The First National Bank "Summer Solstice" 5-kilometer road race/walk will take off on Saturday, June 17.

The annual 3.1-mile event will take place at 4 p.m. at First National Bank, 63 Union St., with registration starting at 3 p.m. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome.

The 5K is open to all and costs $20 on race day and $18 for those who preregister. Preregistration runners get five raffle tickets (instead of one for day-of-race registrations) to win area gift certificates and prizes.

Preregistration is available online at or

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female finishers and for the runner who finishes in the middle of the pack.

This 5K is part of the local holiday 5K race series and organized by the non-profit One Community Many Voices.

One Community Many Voices, OCMV, based in Midcoast Maine, is a scholarship program to give people in need a "hand up," instead of a "hand out." The race is being run in collaboration with the non-profit Go! Malawi, who has organized the race series in the past.

The First National Bank "Summer Solstice" 5K race is one of six holiday 5Ks (3.1-mile races) the non-profit organizes. Other remaining 2017 races include the Horch Roofing Labor Day 5K in September and the Trackside Station "Scare Me" 5K in October.

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