We are hosting our 4th Annual Thomaston Trek 5k Walk and 5/10k Run on Sunday, June 4th. The start/finish line will be at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. This fun, family-friendly event is perfect for all ages and levels of walkers or runners.
Our event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to participate! The proceeds will go towards our nonprofit organization as a whole, benefiting all of our organization’s local youth mentoring programs.
Many of our Trekkers’ students and family members will also be walking or running to raising pledges towards their student program dues, which helps fund their annual expeditions that range from five to 14 days in various locations across the continental U.S.
WALK, RUN AND GET DONATIONS!
Lace up your sneakers and prepare to challenge yourself! This is a great opportunity to explore the historic village streets of Thomaston, fuel your love of walking or running, and support the youth mentoring programs of Trekkers.
In addition to walking or running, you can raise money for Trekkers by asking for donations! Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. During the registration process, you can select the option to create your own fundraising page on Active.com. Paper pledge sheets for tracking donations collected are available by clicking here. NOTE: pledges and donations are for the entire run/walk, not per kilometer (just an overall amount total).
Advance online registration is $25 per person (available through Wednesday, May 31st). The registration fee on the day of the race is $35.
Check-in on the event day will be open from 7:30-8:00am and the walk/run will begin at 8:30am. The event will be held rain or shine.
A free T-shirt and post-run pancake breakfast at The Slipway Restaurant on the Public Landing in Thomaston is provided for all participants. Prizes will be awarded.
The route will start and end near the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library (60 Main Street, Thomaston), winding through the historic residential streets of Thomaston. There will be water stations and intersection volunteers directing runners and walkers along the entire route.
The pancake breakfast at The Slipway Restaurant on the Public Landing in Thomaston will be held from 8:30-10:30am, hosted by volunteers, Trekkers students and families. Non-race participants are welcome to join us for the pancake breakfast with a $5.00 donation.
ASK FOR DONATIONS… AND GET SOME COOL PRIZES!
Do you want to make a difference? In addition to running or walking, you can raise money for Trekkers by asking family and friends to support you. Fundraising is easy with the online fundraising tools at Active.com and social media! Turn your support into action by committing to a fundraising goal! NOTE: pledges and donations are for the entire run/walk, not per kilometer (just an overall amount total). All fundraising must be completed by June 4th at 8:00 am. Paper pledge sheets to track donations collected are available by clicking on this link.
- Raise $100, receive a $10 Maine Sport gift certificate
- Raise $250, receive a $25 Maine Sport gift certificate
- Raise $500, receive a $50 Maine Sport gift certificate
- Raise $1000+, receive a $100 Maine Sport gift certificate
Thank you for helping us connect students with their passions for learning, community service and exploration. Through our expeditionary learning programs, we look forward to inspiring our young people, helping them build resiliency and life skills as they find their own path forward.
TREKKERS STUDENTS ONLY – PLEDGE FORM AND FUNDRAISING INFO. SHEET
For those families raising pledges toward the Trekkers student’s credit, here is the 2017 Parent Fundraising Info Sheet. In addition, here is the Pledge Sheet for Trekkers Students. Note: As students are raising money for their program dues, Trekkers students are not eligible for the ‘fundraiser’ Maine Sport gift certificates– these prizes are only offered to participants from the general public.
Parking will be located at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library at 60 Main Street in Thomaston. Additional parking will be available at the St. James Church, which is immediately adjacent to the Academy, with their parking lot entrance on Gleason Street.
Location: Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861
From the SOUTH: Traveling north on Route 1, enter Thomaston and at the first stop light, go straight. The Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library will be a short distance down the road on the right-hand side. Just past the Academy building, turn right onto Roxbury St. Then turn right onto Gleason St. The parking lot will be on the right-hand side.
From the NORTH: Traveling south, take Route 1 to Thomaston. As you approach the village, you will see the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library on the left hand side. Just before the Academy, turn left onto Roxbury St. Then, turn right onto Gleason St. The parking lot will be on the right-hand side.
TIPS FOR FUNDRAISING
When you register at Active.com, you can create your own fundraising page where your friends and family can support your fundraising effort by making a donation quickly, easily and securely! Personalize it with your own story, and share it with your email contacts and your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Make it fun by offering your supporters something special for contributing – and get creative! Did a friend donate $50? Send them a postcard or thank you note thanking them for making a difference in the lives of Trekkers students. Did a family member make a $100 contribution? Make them a plate of your favorite dessert!
Who do you know?
Ask your friends and family for support as Trekkers matters to you. Share why you are fundraising. Include your goal and suggest a giving level. Make it easy and set a deadline. Create a list of everyone you know:
Send an email or letter to:
- Real estate agent
- Financial Planner
- Babysitter/child day care
Others you might reach out to:
- Facebook friends
- Children’s friends
- Parent’s friends
- College friends
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS