Get ready for a beautiful challenge. Runners start each 15.5 mile loop with a mile-long climb to the summit of Bradbury Mountain followed by a gauntlet of great Maine singletrack, journeying over Tryon Mountain, Chandler Brook, and back into Bradbury Mountain State Park. The course has tough hills, rocks, roots, and very little flat including a ¼ mile of paved road and 1 mile of dirt road. With the fall foliage at it’s peak, there are sure to be many fantastic vistas along the route. Be sure to check out our website for a more detailed description, including a slideshow of the course!
The 50 Mile Punisher probably isn’t for first timers - entrants will run a 3.5 mile lap of Bradbury Mountain and then complete 3 laps of the 15.5 mile course. Consider the 50K Pounder as a still ambitious alternative - 2 laps of the same 15.5 mile course. The courses themselves are tough, but there are also strict cutoffs: 12.5 hours for the Punisher, 9 for the Pounder. Headlamps will be required at the 50 mile start.
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