The Lisbon Recreation Department and Moxie Festival Committee will host the 2010 Moxie Day 5-Kilometer Road Race on Saturday, July 10. Last year’s Moxie 5K Race attracted more than 300 runners from throughout New England.

The 15th annual Moxie Day 5K Road Race will begin at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. It is a scenic run through the outskirts of Lisbon Falls. The route includes two steep upgrades, one at the start and the second at the two-mile mark. The Moxie 5K Race begins and ends near Lisbon High School.

The $12 fee includes a free Moxie 5K Race t-shirt.

Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female finishers. Awards will given to the first- and second-place male and female finishers in the following age categories: 12 and younger, 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and older. Additional awards will be given to the first male and female “Lisbon Resident” finishers.

There is a children’s run beginning at 7 a.m. in which youngsters of all ages race and all participants receive a prize.

Since 1983, the Moxie Festival has been held on the second weekend in July. Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.

According to Lisbon public safety officials, an estimated 40,000 people attend the three-day Moxie Festival. The Town of Lisbon has approximately 9,300 residents.

For more information, call 353-2289 or go online at moxiefestival.com.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.