goals to aim for all summer and fall

RunBelfast series moves virtual amid pandemic

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 6:00pm

    BELFAST — The third season of the RunBelfast race series has run up against the virus. A quick reboot to virtual (almost) and organizers are ready to encourage residents of Belfast to get outside, keep moving and support five great organizations.

    A virtual series allows participants to run and walk anywhere they choose, almost anytime they want, in the week leading up to ‘race day.’

    Using the honor system, race participants will email info@runbelfast.org with their time and distance before midnight on race day. RunBelfast will publish all the participants and consider everyone a winner, according to RunBelfast, in a news release.

    Participants can register for individual races or sign up for the whole series at RunBelfast.org so that they have goals all summer and fall.

    “These organizations provide important services and support for Waldo County and we hope that you will participate with that in mind!” said organizers.

    The Rollie’s Run for Kids on Oct 6 remains scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

    “We sincerely hope that we can all come together by then to enjoy a morning on the Rail Trail,” said organizers. “Watch for updates through the summer. Until then, consider registering on RunBelfast.org for the series or any of the individual races as follows: and follow us on Facebook!”

    • Coastal Mountains Land Trust, June 6; (Pendleton 5K + 5 Mile, National Trails Day!)
    • P.A.W.S. June 20;
    • Belfast Rotary: Kilted Canter, July 18 and Bug Run, August 15;
    • Waldo County YMCA, September 19;
    • Rollie’s Run for Kids, October 6.


    The series is supported by Damariscotta Bank & Trust with endorsement from the City of Belfast Parks & Recreation Department.