Maine Event

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HardWin Adventures
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Aug 18 - 24, 2025
Group size: 8 - 10
Maine Event
Maine

HardWin Adventures
  • Email address verified

Aug 18 - 24, 2025
Group size: 8 - 10

About this trip

Welcome to “The Maine Event”, a trail running experience crafted for the intrepid soul. This seven-day journey through Maine’s most challenging & magnificent landscapes is designed for those who seek adventure in its purest form. From the towering peak of Mt. Katahdin, the demanding terrains of the Bigelows, to the unrelenting grind of the Mahoosuc Notch, prepare to test your limits.


Your expedition will be punctuated with days of intense trail running followed by necessary rest & recovery. Expect to be self-reliant but supported, carrying what you need but guided by our extensive planning, driving, cooking & communication. The days will be tough, the terrain unforgiving, but the reward lies in the experience of the raw beauty in Maine’s wilderness.


Transportation, campsites, logistics & most meals will be provided, along with the tools for navigation & live tracking. This trip is for the experienced people whose bodies can take the terrain ahead & want to experience a great journey, tall stories & memories of a lifetime.

Who Should Come?

Who Should Come? You, if you’re ready. You must be okay with very hard terrain. You don’t need speed – you just need consistency. Everyone will be slow due to the terrain but it’s those that can take the abuse & march on that will succeed. You will also need to be comfortable with camping conditions, lots of rocks, animals & traveling long distances with all the food & gear required. We will help you with what is needed & techniques for success, but the grit must come within. 

Why Maine

Why Maine?

I have traveled and run a lot of trails in my life, and Maine just delivers. It’s hard, it’s gritty, the obstacles are shocking to the senses, and the beauty is on full display. This place is raw and made me feel as though I had never really run trails until now. So come find out what it is all about. It will change you.

Common Questions

How do we travel from place to place?

We travel in a 15-passenger van and also have a crew car following us.


Is This Dangerous?

It can be. But if you are familiar with these types of terrains, it will make your experience and odds of not getting injured much better. Being in the mountains carries many inherent risks, but the trails we’ll be using are well-established. Maine is one of our hardest trips, but it is so rewarding. If you’re prepared to accept these risks and remain humble, I invite you to join us.


Can I run further than what is recommended per day?

Yes, you can. But keep in mind each day gets harder as we go, and the first day at Katahdin is no cakewalk. If you were to do any extra miles, I would recommend doing them on this day. The last day is really challenging, but it’s so awesome.


We also have off days as we have to travel from spot to spot. You will need this rest. These days will have options to run if you want.


How many helpers are there?

There are three of us but we do not guide you on the trail. We do all the driving, food prep, and usually have someone on the trail taking pics. 


Terrain?

Medium rocks, little rocks, rocks as big as your house. Straight up and down. Typically, we start in the treeline, next to a babbling brook, then work our way to the exposed rock cliffs. The Mahoosuc Range is not as steep but has the most elevation.

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Transportation to all stated trailheads, camps & airports.
  • Camping locations
    Camping spots are booked ahead of time
  • Logistics
    Trip logistics & route planning
  • Large Bag
    Large duffel bag to carry all gear shipped ahead of time to participant
  • Packing list
    Packing list
  • GPS files
    For your mobile device and planning
  • Breakfast
    (Day 2 -7)
  • Dinner
    Day 2, 4, 5, 6
  • Packing
    Packaging of gear when needed due to time
  • Adult Beverages
    Beer & craft mixers
  • Cooking materials
    For out meals
  • Water and electrolytes
  • Fees
    All permits & park entrance fees
  • Tech Long Sleeve Shirt
    Long sleeve tech shirt hoodie for the mountains
  • Professional images
    Professional images & videos of the adventure

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
    please get this. You want it
  • Guides
    Although we might be on the trails with you, this is an unguided trip. Runners must be able to take on navigation & all the adventure these trails could throw at you.
  • Gear
    Unless rented from us
  • Extra Expenses
    due to a change in itinerary or in case of you having to shorten the day or trip as a whole (including personal return trips to the airport/next destination/etc.)

Available Packages

The Maine Event
Available until June 16, 2025

Welcome to “The Maine Event”, a trail running experience crafted for the intrepid soul. This seven-day journey through Maine’s most challenging & magnificent landscapes is designed for those who seek adventure in its purest form. From the towering peak of Mt. Katahdin, the demanding terrains of the Bigelows, to the unrelenting grind of the Mahoosuc Notch, prepare to test your limits.

$1,964
Deposit: $1,000

Itinerary

Day 1
Travel + Meet + Prepare
  • Arrival in Portland, Maine
  • Supply stop
  • Ground transport to destination
  • Set up camp + Dinner

Your Organizer


HA
HardWin Adventures
About HardWin Adventures My name is John Hardin, and I’m the founder of HardWin Adventures, an established outdoor event company based in the Nashville, TN area. HardWin has a rich history of orchestrating a variety of outdoor events and local outings, leveraging my 20 years of expertise in the event production field. While running vacations abroad are a newer endeavor for me, organizing adventures is what I excel at.