About Run the River
Our annual Run the Ridge Trail Race has been rebranded for 2021 and is now Run the River, a 5K with a route that winds along the scenic Presumpscot River and through beautiful downtown Westbrook.
This event is a fundraiser to benefit Discover Downtown Westbrook, a Main Street America community.
Our Mission - Discover Downtown Westbrook engages residents, the business community, and the municipality to create a positive downtown environment by recruiting and retaining businesses, drawing people downtown by hosting and promoting events, and making downtown a walkable, livable, thriving destination.
Our Vision - A vibrant, diverse, and all-inclusive community along the shores of the Presumpscot River, Downtown Westbrook is a place where residents and visitors alike are proud to Live, Work, and Play. Our Downtown is celebrated for its unique history, active arts scene and unmatched Riverwalk – and our Main Street restaurants and businesses offer welcoming, accessible, and attractive places to gather.
Registration is just $30! You can register the day of the event for $40.
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! The winning team in 2019 had 31 runners!
The first 50 runners will receive their official race t-shirt for free! After that, race shirts will be $15.00 (or $10.00 for a shirt from last year's race!) Don't want to race but want a shirt? Email email@example.com and we'll get you one!
The awards for ALL races will occur after all the races are completed, approximately 11 AM at Riverbank Park. 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.
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.
There are no refunds for any reason, but you may transfer your registration should you become unable to participate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to transfer.
PACKET PICK UP
We are holding a packet pick up event at Mast Landing Brewing in Westbrook on Saturday, October 9th from 12-4 - you can pick up your packet and stay for a pint, and if you haven't registered yet we can register you then too!