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The Bug Light 5K Run & Walk will occur, rain or shine, on Sunday October 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM in Bug Light Park in South Portland, Maine.
 
Race Packet Pick-up: There will be two opportunities to pick up your bib number and race packet. Race bib numbers are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. Please do not give your assigned bib number to anyone else.
  1. Day Before the Race Pick-up (Strongly Encouraged): Pick up your race packet on Saturday, October 7th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the South Portland Historical Society's museum (the Cushing's Point Museum), 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, 207-767-7299.
  2. Day of Race Pick-up: Pick up your race packet at the registration area on Sunday, October 8th at Bug Light Park from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM.
Parking: We advise that you arrive early to get a prime parking spot. Please follow the parking directions of our Sea Cadet volunteers. Early comers will be parking within the park, but most will park adjacent to Madison Street and will need to walk the short distance into the park. Late comers may need to find street parking.
 
Kids’ Fun Run (Children up to and including 10 years old) will occur at 8:30 am. Each participating child will receive a “1” Bib and, after the race, a medal.
 
Line up for the Start: We will try to help participants group themselves at the start according to how fast you think you will run/walk the race. Look for the signs being held up by volunteers (Fastest, Sort of Fast, Not Quite So Fast and Walkers) and group yourselves appropriately. 
 
Awards: The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:15 am. Awards will be announced by Chuck Igo of Rewind 100.9.
  • $50 for first place man and woman, overall.
  • $30 for second place man and woman, overall.
  • Medals for first and second place within each of the following age categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over (Overall first and second place winners not eligible).
Post Race Refreshments: Refreshments will be located near the finish line and will include bananas, Powerade donated by Coca-Cola and bagels.
 
Directions - How to Get to Bug Light Park:
  • If coming From the South, take Interstate 95 to exit 44 and take Interstate 295 for 2.9 miles and exit onto South Portland’s exit 4. Continue straight after Veteran’s Bridge and follow Fore River Pkwy straight onto Commercial Street. Before the Casco Bay Bridge, turn left onto the ramp and over the Casco Bay Bridge (ME RT. 77), and you will end up on Broadway in South Portland at a traffic light. Continue straight at the light and stay in left lane on Broadway and follow through three additional traffic lights, a blinking yellow light, and you will then come to a four-way stop sign. Turn left onto Breakwater Drive and turn right onto Madison St. Parking is on the left or, if you are early, within the park. Registration and the race start are within the park.
  • If coming from the North, take Interstate 295 to Exit 6A Forest Ave South. Continue to the right at the end of the ramp onto Forest Avenue and stay in the right lane to bear to the right at the fork in the road. Turn right onto State Street (ME Rt. 77) and follow to Casco Bay Bridge. At the end of the bridge you will end up on Broadway in South Portland at a traffic light. Continue straight at the light and stay in left lane on Broadway and follow through three additional traffic lights, a blinking yellow light, and you will then come to a four-way stop sign. Turn left onto Breakwater Drive and turn right onto Madison St. Parking is on the left or, if you are early, within the park. Registration and the race start are within the park.
  • If you are using your GPS, enter location “1 Madison St South Portland, ME 04106”. This will direct you to take a left onto Breakwater Drive and then a right onto Madison Street toward the Parking.
More Questions? If you have any questions that were not answered here, please contact Kathy DiPhilippo at (207) 767-7299.
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