Bold Coast Runners

Downeast Maine and the Maritimes

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

Generally 7am Sunday

When: Sunday 9 May. 7:00am

Where: Meet at the Roque Bluffs Community Chapel parking on Schoppee Point Road opposite Johnson's Cove Road-

What: Youngster David Dowley's birthday. Run to celebrate. Quiet roads, rolling hills, or fun trails with steeper hills. A nice beach - though the water is still a bit chilly! Terrain, distance and pace will be mixed with various route, distance and pace groups.

Notes: It's a birthday celebration - bring something edible or drinkable to share. (We hope Amy Dowley, as a dutiful daughter, will show up with her famous Lemon Squares, or equivalents). And, if you are passed by a fast moving blur it's local runner Tom Windle who owns every Strava segment record in the neighborhood.

Brief 2021 Annual Virtual General Meeting summary

President: Eric Mauricette
Vice President: Donna Kausen
Secretary: Jonathan Aretakis
Treasurer: Jonathan Aretakis
Board Members/ Committee: Mike Carter, Debbie Hall, John Hough, Phil Krajewski, Carsten Mackeldey (Web manager).

Here you find the link to the 2021 annual meeting minutes:

Past Events:

2021 Annual Virtual General Meeting summary

RRCA COVID 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.

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!

Communications: We communicate primarily through Google Groups. You do not need to be a google user to use this service. Simply email to communicate with the entire club. Open to everyone.

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

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

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.

Bold Coast Runners is an affiliate member of the RRCA. Through the RRCA, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Running in Downeast Maine and the Canadian borderlands!

All up to date club members receive a 10% discount to our partner Running Warehouse on shoes, apparel and more!