Bold Coast Runners

Downeast Maine and the Maritimes

Next group run:  Sunday May 28,   7:00am Machias river trails

What:  Beautiful, highly runnable single track along the Machias River.  A couple of muddy bits, some bog bridging, some roots, a couple of hills, and an optional return along the smooth level gravel Sunrise Trail.  The weather looks spectacular. Bug spray recommended!  

 Supposedly there is some new singletrack to explore from the Parking lot on Court Street. So of course we need to explore it! Come join us! 

Where:  Meet at the parking lot on Court Street / Rt. 1A on the western side of Machias (beyond the hospital). 

When:  7:00am Sunday 28 May 

Who:  This weeks group leader is Eric Mauricette

Provisional Group Run Schedule
Schedule subject to change - check back often

Please contact us with ideas, runs you'd like to host, requests, etc  (we're always looking for new leaders)

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 - note that you don't have to be a club member to join us in any of these activities, just show up at the appointed time and place)

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 "Events" for details.  Club Members are eligible for event discounts: contact us for details at

Join our Club: if you want to go beyond just participating and want to become one of us: see membership information here 

Our 2023 Events
April 23: Cobscook Backyard 50 K as 10hr and 50 miler as
12 hour event

June 4: Cobscook Bay Road Races 
October 1: Bad Little Trail Run 7.0 miles/2.5 miles 
October 29: Moosehorn Ghost  Run 
November 12:  Bold Coast Bash 50K /10.5 mile 
January 1:  2024  Cobscook Winter 20K/10K.

2023  Cobscook New Years Day Run!

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!

Group Run:  Sunday May 7th- Catherine, Caribou, Black Mountain 7:00am

What:  A beautiful single track trail loop over Catherine, Caribou and Black Mountains in the Donnell Pond Public Lands (just south of Tunk Mountain).  Some great single track with lots  of elevation and nice views (we're running it before the leaves come out).  We run up and along the Catherine - Caribou - Black Mountain ridge with a significant drop down and climb back up between Black and Caribou mountains to complete the loop.  The basic loop is about 10 miles with about 3,000 feet of elevation change l(see map below).  Adding a drop down loop to Donnell Pond adds another couple of miles and significant elevation, and for anyone who wants a real challenge you can do a 16 miler by including Schoodic Mountain (4,200 ft elevation).   Anyone doing the 10 or 16 mile loops should bring water/ hydration and some nutrition as you'll be out for several hours. 

  There are two basic loops possible with numerous variations to make them longer, or a bit shorter, particularly with out and backs: 

The short route: around 10 miles. 3,000 ft elevation. ~3 hours 

The longer route: around 15.5 miles 4,300 feet elevation. ~4.5 hours  

Where:  Meet at the pull-off at the top of Catherine Hill on the Blackwoods Road:  

When:  Sunday 7 May  - 7am

Who:  Eric Mauricette will lead

Other Resources: 

Full map of the Donnell Pond: