The 17th annual Westport Island Shore Run 10K Road Race is Sunday, Aug. 21 on bridge-accessible Westport Island. Registration is open for the 17th running of Maine’s "Best Little 10K Road Race." The 10K road race will start at 9 a.m; the 3.5 mile "Fun Walk" will start at 8:30 a.m. Last year's race was our biggest field ever, with over 70 competitors making the run. A new course record was also set last year.
This exciting race 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 is sanctioned by the USATF and benefits Westport Volunteer Fire Department, whose members direct traffic and provide logistical support at the race. Over the past 16 years, the race has generated almost $27,000 in proceeds for the firefighters. In October 2021, a check for $2,000 was presented to the fire department by Westport Island Shore Run Association.
Jim McCorkle of 5K Sports Management will be computer timing the race again this year for the 17th time! The race course will have water stations and distance markers, and the awards ceremony, raffle prize giveaway and post-race refreshments for the runners and walkers will take place just outside the Old Town Hall. Gift cards will be presented to those top runners who set a new course record! Race-day registration and the race packet pick up will be at the Old Town Hall on Main Road (Route 144) on Westport Island, just south of Squire Tarbox Inn.
Our wonderful sponsors this year thus far include FormLabs; Maine Yankee; Sheepscot River Marine Service; Ames True Value Hardware; Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Newcastle; Crossroads Coffee Beans; Bath Savings Bank; Sulloway & Hollis; and Westport Community Association.
For more information, directions to the race course, and to register online, go to: www.westportisland.org