2017 will mark the 35th year for the Sugarloaf Marathon, Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, drawing hundreds of runners from all over the U.S. and Canada. The 2017 Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Registration for both races will open September 1st, with a strict limit of 1600 participants; registration will close on May 1st, or as soon as we reach the 1600 runner cap.
As an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon certified by the United States Track and Field Association (USATF), the Sugarloaf Marathon is popular among running enthusiasts. Despite its mountainous setting the course is primarily downhill, and ends with a gradual 16 mile descent. Marathon runners regularly record personal-best times at Sugarloaf.
The Sugarloaf Marathon provides runners with spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges and the Carrabassett River. Wildlife sightings are common, as runners share the roads and environment with the area's abundant population of moose and deer.
Special discount lodging rates will be available for event participants.
If you'd like to support the 35th annual Sugarloaf Marathon by volunteering, please e-mail our Volunteer Organizer.