2017 Trail Race

IMG_0060The 2017 Race Registration is now OPEN!

The 9th Annual KRRT Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay & 5K race will be held on Sunday June 25th, 2017. Click the link below to register for the Half, Relay, or 5K.

It’s a flat and fast course which makes it a perfect half marathon for first timers so get at it!

Proceeds to go to the upkeep and maintenance of the Kennebec River Rail Trail.

We have a question:

We’d like your opinion.  At this point the Board of Supervisors for the trail contract to have almost the entire 6.5 miles of the rail trail plowed after winter snow storms.

In case you were curious how the trail gets cleared during the winter:

Snow Removal on the Kennebec River Rail Trail

The Board of Supervisors for the trail advertises for bids for snow removal on approx. 6.1 miles with these requirements. If these requirements are not met, the Board can relieve the contractor of his or her contract.

  • The trail is required to be snow blown with a five foot wide rubber tired tractor.
  • Snow removal shall be completed within 36 hours after snow has stopped falling.
  • Snow removal of a 2 inch or less storm will be at the contractors digression.
  • The snow blowing contract is from November 15th through April 15th.
  • There are no sanding or salting requirements of the contractor.
  • The contract states that the trail shall be maintained in a passable condition for walkers, not necessarily for bicyclists.

Please use caution when using the Trail at all times.

Do you like to get outdoors to walk, bicycle, run or in-line skate?

Then join us on the trail!

The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail Trail welcomes locals and visitors alike for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking. The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River, and stretches from Augusta Maine’s Waterfront Park, through the towns of Hallowell and Farmingdale, to its conclusion in the city of Gardiner, Maine.

The Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail was formed as a non-profit in 1996 to assist in the construction, maintenance and promotion of the 6.5 mile long rail trail from Augusta to Gardiner Maine. As a non-profit, the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail relies on its members for financial support and volunteering to assist in the maintenance of the trail as well as financial contributions from business and foundations.

We welcome your support, both financial gifts and donations of time for doing volunteer work on the trail. For more information, please contact us at:

Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail
PO Box 2195
Augusta, ME 04338
railtrailnews@krrt.org
Memeber of the East Coast Greenway
From Augusta to Gardiner Maine