REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! We are hosting our 6th Annual Thomaston Trek 5k Walk and 5/10k Run on Sunday, June 2nd. 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. Thank you to our Lead Sponsor Applewood Dental!
Advance online registration for Thomaston Trek is $25 per person at www.trekkers.org (through Wednesday, May 29). 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 take place from 7:30–8:00am. 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 former 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 2019” Fundraising page on http://thomaston-trek-2019.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: Epifanes NA, Inc.; FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars; First National Bank; First National Wealth Management; Fisher Engineering; Fuller Chevrolet; Grasshopper Shop; Hannaford Supermarkets; Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital; Horch Roofing; J. Edward Knight Insurance; Maine Coast Petroleum; Masters, Fowlie & Engelberg, CPAs, PA; Monhegan Boat Line; O’Hara Corporation; and The Slipway.
Trekkers is a non-profit organization that cultivates the inherent strengths of young people through the power of long-term mentoring relationships. Trekkers was founded in 1994 as an outdoor-based, youth mentoring organization that now serves 240 seventh through twelfth-grade students from the Midcoast communities of Owls Head, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Rockland, Cushing and St. George. The Trekkers Training Institute was founded in 2017, and is dedicated to improving outcomes for young people by providing training, coaching and other professional development opportunities on some of the most effective, tested youth development techniques and principles. Trekkers can be reached at 207-594-5095, www.trekkers.org and www.trekkersinstitute.org.
THANK YOU TO OUR THOMASTON TREK LEAD SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS