Bold Coast Runners

Downeast Maine and the Maritimes

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

Generally 7am Sunday


Group Run Sunday 11 April. 7:00am Carlow & Moose Islands - Eastport

Where: Meet at the large parking lot on the left at the start of the causeway as you leave Pleasant Point - 2 miles south towards Eastport on Rt.190 from the junction with Route 1 in Perry. https://w3w.co/satisfy.dialect.thumb

What: Road running - smooth, wide, and usually very quiet at that time on a Sunday morning. Beautiful water views across the St. Croix to Canada, the Old Sow Whirlpool etc, on one side, and Cobscook Bay on the other. We'll run across the causeway to Carlow Island then onto Moose Island and down to the Mermaid and Fisherman sculptures near the breakwater in the centre of Eastport (previews below). Back the same way for about a 10 mile round trip. If you want to go shorter, turn round earlier. If you want to go longer the recommended additions (by our local expert Phil who will try to join us) are out and backs on Toll Bridge Road (2.6 miles) or Deep Cove Road (2.8 miles). We'll probably settle out into at least 2 groups - perhaps around 9 minute and 11 minute miles, but whatever works depending on who shows up.

Please remember a buff or face mask. Bring COVID safe food and drinks to share - the parking lot is a beautiful spot but can be windy.

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:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15zFvW76o0JwccgKhAWmy3s7jmbWIKrMh/view?usp=sharing

Past Events:

2021 Annual Virtual General Meeting summary

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15zFvW76o0JwccgKhAWmy3s7jmbWIKrMh/view?usp=sharing


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 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

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!