22nd Annual Close to the Coast 5k & 10k


The race will be held on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 9:00 am, At Winslow Memorial Park at the end of Staples Point Road in Freeport.  All events rain or shine. Both the 5k and the 10k begin at the entrance of Winslow Park and the course is run on quiet roads and the forest trails along the ocean in the beautiful Park, also home of the Lobsterman Triathlon.  Both online and mail-in applications are $20.00.  T-shirts are guranteed through June 2, 2017.    Online registration ends June 16th at 11:00 am.  

Packet Pick-up/Same day registration opens at 7:15 am and is $25.00 with a possible t-shirt while supplies last.  

For a mail in application contact race director at drjah@fihc.comcastbiz.net

Same day packet pick-up and registration will be located in the covered picnic area next to the main bathrooms at the Park and will open at 7:15 am.

PRIZES: We pride ourselves on our unique Race Prizes, PIES from Orchard Hill Farm! The top 2 finishers overall and in each race category (both 5k & 10k male and female) receive a pie! What better way to enjoy your pie then with your friends and family at a post race barbeque!

ALL race proceeds support the Freeport Rotary Club Educational Scholarship Program.  For the past 21 years the Freeport Rotary Club has given over $160,000 in scholarships. Please help us continue this great cause.

For children, there is a 1K Kids Fun Run will begin at 10:00 am, all children participating in the race receive a prize provided by Wilbur's of Maine. Yum!  No registration required for the fun run.

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up location: Details to come later.

Post Race BBQ & Party with Live Bands: Directly after the race racers and their families are encouraged to stay for the after race party with Free food from Buck's Naked BBQ in Freeport, Free Adult Beverage Tent sponsored by Grittys in Freeport, Moon Bouncy house for kids, and a live Bands. 

Registration Fees

Close 2 Coast 5k & 10k

Nov 23 - Jun 16 Current Price $25.00

Race Day Events

5k & 10 Race:

The race will be held on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 9:00 am, At Winslow Memorial Park at the end of Staples Point Road in Freeport.  All events rain or shine. Both the 5k and the 10k begin at the entrance of Winslow Park and the course is run on quiet roads and the forest trails along the ocean in the beautiful Park, also home of the Lobsterman Triathlon. Same-day registration is from 7:15 am to 8:45 am with the race starting promptly at 9:00 am.  Both online and mail-in applications are $25.00 with a guaranteed t-shirt through June 2, 2016.   Online registration ends June 16th at 11:00 am. 

For a mail in application contact the race director.

PRIZES: We pride ourselves on our unique Race Prizes, PIES from Orchard Hill Farm! The top 2 finishers in each race category (both 5k & 10k) receive a pie! What better way to enjoy your pie then with your friends and family at a post race barbeque!

ALL race proceeds support the Freeport Rotary Club Educational Scholarship Program.  For the past 20 years the Freeport Rotary Club has given over $160,000 in scholarships. Please help us continue this great cause.


Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up

Details to determined

 

Kids 1k Fun Run:

The 1K Kids Fun Run will begin at 10:00 am after the main race ends.  There is no sign-up, application or fees just show up and race.  All children participating in the race receive a prize provided by Wilbur's of Maine. Yum!


Post-Race Party and Family Fun day:

 

Post Race BBQ & Party with Live Bands: Directly after the race racers and their families are encouraged to stay for the after race party with Free food from Buck's Naked BBQ in Freeport, Free Adult Beverage Tent sponsored by Grittys in Freeport, Moon Bouncy house for kids, and a live Bands. 

 

 

The Bands:

 

To be determined


Camping at WinslowPark:

What a better way to enjoy the weekend than to wake up in your tent to the sound of the ocean, roll out of bed, run in a race, win a pie and enjoy a band and barbeque.  All racers wishing to camp at Winslow Park will be extended the Freeport Residents fee for campsites.  For more information call: 207-865-4198.

 

Donate to Great Cause:

The Freeport Rotary Club, formed in 1983, is a lively and generous group of professionals and business owners who live or work in the Freeport area. Our mission is to provide service to those in need, whether it be in the Freeport area or around the world.

For the past 30 years the Freeport Rotary Club has been serving the Freeport and the surrounding communities; through volunteerism and monetary donations.  One of the more significant contributions is in the form of education scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

All the proceeds raised from the Close to the Coast benefit the Freeport Rotary's Education Scholarship Fund. The club currently gives out 3 scholarships per year: The Joan Benoit-Samuelson Award for $2000, named for the Freeport Resident and 1984 Gold Medal winner, The Stephen S. Leighton Award for $2000, named for charter member Edgar Leighton’s son, who passed away and the Technical Program Award for $1000.  To be eligible, students must be residents of Freeport, Durham or Pownal.  Academic achievement and financial need are considered in the award of these Scholarships as well as community service projects.

Over the past 32 years the Club has awarded well over $200,000 in scholarships and helped over 83 graduating seniors from the Freeport area attended college. You never know how your small donation towards the scholarship fund may not only profoundly affect the life of one student but the lives that student may touch as well.

Event Sponsors:

This event would not be successful without the support of local businesses. If you or your business would like to sponsor this race, for more information contact race director: Jim Hendricks at 207-865-1183 or drjah@fihc.comcastbiz.net.


 

DIRECTIONS:  

 

From south take 295 to Exit 17 and head north on Rte 1, take a right onto So. Freeport Rd. and another right onto Staples Pt. Rd. to Winslow Park at end of road.  

 

From the north take 295 to exit 20 then head south on Rte 1, take a left onto So. Freeport Rd. and a right onto Staples Pt. Rd. to Winslow Park at the end of the road.


Event Schedule

  • June 17 07:15 AM EDT - Same Day Registration and Check-in Opens

  • June 17 09:00 AM EDT - Race Start

  • June 17 10:00 AM EDT - Kids 1k Fun Run

  • June 17 10:00 AM EDT - BBQ & Beer Tent Open

  • June 17 10:30 AM EDT - Race Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Winslow Memorial Park, Staples Point Road, Freeport, ME, United States

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