Megunticook Race Festival with triathlon, Horch Roofing 5K planned

By Kelly Woods / Audrey Lovering | Aug 10, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell

CAMDEN – The 2017 Megunticook Race Festival kicks off at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, at Barrett’s Cove on Megunticook Lake. The event will feature a triathlon as well as a 5K.

The Megunticook Triathlon, which has been held annually for more than 35 years, will have both a Sprint and an Olympic distance course.

Participants can sign on as individuals or race with friends and family as a team by visiting https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Camden/MegunticookTriathlon, which also includes the triathlon pricing.
The Olympic course will feature a half-mile swim, a 23.5-mile bike ride and a 6.6-mile run. This course is open to individuals and teams.

The Sprint course, which is open to individuals only, will have a third of a mile swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3.5-mile run.

New this year is a 5K-only option; the race, the Horch Roofing Labor Day 5K, will follow a course similar to the Sprint course run. Participants should note that this run may be slightly longer than a traditional 5K, which is 3.1 miles. Registration for the Horch Roofing Labor Day 5K is $18 in advance or $20 day of. Day of registration will begin at 8 a.m. The cost for students for the 5K – in advance or day of – is $15. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/ME/Camden/MegunticookTriathlon#event-177879.

There also will be a children’s fun run. The event is geared for all members of the family and happens during Camden’s Windjammer Weekend.

The event is generously sponsored by local businesses. In addition to Horch Roofing as the 5K sponsor, the 70.3 sponsors include: SideCountry Sports, PenBay Veterinary Associates, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital and Bixby & Co. The Olympic sponsors are FireOcean Fitness Multisport Coaching, Bangor Savings Bank, Hedstrom Electric, Oh Yeah Comfy Chair and A&E Stoneworks. The Sprint level sponsor is Bay Chiropractic.

All funds raised from the Megunticook Race Festival will benefit the charitable organization, One Community Many Voices (OCMV), a 501c3 based in Rockland.

OCMV believes potentials and dreams have no deadlines. Using a model called: the Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time, OCMV works with its Midcoast neighbors to help craft their destinies by providing small boosts that unlock their own skills and potentials, to create possibilities. OCMV meets people where they are at and works with individuals/families to achieve a dream or overcome a temporary barrier in order to regain financial sustainability, self-confidence, and/or a healthy lifestyle.

To learn more visit www.ocmv.org.

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