The fastest 10K course in America!

The beneficiary of the Ellsworth 10k is the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

No town or region in our state has the concentrated running talent of Ellsworth Maine! Please keep your race calendars clear for Sunday June 11 for a NEW 10K race with a over 400 ft of total elevation loss and an Olympic style track finish. Run Ellsworth, the fastest 10K course in America!

Race Details

$19 until 11:59pm May 11
$24 until 11:59pm June 9

REGISTRATION: Click HERE to sign up!


RACE DATE: Sunday June 11th, 2017


START LOCATION: Route 1-A North of Ellsworth at Branch Pond Computer Services, 1000 Bangor Rd, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (actual start line is approx 200 feet north of this address)

FINISH LOCATION: Ellsworth Middle School, 20 Forest Ave, Ellsworth, ME 04605

QUESTIONS & INFO:  See FAQ section below or visit Crow Athletics on facebook.


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Event Schedule

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: bib number pick-up (see FAQ section below for location)
9:00 AM: Race start.
11:00 AMish: Awards.


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Course Map

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I learn more or ask questions?
Please visit our club facebook page HERE for the most pertinent updates.

Can I sign up on day of race?
There is NO day of race registration. All participants MUST sign up in advance. We are going paperless not to mention it is more work for organizers to manually enter day of race data into the race timing and results database, for that reason you must register in advance in order to participate.

When can I pick up my bib number?
Participants must pick up bib numbers on Saturday June 10 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM at FlexIt Cafe & Bakery (192 Main St, Ellsworth, ME, 04605) OR the track at Ellsworth Middle School (20 Forest Ave, Ellsworth, ME 04605) on Sunday June 11 7:00AM-8:00AM. It is located just behind Dunkin Donuts at 266 State St, Ellsworth ME, 04605

Can I park at the start?
No. There is NO parking at the start. All participants must use one of the options below:
1. Get dropped at the start by private vehicle.
2. Run to the start. (6.21 miles away)
3. Use the provided buses departing from the finish area at 8:00AM

Is there gear check at the start or finish?
There is NO gear check at the start. Runners should arrive at the start line race ready. There IS gear check at the finish area so you will have dry clothes waiting for you. Please leave valuables in your car.

Where can I park?
There is parking available behind the Mill Mall (located off Forest Avenue), which is very near the track finish. Note: There are NO buses returning to the start after the race. 

What is the age requirement to participate?
All ages are welcome; children must be supervised. All participants must be registered due to insurance requirements.

What do I need to know about the course?
The race starts on Route 1-A North of Ellsworth. There is a wide paved running lane the entire way. Participants will be running with traffic. Anyone seen crossing the road will be disqualified. The course has a net elevation loss of over 400 feet.

How many water stations will there be?
There will be three water stations at approximately 2-miles,  4-miles and at the finish line.

Where are the restrooms located?
Restrooms will be available at the start and at the finish line.

How will the race be timed?
We will be providing electronic-timing services.

What are the awards categories? 
The top three male and female finishers in the following age categories will be recognized.
open (top 3 overall)
youth (17 and under)
masters  (over 40)
veterans (over 50)
We will also recognize the youngest and oldest (male & female) finishers.

May I transfer my entry to another person if I am unable to run?
Yes. Transfers must be competed by May 26th.

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Click HERE to visit the ZippyReg confirmation page.
  2. Enter your confirmation code, which is included in the confirmation email you received at the time of registration.
    • If you do not know your confirmation code, select contact at the top of the page, or email info [at]
  3. You will be directed to your personal Registration Confirmation Page.
  4. Select 'transfer your registration'
  5. Read and follow the online instructions carefully.

Online transfers will be permitted until May 26th.


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June 11, 2017
• Results

1. Brian Harvey - 31:35*
2. David Holder - 36:15
3. Philip Lebreton - 36:27
*course record

1. Leah Frost - 37:29*
2. Dara Knapp - 43:09
3. Sara Hunt - 44:15
*course record

Local talent

Some of the incredible talent from Ellsworth....enjoy!

  • Louie Luchini - Stanford: One of the premier cross country and distance runners in the United States ... A nine-time All-American in cross country and track & field. Click HERE to learn more.

    Louie Luchini's 5k and 10k accomplishments establish him as one of Maine's greatest distance runners.  He had runner-up finishes in the 1998 Footlocker National Cross Country Championships and in the High School Nationals in the Two Mile, and in the NCAA 5000 meters.  He is an eleven time All-American at Stanford.

     Louie Luchini - Born: May 24, 1981   Ellsworth High School 1999, Stanford 2004
     Luchini has been ranked in the top ten Americans three times by Track & Field News over the 5000 and 10,000.  He was an astounding eleven-time NCAA All-American at Stanford.  He placed second at the NCAA Championships 5000 in 2003, losing to the kick of Ireland's Alistair Cragg in the last 200 meters. At Ellsworth High School Louie finished 2nd to future Olympian Jorge Torres at the 1998 Footlocker National Cross Country Championship.  in 1999, he ran High School personal bests of 1:57 for 800, 4:17.66 for the Mile and 9:06.17 for two miles.  In 2000 he set a still standing American Junior (under 20) Indoor Record in the 5000 of 14:08.37.  His 28:54 10k from his freshman year at Stanford ranks as the 7th best American Junior performance in history.
    2000 - NCAA 10K, 14:08/28:54
    2001 -11th NCAA 5K, 13:53
    2002 - NCAA 5K, 5th NCAA 10K, 10th NCAA 5K, 5th USATF 5K,  13:34/28:49
    2003 - 4th NCAA 3K, 5th NCAA 5K, 2nd NCAA 5K, 5th USATF 5K, 13:31/28:41
    2004 - 12th US Olympic trials 5000, 13:25/28:46  
    2008 -23rd US Olympic trials 10,000, 13:29/28:26
  • Corey Dewitt - Dartmouth: Corey DeWitt hails from Ellsworth High School where he was a four-year letter winner in cross country, track and field, and basketball. His cross country team was the Eastern Maine Champions in 2005-06 and 2006-07. In 2007, DeWitt was the 1600m State Champion. DeWitt earned multiple All-Conference selections throughout his four years at Ellsworth High, including being named First Team All-Conference in basketball his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years, as well as making the McDonald's All-State team his senior year. On the track DeWitt earned All-State honors his Sophomore through Senior years. All State basketball player at Ellsworth High School. Click HERE to learn more. 

3000m 8:55.09
mile 4:14.04
1500m 3:58.23

mile 4:16.88
1500m 3:57.73
3000m 8:51.55
800m 1:57.56
1000m 2:32.24

  • Joey Dewitt - UMass Lowell:  The men's cross-country team won two major titles this season, including the Northeast 10 Conference Championships and the New England Championships becoming the first-ever Division II or Division III team to win the title in the race's 94-year history. 
    Click HERE and HERE to learn more
  • Steven Dewitt - Stanford:  Steven won the state cross country title as a senior at Ellsworth High School, as well as the Eastern Maine championship in junior and senior campaigns at Ellsworth HS. The EHS Cross country team won the state title in his freshman season, as well as Eastern Maine titles in freshman and senior years. He won the state indoor 800 and mile titles as a senior, as well as Eastern Maine titles in the 800, mile and 3200 meter events. Steven was runner-up in the 1600 meter event at the New England Championships in his senior campaign. In college the Maine state cross country champion joined Ellsworth High School teammate and Stanford All-American Louis Luchini. Dewitt was Stanford's top finisher in the 4000 meters at the 2004 Stanford Invitational XC with a fourth place finish and finished sixth at the USF Invitational.
    Click HERE, HERE and HERE to learn more.
  • Dan Curts - Iowa State: An illustrious career at Ellsworth High School included his second straight Class B cross country state championship in November, then went on to earn a top-20 finish at the Foot Locker national championships. He also won the Class B indoor two-mile state title and anchored Ellsworth’s victorious 3,200-meter relay team in February. Then, on Feb. 23 Curts set a state indoor record with a clocking of 8 minutes, 23.85 seconds in the 3,000-meter run at the USATF New England Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.Curts followed that up last Saturday by eclipsing the 38-year-old indoor two-mile state record during the New England Interscholastic Boys’ and Girls’ Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, Mass. There, he established a new personal best of 9:07.24. 2016-17 XC: Placed seventh (18:15) at the Hawkeye Invitational as Iowa State’s No. 3 finisher … helped the Cyclones to an 8-0 dual scoring record at the meet … did not compete at the Roy Griak or Wisconsin Invitational before returning for the Big 12 Championship … placed 18th (26:05) as ISU’s No. 6 runner at the conference meet … finished 46th (31:16) at the NCAA Midwest Regional … saved his best performance of the season for the NCAA Championship, where he placed 99th (30:51.5) as Iowa State’s third finisher.  Click HERE  and HERE to learn more
  • Aleta Looker - Georgetown: Running for Ellsworth High School Aleta was a three-time Maine Class B State Indoor 800-meter champion ... The 2012 and 2014 Maine Class B State 800-meter champion ... The 2014 Maine Class B State indoor mile champion.  At Georgetown she competed in one event during the cross country season ... Set PRs in back-to-back weekends, running a 400-meter PR at the Father Diamond Invitational and a 600-meter PR at the Nittany Lion Challenge the following week to open the 2016 indoor schedule ... Part of the championship 4x800-meter relay squad at the BIG EAST indoor championships ... Finished seventh in the mile, earning points for Georgetown, at the BIG EAST indoor meet ... Ran a PR in the 1,500-meter run at the Kehoe Twilight Meet, the last meet of the outdoor regular season ... Part of championships 4x800-meter relay foursome at the BIG EAST outdoor championships. Click HERE to learn more.

There are many, many more amazing Ellsworth runners. We'll be adding to this list soon, please keep checking back!!


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Race Gear

Our fully sublimated race gear is inspired by the striking Maine State seal on Ellsworth City Hall and is produced by Atayne, Maine's performance outfitter; inspiring positive environmental and social change through the power of active lifestyles. Men's and women's styles available in short-sleeve and singlets. Learn more & buy online here:



Our event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please patronize and thank them profusely. (click logos to learn more)



Crow Athletics proud to name Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at the 2017 beneficiary of the Ellsworth 10K. Their mission is to offer hope, knowledge, and support to cancer patients, their families, caregivers, and friends by providing a source of information, social services, and compassion through all stages of the cancer journey.

#ellsworth10k • june 11, 2017

this event is organized by Crow Athletics, host running club of the July 4th RelayDown East Sunrise Trail Relay, Millinocket Marathon, and the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon.