1.2 mile river swim · 56 mile bike trek · 13.1 mile Trail run


July 31, 2022

We are excited to be hosting the half marathon trail run final portion of IronMan 2022 on our Kennebec River Rail Trail.

NOTE: The Augusta to Hallowell portion of the trail will be closed to everyone except IronMan participants and event volunteers and organizers on July 31, 2022.

The entire event features a 1.2-mile downriver swim in the Kennebec River, 56 miles of rolling hills on the bike and a 13.1-mile run along the canopy tree-lined Kennebec River Rail Trail.

The event begins with a 1.2 mile swim from Front Street, Augusta down river to Capitol Park.  There the contestants begin the 56 mile loop bike ride that winds on hill roads between Augusta, Chelsea, Gardiner, Farmingdale, Hallowell and back to Augusta. And the race finishes with a 13.1 mile run with two laps along the Kennebec River Rail Trail between Augusta and Hallowell.

A big thank you to all our Adopt the Trail Sponsors, who help keep the trail beautiful for all to use.

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
Memeber of the East Coast Greenway
From Augusta to Gardiner Maine