UPDATE! Check our facebook page for photos of this year's race!

Each year the Rotary Club of Freeport holds the Close to the Coast 5k & 10K road race at Winslow Park in Freeport.


This year’s race will be held on Saturday June 2nd and we are celebrating our 17th year. The race is one of the first of the summer race season and is held in conjunction with Winslow Park’s Family Fun day, including a 1k fun run for children.

The Rotary Club of Freeport, while part of a global organization, is comprised of approximately 45 local business people.  We are an entirely volunteer driven non-profit group, which ensures that all of the proceeds from events such as this are returned to the community.  We use the funds generated from this event to award educational scholarships and other grants to benefit children and the community. 

The race last year itself boasted over 220 runners and continues to grow.  Furthermore, because the race is held in conjunction with Winslow Park’s Family Fun Day, our sponsors have exposure to a large cross section of our community through signs, race t-shirts, run applications, awards ceremony and newspaper and internet advertising.  

The course is run on quiet roads and forest trails along the ocean in beautiful Winslow Park in Freeport, the home of the Lobsterman Triathlon. Registration is from 7:15 am to 8:45 am with the race starting at 9:00 am.

Since the race is part of the Winslow Park Family Fun Day, a great time for families with all the events free of charge.  Enjoy free entrance to the park for the day, hotdogs, ice cream, games, swimming, activities, playground and a moon bounce house. Oceanside camping is available for those wanting to stay over night.

Registration is $20.00 with guaranteed t-shirt through May 24, 2012 and $20.00 with possible t-shirt through race day.

We pride ourselves on our race prizes, PIES! The top 2 finishers in each category receive a pie!  

The 1K Kids Fun Run starts after the main race and requires no application or fees and children's prizes provided by Wilbur's of Maine.

If you wish to download an application please do so from our home page under "file downloads" in the upper right hand corner of the page.

To register online click here