On road and trail

RunBelfast Race Series expands to six events

Races run June through October in and around city
By Staff | May 09, 2019

Belfast — The RunBelfast Race Series has expanded to six events, a collaboration of six races from June through October that offers trail and road courses.

The series is hosted by Paws, the Waldo County YMCA, Belfast Rotary and Coastal Mountains Land Trust, as well as Rollie's Bar and Grill for Shriner's Hospital for Children.

With the first and final events, participants can choose a longer race — 5 miles or 10 kilometer (6 miles).

Series sign-up gets one a discount for all and a series-unique quarter-zip, long-sleeve technical t-shirt. The RunBelfast Series is sponsored by Damariscotta Bank & Trust and Journey to Health (MaineHealth).

For more information, go to runbelfast.org or active.com/belfast-me/running/distance-running/runbelfast-race-series-2019.

The series will include the following events:

Pendleton

Pendleton 5K and 5-mile on the Rail Trail (on the Rail Trail), Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. start; check-in from 8 am at Armistice Footbridge, Pierce and Water Streets. (Ukulele weekend)

Fast, flat course along the Belfast Rail Trail, beside the Passagassawakeag River. Two water stops. Everyone is welcome, from those looking to run a personal-best to families who want to share a healthy run/walk. This is an entirely off-road, safe and wide trail that is scenic and fun.

Paces for Paws

"Paces for Paws" 5K and 1-Mile Walk (on the Rail Trail), Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. start; check-in from 8 a.m. at Armistice Footbridge, Pierce and Water streets.

Fast, flat course long the Belfast Rail Trail, beside the Passagassawakeag River. One water stop. Everyone is welcome no matter fitness level. Friendly dogs on leashes are encouraged to participate. This is an entirely off-road, safe and wide trail that is scenic and fun.

Kilted Canter

Rotary "Kilted Canter" 5KRun/Walk (on Belfast city venues), Saturday, July 20, 8:30 a.m. start; check-in from 7:45 a.m. at Belfast Area High School, 98 Waldo Ave. (Celtic Festival weekend)

Fast, flat course through picturesque and historic Belfast neighborhoods; one water stop. Everyone is welcome from those looking to run a personal-best to families who want to share a healthy run/walk. And while the wearing of a kilt is optional, it is encouraged in keeping with the Celtic Celebration weekend festivities.

Bug Run

Rotary "Bug Run" 5K Run/Walk (on Belfast city venues), Saturday, Aug. 17. 8:30 a.m. start; check-in from 7:45 a.m. at Belfast Commons parking lot, Miller and Union streets. (Harbor Fest weekend)

Scenic, fairly flat course that includes a few gentle hills, shaded neighborhoods, a stretch along the water front, and the Armistice Foot Bridge across the Passagassawaukeag River; one water stop. Everyone is welcome from those looking to run a personal-best to families who want to share a healthy run/walk. Top female and male runners receive 20 pounds of live lobsters (“bugs”). Pancake breakfast to follow, compliments of Harbor Fest.

Triple Stack

Waldo County YMCA "Triple Stack" 5K and 10K and Kids Run (on Belfast city venues), Sunday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. start; check-in from 7:45 a.m. at Belfast Area High School.

Organizers invite families for a morning of fitness and fun. One-mile family fun run/walk for children ages 10 and younger, with friends and family. The 5K and 10K are on a fast, flat course.

Rollie's

Rollie's "Run for Kids" 5K to Benefit Shriners Hospital for Children (on the Rail Trail), Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. start; check-in from 7:30 a.m. at Armistice Footbridge, Pierce and Water streets.

The 5K run will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, Mass. The race/walk will take place on the Belfast Rail Trail beside the Passagassawakeag River. This is an entirely off-road, safe and wide trail that is scenic and fun.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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