Pleasant Mountain Race

Join us for the second annual Pleasant Mountain Race! A mountain half-marathon in support of conservation and trails in the Lake Region of Maine. Take in the fall foliage as you navigate the technical singletrack and traverse across Pleasant Mountain’s iconic ridge.


When: Saturday, October 5th
Where: Pleasant Mountain East Lodge - 296 Mountain Road, Bridgton, ME 04009
Race Start:
8:00 am
Bib Pick-up:
East Lodge, Friday evening 5:00 - 8:00 pm and race morning 6:00 - 7:30 am
$70 (before 5/1/2024), $75 (before 9/1/2024), $80 (starting 9/1/2024) Registration includes a tech t-shirt (sign up by 9/5 to guarantee a shirt!), meal ticket, medal, and a beer from Fluvial Brewing. All proceeds benefit Loon Echo Land Trust, a non-profit that works to conserve land in the Lakes Region, including Pleasant Mountain.
How to Register: Register on Ultra Signup Here

View results of the 2023 race here.

The Course

Almost immediately, participants will be faced with 1700’ of climbing in 2 miles up Bald Peak. The course will then stop short of the summit and head back down to the base, via Firewarden’s trail. Participants will then partially circumnavigate around the base to the Southwest Ridge Trailhead, where they will face another 1900’ of gain in 2.5 miles. After reaching the summit, the course will take individuals across the northern ridge, and then down the technical Sue’s Way trail. This connects back to Bald Peak, which will take participants down to Mountain Rd and to the finish. The course starts and finishes at the Pleasant Mountain East Lodge.

Course GPX file:

Download course GPX file here

Course Map:

Course Elevation Profile: 

Aid Stations

There will be one aid station on the course. This will be located at the Southwest Ridge Trailhead. We will have various sweet and salty snacks as well as water and Tailwind. Keep in mind that this is a grassroots event and items at the aid station will rely on the help of the community. Please consider signing up for the aid station potluck here.

Mandatory Gear

Mountain weather is subject to extreme changes, and you must carry the gear listed below. Gear will be checked at bib pickup to ensure everyone is prepared for the race!

Gear List: 

  • At least 500 mL of water (Handheld is fine)
  • At least 400 calories
  • Windbreaker/rain shell
  • Space blanket or emergency foil blanket
  • Headlamp

Not mandatory, but encouraged: 

  • 1L of water is preferred
  • Hat or headband
  • Gloves
  • Fleece/Puffy


Not interested in running but still want to be involved? Consider volunteering! We are mainly looking for individuals to direct participants at key points on the course and to help participants at the start/finish, and at the aid station. Help our participants stay hydrated, nourished, and on course! Any and all help is greatly appreciated, no experience necessary. Reach out to Addie at with questions and interest. 

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