2020 John Andrews Memorial Eastern Trail 5K – Cancelled

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This event has been cancelled for 2020.

The fourth annual John Andrews Memorial Eastern Trail 5K will be held Saturday, May 16th, sponsored by O’Reilly’s Cure. This annual event honors John Andrews, Eastern Trail founder, mentor and friend. In 2019 nearly 170 runners and walkers participated to help raise money for the Eastern Trail Alliance

John’s vision to create the Eastern Trail started in the early 1990s. 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 in February 2017.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance (ETA), an organization dedicated to building a 65-mile off road transportation and recreation greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine and will go directly to support the ETA’s trail development campaigns. 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.

John Andrews, founder of the Eastern TrailRegistration fees are $20 prior to the event, $25 on the day of the event. For those over 21, one beer or glass of wine is included with registration fee. Complimentary race shirts available for anyone registering before midnight on April 28th.

Additional donations towards trail development in honor of John Andrews are appreciated.

Online registration will close at 6 pm on Friday, May 15th.

Participants will be able to avoid the crowds and pick up their race bibs and T-shirt (if ordered before 4/28) ahead of the race on Friday, May 15th, between 4 and 6 pm at O’Reilly’s Cure Restaurant, 264 Route 1, Scarborough.

Race day packet-pick up, check in and on-site registration will be at O’Reilly’s Cure, 264 Route 1, Scarborough from 7:30 to 8:15 am on Saturday, May 16th. Please plan to arrive for sign-in an hour before the race starts. We encourage carpooling to alleviate parking congestion. Parking is available at O’Reilly’s Cure.

Oreillys CureThis is a tobacco-free, rain or shine, event. Dogs are not allowed. Registration fees cannot be refunded or transferred to a future event.

Event details

The route is out and back on the scenic, Scarborough Marsh off road section of the Eastern Trail in Scarborough. Runners will start at Ward Street (off the O’Reilly’s Cure parking lot), travel through the Eastern Village neighborhood, take a right onto the trail to a marked turnaround point, and then finish on the trail near the Black Point trail kiosk.  There will be a water stop mid-way and at the end.

Awards ceremony will be held at O’Reilly’s Cure immediately following the race.

Awards and Age Groups (Male and Female)
Overall…….. 1st
18 and under.. 1-3
19-29……….. 1-3
30-39……….. 1-3
40-49……….. 1-3
50-59……….. 1-3
60-69……….. 1-3
70-79……….. 1-3
80 +  ……….. 1-3

Anyone under age 18 needs an adult with them.

Go here to see 2019 race results.

Go here to read an article on the 2019 race published in the online Scarborough Leader.