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Road race

Waldoboro Day 5K offers hilly course, rest area, whoopie pies, pickle juice

Event raises money for several area causes
By Staff | Jun 11, 2019

Waldoboro — The Waldoboro Day 5-kilometer road race is one of the pillars of the annual Waldoboro Day weekend — and this year’s running, the 22nd annual — will be no different.

The event is set to begin on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m., with registration available the day of the race or by preregistration at or at Long Winter Soap Company in Waldoboro Village.

Medomak Valley High School students also can run for $5.

The cost is $20. Part of the fee will go to Healthy Lincoln County’s Summer Meals program at Miller School and the Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry’s “Backpack” program to help fight childhood food insecurity.

T-shirts are included for the first 75 runners or while supplies last.

The race begins and ends in downtown Waldoboro, as the course stretches to Pine Street, West Main Street, Mill Street, Jefferson Street, Atlantic Highway (Route 1) and back onto Main Street to the finish.

Runners also can participate in the event as a team, as the winning team earns a private tour and tasting at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery in Waldoboro.

There also will be a “Rest Area” on the course sponsored by Dow Furniture, a whoopie pie aid table sponsored by Moody’s Diner and pickle juice recovery shots at the finish line courtesy of Morse’s Sauerkraut.

For more information, email race director Lucas McNelly at

The previous winners of the Waldoboro Day 5K were: 2018 — Jeffrey Sprague, 34, Portland — 2017 — Robert Gomez, 33, Windham; 2016 — Cameron Leach, 17, Warren; 2015 — Daniel Bubar, 17, Waldoboro; 2014 — Mason Vermilion, 20, Waldoboro; 2013 — Tom Kennedy, 25, Waldoboro; 2012 — Grant Sorterup, 47, Waldoboro; 2011 — Gomez, 27, Saco; 2010 — Pat O’Donnell, 19, Warren; 2009 — Joshua Anderson, 18, Washington; 2008 — Henry Harding, 18, York Harbor; 2007 — Martin, 37, Bremen; 2006 — Steve Reed, 58, Wiscasset; 2005 — Martin, 35, Bremen; 2004 — Ken Gowell, 25, Newton, Mass.; 2003 — Evan Graves, 21, Bar Harbor; 2002 — Randy Swormstedt; 2001 — No race; 2000 — Gomez, 16; 1999 — Tom MacGregor, 40 (17:50); 1998 — McLean; and 1997 — McLean.

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