No foolin'. The Ta Ta Trot 5k is happening on April 1st at 9am at Belfast Area High School (98 Walso Ave, Belfast). You can pre-register here or starting at 7:30am the day of the race.
On April 7th, there is the ever popular Race The Runways 1 miler, 5k, Half-Marathon and 14.1 miler down at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Something for everyone, no matter the distance you like! This is a no-frills race - they advertise this "You won’t received a “goody bag” full of junk, promotions, butt butter and beer can cozys. You will receive a quality race put on by runners and triathletes for runners and triathletes." But, don't let that scare you away - all ability levels are welcome, including walkers. I did the half last year and will vouch for it being a super-friendly race - even for those of us who aren't finishing in the front (...or middle!). Apart from really nice volunteers, one of the best things about this race is the flat course!! Hope to see you there!
If you're looking to stay a little closer to the Bangor area, you can just head over to Verona Island for the Bridge the Gap 5k and 10-miler. Both races start at 10am at Fort Knox and finish at the Verona Island Picnic Area.
On Friday April 20th, the 5th annual Healthy High 1 mile, 5k and 10k run/walk will be held at U Maine. The race starts at 4:20pm at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. You can register online here or at the race.
Get ready for the Tri for the Y at the Bangor Y on April 29th at 8am. This is a sprint distance tri featuring a the Bangor Y's Access-Y Scholarship program, which gives everyone the opportunity to participate in Y programs regardless of their financial situation. So, not only are you doing good for your health, but you're also helping others do the same. Plus, as an added bonus, the ladies of Mainely Running will be working the course, cheering you on!!
You can round out the month with the Orrington 10K & 1-Mile Fun Run on April 30th at the Center Drive School in Orrington. Registration starts at 8am, the 1 mile run starts at 9am and the 10k starts at 9:30am. The proceeds go to benefit the track and cross country programs at the Center Drive School. A small town race on quiet country roads in the beautiful Maine springtime!