CAMDEN —  More than 100 runners turned out for the second Megunticook 50 and Wicked Tough 10 trail races on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Despite heavy rain days before, participants laced up their trail running shoes and set out for challenging, grueling 50-kilometer and 10-kilometer race routes.

The races began at the Camden Hills State Park, and took runners over challenging mountainous terrain. The 10K, or 6.2-mile event, tallied 1,600 feet of elevation. The 50K came in with a staggering 7,600 feet of elevation for runners over the 30 miles of trails.

Scene from Megunticook 50 and Wicked Tough 10 on Sept. 11 in Camden. Photo courtesy Joseph Viger

David Hirschfeld, race creator, said he was stunned by the reaction of the runners of the race.

“The trail conditions were challenging, to say the least, but people braved the water and mud with such happy attitudes,” he said.

Hirschfeld credited, and gave praise, to the staff for the park, and race volunteers of the event.

“The only disappointment for me lies in the fact that all the staff and volunteers were not able to personally hear the endless praise people gave for the entire event. After all, it’s their race,” he said.

Coastal Mountains Search and Rescue also was at the event.

Scene from Megunticook 50 and Wicked Tough 10 on Sept. 11 in Camden. Samantha Appleton. Photo courtesy Joseph Viger

There were 42 runners for the Wicked Tough 10 and 69 participants in the Megunticook 50.

In the 10K competition, Chad Hanscom, 40, was the the first finisher with a total time of one hour, four minutes and 21 seconds.

Laurel Gaudet, 37, of Epping, N.H., was the first female finisher, and second overall, in 1:10:39.

Kyle Krueger, 28, Loa, Utah, finished the 50K competition first, with a time of 5:30:22.

Carrie McCusker, 52, of Cape Elizabeth, was the first female finisher, 15th overall, in 6:56:31.

Scene from Megunticook 50 and Wicked Tough 10 on Sept. 11 in Camden. Carrie McCusker. Photo courtesy Joseph Viger

Wicked Tough 10K results, with place, name, age, residence and time listed, were: 1, Chad Hanscom, 40, 1:04:21; 2, Laurel Gaudet, 37, Epping, N.H., 1:10:39; 3, Peter McGrath, 31, Northport, 1:11:47; 4, Andrew Almand-Hunter, 39, Hallowell, 1:13:16; 5, Nicholas Black, 32, Lincolnville, 1:15:15; 6, Sarah Scordino, 38, 1:16:56; 7, Andrew Robbins, 32, Portland, 1:20:02; 8, Lily Madeira, 29, 1:22:28; 9, Anna Sideris, 37, Lincolnville, 1:22:29; 10, Samantha Langlois, 46, Belfast, 1:22:31; 11, Justin Edelstein, 40, Rockport, 1:24:09; 12, Andrew Holzhauer, 31, Madison, Wis., 1:25:12; 13, Chad Colburn, 35, 1:25:41; 14, Chad Horton, 49, Merrimack, N.H., 1:26:15; 15, Patricia Craig, 55, Dedham, 1:27:00; 16, Edmund Connor, 60, Newburyport, Mass., 1:27:47; 17, Ben Lucas, 47, Hallowell, 1:29:00; 18, Kirk Lussier, 57, Topsham, 1:29:34; 19, Megan Miller, 34, Zuni, Va., 1:30:33; 20, Nick Foster, 32, Columbus, Ohio, 1:31:11; 21, Jordan Rhodes, 34, Cape Elizabeth, 1:31:48; 22, Kyle Markmann, 32, Whitefield, 1:32:19; 23, Casey Callahan, 46, Brookline, N.H., 1:34:26; 24, Lisa Kearns, 58, Franklin, 1:38:26; 25, Christa Brey, 49, Ellsworth, 1:38:26; 26, Nicole Parente, 30, Columbus, OH, 1:40:00; 27, Christina Fish, 55, 1:45:18; 28, Bryan Clement, 24, Raymond, 1:52:19; 29, Jonathan Skvoretz, 48, Weddington, N.C., 1:52:27; 30, Justin Barnes, 38, Knox, 2:00:19; 31, Virginia Kittlell, 53, Jericho, Vt., 2:01:46; 32, Cynthia Peterson, 32, Burlington, Vt., 2:01:46; 33, Molly Fink, 26, Manchester, N.H., 2:04:02; 34, Carmen Adorno, 53, New York, N.Y., 2:02:10; 35, Ashley Baldwin, 30, Whitefield, 2:07:15; 36, Berkeley Almand-Hunter, 38, Hallowell, 2:08:46; 37, Stephen Gould, 70, North Chesterfield, Va., 2:10:39; 38, Paula Herron, 64, Merritt Island, Fla., 2:25:53; 39, Karen Adams-Stadig, 59, Unity, 2:39:44; 40, Nicole Stjean, 45, Camden, 2:39:44; 41, Peter-Alain Spiegel, 46, Hallowell, 2:39:46; and 42, Henry McDevitt, 15, Camden, 2:42:41.

Scene from Megunticook 50 and Wicked Tough 10 on Sept. 11 in Camden. Signe Lynch. Photo courtesy of Joseph Viger

Megunticook 50K results, with place, name, age, residence and time listed, were: 1, Kyle Krueger, 28, Loa, Utah, 5:30:22; 2, Eric Mauricette, 30, Baileyville, 5:30:39; 3, Shaun Smith, Hesperus, Colo., 5:56:00; 4, Kevin MacDonald, 30, Revere, Mass., 5:59:07; 5, Ethan Niederer, 39, Portland, 6:12:40; 6, Draa MacKey, Lincolnville, 6:13:16; 7, David Root, 52, Hope, 6:14:26; 8, Scott Eugley, 29, Saco, 6:17:07; 9, Colin O’Brien, 36, Cape Elizabeth, 6:20:56; 10, Ryan Pierce, 43, Kennebunk, 6:21:23; 11, Thomas Young-Bayer, 41, Bristol, R.I., 6:22:46; 12, Brent Vanni, Yarmouth, 6:43:24; 13, Elliot Bryant, 31, Thomaston, 6:50:06; 14, Jarly Bobadilla, 38, Seal Cove, 6:55:17; 15, Carrie McCusker, 52, Cape Elizabeth, 6:56:31; 16, Amy Dowley, Belmot, 7:06:56; 17, Jack Shaida, 25, 7:06:58; 18, David Maggio, 28, Freeport, 7:11:16; 19, Mary McGivney, 34. Newry, 7:12:12; 20, Eric Olds, 51, Lincolnville, 7:15:22; 21, Signe Lynch, 23, Portland, 7:25:53; 22, Aaron Kennedy, 42, Minneapolish, Minn., 7:29:20; 23, Keith Drago, 34, Rockport, 7:33:46; 24, Douglas Averill, 47, Arlington, Mass., 7:34:18; 25, Kristen Gottuso, 46, Bath, 7:34:20; 26, Walton Rea, 24, Allston, Mass., 7:35:39; 27, Emma Erwin, 28, Houston, Tx., 7:35:52; 28, Sarah Jacqz, 26, Holyoke, Mass., 7:40:45; 29, Katharina Harling, 26, Windham, 7:48:29; 30, Shelby Marshall, 31, Missoula, Mont., 7:48:50; 31, Adeline Casali, 20, Harrison, 7:49:17; 32, Sarah Welch, Cape Elizabeth, 7:49:53; 33, Ramona Larsen, 42, Lincolnville, 7:50:04; 34, Craig Drobek, 39, Bedford, N.H., 7:50:57; 35, Bonnie Underwood, 47, Woodstock, Vt., 7:52:07; 36, Takeshi Ishii, 47, Lexington, Mass., 7:55:50; 37, Jenny West, 44, Waldoboro, 7:58:01; 38, Steven Hooke, 25, Hudson, 7:58:04; 39, Lindsay Powers, 44, Rockport, 8:01:51; 40, Cory Whitney, 42, Bonn, Del., 8:02:16; 41, Carsten MacKeldey, 35, Dennysville, 8:21:32; 42, Daisy Edmison, 25, Chicago, Ill., 8:24:21; 43, Robert Tagliafery, 58, New Haven, Conn., 8:24:23; 44, Jo MacKey, 25, Lincolnville, 8:26:23; 45, Shawn Owens, 34, Greenfield Township, 8:37:23; 46, Sunshine Mechtenberg, 50, Brunswick, 8:38:41; 47, Ryan Howes, 39, 8:38:42; 48, Brandon Chase, 34, Northeast Harbor, 8:39:08; 49, Lori Alley, 57, Bar Harbor, 8:39:10; and 50, Aaron Palmer, 50, Rockland, 8:48:02.

Also 51, Lucy Hayward, 23, Rockport, 8:50:50; 52, Samantha Appleton, 46, Rockport, 8:53:28; 53, Donna Kausen, 67, Addison, 9:03:20; 54, Matt Mechtenberg, 50, Brunswick, 9:03:44; 55, Shawn Miller, 36, Zuni, Va., 9:09:11; 56, Darrell Haskell, 34, Palermo, 9:12:15; 57, Jen Murphy, 51, East Falmouth, Mass., 9:25:15; 58, Ellis Walker, 36, Savannah, Ga., 9:44:50; 59, Eric Straka, 55, Ann Arbor, Mich., 9:47:07; 60, Julie Kelly, 48, Essex Junction, Vt., 10:02:03; 61, Charles Yellowday, 57, Bronx, N.Y., 10:02:07; 62, Thomas Barnes, 58, Essex Junction, Vt., 10:02:09; 63, Aaron Bernstein, 49, New Canada, 10:09:38; 64, Susan Plissey, 40, New Canada, 10:13:42; 65, Kelley Carter, 52, Pittsfield, 10:29:43; 66, Beth Beaulieu, 51, Dedham, 10:29:52; 67, Julie Cotreau, 38, Milford, N.H., 10:29:58; 68, Rebecca Glaze, 34, Manchester, N.H., 10:30:09; and 69, Gianna Lete, 52, Ann Arbor, Mich., 10:44:07.

Scene from Megunticook 50 and Wicked Tough 10 on Sept. 11 in Camden. Brandon Chase, left, and Lori Alley. Photo courtesy Joseph Viger