** Note: The 2016 Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k has officially sold out. Please click through if you would like to be added to the waiting list.**
Now in its 34th year, the Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, drawing hundreds of runners from all over the U.S. and Canada. The 2016 Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Registration for both races is now open, 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 have been reserved for event participants, check out the options here!
If you'd like to support the 34th annual Sugarloaf Marathon by volunteering, please e-mail our Volunteer Organizer.