The 11th annual Westport Island Shore Run Road Race – “Maine’s Best Little 10K Road Race” – takes place this year on Sunday, Aug. 16, beginning at 9 a.m.
The 10K road race, on bridge-accessible Westport Island, takes place on a USATF-certified course through scenic pine and fir tree forests and over two bridges spanning inlets to Heal Cove and Montsweag Bay. The race is to benefit the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department, whose members direct traffic and provide logistical support during the race.
Over the last 10 years, the race has generated over $15,000 in proceeds for the fire department. Last year, $1,400 was raised for the firefighters.
For more information and to register online for this year’s race, go to www.westportisland.org. Race-day registration and bib pick-up will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Old Town Hall on the Main Road, Westport Island.
This year, the 11th Annual Westport Island Shore Run 10K Road Race coincides with the 60th anniversary celebration of the Westport Island Community Association, which takes place after the race, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Old Town Hall and Community Church on the Main Road.
There will be an exhibit of community arts and crafts in the Old Town Hall and a musical and audio revue of local talent in the community church followed by a champagne and appetizer reception at the town hall.