Sad news about another trail race cancellation. Although I wasn't planning to do the Maine Woods Trail Marathon this year, since it was scheduled for the week before the Vermont 100, it is a race I hoped to be able to do next year.
A message from Gene Roy the race director:
The Maine Woods Trail Marathon has been cancelled for this year! A storm went over the area last week and took down many trees which made the trail impassable in many places. Six bridges were washed out, one cannot be found. Bruce Farnham the park supervisor reports that they can't even predict when they will be able to have all the damage repaired. I will plan on the fifth annual being next year, I'm sorry to have to tell you about this so late. I have tried to notify anyone who had shown an interest in the run and hopefully I have. I any case we will also put up a sign at the start to let everyone know that the race is off for this year.
Gene Roy, race director.
If anyone out there knows the course and would like to lead a group run of the marathon route later in the summer let us know! Or if there is anything we can do to help rebuild the trail.