The annual Maine Lobster Festival 10-Kilometer Road Race will take off Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8:30 a.m., with the twist of a 5-kilometer walk added to the popular event.

The 10K race, which is 6.2 miles, and the 5K walk, which is 3.1 miles, begin at 8:30 a.m. The walk will not be timed.

Participants can be preregister online at or

The entry fee is $15 for preregistration and $18 the day of the race.

New this year for the 10K run is a barefoot runners division. Awards will go to the top male and female barefoot runner (defined as totally barefoot ).

Registration for the race/walk will be Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the festival grounds and the morning of the race/walk beginning at 7 a.m. at Harbor Park.

There also will be a one-mile children’s fun run down Main Street, with registration beginning on Sunday, at Aug. 7 at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $5. The fun run, which takes off at 7:30 a.m., is sponsored by TD Bank.

For more information, call event director Holly Sherburne at 841-3415 or email

The event is sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at