Friends on the Fourth 5K Race

Congratulations all!

Friends on the Fourth 5k race

Held every summer in Winthrop on July 4
Check in at 7:00 am – Race time is 8:00 am
117 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop, ME US 04364
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2024 Race Results & photos*

The 22nd Annual “Friends on the Fourth” 5K is in the books for 2024!  
Congratulations to the 2024 overall winner, Jacob Pelletier, with a time of 16:25,9 and the overall female winner, Heather Gallant, with a time of 17:38,8!!
The 2024 race was humid, but with no rain! This year 596 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!

Thanks to Tricia Audette for the photos!

2023 Race Photos

2022 Race photos


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, Thursday, June 27, in order to guarantee a race T-shirt and goodie bag.  Online registration is open until 12:00 pm EST on July 2, 2024

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 $40 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.

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.

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

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