Road Races & Challenges



Listed Below in the Following Order

  • Big A 50K (May)
  • Four on the 4th (July)
  • Mt. A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile (September)
  • York Days 5K (July/August)

Additional Races, Hosted by Community Partners

  • Salty’s 5K & Double Nubble 10k (May)
  • York Hospital Road and Cross-Country Race (June)


Big A 50K – Early May

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING 2022 EVENT! Over $5,800 was raised to go towards maintaining the trails and protecting the significant habitats found in the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region!

The Big A 50K Course

The course is composed of three 10.35 mile loops starting at the summit of Mount Agamenticus (Big A) and climbing back up the Big A and going over Second Hill and Third Hill and back up the Big A. There are opportunities to cross the finish line at approximately 10 miles and 13 miles (or any multiple of them up to 31 miles/50K). The terrain is mostly single track with some dirt road and ATV-type trails. Footing is technical with plenty of rocks, roots, and elevation changes. Trail running shoes are recommended. The full 50K has approximately 5,787 feet of elevation gain.

Course Records

  • Patrick Caron 4:48 (2017)
  • Lila Gaudrault  5:22 (2022)

Race Contacts

Please direct registration related question to Nick Darby – ndarby@yorkmaine.org
For race related questions email Rich & Bob – Yorktrailrunner@gmail.com


Four on the 4th

        In Partnership with York Rotary Club

York Parks & Recreation and York Rotary are happy to announce both an in-person (7/4/2022) and virtual race (6/26/22-7/3/22) option for the 2022 Annual Four on the 4th Road Race in York, Maine!

Registration opens on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 8:00am and stays open until July 4, 2022 at 7:00am or until filled, whichever comes first. The in-person race is limited to 1,200 participants so register early! Those who register by Wednesday, June 1, 2022 (both in-person and virtual participants) will be guaranteed a free race shirt in their requested size. Beyond June 1st, shirts will be given upon availability.

If you’re not familiar, a virtual run means you run the 4 miles and self-report your time. We’ll ship your race t-shirt or you can save on shipping costs and pick-up your shirt at the York Parks & Recreation office (pick-up date TBD). Those participating in the in-person race on July 4th will pick-up their shirt that morning, at York High School between 6:30am-7:25am. The race begins at 7:30am sharp.

This is the 43rd Annual Four on the 4th and we hope you join us, no matter where you are.

Register online: Closed

2022Seacoast Road Race Series: www.proportsmouth.org/seacoastseries.cfm

2022 Results: HERE

View the Four on the 4th Map

View the race at: Four on the 4th – Live & Virtual (runsignup.com)


Mt. A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile

6th Annual Mt.A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile

This is the 6th 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 29th).

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 17th, 5K begins at 9am and 1 Mile begins at 9:15am

Virtually: Complete your 1Mile or 5K between Thursday, September 1st- Friday, September 16th

2022 Course Maps – Coming Soon

More Mt. Agamenticus Information

Online Registration: OPEN NOW

View Our Trails

Thank you 2021 Sponsors!

 

What 2021 Virtual Particpants Had 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 Days 5K

THANK YOU FOR A FANTASTIC 2022 RACE!!

The fourth 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 23rd and July 30th. 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. The race begins at 8am sharp and day-of bib and shirt pick up opens at 6:30am. Race-day registration is subject to availability and can be paid by cash or check.

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 participants must register by Friday, July 1st to receive a free race shirt!

Thank you again for your support!

Register online: CLOSED

2022 Race Results: Race Results | Granite State Race Services (gsrs.com)

Seacoast Road Race Series: www.proportsmouth.org/seacoastseries.cfm

View the York Days Map

View the race at: http://viewtherace.com/maine/york-days-5k

What participants shared about the 2022 live race:

“- just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed yesterday’s race.   Your York races are definitely among the most fun, scenic, and well organized races we run.  And we had a blast watching the Kids Fun Run.  We’re looking forward to seeing our grandkids participate a few years from now.  Also, thank you for recommending the Surf and Sun for breakfast.  The food, service, and ocean views were outstanding.”

“Thank you for organizing the York Days 5k.  We enjoyed this race for the second year in a row.  Such a great race and we brought friends this year to try it. ”

What participants shared 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!”


Salty’s 5K & Double Nubble 10K

Thank you for a great 2022 Race!

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: www.thechrisconnorsfund.com

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: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/YorkBeach/Saltys5K10

 


York Hospital 5K Road and Cross Country Race

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Enjoy this early summer run through scenic York Village and York Harbor. For more information or to register contact York Hospital’s Community Relations Office at (207) 351-2385 or email info@yorkhospital.com

Day-Of race registration begins at 7:00am and the race starts at 8:30am

  • Cost
    • $10 pre-registration, ages 13 and under
    • $25 pre-registration, ages 14 and up
    • $50 pre-registration, family fee (each family member must fill out a form)
    • $30 race day registration per person, all ages
  • Location
    • Start/End at York Hospital, 15 Hospital Drive


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.



Thank you to all our road race & challenge sponsors!

We wouldn’t be able to offer these amazing opportunities without your support and generosity!