The 2018 Megunticook Race Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Barrett’s Cove on Megunticook Lake. The event will feature two triathlons, a 5-kilometer road race and a children’s fun run.

Formerly known as the Megunticook Triathlon and previously the Maine Sport Triathlon, which had been held annually for more than 35 years, the event will have a Sprint and an Olympic distance course, the latter of which has individual and relay options.

Participants can sign on as individuals or race with friends and family as a team by visiting Registrations day of the event also will be accepted.

The Olympic course will feature a 0.9-mile swim, 23.5-mile bike ride and 6.6-mile run. This course is open to individuals and teams.

The sprint course, open to individuals only, will have a third-of-a-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3.5-mile run.

The 5K will follow a course similar to the Sprint course run. Participants should note that this run may be slightly longer than a traditional 5K, which is 3.1 miles.

The children’s fun run, which is free, will begin at 8:30 a.m.; Megunticook Olympic Triathlon and Megunticook Olympic Relay Triathlon, 9 a.m.; the Megunticook Sprint Triathlon, 9:15 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

Check-in is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. for all races and there will be a prerace meeting for adult races at 8:45 a.m.

There also will be morning snacks and a post-race food truck. Those funds will support the Penobscot Bay Sailfish.

Funds raised from the Megunticook Race Festival will benefit One Community Many Voices (OCMV), a 501c3 based in Rockland.

OCMV believes potentials and dreams have no deadlines. Using a model called: the Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time, OCMV works with its Midcoast neighbors to help craft their destinies by providing small boosts that unlock their own skills and potentials, to create possibilities. OCMV meets people where they are at and works with individuals/families to achieve a dream or overcome a temporary barrier in order to regain financial sustainability, self-confidence and/or a healthy lifestyle.

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