Bold Coast Runners

Downeast Maine and the Maritimes

NEXT Group Run: Sunday - January 30st, 7am Pembroke


What: Let's put down some tracks in the new snow on Sunday morning! Join us for a post-storm snowshoe run in Pembroke. Starting from my house (Gretchen) we can run on various unplowed dirt roads in and along the Ox Cove holding of Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge and also explore the singletrack trail that Jonathan has created in his woodlot acreage on the Ox Cove Road. Here's the route: http://www.strava.com/routes/2794406809529037448


No snowshoes? Bring XC skis! Or run out and back to Reversing Falls (~5.5 miles, hilly dirt road) or to Leighton Point Road and the Pembroke town beach (~8 miles, flattish and mostly paved). You'll need traction for running on the local roads (both dirt and paved) so soon after a snowfall.


When: Sunday, January 30, 7 a.m.


Where: Meet at Gretchen's, 272 Youngs Cove Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666

Directions: https://what3words.com/peppermint.discuss.unfinished




(please note the RRCA guidelines regarding the Coronavirus below)

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.

Our Events: (2022 details TBA)
June 5: Cobscook Bay Road Races 10K/5K
October 3: Bad Little Trail Run 7.0/2.5 miles
October 31: Moosehorn Ghost Run Trail Half Marathon & Relay
November 14: Bold Coast Bash 30/20/10 miles
January 1: 2022 Cobscook Winter 20K/10K.

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 boldcoastrunners@googlegroup.com 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 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

Join our Club: see membership information here

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!