The 15th annual Westport Island Shore Run, "Maine’s Best Little 10K Road Race,” a 10K Road Race and Fun Walk, will take place on Sunday, Aug.18, beginning at 9 a.m. (The 3.5 mile "Fun Walk" will start at 8:30 a.m.).
This USATF-sanctioned 10K race on bridge-accessible Westport Island — only an hour north of Portland — benefits the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department, whose members direct traffic and provide logistical support at the race. Over the past fourteen years, the race has generated over $20,000 in proceeds for the firefighters.
The race will be on a USATF-certified course through scenic pine and fir tree forests and over two bridges spanning inlets to Heal Cove and Montsweag Bay.
Race sponsors so far include: Wayfair.com ("Everything for the Home!"); Maine Yankee; Sheepscot River Marine Service; Bath Savings Bank; Ames True Value Supply; Newcastle Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge; Norm's Used Cars; Crossroads Coffee Company; the Westport Island Brewing Company, the Westport Community Association and the Hampton Inn of Bath.
5K Sports Management will again be computer timing the race this year. 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 awarded to the male or female runner who sets a new course record. Race T-shirts guaranteed for those who register online by 5 p.m. on Aug. 2.
For more information and to register online, go to: www.westportisland.org. Come join us for this exciting race and help our firefighters.