Road Races & Challenges

Thank you to all our road race & challenge sponsors! We wouldn’t be able to offer these amazing opportunities without your support and generosity! 




Mt. A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile

5th Annual Mt.A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile

In order to put the health of our community first and in an abundance of caution, York Parks & Recreation and the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Team have made the decision to have a modified physical race in 2021. We are working to make the best of a difficult situation while still offering our loyal participants and supporters an opportunity to stay healthy and engaged. This is the 5th Annual Mt.A Trail Challenge and we hope you still join us, whether in person or virtually. If you’re not familiar, a virtual run means you run the 5K or 1 Mile and self-report your time. We’ll ship you the race t-shirt (must register by August 30th).

If you’re participating virtually, you’ll have an entire week to run our 5K and 1 Mile because we’re encouraging participants to complete the MT.A course if you’re local or visiting us this September. There is one registration fee ($20 + admin fees) to participate in the 5K and/or 1 Mile, whether it be in person or virtually.

Thank you again for your support and we hope you remain healthy and safe!

Race Information:

In-Person Race Day: Saturday, September 18th, 5K begins at 9am and 1 Mile begins at 9:15am

Virtually: Complete your 1Mile or 5K between September 1st-18th

2021 5K Course Map – Same course, but direction change from 2019 to reflect Covid-19 restrictions

More Mt. Agamenticus Information

Online Registration is now OPEN Mt.A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile (

View Our Trails

Thank you 2021 Sponsors!


What Virtual Particpants Have to Say:

  • “What an amazing surprise to find the course marked when my dog & I came to run it ‘virtually’ today. Course markings were awesome and made absolutely perfect sense. Also, the t-shirts are completely fabulous!!! Thank you for putting on this event. Best of luck with [the live] race day!”
  • “Just a big thank you for all your work and organization for this event. I did my run and picked up my great shirt today because I can’t be there on Saturday. Hope all goes well! Thanks again!”


York Hospital 5K Road and Cross Country Race

This is an early summer 5K virtual run sponsored by York Hospital during the beginning of June. The race course includes scenic York Village and York Harbor and uniquely incorporates a small section of cross-country terrain as it winds over the iconic Wiggly Bridge, along the beautiful York River, through Steedman Woods and past the York Golf & Tennis Club.  Runners and walkers are welcome to follow the existing race course – or chart their own course wherever they please!  For more information or to register visit or contact the Community Relations Office directly at or 207-351-2385.


Four on the 4th – See you in 2022!

        In Partnership with York Rotary Club

Hope to see you July 4, 2022!

Register online: 2022 Registration Will Open in Ferbuary 2022Seacoast Road Race Series: View the Four on the 4th Map

View the race at:


York Days 5K – See you in 2022!



The third race in the Seacoast Road Race Series, this 5K is part of the Annual York Days Celebrations. You’re able to participate either in-person on Sunday, July 31st or virtually between July 15th-29th. This race benefits youth programming throughout York.

In-Person participation means you’ll pick up your race shirt and bib to join us at the starting line (York High School) on Sunday, July 31st.

Participating virtually means your race shirt will be mailed to you (or picked up at our York office) and you’ll run on the course of your choosing. **Please note that virtual runners cannot participate in the live event on July 31st.

Both virtual and in-person particpants must register by Friday, July 1st to recieve a free race shirt!

Thank you again for your support!

Register online at: 2022 Registration Will Open February 2022

Seacoast Road Race Series:

View the York Days Map

View the race at:

2021 Results as PDF

What our participants said about the 2021 live race:

“I just wanted to thank you for the great York Days 5K last week! Having folks at the corners was wonderful. And as a family of “racers,”  we were so impressed with the awards!  THANK YOU for including the walkers! Can’t wait for next year!”

” Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this race!  It was fantastic, great course, great people, great snacks and prizes. Looking forward to 2022! Thank you, your hard work was most appreciated!”


Turkey Trot 5K

In Partnership with York Rotary Club

Join York Parks & Recreation and the York Rotary Club for the 2021 Annual Turkey Trot 5K. Participate virtually between Saturday, Nov. 20th and Saturday, Nov. 27th or in person on Saturday, November 27th at 10:30am.

Participating virtually means you’ll receive a free race shirt and have a week to complete your 5K. You’re welcome to use the race’s official course (not on race-day, Saturday, November 27th) or complete your walk/run wherever you’d like.

Both Virtual and In Person particpants must register by Monday, October 25th in order to recieve a free race shirt. After October 25th, shirts will be given as available and in available sizes.

If you have any questions,please reach out to the race director Liz Cooper at

Register online at RunSignUp: CLICK HERE View the Turkey Trot Course Map

View the race at:


Salty’s 5K & Double Nubble 10K

Sunday May 1st, 2022.

Please join us for our second Salty’s 5k & Double Nubble 10k put on by the Chris Connors Fund, a special project of  The York Fire Department. This scenic ocean-side race course follows the roadways around the historic Nubble Lighthouse and Short Sands Beach. Runners will take in the incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Boon Lighthouse, the rocky coastline, and the crashing waves at Short Sands Beach in the 5k. The more adventurous 10k runners will get to double these sides on their second loop.

Race t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registrants. A Great time and fun event are guaranteed to all!

This race directly supports the efforts of the Chris Connors Fund’s Kid’s Boating & Water Safety event. Now in its third year of operation, the fund has committed to and provided boating and water safety education to over 1,000 children through its various local events.

For race information, registration, and course map, please visit:

For more information on the Chris Connors Fund, please visit:

Awards given to top three male and female overall and to the top three in the following age groups: 13 and under, 14-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 60+

Time: 9:00 am Start

Address: 18 Railroad Avenue, York Beach Maine 03910

Parking: Short Sands Beach/Ellis Park, then walk to the ball field

Entry Fees:  Adult 5k $30, Adult 10k $40 and Kids 5k $20& Kids 10k $20

Register HERE:



Road Race FAQ’s

Where and when is the race?

Race dates, times and locations are listed on the registration forms and Facebook event pages.

How do I register for a race?

Mail–in or on-line registration is available for most races.

Register online, using a race’s link listed above.

What is the race’s course?

Each race has a different course, so view the mail-in registration form for a diagram or call our office for more information 207-363-1040

Where can I pick up my bib once I’ve registered?

Bib pick up takes place on race day beginning 2 hours before the race start time.

Can I get a refund once I’ve registered?

Race registrations are non-refundable.

Is the race limited?

Every race has a participant limit, so check each registration form for event-specific details. Generally events are limited to 2,000 participants, with the except of the Mt. A Trail Challenge, which is limited to 200 participants.

Am I eligible for a t-shirt?

All runners registered before the t-shirt deadlines will receive a race t-shirt. A shirt deadline is posted on all mail-in registration forms.

Where do I get my t-shirt?

T-shirts are given to eligible participants the day of the race (see race applications for specific deadlines).

Where can I find my race results?

Results will be posted on this page, under each race. Plus we post on Facebook, and Cool Running.

Can I run with a baby jogger/stroller?

Baby joggers/strollers are welcome but we ask that runners who use them please begin the race toward the back of the pack. In some cases, a volunteer may guide your baby jogger/stroller through the chute at the finish area.

Can I run with my dog?

For the safety of your dog and other runners, we do not allow dogs at our any of our races.