Race Benefits Maine Breast Cancer Patients and Research
Portland, Maine – The Portland Sea Dogs in conjunction with the Maine Track Club and Intermed will be hosting the 17th annual Mother’s Day 5K Road Race on Sunday, May 14th at 9:15 AM. Proceeds from the event benefit Maine breast cancer patients and research with the funds going to the American Cancer Society. There will also be a Kid’s Run, presented by Fleet Feet Maine Running, beginning at 8:30 AM that is free of charge.
The Portland Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K is the largest 5K road race in the State of Maine. A near capacity field is once again expected for this year’s race.
In the previous 16 years of the event, the Sea Dogs have donated $224,507.00 to support breast cancer research and patients in Maine including $15,000.00 from last year’s race.
Slugger and his Mom lead the way on the flat 5K course which begins in front of the Portland Expo building, travels down Congress Street, turning down Stevens Avenue, and making a right onto Brighton Avenue back down Deering Avenue into Fitzpatrick Stadium. The race culminates with a unique finish inside Hadlock Field in front of the third base dugout. The course is USAT&F certified and is part of the USAT&F Sanctioned Grand Prix series.
The top overall male and female finishers will receive a trophy, a pair of 2017 Season Tickets, and throw out the ceremonial first-pitch prior to a future Sea Dogs game. The top three male and female finishers in each age group will also be presented with awards. All participants of the race will receive a complimentary ticket to attend a future Sea Dogs game.
The race is open to the public. Walkers and wheelchair racers are welcome as well. A limited number of spots are still available. Registration is $20.00. The kid’s race is free. If you would like to run in the 17th annual Sea Dogs’ Mother’s Day 5K you may register online at www.seadogs.com or at Fleet Feet Maine Running located on Marginal Way in Portland on Friday, May 12th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM or Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Additionally, if spots remain, runners may register the day of the race at Hadlock Field from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.
Runners who have already registered may also pick-up their packets at Fleet Feet Maine Running during the same hours as above.
Park Avenue from Deering Avenue to Saint John Street will be closed to traffic from 8:50 AM to 9:15 AM on Sunday, May 14th.