The Wildlands Race is coming up this Sunday, October 28. Weather looks perfect for a fall Wildlands trail run: the nor’easter will have passed to our south and temps will be rising into the 40’s with chance of light rain. Bring an extra warm layer and a dry set of clothes in the car! Our race crew is ready to go and we have a lot of swag lined up. Online registration is closed but you can still register on race day or by email (see below).

The Wildlands Race and the FBC Autumn Trail Race on November 4 are stand-alone races, but both can be entered as the Double Trouble Race. Both races are also part of the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series

At GPMCT’s Wildlands Race features two courses: a two-mile fun run and a 6.3-mile challenge. Online registration is closed. You can register in-person up to 30 minutes before the race, or Download Email Registration Form

The Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Autumn Trail Race will take place on November 4th on the Long Ledges & Baker Hill Preserves, offering two distance options, a 4-mile course and an 8-mile course.


WHEN? Race day registration 9:30- 10:30 am. Race start: 11 am sharp!

WHERE? Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, South Gate entrance on Route 1 near Rte. 176 intersection, East Orland, Maine. Follow Registration signs about 2 miles in on Valley Road.

WHAT? A 6.3 mile, cross-country loop run on dirt roads and single track with plenty of up and down. Expect roots, rocks, mud, small stream crossings and a chance wildlife encounter. Total climb ~1,200 feet.

OR a 2-mile Fun Run on Hothole Brook Trail – big boulders, a bridge and views!

WHO? The fit person who prepares for an off-road event year round

WHY? Prizes, tee and lunch available. Proceeds go to Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust to conserve land and trails in NW Hancock County.

HOW MUCH? $20 pre-registered or $25 race day, or $10/$15 for Fun Run. FAMILY RATE: With two adult registrations, kids under 15 run free. Pre-register by downloading form and emailing it: Download Email Registration Form