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STRIVE for 5 - Foden Road 5K Run/Walk and Block Party

Sat September 8, 2018 South Portland, ME US 04106 Directions

5K Run

8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

5K Walk

8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Block Party Booth Registration

8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
28 Foden Road
South Portland, ME US 04106

What: 5K Road Race/Walk and Block party

When:  Saturday, September 8th 2018. Event is Rain or Shine

  • Children’s Fun Run begins at 8am (Fun run open to children 12 and under, free, no pre-registration required).
  • 5K/Walk Begins at 8:30am
  • Block Party immediately follows the 5k/Walk

Where: STRIVE, 28 Foden Road, South Portland ME 04106

Entry Fee: $25 pp before 9/7. $30 for participants signing up on 9/7 (packet pick-up) or 9/8 (day-of).

Children 12 and under are welcome to run in the fun run at 8am (no preregistration required). They can also register for the 5K as a runner or walker for free, if accompanied by a paying adult.

Every participant receives a shirt from STRIVE and free admittance to all elements of the block party.

Packet Pickup: Friday, September 7th from 3pm-9pm or September 8th (Race Day) 7:00-7:45am at  STRIVE, 28 Foden Road, South Portland ME 04106 

Race Info: Walk up registration will be permitted through 7:45am on race morning. Children’s Fun Run will start at the STRIVE parking lot and go to the end of Foden Road (will be closed to traffic) before turning around to finish back at the parking lot. During the 5k, runners will line up and walkers will follow. The course runs from STRIVE on Foden Road through Texas Instruments’ Property onto Jet Port Plaza Road then circles back. Spectators can view the race on Foden Road & Jetport Road. Click HERE for Course Map

All ability levels welcome. Stroller friendly, headphones allowed. Please leave pets at home.

Parking: Please watch for signs & volunteers to direct you to parking on Foden Road.

Awards: Presented to top male & female per age group: 12 and Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Free Block Party: Please join the Foden Road Networking Group immediately following the race at the Block Party at Kaplan University. This is a family friendly event featuring music, kids’ activities, food and more.

WHY: This annual event has been hosted every September by the Foden Road Network, is a collection of business leaders from the Foden Road/Maine Mall district of South Portland. Foden Road Network members are invested in supporting the local economy through business-to-business fellowship, culminating in the annual 5k/Block Party.

Proceeds benefit STRIVE, a nonprofit in the heart of the Foden Road district of South Portland. STRIVE engages and empowers 900+ young adults with developmental disabilities throughout Southern Maine through educational, social and employment training programs.

VIRTUAL 5K/WALK OPTION: For supporters who can't join the race/walk in person!
Complete your 5k run/walk anywhere at any time between September 1st through September 8th at 11am.
Please register before 8/24 to receive your tshirt and medal in the mail (included in registration).
Celebrate your race/walk with us on social media, and we'll share your success with our followers! Use any of the following tags:
@FodenRoadNetwork or @STRIVENation on Facebook
@STRIVE_PSL on Instagram
@STRIVE_PSL on Twitter

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Foden Road Block Party - Booth Registration Now Open

So much more than a race after-party, the Foden Road Network Block Party showcases the products, services, tasty dishes, and passionate employees who work in the many businesses surrounding STRIVE in the Maine Mall area. This year, we hope to include a booth from YOUR business! Please contact STRIVE Program Manager, Whitney Wildes at (207) 774-6278 or wwildes@pslstrive.org if you are interested in participating!

Free for South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce businesses

Free for Foden Road Network members. To learn more about joining the Foden Road Network, email pbrown@pslservices.org or visit Foden Road Network online.

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