For runners, the 5K race course is a challenging USAFT-sanctioned and certified 5K (3.1 mile) beginning in Topsham's Lower Village, immediately crossing into Brunswick's downtown, turning onto Mill Street running along the Androscoggin River, and then crossing the river at the historic Swinging Bridge. Once across the bridge runners traverse hills through the Topsham Heights Neighborhood and then back onto Summer Street to return to Topsham's Lower Village and the finish line (and food!).
Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers three deep men and women overall. Each will receive awards—gift baskets containing merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses. First-place finishers within each age group for men and women will be awarded restaurant gift certificates. Placement certificates will be awarded to male and female finishers three deep to each age group category. Unclaimed prizes will be raffled off raceday.
Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for youths after April 7th. Register online at www.saveourbridge.org/ annual-5k--2k.html or at the Recreation Departments in Brunswick and Topsham. Participants are asked to gather in front Bar Harbor Bank and Trust (Priority Business Center), 2 Main Street, Topsham, no later than 9:30 a.m. on raceday.