Bold Coast Runners

Downeast Maine and the Maritimes

Our 2021 Events: (click for details)
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: Cobscook Winter 20K/10K.

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


Sunday August 1st 7am, Whiting Indian Lake


When: 7am Sunday 1 August


Where: Indian Lake, Whiting. Meet at the parking area/boat ramp on Route 1 at the southern end of Indian Lake: https://w3w.co/admiration.upset.royals


What: 4, 6, 7 and 8 mile options on a mix of paved and smooth gravel roads (according to Peter Hall - our guide) Swimming afterwards for those who fancy it! The plan is to have a 10:00 to 10:30 pace group and another group around 8:30 to 9 minute miles. Come join us!


Good luck to all those bold coast runners at the six hour endurance Race - Nordic Trail Festival - in Presque Isle on Saturday. Go make the club proud Gretchen, Carsten, Jonathan, John and Eric!

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

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!