Friday, September 16, 2011

attention local runners!

My friend Jason who teaches at John Bapst High School in Bangor asked me to help spread the word about this cool, local 5K for an excellent cause, and it has been totally organized by high school students on the Environmental Action Committee.  All proceeds benefit the BARKA Foundation, which works to provide clean water and sanitation skills to the people of Burkina Faso, Africa, a small, land-locked country in west Africa.

I actually will be running a half marathon in Portland on the same day, but if any of you are thinking about or looking for a 5K, this looks like a perfect one.

Here are the details:

WHEN:  Sunday, October 2
Registration at 9:00 am, and Race at 10:00 am

WHERE:  Bangor Waterfront

WHO:  Runners and walkers

MORE INFO:  The students even made a terrific website about it where you can pre-register (which they are strongly encouraging).

Spread the word to any and all runners you know.  Thanks!


Jason O'Reilly said...
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Jason O'Reilly said...

Many thanks, Emilie! And readers...let's get registered. Bangor PD won't close the roads unless there's a certain number of runners and walkers.

kristip77 said...

Bummer it's on a Sunday. I know a lot of church going folks including myself who would have considered this a very worthy cause. I have to teach Sunday School that day or it would have been a definite for me.

ltlindian said...

I am running in Portland that day as well! Maybe we can meet up for a bloggers photo! :). Hope to see you there!

Zoe K said...

Is there a registration fee, perchance? Or just donations?