Girls on the Run-Maine Celebratory 5K

June 4 - Cumberland Fairgrounds - Cumberland, ME

Registration Details
June 4, 2017

Cumberland Fairgrounds
197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, ME
EVENT ITINERARY
8:30 AM | Arrival Time
9:25 AM | Welcome Announcements and Dance Warm Up
9:45 AM | 5k Start time
Course Information
Course Map

The 5K Course is a 3.1 mile multi loop course around the Cumberland Fairgrounds. 

The 5k route will start and end on the track. The runners will start out doing one full lap of the track going counter clockwise. Runners will then be directed out of the track and will then run TWO loops around the perimeter of the fairground. After the second loop runners will be directed back to the track and will finish with another half lap around the horse track and then turn on to the grass for the Finish Line chute.

Packet Pick-Up

At GOTR, we celebrate the limitless potential of our girls and inspire them to be joyful, healthy and confident.  The 5K event is the crowning moment of their participation in this program. Thank you for helping to make this event an incredible experience for all of our amazing girls.

Participant and Spectators: Check out the 5k EVENT GUIDE for all of the event details!

 

Parking at the Fairground can be accessed from both Bruce Hill Road and Blanchard Road. There will be event day traffic so give yourself time to arrive and enjoy the morning!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I need to change my daughter's running buddy, what should I do?

Leading up to the event, please email allison.ayan@girlsontherun.org to make a running buddy change. To make a change on race day please have the Running Buddy stop by the Runner Registration table to sign a waiver.

WHERE IS THE FAIRGROUND?

Directions from Portland or 95: (GPS 150 Bruce Hill Road, Cumberland) Take Route ME-100 to the Fairground (Exit 53 off 95). Follow the signs to the Fairground. Turn Right on Range Road, across from Variety Store, and Left on Bruce Hill Road. Directions from 295: (GPS Address: 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland) Take Exit 15 to Tuttle Road. Go straight through the light on Blanchard Road and you will come to the Blanchard Road/Bruce Hill Road Intersection. Parking attendants will direct you to one of the lots.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

For the 2017 Event will be have two parking areas. You can enter from Blanchard Road or Bruce Hill Road. Please follow the directions of the parking attendants. There will be a 5-10 minute walk from the parking area to the venue.

How long will the 5k run take?

Finishing times vary of course, but our fastest runners will complete the run in about 25 minutes. Most participants will fall between 35-45 minutes. We will have a sweeper on the course to make sure all participants have come through the finish line.

WHERE CAN SPECTATORS GO TO WATCH THE 5K?

The 5k will start and end in the Horse Track area. Once runners leave the track spectators are welcome to walk out to the course to cheer on the runner as they complete two loops around the perimeter of the fairground.

Can I run with a jogging stroller?

No. Due to the size of the event and the uneven course terrain we do not allow runners to run with strollers.

Is the 5k Timed

No. We have untimed non-competitive run where the focus is on the accomplishment of completing a 5k.

CAN I SIGN UP TO RUN ON EVENT DAY?

Yes! Registration is available from 8:00 - 9:30 am. The event day fee is $30 for Adult Participants and $20 for Youth Participants and Running Buddies. Walkers welcome! Cash preferred.

I can not make the event, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any refunds. All registrations are non-refundable and nontransferable.

Can I bring my dog or pet?

For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.

CAN SOMEONE UNDER 16 BE A RUNNING BUDDY

No. The purpose of the running buddy is for both safety and encouragement. If someone under age 16 wants to run, they can register as a youth participant.

Volunteer Registration

This event would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Over 100 volunteers are needed to put on our best 5K yet! Whatever your special skills and talents, we have a role for everyone.

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OPPORTUNITIES
FUN ZONE AND HAPPY HAIR

Join in the fun by helping our participants get excited for the 5k! Volunteers can choose to spray colored hair spray in the Happy Hair Station, Face Paint, or help out in our Photo Booth!

Course Marshals

Course Marshals will support the participants on the course and provide energy and safety for our runners.

Finish Line Food and Refreshments

Volunteers will prep and manage our Food and Water tables.

REGISTRATION

Volunteers will help with 5K registration, assisting pre-registered runners and event day runners. Approximate arrival time 7:30 a.m. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.

Water Stop

Hand out water to runners at one of our two water stops on the course.

START AND FINISH LINE COURSE SUPPORT

Course support at the start and finish line.

GOTR 5k Photos!

Girls on the Run-Maine
980 Forest Avenue
Suite 206
Portland, ME 04103

(207) 747-5677

gotrmaine@gmail.com