Baker Trail UltraChallenge

Run a 50 mile ultramarathon in 14 hours!


Baker Trail UltraChallenge medal: a separate piece for each sectionThe Baker Trail UltraChallenge is a 50-mile ultramarathon on the Baker Trail. Unlike the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, this is a footrace; the "challenge" is for you or your relay team to win, or at least finish within 14 hours! The next UltraChallenge is set for Saturday, August 23, 2008. The race starts at 6:30 AM; the deadline for finishing is 8:30 PM. Individuals as well as relay teams of up to 5 members may register.

In 2007 the race traversed the south section of the trail, the final leg in the three-leg series. In 2008 we will begin again on the north section. Each year, a piece of a unique three-piece medal will be awarded to all individual finishers. When a participant has completed all three sections, they'll receive a handsome commemorative holder to display all three medals.


Advance registration is now open. See the UltraChallenge 2008 page for details.

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We need volunteers on UltraChallenge Day! We will need people throughout the day, from morning registration to checkpoints and sweeps along the trail to the finish. People can volunteer for as few as two hours. If you'd like to help out, email your name and phone to


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