16th Annual Safe Passage Virtual 5K

Fri September 18 - Sun September 27, 2020 Cumberland, ME US 04021 Directions

16th Annual Safe Passage Virtual 5K

Due to the novel Corona virus, the 2020 event will be a virtual event. Racers can run any time between September 18th and September 27th.   You can run/walk in the woods, hit the beach, or race from the comfort of your home on your treadmill - your virtual race, your choice. Results may be submitted online.

We are happy to announce that everyone will get a t-shirt this year. If you register by August 15th, you will receive your shirt by September 17th. Every registration requires a home address and a t-shirt size. We will either hand deliver t-shirts to local participants or ship to those runners who live out of the area. Registrants after August 15th will receive t-shirts shortly after the event is complete.

We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize the health and safety of our community members while trying to keep this important Safe Passage tradition alive - thank you!  

While you are training…

We are collecting YOUR Safe Passage experiences! We welcome any and all thoughts, stories, experiences, photos, and videos related to Safe Passage. These will become part of a larger story that will be collected at our 20th Anniversary celebration this fall alongside the race.

Please email archives@safepassage.org with anything you would like to share with us.

Registration Fees:

  • Adults:  $25 
  • Students: $10
  • Families: $60 

T-shirt sizes:  

Youth XS-XL; Men's and Women's SM-2XL


Event Schedule

By September 17th:  T-shirts will be delivered for all runners who registered by August 15th.

September 18th to September 27th:  Run Your Race, Your Way!

September 18th to September 27th:  Record your race time on RunSignup.Com.

September 28th:  Fundraiser prizes will be announced!

October 1st:  T-shirts will be delivered for all runners who registered after August 15th.


Fundraising and Donations

All participants and visitors are encouraged to raise funds to benefit Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) programs in Guatemala City.

To celebrate the 20th Year of Safe Passage, we aim to raise $20,000 to support two Middle School classrooms.  We're almost there - make it happen with us!


Muchas gracias, to our 2020 race sponsors! Please consider using, visiting, and/or learning more about these wonderful and generous local businesses that care about our mission of providing education to break the cycle of poverty!

Fiesta Sponsors ($1,000)
Coffee by Design, Immigration Law Group, Maine Medical Partners, Wipfli CPAs & Consultants

Leadership Sponsors ($500)
Smithwick & Mariners Insurance, Atlantic Physical Therapy, Back Cove Financial, R.M. Davis, Estabrook’s Garden Center

Esperanza Sponsors ($250)
Douglas Mason Painting, Hancock Lumber, Bath Savings Institution, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Sevee & Maher Engineers, Skillins Greenhouses, Clark Insurance ($300), Wells Fargo Advisors

In-Kind Donations
Gather Restaurant


Race awards

Prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers through a raffle system.  For every $50 a participant raises, they will receive a raffle ticket towards one of three prizes with values of $300, $200 and $100.

Because this is a virtual race there will be no prizes for best time.

Want to connect with other runners? Join the Safe Passage 5K community on Facebook.

Who is Safe Passage?

Safe Passage, founded in 1999 by Yarmouth native Hanley Denning, provides comprehensive education, health and enrichment programs to nearly 500 students from 300 families living in the community around the Guatemala City garbage dump—one of the largest open landfills in Central America.

Your donations provide hope, education, and opportunity to our students and their families in the Guatemala City garbage dump community.


Would you like to sponsor our community event?

Download a copy of our 2020 Sponsor Packet and return it to our U.S. office at 49 Farm View Dr, Suite 302, New Gloucester, ME 04260 or info@safepassage.org. 

Run/walk wherever you like - by the beach, in the woods, on your treadmill. You choose this year!
Cumberland, ME US 04021
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