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Mar
24
Sun
Mary’s Walk & Kerrymen 5K @ Starts at Thornton Academy
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm
Mary's Walk & Kerrymen 5K @ Starts at Thornton Academy | Saco | Maine | United States

Mary’s Walk began in 1999 as a unique way to recognize and remember Mary Kerry Libby, a much-loved member of the Saco-Biddeford community who passed away from Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

What started as a simple memorial stroll through town with a few hundred people has evolved into a major community effort that has attracted over 50,000 participants in its 20-year span and raised over $3 million to support Maine-based cancer programs.

Last year Mary’s Walk, and its companion run, the Kerrymen 5K, raised nearly $250,000 and attracted 2,000 participants to downtown Saco.

Thanks to advances in the understanding of cancer, Burkitt’s Lymphoma now has an effective treatment that saves lives every year. We will continue to support the memory of Mary and all men and women who suffer from every type of cancer until we can proudly celebrate a Maine without cancer.

Slancha!

FMI:maryswalk.org

Apr
20
Sat
Urban Runoff 5K & Festival @ Deering High School
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am
Urban Runoff 5K & Festival @ Deering High School | Portland | Maine | United States

Our community – health, economy, way of life – depends on clean water. Polluted runoff threatens the health of Maine’s lakes, streams, rivers and bays. Runoff happens after any rain storm, and in Maine we see a lot of runoff in the springtime when the snow melts.
Since 2012, we’ve brought a different kind of Urban Runoff to Southern Maine! Runners and walkers will hit the streets and trails in Portland for the annual Urban Runoff 5K race and walk to raise awareness of water pollution and raise money to support clean water education in greater Portland and Saco areas.
The date of the Urban Runoff was chosen to coincide with Earth Day and spring’s “first flush” when rain and melted snow wash pollution into our waterways.
The race is followed by the City of Portland’s Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members enjoy hands-on activities about water, live entertainment, and have an all-around good time!
Join us – help preserve our communities, health, and Maine way of life by keeping our water clean!

FMI: https://urbanrunoff5k.com/

Apr
28
Sun
2019 Run for the Fallen Lewiston 5K @ Lewiston Vet Center
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
2019 Run for the Fallen Lewiston 5K @ Lewiston Vet Center

Lewiston High School and the Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation have teamed up to build two new college scholarships at Lewiston High School in the memories of Sgt. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham Jr. & SFC Shawn C. Dostie. We will be holding our 1st Annual Run for the Fallen Maine 5K on Sunday, April 28th, 2019

We’ve got 68 Awards to give out to the Top 3 runners in each age group and every runner will receive a finishers medal.

All family members of our fallen are welcome to enter or attend this great event free of charge!

Same Day Registration Opens at 7 am. Start Time 9:15 am

Opening Ceremony starts at 9:00…

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!

For Insurance Reasons – All Event Attendees Must Register

GET REGISTERED NOW & Get an event t-shirt & finishers medal!

FREE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 100 WHO REGISTER!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/480230529171956/

Jun
22
Sat
Summer Solstice SwimRun @ Unity College: Sky Lodge
Jun 22 all-day
Summer Solstice SwimRun @ Unity College: Sky Lodge

Immerse yourself in the beautiful trails, lakes, and woods of the Moose River Valley in a truly remarkable way this summer. Find a partner and get ready for the Summer Solstice SwimRun!

Starting and ending at the historic Sky Lodge in Moose River, Maine, the Summer Solstice SwimRun is an event for seasoned endurance athletes, SwimRun newbies, and fun for the entire family. The Moose River valley is a favorite spot for winter snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing, fall leaf peeping and hunting, and summer rafting, ATV, hiking, and trail biking. Come experience the region’s cultural and natural history in a new way with either a beginner-friendly short course race of approximately 10.3 kilometers or a challenging long course race of just over 26 kilometers. There will also be fitness activities for families and community members while racers are on the course.

What is SwimRun?

Run, swim, scramble, repeat. SwimRun is a growing sport that entails teams of two participants making their way together around a point-to-point race course with alternating segments of running and open water swimming. Teams may be female, male, or co-ed.

Teams must bring all their gear with them to minimize transitions. Participants run in their wetsuits and swim with their shoes. Partners are tethered during the swims, and safety is the number one priority. Fun is close second

FMI: skylodge.unity.edu/summer-solstice-swimrun/

Jul
13
Sat
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground | Orrington | Maine | United States

Test your endurance in a brand new, very muddy, 20 obstacle, obstacle course race! Create teams or go at it alone in this 120 acre pig pen of sweat and tears; where you never know what’s waiting for you in the next challenge! The only thing here to be sure of, is that you won’t come out clean!

First heat line up of 100 people will begin at 7:30 am, with the first event starting at 8:00 am. From there, another wave of 100 people will be released onto the monstrous course every 20 minutes throughout the day. Athletes will work their way through 20 muscle ripping obstacles spanning over 120 acres of mud soaked trudging hell; but don’t worry we’re sure you’ll be fine.

FMI: www.thewickedmuddymainer.com and www.facebook.com/events/937688623102961/

Aug
25
Sun
L/A Bridge Run @ Rollodrome
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am
L/A Bridge Run @ Rollodrome

USATF Certified #ME03005RF. Moderately flat over many bridges including a railroad pedestrian bridge. The race runs along the Androscoggin River and crosses both Lewiston and Auburn.

• FREE entry to children under the age of 14
• Kids fun run starts at 8 AM
• Over $5,000 in cash prizes
• Unique finishers medal for everyone who completes the Triple Crown
• Food and refreshments post race

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/250525282296878/

Sep
8
Sun
Lake Auburn Half, 5K Walk/Run, and Kids Fun Run @ Central Maine Community College
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am
Lake Auburn Half, 5K Walk/Run, and Kids Fun Run @ Central Maine Community College

Join us for our 8th Annual Lake Auburn Half Marathon, 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run at Central Maine Community College in Auburn, Maine. Through its partnership with Moving ME Forward (a nonprofit 501(c)3 founded in 2012), this event supports the local community through personal, business, and private contributions focused on supporting Maine communities to provide a healthier place to live.

The monies generated from this race provide the primary funding for the Moving ME Forward Grant Program. Moving ME forward provides mentoring, programming and resources to health and fitness professionals so that they can help others improve their wellness.

Each year, Moving ME Forward gives back 10,000- 20,000 dollars for “People to help People”. It influences the community through financial aid, internships, mentor-ships, volunteer services and needed supplies such as sneakers and warm clothing. We hope to exceed that amount this year and watch these programs continue to positively impact our community.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/717055815326743/