Bold Coast Runners

Downeast Maine and the Maritimes

Who we are: a welcoming, encouraging and supportive group of crazy people who run the roads and trails of way Downeast Maine, the Canadian Borderlands, and beyond. We welcome everyone, from beginners to old-timers and from tortoises to hares. We run distances ranging from 1 mile to 50 miles and on anything from smooth tar to rugged single track. If it's hot: we run, if it rains: we run, if it's snowy: we run in snowshoes, if icy: in spikes. We just run, mostly for fun, but some of us are also competitive!

Club Runs: most Sunday's at 7:00am somewhere in coastal Washington County or just over the border in Hancock County or Charlotte County, Canada (location and time set by group leader).

Other Runs: if you're running and want to invite others to join you members can send out a group message with time, date, place & details to boldcoastrunners@googlegroups.com

Races / Events: see "Local Events" for details. Club Members are eligible for event discounts: contact us for details at boldcoastrunners@gmail.com

Group Runs: (please note the RRCA guidelines regarding the Coronavirus below)

Saturday 25 July: 7:00am Pembroke. Meet 7:00 a.m. behind Triangle Plaza, off US Route 1, Pembroke. Parking near the starting line of the Cobscook Bay 10K. Directions/questions, call Jonathan: 726-5858.

The main run is a mostly asphalt loop of 6 miles, with an optional out-and-back addition of 1 mile of Nature Conservancy trails leading to Coggins Head on Cobscook Bay.

The course: County Rd. to Factory Rd. to Shore Rd. to Garnett Head Rd. to Hersey Rd.--optional trail entrance at ~ 4.5 miles--and back to County Rd. for the return.

At ~ mile 1.5 (or 4.5 on the return) the loop passes the Pembroke Trotting Association 1/2 mile track--the oldest, continuously operating track in Washington County, which is spot-one accurate. The current FKT ("fastest known time") is a 6:19...and that soft record is up for grabs...along with every age-group record imaginable!

8:30am (plus or minus ;-) ) Socially Distanced social with your own drinks and snacks in the parking area.

The Pie Ladies Bakery is open for take-out at the finish.

Wednesday evening runs Discontinued: after 8 weeks of regular fun we're giving these a rest for a while. We may restart something similar in the Fall - suggestions welcome.

RRCA guidelines:

  • Don’t show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.

  • Don't share fluids. Carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.

  • Don't share towels, food, gels, or any other item that runners normally share freely.

  • Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using the port-a-john.

  • Do not spit or “nose rocket” your nose in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during the race.

  • Do practice social distancing - ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six feet of separation. (addendum from Phil: pay attention to which way the wind is blowing and adjust accordingly for distancing, snot rockets, etc.)

  • Do avoid close-group selfies.

Past Event:

Annual General Meeting: For those who missed it the report is here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13TXHhR_DHQaSmQY4WC3UMs7izVYV5kZc


As both beginners and long-timers we enjoy non-competitive weekly group activities hosted by individual members, as well as engaging in friendly competition and organizing and participating in local events, or travelling together to more distant events. We:

  • promote participation in active, human-powered, endurance-based outdoor sports, particularly running;

  • encourage, support and challenge each other as athletes and would be athletes of all ages and abilities;

  • organize weekly group training sessions;

  • promote and support existing races and events;

  • organize, and promote participation in, our own local events;

  • obtain discounted entry to some races for our members.