THOMASTON — Trekkers will host the 6th Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2 at the Thomaston Academy/ Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main Street, rain or shine. The family-friendly fundraiser is open to the public and is for all ages and all levels of walkers or runners.
Advance online registration for Thomaston Trek is $25 per person at www.trekkers.org (through May 30). The registration fee on the day of the run/walk will be $35. Registration includes a free event T-shirt and post-run/walk pancake breakfast at The Slipway Restaurant, located near the Public Landing in Thomaston. The breakfast is free for registrants. Non-event participants are welcome to attend the pancake breakfast for a $5 donation. A prize will be awarded for the winners in designated age categories (male and female: 13-25; 26-40; 41-55; 55+) in both running distances. A trophy will be presented to the fastest runner 12 years of age and under.
Check-in and registration will take place from 7:30–8 a.m.
Parking for the run/walk will be available at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library. Additional parking will be available at the former St. James Church, immediately adjacent to the Academy with an entrance on Gleason Street. There will be water stations and intersection volunteers to direct runners and walkers along the entire route.
Participants can turn their support into action by committing to a fundraising goal. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. Participants can create their own fundraising page from the Trekkers “Thomaston Trek 2019” Fundraising page on http://thomaston-trek-2019.everydayhero.do/.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Trekkers’ programs for local youth. Trekkers’ students and family members will be raising pledges to lower their student program dues.
This event is made possible through the generous support of their lead sponsor: Applewood Dental. Their supporting sponsors are as follows: Atwood Lobster LLC; Brooks Trap Mill; Eastern Tire & Auto Service, Inc.; FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars; Fisher Engineering; Fuller Chevrolet; Grasshopper Shop; Harbor Builders Associates; Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital; Hedstrom Electric; Horch Roofing; J. Edward Knight Insurance; Maine Coast Petroleum; Monhegan Boat Line; Mount Pleasant Dental Care; O’Hara Corporation; Ocean Pursuits; Rockland Savings Bank, FSB; The Slipway; and Viking Inc. .
Trekkers is a non-profit organization providing a long-term program that connects young people with caring mentors and leverages out-of-classroom expeditionary learning to help them grow into resilient and responsible adults. Trekkers was founded in 1994 as an outdoor-based, youth mentoring organization that now serves 240 seventh through twelfth-grade students from the Midcoast communities of Owls Head, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Rockland, Cushing and St. George. In 2017, the Trekkers Training Institute was founded to train other youth development professionals throughout the state in the Trekkers model. They can be reached at 207-594-5095 and www.trekkers.org.