Lodging & Dining
A delicious all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner will be available for racers, friends and family from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2015 in the King Pine Room, Sugarloaf Base Lodge. Tickets can be purchased here at the link, or any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets subject to availability, so pre-purchase is suggested. Dinner will include carbohydrate-rich spaghetti, meat and vegetarian sauce options, salad, garlic bread, cookies and refreshments. Prices are $17 for adults and $11 for children. The Pasta Dinner will be hosted in the King Pine Room, which is in the same building as the pre-registered athlete packet pick-up for your convenience. Tickets will be available on-line until Thursday, May 12 at 9:00 pm.
Guest Speaker: Gary Allen, Marathon Runner and Motivational Speaker
6:45 pm, King Pine Room
Gary Allen is the founder and race director for the highly acclaimed Mount Desert Island Marathon, the Maine edge said, "It took one guy with a crazy idea to start an event that is making a positive difference for Mount Desert Island and the entire state of Maine." He is one of a very exclusive group who have recorded sub 3 hour marathons in five consecutive decades. He has also run the Sugarloaf Marathon a total number of 15 times and has a game plan to tackle this race's terrain. He has run over 100,000 lifetime miles. He is ranked near the top of the list for the longest time span between first and last sub 3 hour marathons. For the past 8 years (soon to be 9!) he has started his year by running the fabled Boston Marathon route onNew Years morning just for fun! Gary has competed in 20 editions of the Boston Marathon and in 14 New York City Marathons, his personal bests on these demanding courses are 2:40:04 and 2:39:20 respectively. The 1968 winner of the Boston Marathon, Amby Burfoot called Gary The Master of the Marathon.
Special discount lodging rates have been reserved for event participants, check out the options here!
The Carrabassett Valley region is both remote and strikingly beautiful. Lodging on-resort at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel makes your stay both easy and comfortable. Guests at the Hotel enjoy:
- The luxurious and exclusive Boyne Beds - perfect for a solid night's rest before the big race.
- Wireless bluStreak internet access
- Fine dining at 45 North
- Spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges
- Hotel Health Club & Spa, with sauna, steam, therapy tubs, and fitness center
- Complimentary Coffee and Muffins for athletes the morning of the race between 5am-5:45am in the Hotel Lobby.
- Shuttle service to-and-from the Marathon/15K start and finish lines
On-Resort Restaurant Options
The Widowmaker Lounge
Open Saturday, May 14 from 3-11pm. Dinner menu available 3-9pm.
Conveniently located in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge, one floor above the registration area. The Widowmaker will offers pub-style food, a wide selection of beers, and will feature live music by The Steves from 8-11pm.
Open Sat, May 14 from 8:00am - 6:00pm and Sun, May 15 from 7:00am - 6:00pm
Located in in the clubhouse at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. Sit down for a made-to-order breakfast before your round or pick up a bagel or breakfast sandwich to take with you to the tee. Or enjoy a quiet lunch on the patio soaking in a view that's certain to inspire your game. Call 207.237.6835 for more info.
Open for breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am and dinner available nightly 4:00pm - 10:00pm. The 45 North pub will open at 2:00pm both Sat and Sun of Marathon weekend.
Sugarloaf Resort's finest dining experience. Located in the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, 45 North offers modern maine comfort foods and an extensive wine and beer collection. Marathon Dinner Buffet on Saturday night. Call 207.237.4220 for more info.
A number of other local restaurants and grocery stores will also be open on race weekend.
Located in the heart of the western mountains of Maine, the storied Sugarloaf area is incredibly scenic and well-worth the trip. The First Timer's Guide, Travel Tips & Directions to Sugarloaf make planning your trip easy and worry-free.