Valentine’s Day means lacing up the sneakers and hitting the pavement as the third annual LUV Me 5-kilometer road race and walk, sponsored by Sphere Fitness in Rockland and Thorfin Expeditions in Lincolnville, will be held at the Penobscot Bay YMCA.

The race begins at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 and all levels of runners are welcomed. Walkers and well-behaved dogs also may participate, said organizer Reade Brower.

The course has rolling hills, but is scenic as it takes participants past the belted Galloway cows and back up to the YMCA through Rockport Village.

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