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Only 4 Months Away….

Can you believe that the 5k is only 4 months away?  Thank you to the 62 participants that registered early!  With all of this rainy and chilly weather I can’t help but look forward to a nice warm summer day.  But every website I look at says that 55-60 degrees and overcast is good running weather for a 5k.  Do you agree?  If that is the case, I guess we have been experiencing several days of optimal running weather.  I really would like a few warm, sunny days though….

Don’t for get to register!  Click here to register on line or print the registration form and mail it in.

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And the Winner is….

Jon from North Berwick, ME!  Congratulations Jon on being the first to register.  I wish I could say you won a prize…  It was fun to receive the various emails or texts from people asking if they were the first to register!  Keep registering….

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Registration is Now OPEN!!!

The race is on to see who will be the first person to register for the 21st St. Charles 5K!   On-line  Registration is now open! Free t-shirts to the first 600 registrations!  $20 13 and over, $10 12 and under before August 31, 2017.  Who will win the race?

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21st Annual St. Charles Road Race!

Are you ready?  The 21st Annual St. Charles Road Race will take place on Labor Day, September 4, 2017!  Registrations will be opening soon.

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Pre-registration Closes TODAY!

It’s Thursday morning, September 1st and at 11:00 p.m. tonight pre-registration for the 20th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K will be closed.  If you missed the pre-registration deadline don’t worry.  Same day registration takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Martin’s Point Healthcare.  Same day registration cost – $30 13 and over or $10 12 and under.  It’s going to be a beautiful day so please join us on Labor Day.  Starting gun goes off at 9:00 a.m.!

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130 Miles or 3.1?

Road for Hope – that’s what 50 St. Anselm College Students are doing, walking 130 miles from Lewiston, ME to St. A’s.

The Road for Hope is based on the idea that by simply walking through the countryside we can change the world for the better.  The Road for Hope seeks to provide funds for those in need, strengthen the bonds in our communities, and rekindle the belief that every footstep makes a difference.

In a time when most of us are speeding through life, the Road for Hope speaks to the value and joy of a slow walk.  It is in this spirit that the students and staff of Saint Anselm College, and many others along the way, unite to walk a Road for Hope.” (taken from http://blogs.anselm.edu/rfh/what-is-the-road-for-hope/ )

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They are walking 150 miles, we are just asking you to walk or run 3.1 miles?  What do you say?  Will you join us?  Click here to register.  Pre-registration closes on September 1st at 9:00 p.m.  Same day registration is $30.

Follow the Road for Hope blog.

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Pre-registration Closes on September 1st

Hurry up  before pre-registration closes for the 20th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K!   Pre-registration is $20 (13 and over) or $10 (12 and under). Remember,  same day registration for 13 and over is $30. Save yourself $10 and the boredom of waiting in line to register the morning of the race by registering NOW!

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Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help out the day of the race in various areas including kids crafts, pre-registrations, parking, raffle area and those that are willing to just go where we need them the most the morning of the race.  If you can help please contact Jennifer at 603-332-4768 or <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=bEwLYWdvEEdTGnloRnwhPBlmK1xfDFg2H1tLWjVh_19>.

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Awesome T-shirt Design – Thanks Atkinson Graphics!

It’s the 20th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K Road Race and Dave at Atkinson Graphics designed an AMAZING t-shirt for us!  Don’t you LOVE it! Make sure you register soon to get your free t-shirt in the size you prefer.

20th Annual 5K T-shirt

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Free Fun Run and Activities for Kids!

Don’t worry about the kids being bored at our 5K!  There are many arts & crafts activities to occupy their time.  If running or walking a 5K is just too much for  your littlest ones,  we have a FREE Fun Run for boys and girls ages 2-5 and 6-7.  Everyone gets a ribbon and the top boy and girl runner in each age group gets a trophy!  They do need to be registered, look for the Fun Run registration table located near the main tent.  

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