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scanning process. Erin is seeing another popular trend in shoe technology, “I see shoe manufacturers being more aggressive with their midsole material and new
person’s feet and provides specific
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the person with every stride.” While many other shoe companies are developing their own midsoles in this energy return market, a recent press release from Brooks shoe company sheds some light on it, “Brooks Running is pushing the limits of energy return with the new Levitate
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Starting with shoe trends, John says,
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PREVENTING IT BAND SYNDROME) Anytime after a running hiatus, runners in particular, need to be cognizant of developing overuse injuries as they get back into training.
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Southern mainE RUN 12TH ANNUAL KITTERY FIRE ASSOCIATION 5K RUN & WALK
May 20th: 12th Annual Kittery Fire Association 5K Run & Walk. Sunday 9:00 AM start, Kids Run at 10 AM. Running and walking along the waterfront in beautiful Coastal Kittery. Awards, raffles, food, and fun for the whole family. All proceeds to benefit the Kittery Fire Association. For more information and to register: WWW.KITTERY5K.COM
YORK HOSPITAL 5K ROAD & CROSS COUNTRY RACE June 2nd: Saturday 8:30 am start at York Hospital. 3.1 miles of scenic York Harbor and York Village. Chip timing. T-shirts to the first 150 registered. Division winner awards. Age 14 and over: $20, Age 13 and Under: $10. Families $45. Register online at WWW.YORKHOSPITAL.COM/5K. Questions: Call York Hospital’s Friendraising Office 207-351-2385.
SOUTH BERWICK STRAWBERRY RUN
June 30th. Certified 5 mile run and 2 mile fun walk the
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events morning of the Strawberry Festival. Race is located at Marshwood Great Works School at 8:00 am. Chip timing, finisher medals, fun raffles and awards. Benefits Rec Camp. Follow on Facebook at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ STRAWBERRYRUNSOUTHBERWICK. Sign up online WWW.SOUTHBERWICKMAINE. ORG/RECREATION. Email sbrec@ sbmaine.us.
FOUR ON THE 4TH
July 4th: Wednesday 8:00 am start at York High School. 4 miles of Scenic York and York Beach. Professional bib chip timing. Pre-registration mail-in $25.00, Pre-registration on line $27.00 (including fees), Race Day registration $30.00 space permitting. Race limited to 1,200 runners. Overall cash prize and Division winner awards. Free fun run for kids immediately following. York Parks and Recreation Department for registration or information. 207-363-1040. WWW.YORKPARKSANDREC.ORG
21ST EDITION ROAD RACE, KENNEBUNK. 5K RUN/ WALK July 13th: Friday 6:00 PM start. Certified race route through beautiful downtown Kennebunk. Preregister online for discounted rates. All proceeds benefit Kennebunk
Free Library. T-shirt and fabulous goodie bag to first 200 registrants. Free dinner for all registered participants, small fee for others. Live music. Great raffles. Beer & wine garden. FMI: 207-985-2173 or WWW.KENNEBUNKLIBRARY.ORG.
AMIDON FAMILY DENTISTRY YORK DAYS 5K
July 29th: A Seacoast Road Race Series Race. Sunday 8:00 am start at York High School. Professional bib chip timing. 3.1 miles of scenic York and York Beach. Pre-registration mail in $25.00. Pre-registration on line $27.00 (includes fees), Race Day registration $30.00, space permitting. Limited to 1,200 runners. Overall cash prize and Division winner awards. Free fun run for kids immediately following. York Parks and Recreation Department for registration or information 207363-1040, WWW.YORKPARKSANDREC.ORG
TURKEY TROT, YORK
November 24th: Saturday. 11:00 am start at Village Elementary School in York. 3.1 miles of scenic York and York Village. Professional bib chip timing. Pre-registration mail in $20.00, Pre-registration on line $22.00 (includes fees), Race Day Registration $25.00. Donations to York Food Pantry
accepted. T-shirt given to first 200 registrants. Overall and Division Winner awards. York Parks and Recreation Department for registration or information 207-363-1040, WWW.YORKPARKSANDREC.ORG
BIKE THE 34TH BIKE MS GREAT MAINE GETAWAY
August 11-12th: Taking place at the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, one of Maine’s finest coastal town destinations. Mileage options range from 25 miles to 100 miles. Hundreds escape to Maine for the Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway adventure in August. Getaway riders experience Maine when cycling along the southern coastline, sampling a variety of Maine craft beer and feasting on lobster. Seasoned cyclists and novices will enjoy their choice of scenic routes. WWW.BIKEMSMAINE.ORG FACEBOOK.COM/ BIKEMSGREATMAINEGETAWAY
READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE? BikeMS takes place in Biddeford, one of Maine’s finest coastal destinations. During this two-day ride, cyclists will experience the beauty of Maine’s southern coastline, including an up close look at “Walkers Point”, the summer home of President George H.W. Bush. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.
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With several distance options, you’ll be treated to priceless views of the Atlantic Ocean as you begin and end your ride Saturday and Sunday. Upon your return, enjoy the festivities with food, music and a massage. The fun continues Saturday evening with an awards ceremony and dinner. On Sunday, enjoy a full breakfast and then head out for another beautiful ride. When you return, top off a great weekend with a Maine lobster at our traditional Lobster Bake. Whether you are an individual rider, part of a team, or a family looking for a destination weekend supporting an important cause, the Great Maine Getaway is the perfect event for you! *Early and on-going treatment with FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contracting the National MS Society at MSNEWENGLAND.ORG or 1.800.344.4867.
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Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome &
ROAD PHOTO: Shutterstock
hile the most hardy Mainers continue to pound the pavement year round, most of us probably stick to cushioned treadmills in the
gym, or even taking a breather over the winter months. But,
WHAT IS ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME? Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury caused by friction between the Iliotibial Band (on the
whenever itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to get back out on the road anytime after
outside of the thigh) and the lateral
a running hiatus, runners in particular, need to be cognizant
femoral condyle (outside portion of
of developing overuse injuries as they get back into training.
the knee). It is most commonly seen in runners, cyclists, and other athletes
By keeping a few key points in mind, athletes can prevent or
who are repetitively flexing and
significantly decrease the severity of these frustrating (and
extending the knee. Pain is usually
sometimes devastating) injuries.
felt in the front/outside portion of the knee and can be extremely debilitating. ITBS accounts for up to 15% of overuse injuries around the knee, and running athletes are at highest risk.
By JONATHAN P. WATLING, MD Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6 spring 2018
STRETCHING & for your STRENGTHENING IT BAND GLUTE AND HAMSTRING STRENGTHENING
FOAM ROLLER STRETCH
INVERTED FOOT SIDE LEG RAISE
WHAT CAUSES ITBS?
On average, 90% of patients engaging in appropriate treatment
extension in your regimen. (i.e.
Common causes for ITBS include a
will have resolution of symptoms
rapid increase in either the volume or
within 4-8 weeks. Treatment initially
■■ Allow a rest day once per week.
intensity of running. A prime example
consists of rest, icing, and oral or
■■ Warm up and focus on stretching
is a runner who has not been running
topical NSAIDs. Physical therapy with
before your runs. A foam roller
over the winter and returns at the same
training modification is also a mainstay
can be particularly helpful to
volume as he or she was running the
of treatment. Therapy focuses on
previous season. Poor arch support
stretching of the ITB, lateral fascia,
from running shoes, particularly
and gluteal muscles, deep transverse
arch support from your running
in athletes with a tendency to over
friction massage, strengthening hip
shoes. Change your running shoes
pronate, also places runners at risk.
abductor muscles, and proprioception
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MEDICAL INTERVENTION
exercises to improve neuromuscular
stretch the IT Band. ■■ Make sure you have appropriate
every 300-500 miles. ■■ If you have worsening pain that
coordination. If initial attempts at
comes progressively earlier in
conservative therapy fail to provide
your runs and is not relived by
ITBS is a fairly straightforward
relief, a corticosteroid inject may be
rest, or if you have persistent
diagnosis. However, it is important to
pain, particularly at night, seek an
see a sports medicine trained physician if you are having persistent pain around the knee that doesn’t respond to simple
TIPS FOR PREVENTING AND RECOGNIZING ITBS
resting. X-rays are typically normal in
■■ Keep a running log. Increase your
athletes with ITBS. MRI can be useful
training intensity/volume by no
in athletes with particularly severe
evaluation with a sports medicine physician.
more than 10% per week.
cases in order to rule out more serious
■■ Consider including cross training
issues that may mimic ITBS including
with an exercise that does not
meniscus tears and stress fractures.
require repetitive knee flexion/
portland FROM BEACHES TO BREWERIES, Greater Portland area races serve up some of the best competition in Maine. Whether your event is in Portland or nearby, plan time to take in the sights, enjoy local businesses, and experience the outstanding food of this vibrant region.
events RUN MEND THE GAP 10K
July 1: Sunday 8am rain or shine. Register to join the fundraising effort for the Eastern Trail Alliance to help close the trail gap between South Portland and Scarborough! Race start is at the Peterson Field Sports Complex in Scarborough. A Health Expo will be held on June, 30 from 12-5pm at Mend Health of Maine's office at 605 US Route 1, Suite G, Scarborough. FMI: GOMENDHEALTH.COM/RUNNING-EVENT/
Pat's Pizza Clam Festival Classic
Photo Courtesy of Trail to Ale
PAT’S PIZZA CLAM FESTIVAL CLASSIC
July 21: Saturday 8:00AM start for the 37th Annual Five-Mile road race starting and ending on Main Street at Memorial Green in Yarmouth, Maine. Sponsored by Pat’s Pizza and managed by the Maine Track Club. Registrations received by 7/14/2018 are $25/ entry and $30/entry effective 7/15/2018. Great cash prizes for the first male and female Open Division and Masters. For more details on Pat’s Pizza Clam Festival Classic, as well as other Yarmouth Clam Festival road events, please visit CLAMFESTIVAL.COM
PEAKS ISLAND 5 MILER
Photo Courtesy of Polar Bear Dip & Dash
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July 28: This race features amenities for an amazing Maine experience! First, ferry service to a coastal Maine island, then a course surrounded by beautiful water views. A post race Lobster
Bake with the following options; lobster, steak, chicken, vegetarian and children’s meals. Plus Maine’s finest craft beer! There is a kids’ race where all finishers receive a medal at finish line. For the adults, awards given to the top 3 male and female finishers. FMI and to register visit: mainetrackclub.com and click on Race Info.
THE TD BEACH TO BEACON 10K
August 4: The TD Beach to Beacon 10K will take place Aug. 4 along the shores of Cape Elizabeth. Founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, 2018 marks the 21st running of Maine’s largest road race, featuring top world-class and New England runners in a field of 6,800+. This year the race beneficiary is WinterKids, a nonprofit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. WinterKids will receive a direct donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of title sponsor TD Bank, N.A. For more information, visit WWW.BEACH2BEACON.ORG and follow the race on Facebook (WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ TDBANKBEACHTOBEACON10K), Twitter (WWW.TWITTER.COM/ BEACH2BEACON10K) and Instagram (WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/ TDBEACH2BEACON).
PORTLAND TRAIL TO ALE 10K RACE/WALK
September 16: Portland Trails Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk, 9:00 am start: in its 19th year, this is THE quintessential “Fall in Portland” 10K Race/Walk with a beautiful course on trails along the water and a post-race party that includes beer, pizza, massage, healthy snacks, and a DJ. Proceeds benefit urban greenspaces and trails. WWW. TRAILS.ORG"
THE MAINE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND RELAY PORTLAND September 30: Info and registration: WWW.MAINEMARATHON.COM.
THE FARM TO FARM ULTRA RUN
TBA: Information and registration: FARMTOFARM.WEEBLY. COM
BURN OFF THE TURKEY 5K FUN RUN
November 24: Burn Off the Turkey 5K Fun Run, Gorham. Saturday. Race starts 9 am at Gorham Recreation Dept., 75 South Street. Proceeds support Gorham Athletic Boosters. Long-sleeved T-shirts to first 150 registered. Preregistration before Nov.19th is $20, registration after Nov. 19 is $25. Free Registration for over age 65 (no T-shirt). Race day registration 7:00 - 8:00 am. Overall and Division Winner awards. Free Kids .5 Fun Run around Robie Park at 8:15. Contact Gotham Recreation to register 207-222-1630 or register online until NOV. 19 at WWW.GORHAMREC.COM
POLAR BEAR DIP & DASH
December 31: 5k from Portland’s Back Cove parking lot at 11 AM and ending at East End Beach for dip at noon. Benefits Natural Resources Council of Maine’s work curbing climate change. 5k, polar dip, or both is $30 before November 15th, regular $35. WWW.NRCM.ORG
PHOTO: 45 Annual Turkey Trot November 2013 Credit Don Penta
MAINE TRACK CLUB'S TURKEY TROT 5K
TURNS 50 T
he Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5K will take place on Sunday, November 18, 2018. This will be the 50th anniversary of the race, making it one of the oldest 5K’s
in the state of Maine.
Dick Goodie founded the race in 1969
in 2013. The race is capped at 1,000
and was the Race Director until handing
it off to the Maine Track Club in 1978.
The USATF certified course starts
The Turkey Trot was inducted into the
at the Cape Elizabeth High School and
Maine Running Hall of Fame in 2014. In
initially runs through the center of Cape
2015, it was the Road Runners Club of
Elizabeth. After leaving the center of
America (RRCA) Eastern Regional 5K
town the course runs downhill and then
Championship and in 2013 was the RRCA
through several neighborhoods before
Maine State 5K Championship. The
heading back uphill to the Cape Elizabeth
Turkey Trot also had the distinction in
Middle School for the finish.
2012 of being the inaugural celebratory 5K of Girls on the Run – Maine. The Turkey Trot has averaged 740 registered runners over the past six years
The course records for the Turkey Trot belong to Ethan Hemphill who ran 15:24 in 2004 and Emily Durgin who ran 16:51 in 2016.
with a peak of 840 registered runners
ABOVE: Dick Goodie Founder and Race
Director from 1969 to 1978. Dick wrote a book about Maine's rich heritage of runners titled: The Maine Quality of Running that was published in 1984. A timeless read for anyone interested in the sport and history of Maine running. Photo credit Photo from Dickie Goodie's book The Maine Quality of Running
[ SEE “TURKEY TROT” PAGE 13]
Below is an example of just two groups where you will be part of a running/walking community that includes experienced coaches who are working out with you and cheering you on! There are several more options through out the year! Our training programs are very social and many participants form great friendships through their fitness journey and the transformations we see from training program participants are just phenomenal. We witness amazing changes in confidence, a passion for fitness developing and reduced health issues.
The Reach The Beacon B2B 10K (6.2 miles) training program is designed for runners and run/walkers looking to improve their running goals beyond a 5K. All participants are suggested to have completed a 5K (training included) prior to the start of this program, and should expect longer runs from about 3-6 miles. The program will take place every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from May 23rd to August 2nd and costs $175 with a B2B race bib and $125 without a B2B race bib.
RUB CLUB 2018 IS FREE! PORTLAND: 309 Marginal Way The Portland group starts April 3rd and meets Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm, Saturdays at 9am (after June 9th – 8am) BRUNSWICK: 89 Maine Street The Brunswick group starts April 2rd and meets Mondays & Wednesdays at 6pm, Saturdays at 8am
PHOTOS Courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running.
At Fleet Feet Maine Running we have a variety of training programs catered to your current fitness level as a part of our "Running Club". Your experience level does not matter, whether you are not currently active or are a seasoned runner we have a training program that will help you meet your goals, needs and be at your ability level.
with your watch, so you can
■■ On-device music storage
leave your cash and cards at
lets you run with your favorite tunes; download up
home ■■ Tracks speed, distance,
to 500 songs and connect
steps and calories burned,
with Bluetooth headphones
heart rate as well as
(not included) for phone-
advanced running dynamics
including ground contact
■■ Garmin Pay contactless payment solution lets you
time, balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more.
We hope to see you there! Happy Running!
make convenient payments
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ABOVE: In 1969, 21
runners ran the Cape Elizabeth Turkey Trot. In this photo from 1978 388 runners participated, shown here descending Scott Dyer Hill. Photo credit Photo from Dickie Goodie's book The Maine Quality of Running
RIGHT: Turkey Trot Race
Director since 2012 Bob Ayotte in the middle is bookended by mascots Donna Bisbee and Paul Lewandowski.
recover. So after you’ve worked up a serious sweat, leave carbheavy ‘sports drinks’ behind and replenish and restore
PHOTO: Jenny McCarthy
with Oakhurst chocolate milk. Drink lowfat chocolate milk within about 15-45 minutes after a workout or between multiple exercise events. 16 ounce serving offers the perfect mix of high quality proteins and carbohydrates to build and repair muscles, and water
[“TURKEY TROT” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9]
The beneficiary of the Turkey Trot is Wayside Food
and electrolytes to replace what you lose through
Programs. Wayside is a major distributor of surplus meals
sweat, preventing dehydration. Oakhurst chocolate
and provider of community meals to those in need in the
milk also boasts plenty of Calcium and Vitamin D to
greater Portland area. Over the past six years the Turkey Trot
build and maintain strong bones and help prevent
has contributed $19,000 and collected 11,500 lbs. of food for
injury. And the sodium and sugar in chocolate milk
Wayside. This is the equivalent of serving 22,000 meals to
help recovering athletes retain water and regain energy
those less fortunate during the holiday season.
post-workout! At Oakhurst, we support active healthy lifestyles –
The race would not be possible without its sponsors. The presenting sponsor of the Turkey Trot is Fleet Feet Maine
and so when you and your kids are finished exercising,
Running. Other race sponsors are Hannaford Supermarket,
remember to reach for Oakhurst Chocolate Lowfat Milk
Target, Poland Springs and Cape Integrated Health.
– a delicious way to replenish and restore. After you’ve
The Turkey Trot is truly a community event as every year
given your all, get it back – with Oakhurst Chocolate
there are two dozen volunteers from Cape Elizabeth High
School who help with the Kid’s Fun, water station, flagging and finish line water.
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200 Gorham Rd. South Portland (next to Olive Garden) Monday – Saturday 10 – 5:30
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RUN ST. MARY'S COMMIT TO GET FIT CHALLENGE WALK/RUN May 5: Health and wellbeing of our
community are at the center of all we do at St. Mary's Health System. Join us for the 4th Annual 3K walk, 5K walk/ run, 10K and 15K run, starting from the St. Mary’s Medical Building in Auburn. Proceeds from the event benefit the Marguerite d'Youville Fund for the Needy. Register online today and learn more at WWW.STMARYSMAINE.COM/COMMITSIGNUP.
NINTH ANNUAL EMMC CHAMPION THE CURE CHALLENGE August 18: All proceeds benefit local
cancer research at EMMC Cancer Care. Choose from: a 1K, 5K or 10K walk/run, a 25, 50, 75 or 100 mile bike ride or a 58.9 mile motorcycle ride. You can even be a virtual participant! All ages are invited
to participate. Participants are asked to meet minimum fundraising goals. And remember, every penny raised stays right here in our community to support local cancer research! WWW.CTCCHALLENGE. ORG
SAVE YOUR BREATH 5K RUN/ WALK November 4: Doors open at 7am race at 8am. Timed run along scenic Kennebec Rail Trail from Augusta to Hallowell and return. Capitol Park is reserved for the walkers. A children fun run is also available. Prizes for the first 3 men and women, and all children participating in the children’s fun run will receive a medal. FMI contact Deb@freemefromlungcancer.org 207-215-9035
Photo Courtesy of Champion the Cure Challenge
Ready to trek? THE 34TH ANNUAL TREK ACROSS MAINE will take place on
Father’s Day Weekend - June 15 – 17, 2018. Over the course of 3 days and 180 miles, you will travel from the remarkable western mountain region to the beautiful coast of Maine. You’ll be accompanied by nearly 2,000 cyclists and 700 volunteers in this fully supported charity ride. Join the American Lung Association as we save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease!
2 DAY OPTION AVAILABLE - JUNE 16 & 17, 2018 Starting at Colby College, this 102 mile route option offers the fun of the Trek with shorter mileage and a lower fundraising minimum.
NEW 1 DAY OPTION AVAILABLE - JUNE 17, 2018 Ride from Colby College to the finish line in Belfast with the Trek Across Maine. This one day option offers 56 miles of beautiful Maine scenery and the camaraderie of the full Trek experience. For more information or to register, please visit BIKETREKNEWENGLAND.ORG or email TREKACROSSMAINE@LUNGNE.ORG.
Use code RACEME for $20 off your registration. Check out our Facebook page for promotions, discount codes and updates all year long: FACEBOOK.COM/MAINETREK and follow along on Instagram: @TREKACROSSMAINE
Trek Across Maine Photo: Karsten Moran
3 DAYS • 180 MILES CYCLE OR VOLUNTEER USE CODE
CROSS M AI KA E R
FOR $20 OFF REGISTRATION FEE!
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1, 2 or 3
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MAINTENANCE 101 Depending on how many
labor costs can run $150-
miles you ride and how well
$225. Shops can gauge the
you keep your bike clean
wear of a chain that runs
there is a certain budget
along the drivetrain as well
you should keep in mind
as the drivetrain itself since
when it comes to service and
a new chain will not run as
part costs at your favorite
it should on worn teeth. This
bike shop. At a minimum, a
recreational cyclist should
will save you money because
spend $50-$60 for an annual
if you let a chain wear well
basic tune-up to be sure of
beyond its life expectancy, the
the bikes safety and basic
additional parts bill is going
efficiency. When it comes to
to hurt sooner than it needed
training to race the clock and
to be. There is no set mileage
or your competitors during a
that wears out a chain. Every
weekly group ride, you need
rider is different in their
to regularly replace parts such
pedaling power, shifting
as brake pads and cables/
proficiency and how well they
housing and monitor the
keep their drivetrain clean
wear of your bikes drivetrain
and lubricated. If you budget
(chain, cassette, chainrings,
the appropriate amount to
pulley wheels) to maintain
maintain your bike each year,
its ultimate performance.
you will be on your way to
Eliminate the common
enjoying the sport more and
small issues that come up
costing you less.
over a season and schedule an annual overhaul where
BIKE THE 34TH ANNUAL TREK ACROSS MAINE June 15–17: The 34th Annual Trek Across Maine will take place on Father’s Day Weekend. See Ad and editorial for ride details and new 1 & 2 day options.
ADVENTURE RACE THE AMAZING CHASE SEPTEMBER 22: The Amazing Chase is a team tech adventure race involving a series of challenging team building activities. This adventure involves SMART technology, strategy, finding landmarks, solving clues, trivia, performing tasks, completing physical challenges, and taking photos/videos. In the first event of its kind in Maine, teams will utilize high-tech Apple iPads and experience video, photo, and audio clues as well as multi-media trivia. The entire event will be produced into a feature video for all teams to enjoy! YOUR GOAL Earn the most points AND return to the finish line before your competition to win fabulous team and individual prizes! FMI and to Register go to: AMAZINGCHASESEBAGO.COM
RUN RUN AROUND THE OTTER PONDS 5K October 14th: Run Around the Otter Ponds 5K, Standish. Sunday. Kids Fun Run 9 am, 5K Run/Walk 10 am. Running and walking on the Portland Water District’s Otter Ponds Trails in Standish. Awards presented to winners. All proceeds to benefit the Cumberland County Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). Contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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How to get started as a
TRAIL RUNNER By STEVE STEARNS
rail running provides all of the health benefits of traditional road running and more while connecting you with nature. Getting started as a trail runner is
easy. You need to know where to run, what type of gear to use and some basic trail running skills. In this article I’ll review the very basics you need to get started as a trail runner.
heel and ankle. These trail running shoes also feature thick tread with a pattern well spaced to distribute mud,sand and other loose surfaces. For smooth, hard packed, dirt trails a lighter, flexible trail running shoe with good cushioning is a great choice. If you’re just getting started and run for recreation, a good rugged shoe
WHERE TO RUN
like the ASICS Women’s Gel-Kahana 6 check on-line and look for local parks,
Trail Running Shoe or the ASICS Men’s
The great thing about trail running is
fire trails, ATV and hiking trails. Check
Kahana 6 Trail Running Shoe is an
that it can be done anywhere, on any
with local clubs or try the excellent trail
excellent choice. I have been running
trail. Trails will vary from wide carriage
by state database at the ATRA American
on Asics for years and, for my foot,
trails to very narrow fun and twisty
Trail Running Association.
nothing is better.
animal paths. To find trails in your area
top, loose comfortable shorts, and breathable socks to stay cool and
make all the difference. You wouldn’t
dry. For colder running, add gloves,
use your cross country boots with your
hats, thermal compression pants and
downhill skis and you shouldn’t use
other protection. Be sure everything
your road shoes on the trail.
is breathable because even when it’s
Trail running shoes are specifically
cooler you’ll work up some good body
designed for rugged terrain and they
shoes made for the road. Shoes for the trail fall in two main categories: light
shoes for racing, sturdy and rugged
shoes for the more recreational runner.
The right mind set about trail running
Knowing how you’ll be running and the
helps you enjoy the sport. Trail running
type of terrain you’ll be tackling will
is like life, it’s not a race. Enjoy your
help you determine which shoe is best
time along the way. Think “it’s more
about the trail and less about the run”
For recreational use or rocky and
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For clothing wear a wicking breathable
In trail running the right shoe can
are significantly different from running
PHOTO Joe McGurn
and it’s ok to walk.
uneven trails, a shoe that is sturdy and
Walking for the first few minutes
rugged is the best choice. These shoes
of every run is a great way to warm up
will have a heavier, beefier chassis with
and get a feel for the terrain. Walking
added protection around the toe box,
when things get more technical is
PHOTO Joe McGurn
smart and an excellent way to ease
Using a longer stride is a common
With some good shoes and basic skills
into trail running. The same is true
mistake road runners make when
you’ll be ready for your first run in no
of up and downhill sections that are
trying trail running for the first time.
time. Get out there and give it a try. I bet
particularly challenging. In fact, many
you’ll be hooked after your first run.
experts will tell you it’s more efficient to walk, briskly, up a hill than it is to
Trail running requires focus and
attention. Make it a habit to scan
the trail 8 – 10 feet ahead so you’re
Use a smaller, shorter stride. If you’re
react. The first time you get caught day
converting to trail running from the
dreaming you’re likely to take a tumble.
prepared for obstacles with time to
Steve Stearns is a blogger who writes about health and nutrition. He is interested in fat biking and mountain biking, and lives in Bowdoin.
road your natural tendency may be to take longer strides. On the trail, where
Trail running is an excellent outdoor
you need to make quick, fast moves on
activity that’s fun, exciting and can help
uneven terrain, a shorter stride allows
keep you in great shape. Finding trails is
you to be responsive.
easy and getting started doesn’t require a huge investment in time or money.
RUN 37TH ANNUAL ROCKY COAST ROAD RACE June 30: 8 AM and consists of a 5K run/walk, 10K run. It is one of Maine's most enjoyable and scenic courses with unequaled panoramic views of the rocky coast traversing a wooden footbridge across the inner harbor. This coincides with the Boothbay Harbor Region’s Annual Windjammer Days. Contact Lisa McIntosh at LMCINTOSH@BRYMCA.ORG 207-633-2855 ext 230
BOOTHBAY REGION HARBORFEST ½ MARATHON & 5K September 2: Challenging and Scenic: Truly a one of its kind in Maine, this course offers miles of water views, from inner harbor, to open ocean, to lakes and tidal rivers. It crosses over two islands and a historic footbridge. It passes by three waterfront parks, (perfect for spectators) and through our waterfront harbor village. A picturesque and iconic coast of Maine experience that will inspire you to crest the hills. An ideal training course, and the perfect race to plan a family vacation. To Register and FMI: BOOTHBAYHARBORFEST.COM
ADVENTURE RACE EAST GRAND ADVENTURE RACE May 12: 20 miles-compass run, mountain bike, climbing wall and paddle (canoe or kayak). Location: East Grand High School, Danforth. Extra challenges may include climbing wall, tough mudder crawl, log rolling, etc. 9 Divisions: High School, Adult, Family, Open, Jr/Sr. (Open division can be a relay team, solo, teams of any size. In short, anything that doesn't fit into the other divisions can compete in the open division. Family division leaves out the biking leg…great for families with younger kids and those not up for the biking leg). Over $1000.00 in student prizes! All racers entered into a drawing for a new Old Town Discovery Canoe and 2-North Maine Woods Family passes valued at $280 each Registration: Pre-registration required. 7:30-8:00am check-in at East Grand High. $20 per person, $30.00 per person the day of the event. Contact: Dave Conley, phone 551-8729, email: DAVE@CANOETHEWILD. COM Download forms on line at WWW.CANOETHEWILD.COM/EAST-GRANDADVENTURE-RACE/ Registration fee includes t-shirt, lunch and awards.
RUN BAY OF FUNDY INTERNATIONAL MARATHON + HALF + 52 ULTRA + 10K + FUN RUN June 24: Canada and the USA: Two countries four events – Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultramarathon, 10K. Plus a Fun Run, running tour of Lubec, Lobster bake, street fair, and more. Run from the most easterly point in the USA through the border into Canada (without stopping) and back. Or just run from Canada into the USA in the half marathon. A not for profit Boston Qualifying event put on by the communities of Campobello Island, New Brunswick and Lubec, Maine, now in it’s sixth year. An event for the discerning runner – all fields capped at 350 runners; no crowds or traffic lights; beautiful scenery, fishing villages and the world’s biggest tides; bald eagles, seals, sometimes whales seen from the course; medals and awards handcrafted by local artists; warm welcoming hospitality. BAYOFFUNDYMARATHON.COM
Photo Courtesy of 2017 East Grand Adventure Race Bay of Fundy International Marathon Photo: John Rule
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2017 Harborfest Photo: Mike Leonard
Bay of Fundy International Marathon + Half + 52K Ultra + 10K + Fun Run
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Bay of Fundy International Marathon Photo: Samuel P. Winch
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