News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, August 30, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, August 30, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, August 30, 2018
BHHT to host Surry Forest 5K/10K trail race

Blue Hill Heritage Trust will host the first Surry Forest 5K/10K Trail Race on Sunday, September 9. The race begins at 11 a.m. at the Surry Forest, Chestnut Lane (off Toddy Pond Road). The race is run on dirt roads and includes a kids’ 1-mile fun run. Start times vary depending on the length of race, but runners should be prepared to be at the starting line at 11 a.m.

The online pre-registration fee for adults includes lunch after the race. Online registration closes on September 7, two days before race day. Race day registration opens at 9 a.m. Walkers are welcome to register for the 5K and will start with the 10K runners. For more information and to preregister online, visit

This race is a part of the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series, a series of six races hosted by organizations working to preserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment. The races run from Saturday, August 11, to Sunday, November 11, and are hosted on community-supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring. The series circuit offers a chance for runners to test their ability on over 45 miles of track through varied terrain and wild Maine landscapes, according to a press release. To learn more about other races in the series, visit