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Fifth Annual On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run

Crisis & Counseling Centers' (C&C's) On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run is back! Come join us at the Kennebec River Rail Trail on October 27th! Wear a costume and be entered to win a fantastic door prize!

Every dollar raised provides services to clients who otherwise could not pay for services they need. Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year!


There are two ways to participate:

1) Pay $25 when you register for an individual 

2) Create a team of 4 or more people and raise a minimum of $25 per person. Supporters can pledge to support you easily online.


All participants (Excluding the Kids Fun Run) will receive a free event T-shirts (must register by October 13th in order to receive shirt)

We'll have prizes for:

- Top Two Male and Female Runners

- Top Team Time- Top Individual & Top Group Fundraiser

- Wear a Costume & Be Entered in a Door Prize 

- Kids' Fun Run obstacle course, starting at 8:30 a.m.

- Snacks and beverages

This event is both pet friendly and smoke free!


Registration fees

Youth - Kids' Fun Run Closed

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.

  1. $5.00
    Jul 25 - Oct 27

Pledge to Fundraise - Adult or Youth Closed

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!

  1. Free
    Jul 25 - Oct 27

Adult Closed

Registration closed
  • Ages 11 and older. Can choose this for team registration.

    1. $20.00
      Jul 25 – Sep 30
    2. $25.00
      Oct 1 – Oct 26
    3. Closed
      Oct 26 – Oct 27

Adult & Youth - Free Registration

If you select "Pledge to Fundraise – Adult or Youth," you must raise a minimum of $25 per person. 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.

FAQs About the Course

Will there be on-site registration?
We do plan to have race day registration, but arrive early to get registered before the race start. 

Will everyone be in costume?
Although this event is not a "Costume 5k" where everyone wears a costume, we do encourage people to celebrate the season and wear a costume if they'd like! And if you wear a costume you'll be entered to win a prize! 

I'm not a serious runner, should I attend?
This event is for everyone! The race is timed, but we have lots of people who attend to enjoy the walk and support a great cause! 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. There will be signs on the road and look for the tent in the football field between the Kennebec Valley YMCA and the trailhead.

Will participants be timed?
Our event is professionally timed, but that doesn't mean you need to be a serious runner to participate!

Bib numbers will be distributed the morning of the event for every participant and should be pinned to the front of your shirts. A list of the times will be released to all attendees after the race. Not interested in what your time is? Not to worry, many people attend every year just to support the cause!

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.

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 for weather status updates.

Do you provide child care?
No, we don not 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 at 9 AM, either in a stroller or walking, without wearing an event bib. Children ages birth to 2 do not require registration.

Strollers are allowed at this event.

How long is the course?
The course is a standard distance of 3.1 miles or 5 kilometers. with a water stop at the turnaround in Hallowell

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. 

FAQs About Registration

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 do I register a team?
A team is 4 or more 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. 

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 October 12. Can I still get a T-shirt?
No, unfortunately if it's after October 12, 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.

How can I contact the event organizer with any questions?
If you have further questions, please contact Race Assistant Director Jeb Murphy at  or 207.213.4508.

Event Schedule

  • October 27 7:30 AM EDT - Registration opens

  • October 27 8:30 AM EDT - Kids' Fun Run starts

  • October 27 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Walk/Run starts

  • October 27 10:00 AM EDT - After Party

Contact Information

Event Location

Kennebec River Rail Trail, Augusta, ME, United States

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