The Flume

Sat August 22, 2020 Carrabassett Valley, ME US 04947 Directions

Flume- 5k

$40 10:30AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
11 spots left. Registration ends August 20, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT

Flume- Canicross 5K

$45 8:30AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
34 spots left. Registration ends August 20, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT


$50 8:30AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
17 spots left. Registration ends August 20, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT
5092 Access Rd
Carrabassett Valley, ME US 04947

Join us Saturday, August 22nd for the 5th 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 third 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. Harnesses are highly recommended over traditional collars, all dogs must be leashed at all times.


Purchase tickets early for the best deals.

5K: $30 by August 1st at 5pm/$40 until August 20th at 5:00 PM

5K Canicross: $35 by August 1st at 5pm/$45 until August 20th at 5:00 PM

10K: $40 by August 1st at 5pm/$50 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

There will be two available time slots for mandatory pre-race bib pick-up. This will take place as a drive-thru in our 30-minute parking lot Friday evening 4PM-6PM and Saturday morning 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM. We ask that you remain in your vehicle, and please wear a mask. 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.

All runners will be required to fill out a pre-arrival screening questionnaire, which will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to race day. You will be asked to answer the following screening questions prior to picking up your bib:

  • Have you experienced or displayed any symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, such as fever or chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms, muscle aches, severe fatigue, or changes in taste or smell?
  • In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with anyone who is confirmed to have COVID-19?
  • Are you traveling from out of state, and if so, which state? For those traveling from certain states such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, it is the state of Maine’s policy to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to arrival or for 14 days upon arriving, or receive negative test results no longer than 72 hours prior of arrival. Participants traveling from NH, VT, CT, NY, and NJ, are exempt from these requirements.  

Race Start Times

Race starts will be 15-second intervals and racers will line up in a single file line spaced out every 6 feet. Timing will be live for you to view on your phone. To avoid a gathering of runners, there will be no timing results screen at the finish line like we’ve had previously.

Canicross 5k race will start at 8:30 AM

10k race will begin at approximately 9:30 AM

5K race will begin at approximately 10:30 AM

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. We do encourage anyone who would prefer to carry their own water bottles to please do so. 


Celebrate your accomplishments with a complimentary finish-line beer and snack. Due to current CDC guidelines for public gatherings, we will mail winners their prizes in lieu of an awards ceremony this year. 

The Triple Crown

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. 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 22nd, and the Uphill Climb on October 11th, you’ll receive a special, commemorative "Triple Crown" award, and enjoy 10% off registration fees for all three races next year.

Covid-19 Update

We ask if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or experience any symptoms, please do not participate in this race. Adhering to these policies is essential for the safety of all participants and volunteers. Please know that all volunteers will be answering the same screening questions required of participants, as well as getting a temperature reading, prior to the race.

In order to keep everyone safe, we do ask that you practice social distancing, at least 6 feet apart. We ask that you wear a mask when social distancing is not possible, especially when picking up your bib, when entering the building to use the bathroom, or when getting your complimentary snack and beverage after the race. We also ask to respect each other’s space while on course. Give a heads up when passing each other, such as “On your left!”

Be well and be safe! 

Race Contact Info

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Flume Course Map 2020

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