“A challenging 2 peak trail run with scenic outlooks”
— Bob Arsenault
Featured Race Sep 23, 2018
The Western Mountains of Maine have long been noted for incredible hiking trails. Now, a new trail created by the Mahoosuc Land Trust connects Rumfords famous Whitecap to Black Mountain ski area.
Black Mountain Ski Resort is excited to announce a new event that will test the best of athletes as well as provide a fun day for outdoor enthusiasts. Racers can set out to attain personal goals, while people who simply enjoy the outdoors can savor great scenic views and have some fun along the way.
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Need to Know
The Black and White 2 Peak Challenge will take place on October 2nd. Registration
begins at 7 am in the Black Mountain Ski Resort base lodge located at 39 Glover Rd in Rumford
Maine. From there, transportation will be provided for a short 25 minute ride to the starting
point located on the East Andover road. Race will start at 9am sharp just off the road at the
trailhead. Water and facilities will be provided.
The trail will be well marked with white signs and black arrows. Officials will be located along the way at each intersection as you ascend to the summit and drop into the valley. Water will be provided in the valley and at each of the four safety stations. Remember that this is public / private land so please stay on the marked trail and carry out all that you carry in. Safety is vital and it is important that we keep track of all event participants. If for any reason that you need to drop out of the course, please make your intentions known to the officials along the way and show them your bib number.
The 8.7 mile trail will first ascend to the top of Whitecap Mountain, which is an
open ledge area with incredible views. From there, you'll descend to the valley floor
before beginning the climb to the summit of Black Mountain. At this point you'll circle the
large communication tower at the top that has views in all directions.
From this point, you'll begin the descent to the top of the Black Mountain Ski Area lift and proceed down the acclaimed Allagash ski trail. You'll be maneuvering in and out of the ski glades created by our own famous Angry Beavers. The trail will take you onto the Chisholm Ski Club cross country trails and finish under the bridge in front of the base lodge. Timing for the event will be provided by the Chisholm Ski Club and will have split times for all athletes along the way. Results will be posted and can be viewed shortly after the event atchisholmskiclub.org
Award presentations will take place shortly after the race (specific time TBD). Categories include verall fastest men, women with winners in all age brackets. Entertainment will be provided at the base lodge from 10 to 2pm with music, BBQ and more. Title sponsors for this event are Marleys Beverage Company and Allagash Brewery so look out for surprises and prizes!