Medomak Valley High School will host the Maine Games 3.1-mile cross-country trail race Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m.

Runner check-in is 8 to 8:30 a.m.

Starting on the Medomak Valley Nature Trail, the course is 3.2 miles, weaving in and out of the forested area behind both Medomak Valley High School and Medomak Middle School.

Presented by the MVHS cross-country and track-and-field teams, this will be the school’s second year hosting the event.

This run is the exclusive Maine qualifier for the 2011 State Games of America, held Thursday though Sunday, Aug. 4-7 in San Diego.

One can register for Maine Games events online at and then find the cross-country event information page. One can pay by credit card or check for this event. One must fill in all registration form information on the website; however, if paying by check, one must mail the check to the Maine Games before the registration will be accepted. No preregistered athletes will be allowed to pay at the event.

Registration at the event will be double the preregistration fee.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at