Uphill Climb

Sunday October 13, 2019
2019 Results

Congratulations to everyone who ran the Uphill Climb; results are now in, and we'll be posting photos in the Facebook event soon. Make sure to register for the 2020 Sugarloaf Marathon before the sore muscles kick in tomorrow!

  • Register by Sep 13 for the lowest prices.
  • Race starts at 11:00 AM
  • Complimentary lunch and beverages at Bullwinkle's

Just like our founders, Amos Winter and the Bigelow Boys, you'll be trudging up the mountain with your hands, legs and heart. This is no cake walk. You'll run from the base of Sugarloaf to the summit (about 2400 vertical feet). You'll sweat. You'll gasp for breathe. And in the end, you'll have tackled the toughest mountain run in Maine.

  • Includes custom registration gift, lunch and beverages at Bullwinkle's.
  • 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

Registration is now closed.

Registration  $50.00


Time Event Location
8:00-10:00AM Bib pickup The Beach
10:30-10:50AM Bag Transport*  SuperQuad
11:00AM Race Start SuperQuad
1:00PM Course Cut Off**  Summit
11:45-2:00PM Lunch  Bullwinkle's
Following Results  Awards Ceremony Bullwinkle's

*The bag transport vehicle leaves at 10:50 sharp.

**Racers are encouraged to finish, but timing will stop at 1:00. 


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 10 minutes before the race begins. Please mark your bag - we are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. 

There is no transportation down the mountain following the race, but the SuperQuad will be running for scenic lift rides until 5:00PM. Vehicle transport will only be provided for any injured or medically unfit athletes.


Spectators are welcome to walk up the course or ride the lift to watch along the race course. Scenic lift rides will be available for free to all during Homecoming weekend from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. Everyone is invited to the awards ceremony at Bullwinkle's, but lunch is for racers only.

Triple Crown

In sports, few titles carry the prestige of "Triple Crown." Now is your chance to join the ranks of Secretariat and American Pharaoh with a Triple Crown title of your own.

Successfully complete the Sugarloaf Marathon or 15K, The Flume, and the Sugarloaf Uphill Climb, and you'll receive a special, commemorative "Triple Crown" award, and enjoy 10% off registration fees for all three races next year.


Inspiration for the races comes from the rugged men and women who called this place home - loggers, Amos Winter, Bigelow Boys and mountain men. This year's 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. 
All participants will receive a custom registration gift and complimentary lunch at Bullwinkle's 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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