Friends on the 4th 5K

REGISTER NOW for the 12th Annual

"Friends on the Fourth" 5k!

Start the 4th of July off with a bangand join us at Central Maine's most popular race!  With most of the course set along the beautiful eastern shore of Maranacook Lake, the race attracts both old and new friends each year!

Open to all runners, joggers and walkers - entries come from all across New England as well as California, Colorado, Delaware, D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Canada and Europe.

Two ways to enter:  

Download and mail the registration form

  1. Print and mail Registration Form
  2. Register now online

Open to all runners, joggers and walkers - this is a great family event!

Last year's race attracted 662 registrations... another great turnout for this fun-filled event!  A HUGE thank you to all of the runners and walkers, the 40+ volunteers, the business sponsors, the Winthrop American Legion for providing the location for our "base camp" and our fearless volunteer Race Director, Bob Moore! One and all have contributed to make the "Friends on the Fourth" 5K the biggest (and most fun!) race in central Maine!

2013 overall winner was Chase Brown of West Boothbay Harbor with a time of 16:20.  First Place Female title went to Erzie Nagy of Albion at 18:28.1  

2013 "Friends on the Fourth" 5K Results by Age Group

2013 "Friends on the Fourth" 5K Results - Overall Finish List

The Major Sponsor for the 2013 race was Homestead Realty from Winthrop, along with Gold Level sponsors G&E RoofingThe China Dine-ahKennebec Savings BankMattson's Flooring & Lighting CenterOn Target , and Bronze level sponsors Lipman & Katz,The Copy Center, and American Awards.

Additional supporters include PFG-NorthCenter, Pine State Trading Company, Poland Springs, Coca-Cola, Bagel Mania, Tim Horton's, College Carry-Out, Adept Screen Printing and the Winthrop American Legion.

Photos on right:  

Top:  Overall winner, Chase Brown of West Boothbay Harbor, ME and Women's winner, Erzie Nagy of Albion, ME pose with Spotter the Otter, John Blouin (FOCW Executive Director) and Tamara Whitmore (FOCW Education & Programs Director).  

Middle:  Well over 600 racers start the race, just after 8:00 am.

Bottom:  A group of young racers pose with Spotter prior to starting the race.  

View results for previous year’s races


Check out Marty Thornton Photos to view and order great pictures from the race!                   

   2013 Friends on the Fourth 5K Winners - cropped          

Another amazing crowd starts off the 2013 race!Young group of runners!