Flattop 5K and “Bridge the Gap” will open road racing season

ELLSWORTH — The eighth annual Flattop 5K, which traditionally kicks off the local road-racing season, will take place Saturday, March 30, with a one-mile fun run at 9:30 a.m. and the featured event at 10.

Both the fun run and the 5K begin and end at the Lamoine Consolidated School on Route 184 about six miles from Ellsworth.

The race entry fees are $1 for the fun run and $15 for the 5K and registration forms can be found online at www.lamoine-me.gov or www.sub5.com/calendar.

For more information, call Robin Emery at 667-9219 or Tom Kirby at 667-9771.

The race is the first event in the 2013 Jack Russell’ Steakhouse Points Series.

Coming up one week later, on April 7, will be the second annual “Bridge the Gap” competition, featuring one-mile, 5K and 10-mile races all beginning at Fort Knox in Prospect and taking runners across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge to Verona Island.

All races will start at 10 a.m. and end at the Verona Town Park.

The entry fees are $40 ($30 before March 30) for the 10-mile race, $29 ($15 before March 30) for the 5K and $1 for the fun run.

For more information, visit the web site bridgethegaprace.org or e-mail the race directors at [email protected] or [email protected]

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

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Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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