A message about the Boston Marathon
Organizers of the Maine Marathon extend our prayers and condolences to the runners, spectators, officials, volunteers, family members and friends affected by the events at the Boston Marathon.
For anyone who was at the race and many who weren't, it was a day that will be unforgetable in many ways. In the aftermath of such a terrible tragedy, it would be easy to focus on the negative, but we wish to applaud all the selfless individuals who quickly stepped forward to help the injured and shaken runners and spectators.
The Boston Athletic Association has announced that The One Fund has been designated as a charity to assist the victims. Runners also may wish to support local organizations such as the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts.
Most of all, we encourage everyone to keep running in honor of those who lost their lives or were injured and those who came to their aid.
Online registration is now open for the 2013 Maine Marathon, to be held on Oct. 6. Total entries for the marathon and half marathon are capped at 3,500.
Total marathon and half marathon entries as of 6/17: 1,385
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Support a Good Cause
Proceeds from this year's race will go to benefit Strive, an organization designed to address the many issues faced by young adults (ages 11-24) with disabilities. Also, several organizations participate each year to raise money for their causes, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, the Center for Grieving Children and the Maine Children's Cancer Program.
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Kids' Maine Marathon Mile
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine presents the Kids' Maine Marathon Mile on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. The event begins and ends at the Maine Marathon start/finish line on Baxter Boulevard and is open to kids ages 7-12. A fun run for kids 4-6 starts at 9:45.
Any athlete who raises over $100 with go into a drawing to win a valuable prize. The drawing will be held the day after the race.
Visit the event website for more information or to register.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with this event, email Tanya Iverson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 207-773-5437.