The Flume

Sat August 28, 2021 Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 US Directions

Flume- 5k

$35 9:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT

Flume- Canicross 5K

$40 8:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT


$45 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT
5092 Access Rd
Carrabassett Valley, ME US 04947

Join us Saturday, August 28th for the 6th Annual Flume trail running race. There will be a 5K and 10K option for this rugged backcountry foot race through the Sugarloaf Nordic Trail network as well as a 5K Canicross race, back for the fourth year.

What is Canicross? Canicross is the sport of running with your dog. Each human runs with one dog that is harnessed (mandatory) and attached to their human at all times. All dogs must be leashed at all times. Harnesses are highly recommended over traditional collars.

Celebrate your accomplishments with a complimentary finish-line beer and hang out on the Beach through the awards ceremony.


 Registration will open July 1st. Purchase tickets early for the best deals. Registration will be online only. 

5K: $35 by August 1st at 5pm/$45 until August 26th at 5:00 PM

5K Canicross: $40 by August 1st at 5pm/$50 until August 2th at 5:00 PM

10K: $45 by August 1st at 5pm/$55 until August 20th at 5:00 PM

Day of registration will not be an option this year. Please be sure to register online! 

*All registrants will receive a complimentary finish line beer and snack. 

Bib Pick-up

Mandatory pre-race registration/bib pick-up will take place in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM on Saturday morning. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All registered racers MUST be present to sign waivers and pick up race bibs. Friends and family will not be able to pick up for you.

Race Start Times

Canicross 5k race will start at 8:30 AM

10k race will begin at approximately 9:00 AM

5K race will begin at approximately 9:30 AM

*Race start format and times are subject to change as we get closer to race day.

There will be one water station along the course as well as one at the finish line. Please carry any additional water you (or your pup) may need. 


Celebrate your accomplishments with a complimentary finish-line beverage and snack on the Beach. We will hold the awards ceremony post-race. 

The Triple Crown

The Triple Crown is back! 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.

Typically this would require that you successfully complete the Sugarloaf Marathon or 15K, The Flume, and the Uphill Climb in the same year. Since we had to cancel the Marathon & 15K due to Covid-19, we have made a slight adjustment. 

If you were already registered for the Marathon or 15K prior to the cancellation, and if you successfully complete the Flume on August 28nd, and the Uphill Climb on October 11th, you’ll receive a 10% off registration fees for all three races next year. 

If you were signed up for the 2020 Marathon, ran the Flume and The Uphill Climb last year, a discount code will be emailed to you directly. 



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Flume Course Map

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