Trekkers’ 3rd Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk on June 5

48a. Thomaston Trek. IMG_8450We will host our 3rd Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk on Sunday, June 5. This year’s event will start and finish at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library, located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston. The family-friendly fundraiser is perfect for all ages and all levels of walkers or runners. This year’s lead sponsor for Thomaston Trek is First National Bank.

Advance online registration for Thomaston Trek is $25 per person at www.active.com. The registration fee on the day of the race will be $30. Registration includes a free event T-shirt and post-run pancake breakfast at The Slipway Restaurant, located near the Public Landing in Thomaston.  A prize will be awarded for the winners in designated age categories (male and female: 13-25; 26-40; 41-55; 55+) in both running distances. A trophy will also be presented to the fastest runner 12 years of age and under.

Check-in and registration will take place from 7:30–8:00am. The race begins at 8:30am and will be held rain or shine. Parking for the run/walk will be available at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library. Additional parking will be available at the St. James Church, immediately adjacent to the Academy with an entrance on Gleason Street.

 

Routes for both the 5K and 10K wind through the historic residential streets of Thomaston. There will be water stations and intersection volunteers to direct runners and walkers along the entire route.

 

Thomaston Trek is open to the public. Community members are encouraged to participate in the 5K/10K, and attend the pancake breakfast from 8:30–10:30am at The Slipway Restaurant. The breakfast is free for registrants. Non-race participants are welcome to attend the pancake breakfast for a $5 donation. Proceeds from the event will benefit Trekkers’ programs for local youth.

 

Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. Trekkers serves over 200 students from 7th through 12th grade from the six communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.

 

For more information about Thomaston Trek or to learn about event volunteer opportunities, please contact the Trekkers office at 594-5095 or email shari@trekkers.org.

 

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