Press Release

Summer Solstice 5K

Summer Solstice 5K added to Saturday night, June 22nd Festivities

By Reade Brower

Join us in Rockland during the Summer Solstice downtown celebration on Saturday, June 22nd at 6pm for a run around Rockland.

Downtown Rockland will be closed for their annual “block” party and runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to run or walk this 5K course that will take you through Rockland neighborhoods and along the beautiful Maine coast-line.

The 6pm start will be a great lead-in for a night of run, fun, drink and music!

Prizes will be awarded to winners and recognition for age divisions 1 to 100. Come join the fun and run with us.

This race is the 4th in the “GO! Malawi” runners’ series and all monies will benefit the orphaned children of Malawi that are served by founder and mid-coast native Janet Littlefield. In 2013 she will provide private education for over 60 children and give them “hand-up and a chance for a productive life”.

This year the “GO! Malawi” runners have chosen Savannah, Georgia on November 9th for their destination marathon and ½ marathon. The team still has openings and if you would like to join or get more information please call Reade Brower at 207-691-3510 or email to:

GO! Malawi Runners “Run with a purpose, for a purpose” and we encourage experienced runners or newbies to join us in our mission to help Janet and the children she serves. Our youngest first time marathoner was 18 and our oldest was 62; it’s never to early, never too late to run for something greater than yourself. If you want to train for your first marathon or ½ marathon or are an experienced runner, we welcome you to join us in Savannah!

Registration will be available the night of the race starting around 4:30pm. Race day registration will be $20 for a single, $35 for a couple and $45 for a family of (3) – $10 per extra family member.

Save 10% and pre-register by sending a check payable to: “GO! Malawi”, c/o Reade Brower, 8 North Main Street, No. 301, Rockland, ME 04841 or drop off at the Free Press building at the same address. Please include the following information: NAME, AGE, SEX, TOWN

To pre-register on-line go to either: or