Save Your Breath 5K

Sat November 6, 2021 Augusta, ME 04347 US

5K Run

8:00AM EDT - 10:00PM EDT


8:00AM EDT - 10:00PM EDT

Virtual 5k. Your race. Your place.

5:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Virtual Walk. You way. Your place.

5:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
31 Union Street
Augusta, ME US 04347

We are proceeding with a live event this year, however, things may change should covid19 continue to be a threat to the community.  We have included a virtual run for those who would rather run their race their way or cannot travel to Augusta to participate in the live timed event.    

We need your support more than ever.  Covid19 has swept across the United States closing businesses, disrupting the health and safety of our community.  Lung cancer patients are at greater risk, as the disease attacks the lungs.  

Awards ceremony will be held at Bateau Brewing in Gardiner immediately after the race.  All winners must be present at Bateau Brewing to receive their prize.  This event is a fundraiser to help support Free ME from Lung Cancer's mission ~ research, help uninsured high risk patients get access to early detection via low dose CT scans, help single family low income homeowners get access to radon air abatement systems and to help covid19 relief funds in Maine hospitals to help keet the high risk patients and front line workers safe.    Please consider making an extra donation when you register or set up a fundraising page so that your family, friends and coworkers can support your run.  Those raising $100.00 or more will get a free registration.  Those raising $100 or more will receive a token to use when registering. This is one of two events that support our foundation's programs. On-line donations are processed at 6%.  This supports RunSignUp web portal.  

With last year's money we issued two grants for covid relief funds to area hospitals, provided 250 lung cancer care bags, set aside $15000 for our radon abatement program and $12000 for our early lung cancer screening program.  We are also working with the Dana Farber Cancer Insitute to fund a $100,000 research grant per year for two years to support a fellow researcher.  We couldn't do all this work without your support.  

We are all looking forward to seeing you all down at the finish line on November 6th. Any questions please contact Deb Violette at 207-215-9035

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 Our Save Your Breath 5K run is one of only two fundraisers we do each year.  These events support our mission.  Your generouse support is greatly appreciated.  This year's registation is $35.00 plus proceesing fees.    Children under 13 will be $17.50 plus processing fees. Tee shirts will be available if registered no later than 5:00pm on October 20, 2021. We are offering free registration to those who raises $100.00 or more. Once you have raised $100.00 contact us for your free registraiton token. There will be $100.00 cash prize for the overall Male/Female live 5k participants.  $25.00 each top age group. All winners in the live race will recieve Free ME from Lung Cancer's Medals. We have also included a virtual 5k and walk for those who are unable to attend the live event. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female in the virtual event. Together we can change the lives of lung cancer patients one step at a time.  This race has been sanctioned by the USATF and certified as a 5k run by Scott Brown.  Doors open at 7am for race packet pick up and race and walk begins at 8am.  Please contact  Deb Violette, President at 207-215-9035 if you have any questions. 

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