lowell Preserve in Windham and loops through Blackstrap Hill Preserve in Falmouth then doubles back to Windham. Modified course from 2019. STRAVA MAP HERE

Distance: 11.9 miles
Minimum Elevation: 91 feet
Maximum Elevation: 461 feet
Total climb: 988 feet
Total descent: 983 feet

Course will be remeasured Spring 2020. Displayed distance is under actual distance.

50K COURSE

Starts at Lowell Preserve in Windham, goes through Blackstrap Hill Preserve then up to Knight's Pond Preserve, then doubles back to Windham. Modified course from 2019. STRAVA MAP HERE

Distance: 29.8 miles
Minimum Elevation: 71 feet
Maximum Elevation: 462 feet
Total climb: 1900 feet
Total descent: 1901 feet

Course will be remeasured Spring 2020. Displayed distance is under actual distance.

COURSE MARKINGS

The course will be well-marked with orange pin flags, "WRONG WAY" signs, and arrow signs. Three orange pin flags indicate a TURN and arrow signs will be at critical turns. One pin flag and/or pink ribbon, every 1 - 2 minutes of running will indicate that you are ON COURSE.

CUT-OFFS

50k overall cut off: 9 hours 00 min at 17:23 min / mile pace

Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 8.7 - 2 hr, 22 min
Blanchard Road Aid Station - mile 12 - 3 hr, 17 min
Tree Lane Aid Station - mile 15.5 - 4 hr, 14 min
Blanchard Road Aid Station - mile 18.9 - 5 hr, 10 min
Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 22.2 - 6 hr, 4 min
Blackstrap Road Aid Station - mile 26 - 7 hr, 6 min

CUPS

To help reduce waste and costs, we are a cupless race. Please plan to bring your own cup or handheld bottle to use throughout the day.

 

AWARDS

Top male and females will in each race will receive top finisher awards, a six pack of Athletic Brewing beer, and a Firebird trucker hat!