Wesley 5K and 1 Mile Hybrid: In-person and Virtual Fun Run/Walk

Fri June 4 - Fri June 11 East Machias, ME 04630 US Directions
Virtual Race: Anywhere , In-person: Behind Archibald’s One-Stop in East Machias, on the Sunrise Trails along the East Machias River
East Machias, On the Sunrise Trials along the East Machias River
East Machias, ME US 04630


To keep our community as safe as possible, we’re offering two unique running/walking opportunities! In order to bring you some normalcy — and some of your favorite Run traditions — during these times!

Please join us as we raise funds to support the Wesley Foundation mission: which provides scholarships and funding to support enrichment programs and activities for Washington County youth. Contributions are tax deductible and additional donations are appreciated. support our youth!

COVID-19 Update: We have been closely watching the current health crisis surrounding COVID-19 and taking all CDC recommendations into consideration. Because of these recommendations, we have decided to switch this year’s Wesley Fun Run/Walk to a Hybrid: In-person and virtual event.

Hosting a virtual race: will allow those who feel they need to continue supporting our community while still observing safe and respectful social and physical distancing practices.

What is a Virtual Race? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You get to run, jog, or walk your own route, at your own pace, and time it yourself. You are no longer restricted to our race course, but you may choose to run on the road, on a trail, or on a treadmill. Participants will complete the run/walk at a time and place convenient for them. Participants may either run on Saturday, June 4th, at 8:00 AM, or at any time of the day or night over the next week, ended Friday, June 11th by 5:00 PM to complete the race. T-shirts available for the first 100 who participate.

All events and distances are still scheduled: 5K, and 1 mile.

You'll post your race pictures (and running time from your device if you want) on our Facebook page. Special bragging rights for some new fun categories by popular vote (Best Mask and more!). We'd love to see your colorful running gear, SUPER HERO SPIRIT!, your neighbors and friends cheering you on ... Can't wait to see your creativity!


Hosting an in-person race: as we return to racing in person, we are holding events with strict social distancing guidelines. Read below for more information about some of the policies and procedures we're implementing in our in-person races.

At this time, all runners should protect their health and safety and that of others by social distancing while running. Please stay up-to-date on the latest news and guidelines from the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html, and your local and national authorities. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us.

Health Screening: Digital health screenings will be conducted via email within 24 hours of event start, and race status will be confirmed on-site. Runner must be healthy to attend (follow government guidelines for outdoor event).

Mask Required: Runners: until runner crosses the start line. Runner puts back on face covering as they cross the finish line.

Mask Required: Staff, and volunteers: are required to wear a mask at all times within the event site, including on the course.

Temperature Checks: check runner, staff, and volunteer temperatures prior to participation.

Social Distancing: Runners will be guided by socially distanced ground markings and should maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other individuals.

Hydration/Nutrition: Runners bring their own pre-race and during-race hydration/nutrition.

Guest-Start/Finish Line: to ensure optimal compliance: guest should not be in or around Start/Finish, they should stay in the alternative gathering location, and abide by all race guidelines; face coverings, social distancing of 6’.

Waves Assignment/Start Times: runners are pre-assigned to a start time- each start time has a unique colored bib or numbering system. Runners are instructed pre-race as to when to arrive. 

**Please Note: 20 minutes earlier if runner needs to pick up a bib, or 

                     at their start time if they picked up a bib in advance. 

Start times are 15 minutes apart: announcer will invite runners to start wave line ups,

Runners will be guided by socially distanced ground markings and should maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other individuals while in the chute.

Time- Starts: Twenty-five runners will begin the race every 15 minutes to allow for social distancing on the course.

Results and Awards: There will be no overall or age-group awards. We encourage runners to self-time and log their time on our facebook page.

When:   Saturday June 12, 2021.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. SHARP; with 1 mile to follow at 9:30 a.m. Rain or shine.

Course:  5K/1-mile scenic, flat out and back loop course along the river.

Entry:   5K, $20.00, per-registration (non-refundable), $25.00 day of the race,

             1 mile, per-registration $15.00 (non-refundable), $20.00 day of the race.

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