Down east Sunrise Trail Relay
Our overnight running relay starts in Ellsworth, Maine, and finishes in Eastport!
The Down East Sunrise Trail Relay starts in Ellsworth, known as the Crossroads of Down East Maine, and finishes in Eastport, the Eastern Most City in the USA.
Teams of four to eight competitors will run thru the night and into the next day in individual relay legs ranging from just under 4-miles to just over 10-miles. The extremely scenic route is 102.7-miles total in length, with the first 85-miles taking place along the multi-use, rails-to-trails corridor connecting Washington Junction to Ayers Junction. The relay route continues on MAP206, a classic Maine off-road, back-woods ATV trail. The final miles follow the paved Sipayik Trail along the Pleasent Point waterfront, before joining scenic Route 190, and finishing along the seawall in historic Eastport!