Westport Island road race Aug. 19

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:45am

Registration is now open for the 14th running of the Westport Island Shore Run, “Maine’s Best Little 10K Road Race.” 

This year, the USATF-sanctioned race will take place on Sunday, Aug. 19 beginning at 9 a.m.  (The Fun Walk will start at 8:30 a.m.).  This race on bridge-accessible Westport Island takes place on a USATF-certified beautiful course that winds through scenic pine and fir tree forests and over two bridges spanning inlets to Heal Cove and Montsweag Bay. The race benefits the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department, whose members direct traffic and provide logistical support at the race. Over the past thirteen years, the race has generated almost $18,000 in proceeds for the firefighters.

Our 2018 race sponsors so far include:  Wayfair; Maine Yankee; Sheepscot River Marine Service; Bath Savings Bank; Ames True Value Supply; Newcastle Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge; Norm's Used Cars; and the Hampton Inn of Bath. 

Jim McCorkle of 5K Sports Management will be computer timing the race again this year for the 14th time.  Water stations, distance markers, post-race refreshments and award medals for overall winners and age categories will be provided. There will be raffle prizes and a special prize for setting a new course record. Event T-shirts will be provided to those who register early online or by mail.

For more information and to register online, go to: www.westportisland.org.  Come join us for this exciting race.