Running / Trails & Hiking

Longest Day 5K

The Longest Day 5K 

Libby Hill Forest Recreation Area, Gray, Maine

5k Trail Run or Walk on the Longest Day in 2017

Come and join us on the longest day of the year for a race through our trail system.  All proceeds go towards maintaining the trails. As always, there will be plenty of door prizes donated from local businesses.  Students race free!

Registration will be available on race day for $15

Wed, Jun 21st,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Annual Event: 

Quarry Road Summer Race Series

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a weekly trail running series held at the Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville, Maine. Our goal is to create a fun, family friendly series that will provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the Greater Waterville Area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3K to 8K, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road Trail System. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

The complete race schedule can be found here.

Along with our featured race, each week there is also a FREE Kid’s Fun Run for children 12 & under.

Proceeds from the Quarry Road Summer Race Series will go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville.


Featured races start at 6:00pm each week, registration opens at 5:00pm, Kids Fun Run at 5:30pm

June 6- 3k [Downtown Smoothie]
June 13- 5k [The End Zone]
June 20 - 8k [Selah Tea]
June 27 - Makeup or Course Previews
July 4 -  OFF *** HAPPY 4th ****
July 11 - 3k 
[The End Zone]
July 18 - 5k [Selah Tea]
July 25 - 8k [Downtown Smoothie]
August 1 - 8k [Big G's Deli]
August 8 - 5k [The End Zone]
August 15 - 3k & Awards 
August 22 - Makeup 
Tue, Jun 20th, 6:00pm to Tue, Aug 22nd, 6:00pm
Annual Event: 

PeaksFest Family Fun Run 5K

PeaksFest Family Fun Run 5K

Race Director-  Ellen Mahoney 1-207-766-2528 /

4 Church Street, Peaks Island, Maine

Race Day Registration at 8:15AM Start Time 9:00am 

Race day registration- $20.00 Adults $10.00 kids $50.00 family

Charity-  Peaks Island Elementary School PTO

Casco Bay Lines Peaks Island Ferry Schedule     

Google Maps

The race will begin and end at the Peaks Island Elementary School. The course begins up hill on pavement and quickly turn onto a dirt road. From there, a short trail run with some natural hazards, leaves, mud, and ledge onto the community ball field. Across the field runners will again take to the dirt roads right on Park Ave. right then left on Central Ave Extension  to Virginia Ave. Follow signs to weave to the backshore. Runners will take a right turn onto Seashore Ave. Seashore is the loop road of Peaks. There will be a water station on the back shore. About one 1.5km on pavement and then a right turn on Alderbrook takes runners toward the PI Transfer station. The course will weave through some neighborhood dirt roads, Florida to Upper A . Take a right on Daniel, left on Central, right on Boulder and left on Luther and right one short trail. Then quick right on Elizabeth behind the Bracket Church and downhill to the school. 

The race will begin and end at Peaks Island Elementary School

Sun, Jun 18th, 11:00pm
Annual Event: 

7th Annual L.N. Clark Network TREK FOR LIFE 5K

Come join us for our 7th Annual Walk / Run 5K!  Support L.N. Clark Inspiration Network for a 5K walk / run!


L.N. Clark Inspiration Network:  Our Goal is to help Maine cancer patients and their families. So many people need support and services in many areas during their medical oncology journey.  Our passion is to lighten the burden and stress for the individuals in a meaningful way. A cancer patient's journey is a massive challenge; trying to get help should not be.

Check in & Day Of Registration is from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM.

Alfond Academic Center
180 West River Road, Waterville, ME 04901

Adults: $12.00

Student: $5.00 (discount applied during registration process)

We encourage you to also get pledges!

Sat, Jun 17th,
9:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Leavitt Father's Day 5K Trail Run and Walk

Mission: To raise money for the charitable purpose of supporting the Leavitt Cross-Country running team and, in the process, to bring families, alums, and the community together to run and enjoy being outside.  We are building community one runner at a time.

A central Maine woods trail and field 5K on the Saturday morning before Father's Day. Walkers are welcome! 

The race begins behind Leavitt Area High School by the track and football field off of Lower Street in Turner.  

Special prize drawings will be held for parent-child teams. Awards go to age-group winners and the top veteran finisher. ALL racers are entered for bib drawings from our fabulous prize sponsors!

Registration Fees


$15 pre-registered / $20 race day

10 & Under: 

FREE pre-registered / $5 race day

Online registration closes:

Fri., June 16th

Because much of the race is on cross country trails, baby strollers without trail tires just won't work in the 5k. 


Also, dogs are not allowed on the high school fields or trails.  Sorry about that!  We love dogs; these are school rules to protect the fields.

Sat, Jun 17th,
9:30am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Kittery Block Party 5K

Created By
Kittery Block Party
Race Location & Date
10 Shapleigh RoadKittery,
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Block Party - 10am - 4pm
5K Road Race - 5pm followed by a Talent Show, 7pm - 9pm
Online Registration Close Date & Time
Friday, June 16, 2017 4:00 PM
Sat, Jun 17th,
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Annual Event: 

Close to the Coast 5k/10k Road Race


22nd Annual Close to the Coast 5k/10k

The race will be held on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 9:00 am, At Winslow Memorial Park at the end of Staples Point Road in Freeport.  All events rain or shine. Both the 5k and the 10k begin at the entrance of Winslow Park and the course is run on quiet roads and the forest trails along the ocean in the beautiful Park, also home of the Lobsterman Triathlon.  Both online and mail-in applications are $25.00.  T-shirts WERE GUARANTEED THROUGH JUNE 2, 2017.   AT THIS TIME THERE ARE NO LONGER ANY T-SHIRTS LEFT.

Online registration ends June 16th at 11:00 am.  Note, while we are sensitive to issues that may prevent runners from racing; no refunds wil be issued after June 10th.

Runners will also receive a commemorative reusable stadium for the beer tent, compliments of Bath Savings and Gritty's.

Attentions Walkers:  I get asked the question each year about "Can I walk the course?"  The answer is YES for 5k sign-ups. 

Packet Pick-up/Same day registration opens at 7:15 am and is $25.00 with a possible t-shirt while supplies last.   

For a mail in application contact race director at

Same day packet pick-up and registration will be located in the covered picnic area next to the main bathrooms at the Park and will open at 7:15 am.

PRIZES: We pride ourselves on our unique Race Prizes, PIES from Valley View Orchard Pies!

The top 2 finishers overall and in each race category (both 5k & 10k male and female) receive a pie! What better way to enjoy your pie then with your friends and family at a post race barbeque!

Race to Benefit Scholarships!

ALL race proceeds support the Freeport Rotary Club Educational Scholarship Program.  For the past 22 years the Freeport Rotary Club has given over $180,000 in scholarships. Please help us continue this great cause.  

This year we are name one of scholarships in honor of Beth Willhoite, a former educator that past away this year.  Please take a moment to read her bio under the Charity tab.

For children, there is a 1K Kids Fun Run will begin at 10:00 am, all children participating in the race receive a prize provided by Wilbur's of Maine. Yum!  No registration required for the fun run.

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up: Friday June 16, 2017 from 5-6 pm, located at Freeport Integrated Health Center, 174 S. Freeport Rd, Freeport.

Post Race BBQ & Party with Live Bands: Directly after the race racers and their families are encouraged to stay for the after race party with Free food from Buck's Naked BBQ in Freeport, Free Adult Beverage Tent sponsored by Grittys in Freeport, Moon Bouncy house for kids, and a the live band Muddy Ruckus!

All proceeds beneift the Freeport Rotary Educational Scholarship Fund. All event informaitno may be found at



Sat, Jun 17th,
7:15am to 9:00am
Annual Event: 

Belfast Rail Trail 5k Fun Run/Walk/Stroll


Belfast Rail Trail 5k Fun Run/Walk/Stroll 

The first 5k race on the Belfast Rail Trail, celebrating National Trails Day on June 3. Out and back from under the Rt 1 bridge, this is a gentle three mile jog, run, walk for friends and family to enjoy.

Check in at the Registration Tents near the Armistice Bridge and park in the Penobscot McCrum parking lot. Day of registration available from 8:00 am. Pre reg check in by 8:45 am.

Hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. 

Sat, Jun 3rd,
8:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

ColorDash 5K

ColorDash 5K - June 3, 2017 

Benefitting Kennebec Valley Chamber & Augusta Downtown Alliance 

Race Start: 8:30am - Packet Pick up: 7:00am

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and Augusta Downtown Alliance are proud to join together to bring The Color Dash to downtown Augusta. Both organizations endeavor to invest in community growth and development in the Kennebec Valley by supporting their local businesses.
The vision is to have 800 dashers running through historic downtown Augusta and exposing them to the many businesses in the area. Total funds raised will be used to offer resources to the business leaders both in downtown Augusta and throughout the Kennebec Valley. They do this through promotion, educational seminars, community events, and by offering networking opportunities. The businesses that are a part of KVCC and the ADA are key players in our local economy – by supporting them we are providing a future for our community. We strive to paint a positive picture of Augusta and the Kennebec Valley by bringing dashers into our community and letting them experience all we have to offer.

Registration information:

$50 for an individual registration. Family of 3 (living in same household) - $36.66 per entry. Other ticket prices are available.

Children 5 and under are free of charge. 

CD5K Difference: The Color Dash proudly gives 50% of the profit from all merchandise and each participant registration to local Charities all over the Globe

Sat, Jun 3rd,
8:30am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Weekly Back Cove Series

Back Cove Series - Wednesdays at 5:30pm

This year, our Weekly Back Cove 5K Series bib pickup will be happening every day starting May 24th until 5:00PM on May 31st! If you are later than 5:00 PM, you can meet us in the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford, where the race starts, to pick up your bib! After the first race, the packet pickup will continue from 5:15PM – 6:00PM before every race!

The series of races will start on May 31st and run every Wednesday night at 6:00pm until August 30th.

The Weekly Back Cove Series is a Fleet Feet Maine Running tradition! 

In 2016, your participation allowed us to donate $15,000 to Portland Trails! 

The “Big Run” Special Race – June 7th!

This year, our June 7th race happens to fall on Global Running Day! Our Weekly Back Cove race on that night will be part of the “Big Run”, a Fleet Feet Sports initiative in which 40 Fleet Feet stores across the country will be holding 5K races to celebrate!

All 250 participants who check in and run will receive a “Big Run” Global Running Day t-shirt if they show their bib at the store, immediately following the race! Not only will they receive a t-shirt, but you will have an all access pass to our PARTY to celebrate running! This year, our June 7th race happens to fall on Global Running Day! Our Weekly Back Cove race on that night will be part of the “Big Run”, a Fleet Feet Sports initiative in which 40 Fleet Feet stores across the country will be holding 5K races to celebrate!

Sun, May 21st,
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Annual Event: