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Sugarloaf Marathon

Sunday, May 15, 2022


Registration is now open to the public. Priority was given to deferred runners from 2020 & 2021 during a two-week period from October 26 to November 8. To ensure you have a spot, please sign up as early as possible as we do anticipate this year’s event to sell out. 


Marathon $125

15K $85

There are no refunds permitted, but you may choose to defer your registration to 2023 until April 15, 2022.  Those already deferred from 2020 & 2021 have the option to defer to 2023 and no further action is required at this time.

Steps to Register as a Deferred Runner
Deferred runners have received a credit that is automatically applied towards the registration of the event you originally paid for. If you choose to switch events (from 15K to marathon) then you will be required to pay the difference. If you choose to defer one more year to 2023, no further action is needed at this time. 
If you are a deferred runner who missed the priority registration period, you will have the chance to register when we open to the public on November 15.  Please be sure to follow these steps when registering: 
  1. log in to your Runsignup account using the same name and email you previously deferred. You must log in first. Do not use the register button that appears on this page as this will not apply your credit and you will be charged. 
  2.  go to your Profile page
  3. click on the Deferrals tab. 
  4. the Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K will appear
  5. “Complete Deferral” to continue registering

Deferrals and Other Race Adjustments

All race adjustments such as transferring or deferring can be made through your Runsignup profile.  Deferred runners who wish to defer one more year to 2023 do not need to take action at this time. If you have any questions, please email  the race director at marathon@sugarloaf.com

Race Information

Sugarloaf Marathon

The Sugarloaf Marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. We are certified by the United States Track and Field Association (USATF) as an official sanctioned event. Over the years the Sugarloaf Marathon has become extremely popular among running enthusiasts from around the world. With a strict limit of 2,000 participants, this race will sell out. In 2018, 30.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon making Sugarloaf the fastest course in Maine and one of the top in the nation.

Located in the mountains of Western Maine, the Sugarloaf Marathon follows scenic route 27 as it winds through the Bigelow Mountain range and follows the Carrabassett River. The course starts in the town of Eustis, travels through Carrabassett Valley and finishes in the town of Kingfield. The first 5 miles of the race are relatively flat, miles 5-10 consist of rolling hills with a steady two-mile climb at miles 8. The last 16 miles has a gradual decent with an elevation loss of 980 feet.  Marathon runners continue to record personal-best times while racing Sugarloaf.

Marathon start Address:

Cathedral Pines Campground

945 Arnold Trail

Eustis, ME 04936


Marathon Start Time:

6:00am – Walkers Only – no exceptions

7:00am – Runners Only

Sugarloaf 15K

The Sugarloaf 15K takes place on the last half of the marathon course, starting in Carrabassett Valley and following the Carrabassett River to the town of Kingfield. The course has an elevation loss of 300 feet from start to finish. The course stays on scenic Route 27 with no turns or intersections until the finish line.

15K start Address:

Ayotte’s Country Store

1215 Carrabassett Drive

Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947


15K Start Time:

7:30am – Runners Only

Bib Pick Up

Bib & registration packet pickup will take place in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 3pm-7pm. ONLY registered runners will be able to pick up, ID required. Friends and family WILL NOT be able to pick up for you.


Unclaimed bibs

Any unclaimed bibs will be brought to the race start locations Sunday morning. These are for registered racers only, we will not be handing out unclaimed bibs to unregistered racers wishing to run the race.

Marathon morning of bib pickup: 6:00am-6:30am

15K morning of bib pickup: 6:15am-7am

Please note: runners WILL NOT be able to switch races the morning of, this must be done in advance before April 25, 2022, or at bib pickup located in the Sugarloaf base lodge on Saturday, May 14, 2022.


On-mountain lodging is available to race participants by calling 1-800 THE LOAF or booking online. 

Lodging can also be found in the surrounding towns of Carrabassett Valley, Stratton, Eustis, Kingfield, and Farmington.


Transportation to both the Marathon & 15K starts are provided free of charge to racers only. There is no parking at the Marathon start so taking the provided transportation is highly encouraged.

The full transportation schedule will be available as the race(s) get closer.


The area has many different lodging and dining options available. Due to the time of year, dining hours and offerings may be limited. Please plan ahead, most area restaurants stop serving by 9:00pm and do not open up in time for breakfast on race day. Local grocery stores close around 7:00pm.

Athlete Dinner

The athlete spaghetti dinner will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge. Open to both racers and non-racers, tickets can be purchased online in advance at the time of race registration. Dinner will include pasta (gluten free available), meat and vegetarian sauce options, salad, garlic bread, cookies and refreshments.          

Adults: $27 plus tax

Children (12 and under): $17 plus tax

45 North

Located in the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, serving breakfast and dinner daily. Enjoy custom crafted cocktails and local beers in the pub, or sample the Chef driven menu featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients creatively prepared to highlight the best of Maine's harvest.

Strokes Bar & Grill

Located at the Sugarloaf Golf Course offering panoramic mountain views of the mountains. Strokes offers delicious salads, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Other area dining options may be available, please refer to the participant information sheet which will be available as the race gets closer.

COVID Update

While we are not currently expecting to require masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result to participate in the 2022 Sugarloaf Marathon or 15K, we will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), as well as local health authorities regarding COVID-19 safety, and will adjust policies as needed prior to the race as conditions and guidance from these entities change.