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

Starting June 1st, Runaways Run Club will be continuing our regularly scheduled summer group runs under a few rules and restrictions to keep everyone safe. The following Spring events will be rescheduled when it is safe to do so: RRC Anniversary Party, Steve's Death Mile, and Plog Pluck Portland.

2020 RACE SCHEDULE

OFFICIAL RACES

POSTPONED

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.

RACE

2020 SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

UNOFFICIAL RACES & SEASONAL EVENTS

SOCIAL RUN

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.

Wednesday February 12th 2020

CUPID RUN

Wear whatever you choose to on this one mile run through the heart of Portland / Old Port. Streak or wear a parka, the choice is yours! The group will stay together through the whole thing, no one left behind. We’re starting and ending at Mash Tun.

POSTPONED

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.

CANCELED

PEAKS ISLAND FATASS

Looking to shake off those winter cobwebs and get into that training schedule? We’re planning on a LONG group run around Peaks Island on April 4th starting at 8:30am. Runners may choose to alternate directions. Water & gels will be staged at Peaks Cafe.

POSTPONED

PLOG PLUCK PORTLAND

If you don’t know what plogging is, it’s “plucking” and “jogging” mixed together and its a great way to help your community! Hosted by the Northeast Runners Alliance (NeRA), Runaways Run Club, and The Grind Run Company.

Saturday July 4th 2020

LET FREEDOM RUN

*Will be announced June 2020*
Time to celebrate your FREEDOM! We’re back at it again for our 3rd Annual Let Freedom Run. July 4th, 6pm on the Eastern Prom in Portland. Wear LITERALLY whatever you want: full snow outfit? nothing? ALL GOOD.

Friday July 10th 2020

TAKE THE NIGHT

*Will be announced May 2020*
Take the night, race the night. Welcome to Portland’s hardest race. First male and female will earn the choice beverage and a medal. Prizes for the rest include sweat, glory and a hand shake.

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

HILLOWEEN

*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.

Saturday December 19th 2020

WINTER MILE

*Will be announced December 2020*
Our annual Winter Mile never disappoints. Add this wild race to your calendar for all the bragging rights. 2019 was the Allen’s Coffee Brandy Mile, what will 2020 hold? Keep on the lookout for this year’s vote!