As trail races grow, more Mainers take to the woods

Press Herald

YORK — It was intended to be an introduction to trail racing, but it was tough to keep the diehards away from the Mt. Agamenticus Trails Challenge last weekend.

It’s off-road racing with nothing but foot power, and is continuing to grow in popularity around Maine.

Mt. Agamenticus, which towers over 10,000 contiguous acres of conservation land, has become the site of numerous trail races. In May there’s an annual 50K race that two local trail runners host as a way to give back to the trail-running community.

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