John Andrews Memorial Eastern Trail 5K

John Andrews Memorial Eastern Trail 5K

Eastern Trail Alliance logoJohn Andrews Memorial Eastern Trail 5K

 

May 20, 2017   9: 00 AM

O'Reilly's Cure Restaurant and Bar,  264 U.S. 1, Building A
Scarborough, ME

John Andrews, founder of the Eastern TrailThe inaugural John Andrews Memorial Eastern Trail 5K was held May 20th – thanks you to all who ran or walked, to all the volunteers, and to all our great sponsors. This event honored John Andrews, Eastern Trail founder, mentor and friend.  Go here to view flyer with details and registration form.

John's vision to create the Eastern Trail started in the early 1990's. He was persistent, but patient, and made tremendous progress in a relatively short amount of time. After starting this amazing effort, John lived on the trail, used the trail, and guided countless others to understand and appreciate this great resource.

Sadly, John passed away February 20, 2017.

Oreillys CureEvent SponsorProceeds from this event benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 65-mile transportation and recreation greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine and will go directly to support the Close the Gap Campaign.

With 22 miles currently off road, our goal is to raise awareness and funds to continue John’s vision of filling in the gaps and adding more miles to the off road trail sections. The construction of this trail segment, which includes two bridges will close this gap between South Portland and Scarborough and provide 16 continuous off-road miles reaching from South Portland’s Bug Light to Downtown Saco. The cost to close this gap is $3.8 million dollars, and we are in the final stages of fundraising for our most critical project.

FMI http://www.easterntrail.org/index.php/close-the-gap

All proceeds went to the Eastern Trail Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit, to assist in Closing the Gap (1.6 miles Scarborough to South Portland)

Event details

The route was out and back on the scenic, Scarborough Marsh off road section of the Eastern Trail in Scarborough. There was a water stop mid-way and at the end.

Award ceremony was held at O’Reilly’s Cure.

Race results here - http://www.coolrunning.com/results/17/me/May20_JohnAn_set1.shtml

Photos from the event here.

Event Sponsors: (Click on any of the logos below to go to that sponsor's website)

Oreillys Cure logo Hannaford logo Bangor Savings Bank logo CWS Architects logo
MacPage logo Native Maine Produce logo Piper Shores logo 

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