Cpl. Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge

Sat September 12, 2020 Mapleton, ME 04757 US Directions
Semper Fidelis

PRESQUE ISLE and MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP, ENDLETON, Calif.- Cpl. Dustin J. Libby, 22, died Dec. 6, 2006, in honorable service to his country while stationed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was born Jan. 4, 1984, in Presque Isle, the son of Judson L. Libby and Geni L. Libby. Dustin graduated from Presque Isle High School’s Adult Education Program, Class of 2003. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating February 2004 with a meritorious promotion to private 1st class. Dustin went on to serve proudly with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Echo Company based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Cpl. Libby’s first stay at Camp Pendleton was short, as he was almost immediately deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, in summer 2004. Dustin returned from his first deployment to Iraq in fall 2004, after which he remained stateside until his second overseas deployment to Okinawa, Japan. During this deployment, he traveled to Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan and participated in joint training with Philippine military. Dustin returned stateside, where he met his fiance in California. Dustin’s last deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom brought him back to Ar Ramadi, where he proudly led a squad of 12 men. Dustin enjoyed outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends, being a Marine and above all else, being in love with his fiance. Dustin is survived by his fiance, Jeannine Gonzalez; his mother, Geni Montpetit; his father, Judson Libby; and his brother, Christopher Libby.


We at CompetitorME are excited for the Cpl Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge on September 12th!

This is to inform you of our intent to hold the event in person, as scheduled, and to outline the safe manner in which we will do this.  Most of all, we want you to have the same outstanding experience that you would have before COVID-19, with some procedures added for everyone’s safety.


In May, we drafted guidelines for a safe return to events using a three-phase approach.  As outlined by Maine Governor Mills’ mandate, this event will be held during phase two, which limits gatherings to 100 people or less. 

CompetitorME’s Guidelines serve to:

  • Prioritize the health and safety of participants, volunteers, spectators, client staff, and CompetitorME staff.
  • Mirror and adhere to the Federal Government Guidelines by following the three-phased approach to reopening.
  • Provide documentation to our clients with recommendations for their events.
  • Provide local and state authorities with a written plan from CompetitorME regarding the procedures and processes for the client’s event.
  • Rely on recommendations from several different sources (Centers for Disease Control, USA Triathlon, RunSignUp, and Road Runners Club of America).
  • Effectively communicate changes and set expectations with participants. 


As mentioned, events in the COVID-19 world will be slightly different for the foreseeable future.  Across the entire industry, event managers have had to adapt and rise to meet the challenges brought on through restrictions. 

The Cpl Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge will take place with no more than 100 individuals at or near the start/finish, packet pickup, parking, or on the course. 

Social distancing and masks will be required of all in attendance, for the safety of their fellow athletes and our staff. 

Because of the need to limit the number of individuals to 100 or less, there will be NO race day registration.  We encourage all who want to participate in person to register before Wednesday, September 9th. 

We have estimated the following formula with regards to meeting the limit of 100 individuals during each corral. 

CompetitorME staff- 2
Volunteers- 8
Vendors- 0
Medical personnel- 0
Spectators- 0
Participants- 90

Parking will be at the Mapleton Elementary School. Please leave space between vehicles for distancing purposes.

Packet Pick Up for those registered will occur at two tables near the start/finish.  Safety pins for bibs will already be in the packets.  CompetitorME staff will have a list of names with associated bib numbers.  Participants will ask for their bib number, then go grab their own packet.

The start of the race will be a rolling start, where participants line up approximately every ten feet.  Your chip time will begin once you cross the start line.  Additionally, we will ask you to self-seed within the corral, meaning faster folks will be near the front.  The idea is for the participants to remain socially distanced along the course.  

Post Event will also feel a bit different.  Water will be set out on a table and packaged food (such as granola bars) will be set out on another table spaced.  Participants will be responsible for grabbing their own items.  We will ask that once you have finished your race or trail, you exit from the finish area as soon as possible so that we may prepare and welcome the next wave.

Results will be available online as you cross the finish line.  Additionally, we will be sending emails to those who sign up for this feature during registration. 

Once all participants for the active wave have left the parking area, we will sanitize tables and set up for the next wave.  Staff manning the parking will be notified of the next wave and we will repeat the process with open arms!


7:00 am- Volunteers arrive.
7:00 am to 8:30 am- race day registration and pre-registration bib pick up.
8:45 am to 8:55 am- opening remarks and presentation.
9:15 am- first 5K finisher (approximately).


  • Participants will only be admitted at your allotted corral or wave ONLY.  There will be ample time for packet pick up, a warmup, pre-race welcome, and to participate in the event at your pace.
  • Please, don’t show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.
  • Social distancing and masks will be required of all in attendance, for the safety of their fellow athletes and our staff.
  • Don't share fluids. Carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.
  • Don't share towels, food, gels, or any other item that runners normally share freely.
  • Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using the port-a-john.
  • Do not spit or “nose rocket” in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during the race.
  • Do practice social distancing - ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six feet of separation.
  • Do avoid close-group selfies.


Most importantly, you are participating in one of the first events in the state at this time.  We feel safe in the measures being taken to protect all in attendance, and simply ask for your assistance.  Together, we will make this a memorable experience!

Best Regards,

Jonathan Kelley


They risk their lives to defend our Nation’s freedom. It is our military heroes who make great sacrifices in order to serve and protect. Some heroes make the Ultimate Sacrifice with their lives.

Marine Corporal Dustin Libby was killed in action on December 6, 2006. This event is to dedicated to carrying on Dustin's legacy.

The Cpl. Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 starting at the Mapleton Elementary School.  

The Cpl. Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge features a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk on farm field and tarred roads.  At the families request, all proceeds will go to the Mapleton Recreation Department. We would be honored to have you participate and celebrate our Home Town Hero.  The first 100 participants are guaranteed an event shirt!

Thank you for participating in honoring Marine Corporal Dustin Libby.

Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge

This event is proud to be a part of the Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge!

The Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge serves as a collaborative effort to raise awareness of events that continue the legacies of our Nation's Gold Star Families, Military Active Duty, Veterans, and First Responder Heroes.

Our mission is simple: Inspired by Heroes and Connecting Communities.
The goal is to connect civilians with those who have served, and introducing events, stories, and legacies they may never have known. The Service and Sacrifice Series motto is: Remember, Honor, and Inspire.

In 2020, the Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge will be managed by the Honoring Heroes Foundation. The Honoring Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose mission aligns with that of the Challenge. The major project of the Foundation is the Maine Gold Star Family Memorial, which will be dedicated from the People of the State of Maine, to the Gold Star Families of Maine and our Nation.

Being a part of the 2020 Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge remains simple and can be done anywhere Worldwide! We’ve added new events to our calendar, including three Virtual Events, that represent 16 total events over 9 months. Eligibility for the Challenge requires participants to register for 10 total events, participate in person or virtually, and earn cool Challenge swag at the end!  For more information, please visit our Website or find us on Facebook!

Mapleton Elementary School
1642 Main St
Mapleton, ME US 04757
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