FIREBIRD TRAIL RACES

Saturday, September 18th 2021 | Windham, Maine | 13M, 50K

DESCRIPTION

Firebird Trail Races is a challenging and wicked fun 13M & 50K race, that runs on donations, positive vibes, and a crushingly technical course in Cumberland, Maine.

Our goal with this race is to celebrate community and accomplish great feats together, cheering each other to the finish, for the first time or the millionth time.

Unlike other races, to compete here you must donate to a non-profit of your choice in addition to paying the low cost registration fee. Instead of some mega race conglomerate taking the profits, we ask that you pay it forward and contribute to a non-profit that aligns with your values. The donation must be made between September 19, 2020 and September 17, 2021, and we must have proof of the donation (a receipt, confirmation letter from the recipient, image of your check) by September 17, 2021 in order to confirm entry. We would appreciate donations of at least $40, with a $20 minimum requirement.

RUNNERS GUIDE

Here you'll find all the most recent updates regarding the 2020 races. Please feel free to email us at runawaywednesdays@gmail.com if you have any comments or concerns.

CLICK HERE for the 2020 Runners Guide

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.

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

Statistics computed from imported data:
https://www.strava.com/routes/23381891

Distance: 13.1 miles
Minimum Elevation: 85 feet
Maximum Elevation: 454 feet
Total climb: 1072 feet
Total descent: 1065 feet

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

Statistics computed from imported data:
https://www.strava.com/routes/2710369250377684908

Distance: 31.2 miles
Minimum Elevation: 78 feet
Maximum Elevation: 454 feet
Total climb: 1962 feet
Total descent: 1955 feet

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.

AID STATIONS

We'll have snacks, water, and aid with a volunteer at each aid station. The 5K will have an aid station at the start/finish only. The 13M will have 1 aid station, which you'll pass 2 times each (not including the start/finish). The 50K will have 4 aid stations, which you'll pass 2 times each (not including the start/finish).

Both the 13M and 50K will have 2-3 check points with a volunteer and a limited amounts of water.

CLICK HERE for PDF of aid station distances and check point distances.

CUT-OFFS

50k overall cut off: 9 hours 00 min at 17:20 min / mile pace

Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 8.4 - 2 hr, 22 min
Range Road Aid Station - mile 9.9 - 2 hr, 51 min
Greely Road Aid Station - mile 13.7 - 3 hr, 57 min
Greely Road Aid Station - mile 17.4 - 5 hr, 01 min
Range Road Aid Station - mile 21.3 - 6 hr, 09 min
Hadlock Road Aid Station - mile 22.8 - 6 hr, 35 min
Blackstrap Road Aid Station - mile 26.5 - 7 hr, 39 min

CLICK HERE for the complete PDF 50K Timing Sheet

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!