Bold Coast Runners

Downeast Maine and the Maritimes

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

Generally 7am Sunday

Sunday March 7 @7am - Lee Pellon Center Machais

Where: Lee Pellon Center Machais -

What: Sunrise Trail on Ice and gravel. Screw shoes/ice cleats a must. The Sunrise trail is patchy gravel and ice right now. Doable with traction aid. We may go south, or North, may the wind be our guide. It looks to be a chilly morning, so dress warm! Probably looking at running for a hour or so depending on who's feeling adventurous.

Meet 7:00am at the main parking lot at Lee Pellon Center, behind Subway in Machias.

Looking to the following Sunday, we'll be in Pembroke on Young's Cove rd. Details to come

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:

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.

Past Events:

2021 Annual Virtual General Meeting summary

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 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

Races / Events: see "Local Events" for details. Club Members are eligible for event discounts: contact us for details at

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.