Baxter Outdoors, the outdoor adventure arm of Baxter Brewing Company (Lewiston) will conclude its 2015 Packed Powder Series with the first annual Winter Cowboy 5k Snowshoe & Snowrun race at Mt. Abram on Saturday, March 14.

The race will consist of a 5km loop on snow-covered trails around the base of the ski area and will begin and end at the Mt. Abram base lodge. Piggybacking off of Mt. Abram’s pre-existing Wild West Festival, racers are encouraged to don their best cowboy costumes for the race. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers as well as best dressed. Stick around after the race for live country music in the base lodge

The event’s corporate sponsor, Delorme, will be donating $1 per mile covered in the race to Teens for Trails, a Maine non-profit dedicated to increasing the opportunities for Maine teens to experience the out-of-doors through a variety of programs that promote high school Outing Clubs across the State

Day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Mt. Abram base lodge with the race beginning promptly at 8:45a.m. Online (discounted) entry is available at Mt. Abram is also offering a deluxe package, including race entry, a lift ticket, a burger and a beer for $59 and available only online.

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