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 – May 4th, 2024

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING 2023 EVENT! Over $4,000 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 –
For race related questions email Rich & Bob –

Four on the 4th

        In Partnership with York Rotary Club

York Parks & Recreation and York Rotary are happy to announce the 2024 Annual Four on the 4th Road Race in York, Maine!

Registration opens on Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 8:00am and stays open until July 2nd, 2024 or until filled, whichever comes first. The race is limited to 1,000 participants so register early! The first 500 registrants will be guaranteed a free race shirt. Beyond 500 registrants, shirts will be given upon availability.

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION AVAILABLE! All registrations must be completed by July 2nd at 8pm!

Those participating in the race on July 4th will pick-up their bib and shirt that morning, at York High School between 6:30am-7:25am. The race begins at 7:30am sharp. Early bib pick up will be available at YHS on July 3rd from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

This is the 45th Annual Four on the 4th and we hope you join us!

Thank you again for your support!

Register online: Four on the 4th (

Seacoast Road Race Series: SRRS

2023 Results: HERE

View the Four on the 4th Map: HERE

View the race at: Four on the 4th (

Mt. A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile

7th Annual Mt. A Trail Challenge 5K/1 Mile

This is the 7th Annual Mt. A Trail Challenge and we hope you join us.

Race information and past results can be found here: Annual Trail Challenge –

Online Registration: CLOSED – Opens Early Summer

View Our Trails

Thank you, 2023 Sponsors!

York Days 5K


York Parks & Recreation are happy to announce the 2024 Annual York Days 5k Road Race in York, Maine!

The fourth race in the Seacoast Road Race Series, this 5K is part of the Annual York Days Celebrations. This race benefits youth programming throughout York. Registration opens on Monday, February 19th, 2024, at 8:00am and ends July 26th, 2024, at 8:00pm. The first 400 to register will be guaranteed a free race shirt in their requested size. Beyond the first 400 to register, shirts will be given upon availability.

Participants may pick up their race shirt and bib on race day, Sunday, July 28th. The race begins at 8am sharp and day-of bib and shirt pick up opens at 7:00am.

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. All registrations must be complete by July 26th!

Thank you again for your support!

What participants shared about the 2022 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 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 third 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 racecourse 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. 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: Salty’s 5K & Double Nubble 10K (

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: Salty’s 5K & Double Nubble 10K (


York Hospital 5K Road and Cross-Country Race

Saturday, June 1st, 2024

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

Day of Race registration begins at 7:00am and race start time is 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?

Online registration is available for most races. Mail-in is available for some but not all races.

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

What is the race’s course?

Each race’s course should be linked to their respective registration page or linked above.

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

Bib pick up takes place on race day beginning 1 hour before the race start time.

Can I get a refund once I’ve registered?

Race registrations are non-refundable.

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 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.

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!