It’s time again for the Celtic Celebration’s running/walking race, on
a relatively flat course, through picturesque and proudly historic
neighborhoods of Belfast, Maine over five kilometers or 3.1 miles.
The Sixth Annual Celtic 5K Road Race will take place on Saturday,
July 21 beginning at 8:15 walk/8:30 a.m run. Everyone is
welcome to join. Entry fee is $15 preregistered or $18 on the
day of the race. Pre-registration can be done on-line again this
year at Active.com or by filling in the form on the Maine Celtic
Celebration’s website at http://www.mainecelticcelebration.com/
uploads/files/5K_registration2012.pdf and e-mailing it to
email@example.com or snail mailing it to Celtic Celebration,
PO Box 122, Belfast, ME 04915 . Runners/walkers may also fill out
registration forms just before the race at 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the
Belfast High School under the awning at the front entrance. (See
At 8:15 a.m., walkers will begin from the Belfast High School in front
of the main entrance, through the parking lot down Waldo Avenue,
crossing Main Street and then up Cedar Street. Then take a left onto
Penobscot Terrace and then another left onto Northport Avenue. Head
left up Church Street to Miller Street for a short trek “up” to Cedar
Street. Turn right onto Cedar Street to cross Main Street and again up
Waldo Avenue to the Finish Line back at Belfast High School. Runners
will join the same course at 8:30.
The first 50 registrants will receive a tee-shirt and we have great
prizes for winners in each running category and all walkers will
be entered into a prize raffle. These will be provided by generous
sponsors and by the hosting event, the Sixth Annual Celtic Festival
at the Belfast Common. Prize categories for runners in the Celtic 5K
Road Race are ages 12 and under, ages 13-18, ages 19-29, 30-39,
40-49, 50-59 plus 60 and over. Spectators, fans, families and Celtic
cheerleaders are also welcome to watch from anywhere along the
course, or simply from the Start and Finish Lines. As we know there
are many first-class, A-team runners/walkers from our local area, as
well as those traveling to get here for this unique event. It should be
an event enjoyed by all!
Volunteers are always appreciated. Anyone can help with tasks such
as race registration, serving runners/walkers at the water station,
guiding runners through intersections and timing the Celtic 5K Road
Race. Those interested please contact race director, Carol Browning,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 342-2624.
And the Celtic 5K Road Race is only the beginning! It’s followed by
great music and activities at the Belfast Common for the next two
days, Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22.
Come one, come all!