Maine Lobster Festival donates to Run For Your Life

Apr 23, 2014
Brian Allen, middle, of Atlantic Engine Company No. 2, accepts a donation from Maine Lobster Festival Directors Chuck Kruger and Alice Knight.

Camden — The directors of the Maine Lobster Festival recently presented a $250 donation to the Run For Your Life Emergency Service Challenge.

Run For Your Life is an obstacle course race held at the Camden Snow Bowl to benefit local emergency services. The course is approximately 5 kilometers long and includes rope climbing, hoisting heavy objects, crawling under barbed wire, and more. This race raises citizen awareness of the work emergency service volunteers perform on a regular basis, and encourages others to volunteer in their local communities in life-saving roles as firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians.

The 2014 Run For Your Life Emergency Service Challenge will take place Saturday, May 24 at the Camden Snow Bowl. This challenge represents firefighters and paramedics who encourage more citizens to get involved with their local fire departments, ambulance services, and law enforcement agencies. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Atlantic Engine Company No. 2 (Camden Fire Department) and the Hope Fire Department. For more information about this race, visit emergencychallenge.org/.

The Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to Maine’s Midcoast region, and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. In recent years, the Festival committee has given more than $500,000 to the local community through support for Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, Trekkers, Meals on Wheels, and much more. The 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival will take place July 30 to Aug. 3.

For more information about the Festival, visit mainelobsterfestival.com/.

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