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Fort Knox Double Hill Duathlon

Race Details

Fort Knox Double Hill Duathlon

: Run 3 miles, Bike 16 miles
Race Date: Sunday, September 14, 2008
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Entry Fee: $25 Individual $35 Team
Location: Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Address: 711 Fort Knox Road
City/State/Zip: Prospect, Maine 04981
Country: USA
Race Website:
Printable Entry:
  • On Sunday, September 14th, the Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their first Double Hill Duathlon, 3-mile run and 16-mile bike race.
  • The race will begin at 9 AM, Sunday morning, with both of the race legs starting at the base of the Penobscot Narrows Observatory.
  • The race is being organized by Friends of Fort Knox Board member A.J. Greif, of Bar Harbor, who is an avid runner and cyclist.
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  • Course Information:
  • Both legs start at the base of the observatory.
  • The bike leg climbs Fort Knox Hill from the Prospect side before finishing in front of the fort.
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  • Directions:
    From Belfast:
  • Proceed north on US Rte 1, through Searsport and Stockton Springs, immediately before crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, take a left onto Rte. 174.
  • Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
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    From Bar Harbor:
  • Follow US Rte. 1 south across the Penobscot Narrows bridge, immediately adjacent to the town of Bucksport.
  • Once over the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174.
  • Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
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    From Bangor:
  • On Rte. 1A South....follow Rte 1A South through the towns of Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort and Prospect.
  • In Prospect Center, take a left onto Rte. 174.
  • Follow Rte 174 approximately 4 miles.
  • Fort Knox will be on your left.
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    On Rte 15 South....
  • follow Rte 15 South through the city of Brewer and the towns of Orrington and Bucksport.
  • In Bucksport, take a right onto US Rte.1 South and proceed over the Penobscot Narrows bridge.
  • Immediately upon exiting the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174.
  • Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
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  • Other Info:
  • Registration for this fundraising race is $25 for and individual and $35 for team entrants.
  • Prizes will be awarded for all age groups and male/female and coed team winners.
  • Participants may register on-site Sunday, September 14, starting at 8 AM or may print and mail in an application in advance from the Friends web site at
  • Applications may also be obtained by telephoning the Friends of Fort Knox at 469-6553 or stopping by the gift shop at the Fort.
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  • Proceeds from the event will support the Friends of Fort Knox Century and a Half masonry repair project.
  • The project is focused on repairing vast sections of the Fort where masonry deterioration may pose a public safety and structural integrity threat.
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  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • Registration includes admission to park and Penobscot Narrow Observatory.
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