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Nov
22
Thu
Noyes Family and Friends 5K – Thanksgiving Day @ Westbrook High School
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Noyes Family and Friends 5K - Thanksgiving Day @ Westbrook High School  | Westbrook | Maine | United States

The Noyes Family would like to invite you to join our friends and family on Thanksgiving Day morning, 2017 for a 5K around the city of Westbrook, ME!

We welcome all ages and sizes, those who want to run or those who prefer to walk. Don’t want to do either? We need your help – so volunteer! We just want to share the spirit of our family with yours as we come together to raise money for scholarships for Westbrook High School students, continuing their higher education.

History of the Race:
The Noyes Family would like to invite you to join our friends and family on Thanksgiving Day morning for a 5K around the city of Westbrook, ME!

We welcome all ages and sizes, those who want to run or those who prefer to walk. Don’t want to do either? We need your help – so volunteer! We just want to share the spirit of our family with yours as we come together to raise money for scholarships for Westbrook High School students, continuing their higher education.

History of the Race:

As a family, we came up with this race as a way to come together on a holiday that is about being thankful for what we have and we wanted to find a way to give back to our Community. Money raised goes to a scholarship fund for graduating students at Westbrook High School and students at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center who are going on to secondary education.

All 7 Noyes children are Westbrook High School graduates.

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Race Day Details:

Runners and Walkers will take off at 8:30 am!

The race will start and end at Westbrook High School. Race details to follow.

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Registration:

No entries after November 9th if you want a t-shirt.

We will accept late entries, but after the date mentioned above, we will not be able to provide you with a shirt.

RACE DAY ENTRY IS ALSO ALLOWED! Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted on race day!

Race Shirt and bib pick-up will take place on Wednesday evening, details to be emailed closer to the event.

FMI: www.eventbrite.com

The Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k ( Run/Walk) @ Bug Light Park
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am
The Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k ( Run/Walk) @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

What’s more fun than a holiday race?? Racing the Second Annual Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k at Bug Light, on Thanksgiving morning !!! This going to be a fun family event !!! This is the second annual run of the Turkey Trot to honor Nathan Savage. Nathan was an avid runner, biker, triathlete and family man. He lost his life to a fatal heart attack on July 2, 2016. This was just three weeks before he was set to compete in his first full Ironman event, and just months prior to his 40th birthday. This year’s event will fall on November 22rd.

The proceeds will stay local and be given to the Nathan Savage Memorial Fund, a fund created by the Savage Family with the South Portland Community Center that gives financial assistance to any child wanting to participate in one of their youth development programs. One of Nathan’s dreams was to help kids get off the couch and get out there and be active and healthy and we thought this was the perfect way to honor his dream. So, prepare to have that extra helping at dinner, or that second ( or third) piece of pie and join us!!! Run, walk, bring your friends, your family and maybe even your well behaved dog ( on leash, of course). Start your Thanksgiving day off and support an amazing family and a great cause.

T-shirts to all those donating $20 or more before 11/15/2018.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/SouthPortland/TheSavageFamilyTurkeyTrot5kRunWalk

Dec
2
Sun
Wesley’s Jingle Dash for Cancer @ Hybrid Fitness
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Wesley's Jingle Dash for Cancer @ Hybrid Fitness | Thomaston | Maine | United States

The first Annual Wesley’s Jingle Dash was created to help financially support Wesley Grindle in his battle against cancer, and to also raise awareness around this terrible disease. Each year as our walk sustains annual growth, it will support other long-time community members that need a helping hand through a life altering transition. The event begins with the “dash”, a brisk and crisp winter walk around Thomaston, and finishes with the “jingle” at Indigo Café. The “jingle” will feature local acoustic musicians accompanied by home style crockpot dishes and soup. You can enjoy all of this with the local Thomaston community.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2035386963189055/

Nelson Preserve Grand Opening @ Nelson Preserve
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nelson Preserve Grand Opening @ Nelson Preserve | Gorham | Maine | United States

Join us on Saturday, December 2nd at 1pm for the Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting and Guided Walk at the new Nelson Preserve. The Preserve was left to the Land Trust by the late Jane Nelson and now offers a peaceful recreation opportunity near downtown Gorham. The terrain is gentle and the land includes diverse habitat and scenery from wetlands to forest, with majestic old growth oak trees throughout. The guided walk will follow the new 1.5 mile loop trail and the program will last about 2 hours.

This program is free, but space is limited. Registration is required – please visit www.prlt.org/events to sign up.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2108255266153512/