It’s the opening weekend of football season, so we thought it might be fun to throw on your best jersey, run a 5K that ends at a sports bar, then recover by watching too much football. More information to come, but we’ll have the usual prizes, plus one for the best (i.e. most obscure) football jersey. So start searching eBay now.
The Kickoff 5K walk/run is set for Sunday, September 8th. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome!! This 5K is part of the Midcoast Race Series and organized by the local non-profit, One Community Many Voices.
All the funds raised at the Kickoff 5k go directly to the 501c3 Non-Profit, One Community Many Voices (www.ocmv.org). OCMV provides gap funding through a model called: The Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time. The model creates pathways that meet people where they are to resolve a barrier related to employment/skill building, youth aspirations, elderly independent living, transportation, or well-being as quickly as possible. OCMV is currently collaborating with Hospitality House, MCH, AIO, Rockland and Waldoboro Police Departments, Youthlinks, Knox County Community Health Coalition, Trekkers, Pen Bay YMCA, and The Shields Project. OCMV is a place for these agencies to turn to for simple human solutions to barriers when they have no other means to help an individual that meets the criteria.
Registration is $25 on race day and $20 in advance. We will have prizes!! The prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female finishers and for the runner who finishes in the middle of the pack.