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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/

Lake Auburn Half Marathon & 5K @ Central Maine Community College
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lake Auburn Half Marathon & 5K @ Central Maine Community College

Join us for the 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. We pride ourselves in encouraging community members to pursue healthier lifestyles and every day we get to witness this positive impact through the ripple effect that our ongoing engagement has throughout our local neighborhoods.

Last year we gave over $10,000 to programs that supported our local communities through monies raised during the Lake Auburn Half Marathon, 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run. These programs impacted the community through financial aid, internships, mentorships, volunteer services and needed supplies such as sneakers and warm clothing. We are overjoyed in our anticipation to exceed that amount this year and watch these programs continue to positively impact our community.

This event course includes beautiful views of Lake Auburn and the surrounding countryside making this one of the most scenic half marathons in Maine to participate in. We have partnered with Baxter Brewing Company as the location for packet pick-up in the afternoon/evening before the event. There will also be an opportunity on the morning of the event for packet pick-up at Central Maine Community College. Visit our Running Resources & Tools for local training information through Central Maine Conditioning Clinic –our largest proprietary sponsor for the Lake Auburn Half Marathon.

FMI: lakeauburn.org

Sep
14
Sat
Dynamic Fit Challenge @ Pineland Farms
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am
Dynamic Fit Challenge @ Pineland Farms

Do you do the same races every year? They’re fun, it is a tradition, but that first rush of excitement is missing because you know what to expect….. We are going to shake it up for 2019 and put that rush of excitement back in motion!

Join us at beautiful Pineland Farms for the inaugural Dynamic Fit Challenge. We took a trail run, blended with parts of the Dynamic Dirt Challenge obstacle course, then added the spice of working out with a personal trainer during the race.

Run up hills and down hills, tackle natural and man-made obstacles, and be challenged by multiple “Fit Stations” along the course. Our Fitness Professionals from area gyms and studios, will add some heat to your race with dynamic movement exercises designed to increase the challenge of this trail run.

You’ll be off pavement, you’ll be in the dirt and in the water, finger’s crossed there will be mud too!

Join us and conquer some of the old with some of the new. We are sure the “NEW” Dynamic Fit Challenge will put a smile on your face!

Categories of play.
COMPETITIVE: 3 + or – mile course.
Awards for best time will be given to the fastest Individual & Team Category. Team categories – A team consists of 4 people This is a timed event! Competitive Wave participants will bring a back pack and we will load with 10 lbs to make this event even more challenging!
CASUAL : 3 + or – mile course. Long Course.
Fun awards given for best costume, largest team, oldest to youngest spread on team and more! Teams can be as large or as small as you like. This is NOT a timed event. AGES 13+
CASUAL : 1.5 + or – mile course. Short course.
Fun awards given for best costume, largest team, oldest youngest spread on a team and more! Teams can be as large or as small as you like. This is NOT a timed event. AGES 6+

FMI: www.dynamicfitchallenge.com

Sep
29
Sun
Funky Bow Trail Hop @ Funky Bow Brewery
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am
Funky Bow Trail Hop @ Funky Bow Brewery

A 5k through the woods behind Funky Bow Brewery! First 150 who sign up will get a commemorative Funky Bow Trail Hop glass filled with beer!

FMI and to register: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Lyman/FunkyBowTrailHop

Oct
12
Sat
Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge | Westbrook | Maine | United States

The 3rd Annual Run the Ridge Trail Race, hosted by Discover Downtown Westbrook and Sunset Ridge, will be on October 12, 2019. This is a trail and mowed path course bursting with autumn colors. It’s a beautiful course with a few challenging spots. A great goal while you’re training in 2019! We have three races – 5K, 10K, and a “K9 5K” (run with your dog).

An approximate map of the course, with elevation shown, is available on this page: http://downtownwestbrook.com/events/run-the-ridge-trail-race. If you have questions about the course, email runtheridgewestbrook@gmail.com.

Please note: we are currently working on a 10K route that does NOT loop. We will keep this page updated as the new course is set.

This race serves as a fundraiser for Discover Downtown Westbrook, to support their mission of economic and community revitalization in downtown Westbrook.
Race Day Schedule
K9 5K (canicross): 9 AM
10K: 9:30 AM
5K: 10 AM

There will be post-race food and water for all participants. There will also be a water station near registration and at the halfway point of the race course. Awards for all races will be at 11 AM.

Times are subject to change, we will send a final update to all registrants the week of the race.
Registration Fees
Registration is currently $25, but price will go up to $30 at the end of July – don’t delay!
Team Registration
We have a group discount of $5 per person if you register with a group of 4 or more! If everyone signs up at once, you’ll get the discount automatically. If you sign up at different times (using the team sign up feature – best for groups who are paying separately), you will receive a $5 refund once you have at least 4 members.

FMI: racewire.com/register.php?id=10753

Oct
20
Sun
L.L.Bean Flannel 5K – Freeport, ME @ LL Bean
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am
L.L.Bean Flannel 5K - Freeport, ME @ LL Bean | Freeport | Maine | United States

Embrace your inner lumberjack or lumberjill and get ready for a day of fun at the L.L.Bean Flannel 5K in Freeport, ME! Starting with a flannel-themed run, you’ll finish with a party at the local L.L.Bean store where you’ll get tasty pizza and a chance to win gift certificates (ranging from $25 to $100) for the world’s best apparel!

To learn more or to register, visit: flannel5k.net/freeport

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/260058128124628/

The L.L.Bean Flannel 5K Series is also hitting:
Mansfield, MA – Oct. 7, 2018:
https://www.facebook.com/events/608408456219563/
Burlington, VT – Oct. 21, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/2143377015940053/

Oct
26
Sat
Frightening 5K @ Hybrid Fitness
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Frightening 5K @ Hybrid Fitness

The Frightening 5K walk/run hosted by Hybrid Fitness is set for Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual 5k race event will start with a kid’s race at 8:30 AM. The kid’s race will be 0.25 of a mile. The 5k starting at 9:00 AM is a 3.1-mile race, located at Hybrid Fitness 161 Main Street, Thomaston ME. Registration starts at 7:45 AM. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome!! This 5K is part of the Midcoast Race Series and organized by the local non-profit, One Community Many Voices.

All the funds raised at the Frightening 5K go directly to the 501c3 Non-Profit, One Community Many Voices (www.ocmv.org). OCMV provides gap funding through a model called: The Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time. The model creates pathways that meet people where they are to resolve a barrier related to employment/skill building, youth aspirations, elderly independent living, transportation, or well-being as quickly as possible. OCMV is currently collaborating with Hospitality House, MCH, AIO, Rockland and Waldoboro Police Departments, Youthlinks, Knox County Community Health Coalition, Trekkers, Pen Bay YMCA, and The Shields Project. OCMV is a place for these agencies to turn to for simple human solutions to barriers when they have no other means to help an individual that meets the criteria.

The 5K race is open to all and costs $25 on race day and $20 for those who pre-register. Preregistration is available online at www.Runsignup.com. Please come dressed in your BEST costumes! We will have prizes!! The prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female finishers and for the runner who finishes in the middle of the pack. We will also have some costume prizes, too!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2478042075604064/