Uphill Climb

Sunday October 11, 2020
  • Register by Sep 25 for the Lowest Price.
  • 4 Start Waves Starting at 10am
  • Post-Race Lunch & Drinks on the Beach.

Your legs will scream. You'll gasp for breath. And when you're done you'll have climbed nearly 2500 vertical feet in 2.5 miles to complete the most challenging mountain run in Maine. Early pricing registration runs from September 2-25, and closes completely on October 9. There will be no day-of registration. 

  • Race will go on rain or shine.
  • Open to all ages.

The Course

  • Starting at the SuperQuad, racers will run/hike/trudge about 2400 vertical feet to the summit. 
  • There will be two water stops along the course, offering water only.
  • This race will occur rain or shine, so please plan accordingly and bring plenty of extra layers for the summit.
  • No racers will be allowed on-course who have not registered, received a bib, or signed a liability release.

Pricing and Registration

Date Price
Sep 2-25 $45.00
Sep 26-Oct 9 $55.00

To facilitate safety, there will be no day-of registration. 


Time Event Location
(Sat Oct 10) 4-6pm Drive thru Bib Pickup 30 Min Parking
7:30-9:30am Drive thru Bib Pickup   30 Min Parking
10:00am First Wave Start SuperQuad
10:15am Second Wave Start SuperQuad
10:30am Third Wave Start SuperQuad
10:45am  Fourth Wave Start SuperQuad
Following Race Complimentary Lunch The Beach


A bag transport vehicle will be provided to take all racers' belongings from the start line to the summit finish line. The bag transport vehicle will leave from the start line at 9:45. Please mark your bag - we are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. 
There is no transportation down the mountain following the race- racers will need to walk back down. Vehicle transport will only be provided for any injured or medically unfit athletes.


Triple Crown

The Triple Crown is typically awarded to those who complete the Sugarloaf Marathon or 15K, The Flume, and the Uphill Climb. Since we had to cancel the Marathon & 15K due to Covid-19, there will be no triple crown prizes this year.

If you were already registered for the Marathon or 15K prior to the cancellation, and if you successfully complete the Flume on August 22nd, and the Uphill Climb on October 11th, you'll still receive a 10% off registration fees for all three races next year.


To reduce contact, there will not be an awards ceremony this year. However, the top two finishers will receive a beautiful Allagash Cruiser Axe created by Brant & Cochran. Each division will also be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both the men's and women's categories, with prizes mailed following the race. All participants will receive a custom registration gift (mailed following the race) and complimentary lunch at the Beach immediately following the race. Microbrew beer will also be complimentary to all racers who are 21+ years old. Proper ID required.

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