New 5K walk offered at Maine Lobster Festival on Sun., Aug 7

By Maine Lobster Festival

The annual Maine Lobster Festival 10-Kilometer Road Race will take off Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8:30 a.m., with the twist of a 5-kilometer walk added to the popular event.

The 10K race, which is 6.2 miles, and the 5K walk, which is 3.1 miles, begin at 8:30 a.m. The walk will not be timed.

The entry fee is $15 for preregistration and $18 the day of the race. The first 275 registrants will receive commemorative lobster festival race T-shirts.

New this year for the 10K run is a barefoot runners division. Awards will go to the top male and female barefoot runner (defined as totally barefoot ).

Preregister for the 10K race.

Preregister for the 5K walk.

Preregister online (links above), or register Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the festival grounds and the morning of the race/walk beginning at 7 a.m. at Harbor Park.

There also will be a one-mile children's fun run down Main Street, with registration beginning on Sunday, at Aug. 7 at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $5. The fun run, which takes off at 7:30 a.m., is sponsored by TD Bank.

For more information, call event director Holly Sherburne at 841-3415 or email

The event is sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial.