Saturday, May 25th, 2013
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Beneficiary: Gray New Gloucester High School Booster Club
Sunday, May 26th, 2013
Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Cost: Price included in entry fee for 25k, 50k, and 50 mile.
$5 for spectators
Beneficiary: Gray New Gloucester Foodball Booster Club
In the spirit of Memorial Day, there will be a post-race BBQ with food, beer, pizza, and live music. All proceeds from meal ticket sales will go to the Gray New Gloucester High School Booster Club. The BBQ meal will consist of grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers, sausages, hot dogs, various cold salads, various desserts, soft drinks, water, and of course cold beer. A separate grill and serving utensils will be used for vegetarian foods.
Potluck Food Donations Requested
It is a tradition of this event that all race participants, especially Mainers, are asked to bring a food donation. Why is that, especially when you’re already paying for a BBQ meal? The end effect is the biggest and most diverse spread of healthy food that you’ve ever seen – and it ultimately benefits the Gray New Gloucester High School Booster Club. We ask that all runners and volunteers bring a HOMEMADE cold salad (i.e. pasta, potato, bean, leafy green, etc.) or some kind of a dessert (i.e. cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc.) Please provide a container with a cover, and a label if you want the container returned. No utensils are necessary. You may drop-off your food donation at the Maine Running Company store located at 563 Forest Ave in Portland on Friday, or bring it to the food tent on race-day morning. There will be refrigerators on site to keep food donations cold. Empty food containers can be retrieved after the race from the Maine Running Company store.
This year we’re very pleased to have a new sponsor on-board. The people from Portland Pie Company will be serving free slices of pizza on both Saturday and Sunday. Pizza deliveries will be made continuously from each of Portland Pie’s restaurants in Maine so that everyone will be able to enjoy hot slices.
This year each participant will receive two (2) free cans of beer from Shipyard Brewing Company. While sharing is good, runners may not share their beers with non-registered spectators. We do not want to jeopardize our liquor license with the state of Maine. Runners must be of legal drinking age (21+) and present their race bib at the beer tent in order to be served. A mark will be placed on your bib for each beer served. All others must present identification. Friends and family of runners may purchase beer separately for $3.
Picnic tables and bales of hay will be scattered around the Grove where you’ll be able to sit. Please feel free to setup your own canopy, chair or blanket out on the grass.
As soon as runners cross the finish line they will pass by a special recovery zone with a place to sit and post-race food items. The post-race food items will include water, an electrolyte-replacement drink, and basic food items such as bananas and oranges.