Westport Island road race back on course Aug. 15

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 7:45am

After having to cancel last year's race because of the pandemic, the 16th annual Westport Island Shore Run 10k Road Race will be taking place in person on Sunday, Aug. 15 on bridge-accessible Westport Island, Maine. Registration is now open at westportisland.org. There will once again be a 10K race and a 3.5 mile "fun walk." The 10K race begins at 9 a.m.; the Fun Walk" begins at 8:30 a.m.

This exciting race takes place on a beautiful USATF-certified 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 will direct traffic and provide logistical support at the race. Over the past 15 years, the race has generated almost $25,000 in proceeds for the volunteer firefighters.

The race will be professionally timed by 5K Sports Management, and there will be water stations, distance markers, post-race refreshments, overall and age winner medals, and raffle prizes. The race is USATF-sanctioned and there will be prizes for setting a new course record.

Come join us after a long year away from racing and participate in Maine's best little 10K road race.

For more information on the race, go to our website at www.westportisland.org