Friends on the Fourth 5K Race

Friends on the Fourth 5k race

Held every summer in Winthrop on July 4
Registration is now open for our 5K, click the link below to sign up.

We hope to see you on July 4!

117 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, ME US 04364

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2022 Race Results & photos

The 20th Annual “Friends on the Fourth” 5K is in the books for 2022!  
Congratulations to the 2022 overall winner, Hudson Delisle of Winthrop, ME, with a time of 17:00,6 and the overall female winner, Rachel Ingram of Winthrop, ME, with a time of 19:43,0!!
We were blessed with perfect weather in 2022; sunshine, just the right temperature and low humidity!  Over 400 registered runners and walkers participated with many spectators and supporters cheering all along the course.  
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, product and service donors, business sponsors, Back 40 Timing and Events, the Winthrop American Legion and the Town of Winthrop for helping us to make this event a fun tradition and a successful fundraiser!


Men & Women, 1st place awards for the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. 

Awards, trophies, and other prizes are also provided for the overall M/F winners. 

Certificates will be presented to all participants 10 years of age & under.  Great assortment of individually packaged food and water along with a raffle of gift certificates and items donated by local merchants is provided at the end of the race to ALL those who have registered.  

Payment and registration form must be received by 8:00 am, Tuesday, June 29, in order to guarantee a race T-shirt and goodie bag.  Online registration is open until 4:00 PM on July 3, 2023

Last-minute registration on race day may begin at 7:00 am* at the American Legion, 117 Bowdoin Street, and ENDS at 7:45 am.  A $35 entry fee will be charged, and we cannot guarantee a T-shirt and goodie bag for last-minute registrations. Any extra T-shirts and goodie bags will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.  *Same-day registrations may be limited or not available depending on the state of Maine regulations, so PRE-REGISTRATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Registration forms can also be downloaded from the Friends website:  

VIRTUAL Option! If you can’t, or choose not to be with us in person on July Fourth, we are offering an option to still run/walk for the watershed! Run, walk, or jog wherever you are!  Once registered, you have one week from Tuesday, June 27 to Tuesday, July 4th at 9:00 am to complete your 5K and submit your time online. Medals will be awarded, separately from the in-person race results to the top female and top male finishers.  

Fundraise for the Friends!  Interested in helping out your “Friends” even more?  Fundraise as an individual or as a team to raise additional funds to help keep our local waters as clean as possible.  Prizes will be awarded to the top individual and the top team fundraisers.  

Questions?  Contact the Friends office at 207-395-5239 or via email

For the safety of runners, parking is not allowed along the race route. Parking attendants will guide participants & spectators to designated parking areas.  

Meet our sponsors

Meet the local businesses whose generosity enables the Friends to continue on our mission. These sponsors have donated to the Friends 5K!

Homestead Realty
Major Sponsor
Maine General Sports Medicine
Major Sponsor
Augusta Fuel Company
JF Scott Construction
Lamey Wellehan
Pine Tree Fence