Sign up for annual Westport Island road race

Posted:  Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:00am
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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 is back to being held in August. The 14th Annual Westport Island Shore Run 10K Road Race and Fun Walk will take place on Sunday, Aug. 19 beginning at 9 a.m. (The Fun Walk will start at 8:30 a.m.). This exciting 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 13 years, the race has generated almost $18,000 in proceeds for the firefighters.

Last year, the 1st place female winner of the race was Leslie Couper of Falmouth, Maine; the 1st place male winner was Garret Bonney of Boston, Massachusetts.

Our 2017 race sponsors included: Wayfair; Maine Yankee; Sheepscot River Marine Service; Bath Savings Bank; Ames True Value Supply; Sharon Drake Real Estate; 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 will be provided.

For more information and to register online, go to: www.westportisland.org