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Black Bear Attack Adventure Race

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 1.54.15 PMBlack Bear Attack Adventure Race

October 4, 2014

2014 Register on-line:   REGISTER HERE

Race Begins at 11:00am @

the New Balance Student Fitness and Recreation Center, University of Maine 


The race will begin at the New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center. The race course will be throughout the UMaine forest trails behind the Rec. Center. On various spots on the the course there will be adventure challenges and obstacles.

These can include but are not limited to: wall climbs, mud crawls, balance walks, tire obstacles, belly crawls, etc.  The race will be timed using a chip timing system. All participants must sign a waiver and be at least 14 years of age.

The distance is approximately 3.5 miles through the woods and trails at UMaine.

Please expect to get down and dirty so wear clothes you don’t mind getting muddy.


Participants can register online at RaceWire . In an effort to be green we will only offer on-line registration through RaceWire. Pre-registration is $15 for current UMaine Students and $40 for non-students. Students must provide a valid student ID number.  If the race does not fill, race day registration will be available starting at 8:30 am at the Recreation Center.  Race day registration is $25 for students and $40 for non-students. Refunds are not available.

Waiver to bring on race day: coming soon


The race will be begin and end at the New Balance Student Fitness and Recreation Center, driving directions and a  campus map can be found at


This race is sponsored by: Student Affairs, Campus Activities and Student Engagement, Student Wellness Resource Center, Residence Life, Campus Recreation, and more. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Lauri Sidelko


Packet Pick-up?

You will pick up your race packet with your race bib and chip timer after you turn your waiver in the day of the race. Packet pick-up will begin at 8:30 am.

How do the race waves work?

The first 50 people will start the race at 11:00 am, the waves will continue in 50 person increments every 15 minutes, until all participants have gone.

What to bring?

Please wear appropriate footware, YOU WILL GET DIRTY! so wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty,  a fierce attitude, and a smile!

Black Bear Fuel?

There will be a water station on the course and food and drinks available for Attackers at the end of the race.


There will be awards for the overall winner, and the best costume group/individual (costume winner will be determined by race officials).

What’s in it for me?

The race is capped at 300 participants and all 300 attackers will get a Black Bear Attack Adventure Race performance T-Shirt.

There will be food, drinks and music at the end of the race.

Race Photos?

Photos from the race will be available after the race. More information to come!


If you would like to volunteer for the Black Bear Attack Adventure Race please click here to go to our sign up form or contact us at 581-1423.


This race is non-refundable and will not be cancelled unless weather is severe.

For more information on this race please contact Lauri Sidelko at 207-581-1423


Black Bear Attack Trailer- Created by Duane Shimmel Apple Campus Rep.

**This is not footage from our race course, this is just an example of other races, and obstacles that could potentially be found on our race course**


Race Results 2011- These have been updated!

Race Results 2012