We are hosting our 4th Annual Thomaston Trek 5k Walk and 5/10k Run on Sunday, June 4th with the start/finish line at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. This fun, family-friendly event is perfect for all ages and levels of walkers or runners.
Why We Walk or Run
Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring six-year program that connects young people to caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. With a community of adult volunteers working throughout the year, we provide a myriad of educational, experiential, and cross-cultural opportunities for young people, with an emphasis on relationship building and an appreciation of the earth as “educator”.
Our goal is to be a part of students’ lives from grade to grade and year to year. We follow students as they “graduate” from one program into the next along a six year journey that starts when they are in 7th grade and continues until they graduate. We serve over 200 students from six communities: Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston, Maine.
Run, Walk and Get Donations!
Lace up your sneakers and prepare to challenge yourself! This is a great opportunity to explore the historic village streets of Thomaston, fuel your love of walking or running, and support the youth mentoring programs of Trekkers.
In addition to running or walking, you can raise money for Trekkers by asking for donations! Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. During the registration process, you can select the option to create your own fundraising page here at Active.com. Paper pledge sheets for tracking donations collected are available.
In addition to hosting this road race/walk for the local community, Trekkers students and family members will be walking or running to help raise pledges toward their student dues.
Event details and schedule
Advance online registration is $25 per person (available through Wednesday, May 31st). The registration fee on the day of the race is $35.
Check-in on race day will be open from 7:30-8:00am and the race will begin at 8:30am. The event will be held rain or shine.
A free T-shirt and post-run pancake breakfast at The Slipway Restaurant on the Public Landing in Thomaston is provided for all participants. Prizes will be awarded.
The route will start and end near the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library (60 Main Street, Thomaston), winding through the historic residential streets of Thomaston. There will be water stations and intersection volunteers directing runners and walkers along the entire route.
The pancake breakfast at The Slipway Restaurant on the Public Landing in Thomaston will be held from 8:30-10:30am, hosted by volunteers, Trekkers students and families. Non-race participants are welcome to join us for the pancake breakfast with a $5.00 donation.
Our event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to participate! The registration fee proceeds will go towards our nonprofit organization as a whole, benefiting all of our organization’s local youth mentoring programs. Trekkers’ students and family members will be raising pledges to lower their student program dues, which helps fund their annual expeditions that range from five to 14 days in various locations across the continental U.S.
ASK FOR DONATIONS… AND GET SOME COOL PRIZES!
Do you want to make a difference? In addition to running or walking, you can raise money for Trekkers by asking family and friends to support you. Fundraising is easy with the online fundraising tools here at Active.com and social media!(during the registration process, you can select the option to fundraise). Turn your support into action by committing to a fundraising goal! All fundraising must be completed by June 4th at 9:00am. Note: pledges and donations are for the entire run/walk, not per kilometer. Paper pledge sheets to track donations collected are available by clicking on this link.
- Raise $100, get a $10 Maine Sport gift certificate
- Raise $250, get a $25 Maine Sport gift certificate
- Raise $500, get a $50 Maine Sport gift certificate
- Raise $1000+, get a $100 Maine Sport gift certificate
Thank you for helping us connect students with their passions for learning, community service and exploration. Through our expeditionary learning programs, we look forward to inspiring our young people, helping them build resiliency and life skills as they find their own path forward.
Parking will be located at the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library at 60 Main Street in Thomaston. Additional parking will be available at the St. James Church, which is immediately adjacent to the Academy, with their parking lot entrance on Gleason Street.
Location: Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861
From the SOUTH: Traveling north on Route 1, enter Thomaston and at the first stop light, go straight. The Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library will be a short distance down the road on the right-hand side. Just past the Academy building, turn right onto Roxbury St. Then turn right onto Gleason St. The parking lot will be on the right-hand side.
From the NORTH: Traveling south, take Route 1 to Thomaston. As you approach the village, you will see the Thomaston Academy/Thomaston Public Library on the left hand side. Just before the Academy, turn left onto Roxbury St. Then, turn right onto Gleason St. The parking lot will be on the right-hand side.
TIPS FOR FUNDRAISING
When you register here at Active.com, you can create your own fundraising page where your friends and family can support your fundraising effort by making a donation quickly, easily and securely! Personalize it with your own story, and share it with your email contacts and your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Make it fun by offering your supporters something special for contributing - and get creative! Did a friend donate $50? Send them a postcard or thank you note thanking them for making a difference in the lives of Trekkers students. Did a family member make a $100 contribution? Make them a plate of your favorite dessert!
Who do you know?
Ask your friends and family for support as Trekkers matters to you. Share why you are fundraising. Include your goal and suggest a giving level. Make it easy and set a deadline. Create a list of everyone you know:
Send an email or letter to:
- Real estate agent
- Financial Planner
- Babysitter/child day care
Others you might reach out to:
- Facebook friends
- Children’s friends
- Parent’s friends
- College friends