Trekkers will host the 5th Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk on Sunday, June 3. 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 open to the public and is perfect for all ages and all levels of walkers or runners.
Advance online registration for Thomaston Trek is $25 per person at www.trekkers.org (through May 30). The registration fee on the day of the run/walk will be $35. Registration includes a free event T-shirt and post-run/walk pancake breakfast at The Slipway Restaurant, located near the Public Landing in Thomaston. The breakfast is free for registrants. Non-event participants are welcome to attend the pancake breakfast for a $5 donation. 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 be presented to the fastest runner 12 years of age and under.
Check-in and registration will start at 7:30am. The run/walk 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.
In addition to running or walking, participants can raise money for Trekkers by asking family and friends to support them. Fundraising is easy with the online fundraising tools at Everyday Hero. Participants can turn their support into action by committing to a fundraising goal. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. Participants can create their own fundraising page from the Trekkers “Thomaston Trek 2018” Fundraising page at http://thomaston-trek-2018.everydayhero.do/
Prizes will be as follows from Maine Sport Outfitters: raise $100, get at $10 gift certificate; raise $250, get a $25 gift certificate; raise $500, get a $50 gift certificate; raise $1000+, get a $100 gift certificate.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Trekkers’ programs for local youth. Trekkers’ students and family members will be raising pledges to lower 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. The registration fee proceeds will go towards the Trekkers nonprofit organization as a whole, benefiting all of their organization’s local youth mentoring programs.
This event is made possible through the generous support of their lead sponsor: Applewood Dental. Their supporting sponsors are as follows: Atwood Lobster LLC; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – The Masiello Group; Brooks Trap Mill; Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home; Eastern Tire & Auto Service, Inc.; FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars; Fisher Engineering; Grasshopper Shop; Harbor Builders Associates; Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital; Horch Roofing; Jeff’s Marine; Lonza Rockland, Inc; Monhegan Boat Line; Mount Pleasant Dental Care; Mr. Tire Company; Ocean Pursuits; Once A Tree Inc.; Rockland Savings Bank, FSB; Schooner J. & E. Riggin and The Slipway.
Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based six-year 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 Trekkers, please contact the office at 207-594-5095 or www.trekkers.org.