Ocean Park 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run
2017 21st Annual
The OP5K - Ocean Park 5K Road Race and Kids Fun Run
Friday Night, July 28, 2017
5K start time: 7:00 pm on Temple Avenue just past the covered bridge
Kids Fun Run start time: 6:00 pm in front of the Rec Hall
Mark your calendars, recruit a running partner and participate in one of the best 5Ks in Maine. This is one of the few evening races in the entire state, always attracting top runners and weekend athletes as they prepare for the Beach2Beacon. There is the ever expanding crowd of our area "summah folks" looking to beat their past records or just finish under 30, and this is who we really cater the event towards. The Ocean Park 5K is a flat race, winding through towering pines, along the beach roads, passing those familiar cottages with a dash through the Oceanwood Camp before finishing in the town square in front of hundreds of enthusiastic supporters. Following the race you cool down, have a slice of watermelon, and enjoy a homemade cookie or two. This stuff only happens in Ocean Park!
As in past years there will be cash prizes for those elites who can break the course records as well as non-monetary prizes for age bracket finishers. Awards ceremony starts soon after 8:00 PM on the steps of the Rec Hall.
The first 275 registered runners will receive the incredibly cool, one of a kind 2017 OP5K shirt. The 5K Road Race pre-registration fee of $22 can be made in person at the OPA Office, via mail, or online at www.runreg.com. Preregistration closes Wednesday, July 26th at 3:00 pm. Day of race walk-in registration is $25. Kids Fun Run in person registration is $3 without t-shirt or $12 with a t-shirt. The Rec Hall will be open Thursday July 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm for those pre-registered runners wanting to get their race bibs/t-shirts early or those wanting to sign up for the Kids Fun Run. Race Day Registration and Pre-Registered check-in is July 28th from 3:30-6:30 pm at the Rec Hall. Checks must be payable to the Ocean Park Association. All proceeds from the event support the OPA.
The theme this year is based on the "Ocean Park Secret Sauce". We will be selling "ingredient spaces" for our event sponsors for $100, and the sponsors details will be listed as part of the "Recipe" that will be on the back of the shirts. If your family or business would like to include your details in the "Recipe", please contact the race director for details.
A wide range of volunteers are always needed to support this event. Some of the roles include; race day registration, mailings, course setup and breakdown, road marshals, first aid, photography, finish line gates, signage and water stations. And we always need volunteers to join the Cookie Ladies in baking treats that we hand out to our runners after finishing the event. To support the OP5K as a volunteer, become a sponsor or need more details: contact Scott Belanger 207-934-4690, firstname.lastname@example.org or ask at the OPA office.
Directions: Take Exit 36 (Saco -OOB exit) off turnpike. Continue on spur and keep to right at 7-11 convenience store. You are now on Temple AVE. Continue straight over railroad tracks until you come to 4-way stop light at Temple AVE and Route 9. Registration one block to your left.
2017 Summer Season
- Get Involved with Music!
- Ocean Park Music Festival
- Wednesday's at Jordan
- Saco Bay Artistst six
- Art in the Park
- Educational Bureau
- Library Hours, etc.
- Library Programs/Book Sale
- Historical Series
- Let's Talk About It
- Learning Through Film
- Special Programs
- Tuesdays in the Park
- Thursdays in the Park
- Technology Workshop
- Writer 's Conference