Megunticook 50K & Wicked Tough 10K

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2022-09-10

Sep 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Megunticook 50K & Wicked Tough 10K

280 Belfast Rd

Camden ME, 04843

USA

Entry Fee $95
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 10K
  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 220

High Point: 1352

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2020

Description:

Brutal. Beautiful. Two words that only begin to describe this event in the remote Midcoast area of Maine. It’s the only race to be held in the popular Camden Hills State Park and the 50K traverses over 90% of the trails of this gem with a minimum of overlap. The views along the course are stunning and even the speedy “contenders” will be tempted to stop and take them in.

But it’s not a race for the faint of heart. Neither is it well-suited for the first-time ultra runner. There are over 7600’ of elevation gain and the trails are steep with lots of rocks and roots. If you’re not going up or down, you’re probably off course. The cutoff time may seem generous at 10 hours, but this course will beat you up physically and mentally. And while it doesn’t have the 3000’ climbs of some of the races in the West, it has more overall vertical than most of those and would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any of them for the level of difficulty. We’ll wait to hear from our finishers before declaring it the toughest 50K of any particular area.

It’s not a circuit run multiple times and there are only 3 out-and-backs of 1.7 miles, .15 mile and .5 mile. There are 5 aid stations, two of which are hit twice for a total of 7. You’ll top all 6 of the significant peaks in the park (Battie, Bald Rock, Derry, Frohock, Cameron and Megunticook), experience numerous lookouts and cross an abundance of brooks and streams along the way.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 10, 2022

Held on Sep 11, 2021

Held on Sep 12, 2020

Event Results