Kilted Canter 5K Road Race: “Where the Pleats Meet the Streets”

By Claudia A. Luchetti | Jun 30, 2014
Courtesy of: The Maine Celtic Celebration At the Finish Line

The long-standing tradition of the Celtic Celebration 5K road race continues with this year’s running of the second annual Kilted Canter 5K Road Race. Sponsored by the Belfast Rotary Club, the race continues to be run on the same relatively flat course, through Belfast's picturesque and proudly historic neighborhoods, covering five kilometers or 3.1 miles.

 

The Kilted Canter 5K Road Race will take place on Saturday, July 19th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join. Entry fee is $20. Pre-registration can be done on-line again this year at Active.com or by filling in the form available at the www.mainecelticcelebration.com website. The completed form can be e-mailed to rotary.belfast.runs@gmail.com or snail mailed to Belfast Rotary Club, 2nd Annual Kilted Canter, P.O. Box 74, Belfast, ME 04915. Please include check or money order with snail mail registrations; e-mail registrants will pay on race-day. Runners may also fill out registration forms just before the race between 7:30-8:15 a.m. at Belfast Area High School under the awning at the front entrance. Those registered by July 5, 2014, will receive a free t-shirt. Those who register later can purchase t-shirts on race-day.

 

Awards will be given to the top overall female and male runners and to the top male and female runners in each of seven age brackets. There will be a special prize for the best kilt in keeping with the Celtic Celebration festivities. Prizes will be provided by generous local businesses and sponsors. Race results will be announced shortly after the race and again at 10:50 at the Belfast Commons Stage. Spectators, fans, families, and Celtic cheerleaders are also encouraged to watch from anywhere along the course, or simply at the Start and Finish lines.

 

Volunteers are always appreciated to help with tasks such as registering runners, serving runners at the water stations, acting as course marshals to guide runners along the course, and timing the race. Those interested please contact Brian Beaulieu, at rotary.belfast.runs@gmail.com.

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