CAMDEN — The Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest kicked off on Friday drawing crowds of all ages. The Fest started with an evening of Maine-made recreational-themed films presented by The Maine Outdoor Film Festival and their outdoor theater. Festivities continued on Saturday with Baxter Outdoors 7th trail running and 2nd and final duathlon event in the New England Trail Series season. The Fest is produced by Baxter Outdoors, Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine, and Midcoast Maine New England Mountain Bike Association.
The 5K run climbed one side of Ragged Mountain, rewarding the runner with spectacular views from the top of the triple chair, before winding down the Red Line Trail to return to the lodge. The 10K bike climbed the same Kuller Trail, but diverged off onto the single-track of Ragged Mountain before dropping down the G5 Connector and looping around the fabulous Goose River Trails. There was also a 3K run option for those wanting to experience trail running without the 1,000-foot climb.
Plenty of non-racers turned out to cheer on the competitors and to enjoy the food vendors, live music by The Brad Hutchinson Project, gear tents, information tables, bike demos and more.
“The good vibes continue to flow in Camden! The 3rd Annual Trail Fest was, yet again, a great experience for Baxter Outdoors, surrounded by the enthusiastic and committed trail communities of Camden. I am continually honored to be welcomed in as a part of this community and can’t wait to come back next year with a bigger and badder event.” said race director, Adam Platz of Baxter Outdoors.
Organizers would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who made the event such a success. Special thanks go to race director Baxter Outdoors, race local sponsor Sidecountry Sports, Trail Fest co-producers Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine and Midcoast Maine New England Mountain Bike Association, and hosts Camden Snow Bowl and Town of Camden Parks & Recreation Department, Coastal Mountains Land Trust and private land owners. The Fest also appreciates its fine 2018 supporting sponsors: The Waterfront Restaurant, Megunticook Campground, Birchwood Sustainable Lodging, and Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors.
Race results can be viewed at: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=