Wednesday, October 5, 2011

On the run in October

If you're looking for something to do over the next few weekends, you are in luck! We have a few local races coming up to keep you up and moving!
Coming up on October 8th, is the Tracks for Teachers 5k Fun Run and 1-mile Walk in Hampden benefitting the Mini-Grants for Teachers Fund of the MSAD #22 Education Foundation. Money raised will help fund creative and innovative projects in MSAD #22 schools. The race will begin and finish at Weatherbee Elementary School on Main Road North in Hampden on at 9 a.m., with registration from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Walkers and runners may also preregister by downloading a registration form.

If you're looking for a slightly longer distance, why not try a half marathon 
right here in Bangor? On Sunday October 9th at 9am, the MAINEiacs Charities, the charitable arm of the Maine Air National Guard, will hold a half marathon starting at Gold's Gym (at the Holiday Inn) on Odlin Rd in Bangor. Register online or the day of the event starting at 7:30am at Gold's Gym.

The following weekend, join All Saints for the first Harvest 5K & Fun Run on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Dorthea Dix Field on Mt. Hope Avenue in Bangor. This event will benefit All Saints Catholic School, and encourage the community to participate in a day of health and fitness. The one mile Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10:00 a.m.! All are welcome to participate, runners and walkers of all ages!! For more information, go to

Then on Sunday October 23rd, don't forget about the Black Bear 5K at the University of Maine in Orono. The race starts at 11:00 AM and you can download a registration form here. Race day registration and number pick up will be in the All Purpose Room in the Memorial Gym from 9:30-10:50 am.

No excuses! It's time to get out and get running! 

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