Crisis & Counseling Centers' (C&C's) On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run is back and better than ever! Bring your absolute best energy and all your family, friends and co-workers for this can't-miss race of the summer on Sept. 16.
Why September? Because it's Recovery Month, a national awareness campaign that promotes the benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental health and substance abuse concerns.
Proceeds support clients who otherwise could not pay for mental health or substance abuse services. Our goal is to raise $8,000 this year!
Last year, we welcomed more than 225 people to the Third Annual On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run. We're expecting to blow that number out of the water this year with your help!
Want to WAIVE your registration fee? You can pay nothing upfront, as long as you agree to fundraise a minimum of $25 in support of recovery. After you register, your supporters can pledge to support you easily online. The top-fundraising individual and team will receive exclusive prizes.
All participants will have access to:
Feel free to bring your friendly, leashed pets!
Ages 11 and older. Can choose this for team registration.
Ages 2-10. Starts at 8:30 a.m. Does NOT include a shirt, but does include a medal. Can add shirt in next step.
If you choose this option, you pay nothing today and agree to fundraise a minimum of $25. Can choose this for team registration. Prizes to top fundraisers!
If you select "Pledge to Fundraise – Adult or Youth," you must raise a minimum of $25. If you do not raise at least $25, you must donate the difference in order to participate on race day. As a member of a team, you can still choose to fundraise.
Who can attend this event?
Families, serious athletes, casual walkers, youth sports teams, strollers and even leashed family pets are welcome. There's something for everyone at this all-inclusive day of support for the recovery community.
When should I arrive?
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K Walk/Run starts at 9 a.m. Please plan to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to allow time to check-in and pick up your T-shirt.
What are my parking options at the event?
The walk/run will begin where Capitol Park meets the head of the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta. You can park for free in the parking lot adjacent to the trailhead, in public parking spaces or at the Kennebec Valley YMCA. Look for a tent in the football field between the Kennebec Valley YMCA and the trailhead.
Will participants be timed?
Yes, all participants will be timed regardless of whether they are running the race as a seasoned athlete or walking with a stroller. We will be using 3C Race Productions, a professional race-timing company in New England, to make sure times are calculated accurately.
Your time may be the most important part of the event, or you may just be out for a fun walk with your family to support a worthy cause. Either way, the top three male and female adult runners will be awarded prizes at the After Party. All youth participants will receive medals.
Bib numbers will be distributed the morning of the event and should be pinned to the front of your shirts. A list of the times will be released through C&C's website, Facebook page, and an email to all participants after the event.
Note: If you DO NOT walk/run the entire length of the course, please exit just before crossing the finish line to ensure those who complete the entire race are assigned accurate ranks. There will be signs for early exit near the finish line.
Do you provide child care?
No, unfortunately we cannot provide child care. Children age 2-10 are encouraged to participate in the Kids' Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Young children are also welcome to accompany adults during the 5K, either in a stroller or walking, without wearing an event bib at 9 a.m. Children ages birth to 2 do not require registration.
How long is the course?
The course is a standard distance of 3.1 miles or 5 kilometers.
Can I bring a stroller?
Strollers are allowed. Participants with strollers will start the race after the runners and walkers at the end of the pack.
Will there be restrooms on the course?
Portable restrooms will be provided only at the start and finish; they will not be located along the course.
Will there be water stops on the course?
Yes, there will be one water stop along the course.
What if it rains?
On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run will take place rain or shine. If there is lightning, the race will be postponed until we have been in the clear for 30 minutes. On event day, check Facebook at facebook.com/crisisandcounseling for weather status updates.
How do I register a team?
A team is 3-8 adult friends, family members or co-workers running or walking and having an all-around good time together. You don't need a full team to get started! Start your team by signing up at least two people today, and then round up your team ASAP.
Download PDF for step-by-step directions on how to create a team. Start by clicking "Register" and choose either the Adult ticket or the Pledge to Fundraise ticket. In the next section, you will be prompted to add yourself to a team or create a new team, if desired. Your teammates can search for your team when they register (or you can provide them with a password), and they'll have access to your team page.
If you register as a team, you'll receive a discount on registration. But remember, entire teams or individuals on teams can fundraise – let the competition begin!
How do I find and join a team?
Download PDF for step-by-step directions on how to find and join your team.
I've already registered. Can I still join a team?
To join a team after registering, please click the Contact button in the upper right hand corner of the page or call 1-855-969-5515.
How do you create a fundraising page?
Download PDF for step-by-step directions on how to create a pledge page.
How can I contribute someone’s fundraising page?
Click on Pledge Participants on the left sidebar.
How can I share my fundraising page?
Go to your fundraising page and copy the URL or share on Facebook, Twitter and Google by sharing the icons on your fundraising page.
Is there a discount for C&C clients?
Crisis & Counseling Centers' adult clients can receive one of the limited free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, or they can purchase discounted tickets. Please call 207.213.4508 for a client promo code. Note that these tickets are for clients only and do not cover their family members or friends.
It's past Sept. 3. Can I still get a T-shirt?
No, unfortunately if it's after Sept. 1, we have already submitted our T-shirt order for this year. We hope you'll still join us, walk or run the course, and take part in the many other free festivities going on in support of recovery!
Can tickets be refunded?
No, unfortunately we do not offer ticket refunds.
Will there be on-site registration?
We do plan to have race day registration, but arrive early to get registered before the race start.
How can I contact the event organizer with any questions?
If you have further questions, please contact Race Director Jeb Murphy at email@example.com or 207.213.4508.
If you can't run the race, help us "run" the race!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
Shift: 5:45 - 7:30 a.m.
Role: Help set-up the race and expo area at Capitol Park near the Kennebec Valley YMCA. Minor lifting may be required.
Shift: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Role: Help breakdown the race and expo area at Capitol Park near the Kennebec Valley YMCA. Minor lifting may be required.
Shift: 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Role: Photographers will cover different areas of the race to capture our runners and walkers in action – both on and off the track. Must be able to provide own camera and agree to supply agency with photographs afterwards. Photo credit will be given, but the agency reserves the right to use photographs at its discretion.
Hydration Station Support
Shift: 8:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Role: Set up, monitor and maintain designated water stop, provide water to participants, pick up waste after all participants have passed, break down water stop.
Finish-line support/route cheerleaders
Shift: 9:00-10:45 a.m.
Role: Guide runners into finish chute, distribute water bottles, assist timers, loudly cheer for runners throughout the race course and/or as they cross the finish line.
More information will be emailed to you closer to the event. There will be one volunteer meeting during the week of the race at 10 Caldwell Road in Augusta. Please make every effort to attend that meeting and help us ensure that the entire event runs smoothly!
On race day, please plan to check-in with Race Director Jeb Murphy at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled shift.
September 16 7:30 AM EDT - Registration opens
September 16 8:30 AM EDT - Kids' Fun Run starts
September 16 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Walk/Run starts
September 16 10:00 AM EDT - After Party