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 email@example.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.
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.
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.