CAMDEN — The seventh annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle, an obstacle course event that physically and mentally challenges participants, takes off on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl.

The 3.2-mile scuttle race course on the Kuller Trail allows runners and walkers to enjoy the rugged terrain and beautiful view at the top, while they tackle 20-plus obstacles.

The course offers a variety of natural and man-made obstacles on a trail with plenty of elevation. The majority of the event is on an intermediate level trail. However, the trail has steep pitches and climbs 500 feet.

The layout of the obstacles will be based on weather and terrain conditions the week of the event. The course distance may vary slightly, but it is roughly 3.2 miles.

Proceeds from the event support the Snow Bowl’s fourth-grade Learn to Ski Program and One Community Many Voices, a Rockland-based charity. OCMV, a 501c(3), provides proactive solutions to prevent a temporary barrier turning into a financial, self-confidence, or well-being crisis when no other resources are available. In return, recipients pay it forward through self-selected volunteerism.

Audrey Lovering of OCMV said the group who puts on the scuttle is not a professional obstacle course race company. “This event is made possible because of the generosity of sponsors and 120 volunteers collectively donating 1,300 hours of their time to make this event happen,” she said.

Lovering said the goal is to have hundreds of participants, but she is happy to get the event back on its feet after being grounded in 2020 due to the pandemic.

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Upon running/walking the course one can relax at the base and enjoy music, beverages and food to purchase.

Additionally, Bangor Savings Bank hosts a children’s course at the base of the mountain for youngsters to run as many times as they wish. The course is free, but there will be a donation jar.

“Whether you’re racing as a team or an individual, we promise this will be an event you’ll be happy you signed up for,” Lovering said.

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