Run the Ridge

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  • 10.12.2019 @ 09:00 AM
  • Westbrook, Maine
Event Closed
Online registration is closed. You can register for $35 at packet pickup today, Friday, October 11 from 4 to 6:30pm at Yes Brewing (609 Main Street, entrance on Stevens Ave), or on event day. If you register on event day, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Email runtheridgewestbrook@gmail.com with questions! Race Start Times: K9 5K: 9am 10K: 9:30am 5K: 10am
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10.12.2019
starts at 09:00 AM
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About This Event
ConvenientMD and IDEXX present the 3rd Annual Run the Ridge Trail Race, hosted by Discover Downtown Westbrook and Sunset Ridge on October 12, 2019. This is a trail and mowed path course bursting with autumn colors. It's a beautiful course with a few challenging spots. A great goal while you're training in 2019! We have three races - 5K, 10K, and a "K9 5K" (run with your dog).

An approximate map of the course, with elevation shown, is available on this page: http://downtownwestbrook.com/events/run-the-ridge-trail-race. If you have questions about the course, email runtheridgewestbrook@gmail.com.

Please note: we are currently working on a 10K route that does NOT loop. We will keep this page updated as the new course is set.

This race serves as a fundraiser for Discover Downtown Westbrook, to support their mission of economic and community revitalization in downtown Westbrook.
Race Day Schedule
K9 5K (canicross): 9 AM
10K: 9:30 AM
5K: 10 AM

There will be post-race food and water for all participants. There will also be a water station near registration and at the halfway point of the race course. Awards for all races will be at 11 AM.

Times are subject to change, we will send a final update to all registrants the week of the race.
Registration Fees
Registration is $30 until online registration ends on Thursday, October 10. Registration at packet pickup and on event day will be $35.
Team Registration
We have a group discount of $5 per person if you register with a group of 4 or more! If everyone signs up at once, you'll get the discount automatically. If you sign up at different times (using the team sign up feature - best for groups who are paying separately), you will receive a $5 refund once you have at least 4 members.

Bonus: the biggest team overall (all three races combined) will win a prize!
Race Shirts
All runners that register by September 25, 2019 are guaranteed a super sweet, sport-tech race shirt. After that date, shirts and sizes are not guaranteed.
Parking
There is plenty of on-site parking, though we do encourage carpooling to maximize space. When you arrive, watch for parking volunteers to direct you to a spot.
Awards
The awards for ALL races will occur after all the races are completed, approximately 11 AM. For any winners who cannot stay until that time, we will connect with each one individually to get their award to them.

Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female in each race and the biggest team overall. Plus, we will be raffling off a big gift basket and everyone who runs in the race will be entered to win!

We also track course records, so check those out if you want to try to beat the records! Course Records:

5K
Daniel Kilgallon - 20:22 (2018)
Hannah Whitten - 24:55 (2018)

10K
Joseph Reynolds - 35:08 (2018)
Elizabeth Brunton - 45:04 (2018)

K9 5K (Canicross)
Jay Nutting - 16:00 (2017)
Kimberly Murphy - 19:05 (2017)
Packet Pickup Event
Packet pickup will be on Friday, October 11, 4 to 6:30pm, at Yes Brewing, 609 Main Street (entrance on Stevens Ave). Registration is available for $35 at packet pickup and on event day.

You can also pick up your packet on race day - please be there at least 15 minutes before your scheduled race start time.
Event Day Registration and Packet Pickup
You may register (and pick up your packet) on the day of the race, Saturday, October 12, but must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your race start time. Event day registration cost is $35. Race start times and registration cutoff times:

Canicross 5K: 9 AM (registration cutoff, 8:45 AM)
10K: 9:30 AM (registration cutoff, 9:15 AM)
5K: 10 AM (registration cutoff, 9:45 AM)

Registration will be open from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
K9 5K (Canicross) Race Information
K9 5K (canicross) participants may only race with one dog and must be connected to their dog at all times, whether by wearing a belt that is connected to a secure harness on the dog or by using a leash that is connected to a harness. The leash cannot be connected to the dog's neck or head. We encourage use of a belt connected to a harness, as this is the safest and easiest way to participate in a canicross race. The dog must not be aggressive or vicious toward people or other dogs, and the owner is liable for any injuries caused by their dog to other runners, dogs, or event attendees.

Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dogs - please bring bags. We also encourage runners to bring a portable water bottle, though we will have water bowls available at the water station halfway through the course.

For tips on running with your dog, visit this site: https://www.kurgo.com/blog/running-with-your-dog/
Cancellation Policy
While we do not anticipate the race being cancelled, if there is any extreme weather- e.g. thunderstorms, washed out course, etc. that causes a cancellation, the race will not be postponed and no refunds will be given.

If there is less severe weather (e.g. light rain) and we still hold the race, no refunds will be given to those who choose not to race.
Refund Policy
There are no refunds for any reason, but you may transfer your registration should you become unable to participate. Please contact runtheridgewestbrook@gmail.com for details on how to transfer.
Facility
There are restrooms available for use in the Sunset Ridge clubhouse. We will have directional signage, but find a volunteer if you cannot locate the restrooms.

There will be a water station near registration and at the halfway point of the race course.
Course Records
5K
Daniel Kilgallon - 20:22 (2018)
Hannah Whitten - 24:55 (2018)

10K
Joseph Reynolds - 35:08 (2018)
Elizabeth Brunton - 45:04 (2018)

K9 5K (Canicross)
Jay Nutting - 16:00 (2017)
Kimberly Murphy - 19:05 (2017)
Entry Transfer
Want to transfer your entry to another participant? Click here to get started!
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.

I know that running a trail race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and/or participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic, and the conditions of the trail. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or rollerblades, and animals (except for dogs in the canicross race, one per racer) are not allowed in the race and I will abide by all race rules.

K9 5K (Canicross) race participants only: As a K9 5K race participant, I agree to race with only one dog. I agree that I must be connected to my dog at all times, whether by wearing a belt that is connected to a secure harness on the dog or by using a leash that is connected to a harness. I understand that I may not use a leash that is connected to the dog's neck or head. The dog must not be aggressive or vicious toward people or other dogs, and I am liable for any injuries caused by my dog to other runners, dogs, or event attendees.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Run the Ridge race, Sunset Ridge, the City of Westbrook, Discover Downtown Westbrook, all event sponsors, and the representatives and successors of the aforementioned parties from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my likeness in photographs, videos, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund should I choose not to participate or become unable to participate. SecureFeeā„¢ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.