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3rd Annual Katahdin Woods & Waters 5K Relay
May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome back for the third year of running of the Katahdin Woods and Waters 5k Relay!
Last August, President Barak Obama designated one of the nations Newest National Monuements and this event will take place in it this year! Within the Katahind Woods & Waters National Monuemnt, this 10km gem takes place where dirt roads cease and true wilderness begins. The course weaves through the pristine Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monumnet for over 6 miles, hugging the East Branch of the Penobscot River.
Situated between the beautiful and historic East Branch of the Penobscot River and the Eastern Boundary of Baxter State Park , KWWNM welcomes you. It is isolated, it is quiet, and it is beautiful. A perfect venue for a Baxter Outdoors race.
The 5km loop course will take place mostly on dirt logging roads. Those individuals or teams competing in the 10km division will complete the 5km loop twice.
This race is part of the ‘Wild Maine Weekend’ hosted by Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monuemnt and local area businesses
Our goal in holding this event is to:
* Expand opportunities for ecotourism & outdoor recreation in this beautiful region of Maine.
* Continue an annual event with enthusiasm from last years participants and race coordinators
* Generate interest and excitement for tourism & recreation in the area
* Support hardworking Local businesses
This year, following the race there will be a BBQ hosted at the waterfront at Mt Chase Lodge along with a live performance by the Brad Hutchinson Project! Brad Hutchinson and his crew performed last year and we can’t wait to have the back again!
Dinner and Music will be a fundraising event for our local outing club at Katahind High Shcool. All money raised will go directly to getting our local students outside to enjoy what is in their backyards.
Please think ahead and make your lodging reservations ahead of time.
Mt. Chase Lodge – offers lakeside cabins and guest rooms. . www.mtchaselodge.com
Shin Pond Village – offers cabins and a campground. Snack bar on site. : www.shinpond.com