Run for the People! 5K, 10K, & 20K
The election is only a few weeks away, and the time is now to mobilize and fight for our Democratic values and exercise our right to VOTE… and exercise our legs! Runaways Run Club is joining forces with the Maine Democratic Party in an effort to get you out and support your right to be heard through a virtual race!
Run for the People! is our grassroots virtual event happening October 12th through October 25th, and you get to exercise your right to choose to run a 5K, a 10K, or a 20k! The $20.20 entry fee goes directly to the Maine Democratic Party, to support local candidates here in Maine that are fighting for your rights and values in this heavily contested 2020 election! The time is now, the urgency is real. Join us, and together our voices will make a difference!
Top male and female runners in each distance will receive a $25 gift card to you choice of participating businesses, 2nd and 3rd place will receive Maine Dems sweatshirts! Results will be updated everyday through the challenge. Cost of entry is $20.20 for all events. Here’s how to join us:
1st: Register your $20.20 entry fee with ActBlue here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/runforthepeople
2nd: Complete your registration on RunSignup here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Augusta/RunforthePeople5K10K
3rd: Between Oct 12th – Oct 25th submit your activity results here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/101074
4th: Final results will be calculated and posted on Oct 26th! We’ll notify our top finishers soon after.
5th: Don’t forget to register to vote and submit your general election ballot on Nov 3rd!!
Committed to voting? Let us know here: https://my.mainedems.org/act/commit-to-vote
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – 6/1/20
2020 RACE SCHEDULE
BREWSHED BEER RUN
Join us Saturday May 23rd for great 5 miler around Back Cove for great beer, great fun, and a great cause – protecting Maine’s waterways! Just for signing up, you’ll be treated to a free post-race pint of a special release Brewery Extrava craft brew!
Saturday, September 19th 2020
FIREBIRD TRAIL RACES
Firebird Trail Race is a tough trail event, run on donations, positive vibes, and a 5K / 13M / 50K crushing course in Falmouth, Maine. Unlike other races, to get in you must donate to a non-profit of your choice in addition to paying the low cost registration fees! Runners must donate to a non-profit of your choice within a year before the race.
2020 SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE
UNOFFICIAL RACES & SEASONAL EVENTS
Friday, August 14th 2020
PORTLAND BEER MILE
*Will be announced May 2020*
Our signature event! Location is a secret till the night of the race.
Come out, have fun, possibly puke and definitely earn a handmade award for the 5th Annual Super Secret Portland Beer Mile. It’s a BYOB thing but I’ll have a few extra just in case you need it. Join us for most fun race you’ll ever suck at.
RUNAWAYS ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Join the Runaways Run Club for our three year celebration of hundreds of friends, thousands of miles, and millions of laughs! All are welcome to join us for a night of food, beer, music, and you guessed it running at Maine Craft Distilling.
Saturday August 1st 2020
BUD LIGHT TO BEACH
Tired of running through the crowds at B2B? We certainly are. So lets run the B2B course in reverse, one hour before the start of the actual race then cheer of the start. Try your hand at the legendary 6 beer challenge (1 Bud Light every mile for 6 miles)!
Saturday October 31st 2020
*Will be announced October 2020*
In collaboration with Mountain Tiger Running, we host our own vertical – virtual race here in Maine. The idea is to rack up as much vert in 6 hours we typically run up a ski resort near Portland. Winners can get some solid swag.