Sugarloaf Marathon & Adventure Retreat, Maine


  • Sugarloaf Marathon
  • Daily Yoga
  • Beautiful Views
  • Zip-lining Tour (optional)
  • Canoeing Tour on Flagstaff Lake (3-6 miles) to see some of the most beautiful mountain views (breakfast included) 
  • Outdoor Hot-tub and other spa/sauna facilities 
  • Sugarloaf Marathon

    This adventure retreat centers around the Sugarloaf Marathon held on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Our group arrives on Friday to relax and experience the natural beauty of the area as well as canoe, zipline, and practice yoga before the race.

    Now in its 33rd year, the Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine‚Äôs oldest continuously run marathon. The setting for the race is breathtaking as it follows the Maine Scenic Highway - Route 27, winding through the beautiful mountains of Western Maine.

    Despite the mountainous surrounding, Sugarloaf's course is widely known as a fast course. The final 16 miles of the course have an elevation loss of 980 feet. It is common for runners to have personal best times on this course. The Sugarloaf Marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon and USATF certified.

    Getting There

    Van/Bus transportation will be provided from Boston at 7:30am on Friday, May 15. 

    If you are traveling on your own (your cost would be lower), please refer to the directions to Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel. We will be meeting at the Hotel for lunch on Friday. Please plan to arrive by 1pm. 

    Retreat Fee Options

    Option A (all inclusive - leave Boston on Friday morning):

    Single - $800; Double - $650

    Includes: Lodge (2 nights); Friday lunch; Transportation; Saturday Canoe Tour; Marathon or 15k Race Fee; 3 Yoga classes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and Running Treks T-shirt

    Option C (yoga and race only - 2 nights - arrive on Friday, leave on Sunday): 

    Single - $525; Double - $365

    Includes: Lodge; Marathon, All yoga classes; T-shirt

    Option B (use your own transport-arrive anytime on Friday): 

    Single - $650; Double - $500

    Includes: Lodge (2 nights); Saturday Canoe Tour, Marathon or 15k Race Fee, 2 Yoga classes Saturday and Sunday; and Running Treks T-shirt

    Option D (yoga and marathon only - 1 night - arrive on Saturday):

    Single - $355; Double - $275

    Includes: Lodge, Race, 2 yoga classes, t-shirt


    Step 1. Fill out Registration Form.

    Step 2. Submit your Deposit of $200 before March 15, 2015. Full Payment is due 30 days before the start of the retreat, by April 15, 2015.


    Option 1: Call: 781-296-6249 if paying by any major credit card

    Option 2: Mail a Check: Running Treks, 12 Hazel Street, Waltham, MA 02451

    Option 3: Safe payment through Paypal - Deposit Only

    Payment Options


    • Lodging 2 nights at Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel and access to all their facilities 
    • Transportation from Boston and back
    • Lunch on arrival
    • Breakfast
    • Canoeing Tour
    • Daily yoga classes 
    • Transportation around Sugarloaf and to the Marathon
    • Sugarloaf Marathon Registration Fee (if running)
    • Running Clinic on safe body mechanics and injury prevention

    Not Included 

    • Lunches (unless otherwise indicated) and Dinners
    • Personal expenses for gifts, snacks, tea and coffee, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and water
    • Segway Tour on trails (extra $59 pp; on Friday) 
    • Medical expenses in case of any emergency or injury


    Day 1 - Arrival Day (Friday)

    • 7:30am - Van Departs from Boston 
    • 1pm - Lunch at Sugarloaf (included)  
    • 2:30 - 4pm - Optional Segway Tour on trails (extra $59 pp; optional)
    • Free time
    • 5:30 - 6:45pm - Yoga class
    • 7pm - Dinner (on your own; not included)

    Day 2  - Adventure Day (Saturday)

    • 7:30 - 11:30am - Canoeing Tour on Flagstaff Lake (includes breakfast)
    • Free Time
    • Lunch (on your own, not included)
    • 2 - 4pm - Optional Zipline Tour (extra $40 pp)
    • Free time
    • 5:30 - 6:45pm - Yoga Class
    • 7pm - Dinner (not included, option to go to Athletes' Dinner organized by the race)

    Day 3 - Marathon Day (Sunday)

    • 5:45 - 6am - Depart to Race Start
    • 7am - Sugarloaf Marathon 
    • 10am - 12pm - Regroup at the Finish
    • 12pm - Lunch (on your own, not included)
    • Free time/Use of Spa/hot tub facilities
    • 1 - 2pm - Gentle Yoga
    • 2:30pm - Depart to Boston