Fire up your FitBit; the foot racing season is in full swing. Stretch out, warm up, and check out these three upcoming area races:
A new event, the Presidential Seaside Duathlon, takes place in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport on Saturday, April 29 starting at 8:30 a.m. The full race consists of an 18-mile bike ride sandwiched between two 5K runs, a USAT sanctioned duathlon with a $1,000 purse. Alternatively, you can stick with just the 5K run/walk at the start. Of course, the route passes by the Bush family’s beautiful Walker’s Point Estate. Organizers, the Kennebunk Rotary, have been putting on some iteration of the Presidential Road Race for 25 years now, but this incarnation is the first of its exact sort. For complete information, visit http://www.active.com/kennebunk-me/running/distance-running-races/presidential-seaside-duathlon-2017 .
For the ladies, this year’s The Power of She 5K is at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport (95 Ocean Ave) on Sunday, April 30 at 11 a.m. This is directly before the Maine Women’s Expo at the resort, admission to which is included in registration for the fun run. In addition, $8.00 out of every registration will go directly to benefit Crossroads for Women, helping to combat substance abuse in our state. The 5K will be done Boot Camp style, with coach Leslie Carroll-Flemming leading participants in cardio exercises along the run’s riverside length. It’s an important and empowering experience, so bring your moms, daughters, aunts and nieces. Check out http://thepowerofshe.me/ for more.
Finally, there’s the Falmouth Foreside 5K Run and Walk, beginning and ending at St. Mary’s Church in Falmouth (43 Foreside Rd), on Saturday, May 6 at 8 a.m. This is a race with cash prizes put up by sponsors ReMax and WEX, among others, all to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, who are currently building a 13-home mixed-income neighborhood in Scarborough. A straightforward race. Learn more at http://habitatportlandme.org/index.php/info/Falmouth-Foreside-5K .
That should keep those heart rates up!