Annual road races are slated at Blue Hill, Wonsqueak Harbor

Annual five-kilometer road races will be held over the next two weekends in Blue Hill and at Wonsqueak Harbor in Gouldsboro.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will sponsor its sixth annual road race and one-mile family walk on Saturday, Aug. 3, with a field of 200 anticipated for the popular event.

Participants of all ages are invited to walk or run, and proceeds from the event will support the hospital’s wellness activities and community outreach programming throughout the area.

Registration for the event will begin at 7 a.m. on the hospital grounds, with the one-mile walk getting under way at 8 and the 5K race at 8:30.

The suggested registration fee for the 5K run is $15 per person or $25 for a family team.

For more information, call the hospital community relations office at 374-3418 or visit online for a registration form.

One week later, on Saturday, Aug. 10, the 12th annual George Schaefer Memorial Road Race will be held at Wonsqueak Harbor in conjunction with the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival.

Presented by Eden Athletics, the event includes a 5K feature race or walk and a one-mile fun run for children ages 12 and under.

Participants can register in advance prior to Aug. 6 and registration forms are available by calling Becky O’Keefe at (207) 669-2187 or by visiting online at and clicking on Winter Harbor Lobster Festival.

Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. at Wonsqueak Harbor. To get there, take Route 186 from U.S. Route 1 to Birch Harbor and follow East Schoodic Drive one mile.

Both race courses will take runners out toward Schoodic Point and back to the start.

The registration fee is $12 for the 5K race and $8 for the fun run, and includes a T-shirt for all who pre-register.

Awards will be presented to top overall finishers and for the first three places in all age groups.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

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