Welcome to the October 2016 edition of Interval, the Central Maine Striders newsletter. You're receiving this email because you are a member or friend of our running club.

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Don Your Costumes for the Freaky 5K on October 29

Dust off your superhero capes, feather boas, and running shoes for the Freaky 5K on Saturday, October 29, at Colby College in Waterville. Presented by Hardy Girls Healthy Women, the annual Freaky 5K is a reminder that Halloween should be about imaginative and creative costumes. The costume contest and kids fun run start at 9:45 a.m. The 5K race (costumes optional but appreciated) begins at 10 a.m.
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500th Marathon for Mike!

Congratulations to Strider Mike Brooks who completed his 500th marathon odyssey on October 2 at the Maine Marathon in Portland. Mike planned this finish far in advance only to have a setback a couple of months prior when he underwent heart surgery to replace a valve. Recovery took longer than expected jeopardizing his making it to Portland.

However, Mike did it (wearing bib #500!) and celebrated his marathon milestone with family and friends. Fellow Strider Ron Paquette (below), who has run many marathons with Mike, accompanied him on this historic one. Congratulations, Mike!

2016 Striders of the Year are...

At the annual banquet in January (more info to come!), we'll honor a number of Striders for their racing achievements this year, including youth standouts. Plus we'll recognize members for their volunteer efforts, race directing, and race sponsorship. Who do you think deserves to be recognized? We'd like to hear your suggestions. Please send them to Tom McGuire for consideration.

Tell Us About Your 2017 Races

Are you directing, or know of, a 2017 race? Tell us about it, so we can get it on our race calendar. Send your race info to

Striders Singlets Available

Show your Central Maine Striders pride by wearing a club singlet, tee, or hat at an upcoming race or run. Men's and women's singlets, performance short- and long-sleeve tees, and caps are all available for purchase at the Central Maine Striders apparel store from Atayne.
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Social Striders

Facebook: Join the Central Maine Striders Facebook group to connect with other members, discuss upcoming races, and more.

Strava: Join the Central Maine Striders club on Strava and find out where other members run, compare miles on the leaderboard, and more.

Upcoming Strider Events

Monthly Striders Meeting
Wed., October 12, 6 p.m.
Wed., November 9, 6 p.m.

Wed., December 14, 6 p.m.
Alfond Youth Center boardroom, 2nd floor
126 North St, Waterville
All members are welcome.

Upcoming Races

Wicked Warrior 5K
Saturday, October 15
Nokomis Regional High School

Ocean Commotion 5K
Saturday, October 15
Hermit Island Campground, Phippsburg

Big Brad Ultras
Sunday, October 16
Bradbury Mountain State Park

Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half, & Relay
Sunday, October 16
Bar Harbor

Nonantum Resort Wicked 5K
Sunday, October 16
Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport

Pound the Pavement 5K
Sunday, October 16

Reiche International 5K
Sunday, October 16

Running Water 5K
Sunday, October 16

Madamimadaam 5K
Saturday, October 22

Costumed 2 Mile Dead Run & Headless Half Mile
Saturday, October 22

Lost Valley 5K Relay
Sunday, October 23
Lost Valley, Auburn

Back Cove Sunrise 5K
Sunday, October 23

WCCC Ghost Run Half Marathon & Relay
Sunday, October 23
Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Baileyville

Freaky 5K
Saturday, October 29
Colby College, Waterville

Great Osprey 10K Ocean Run
Saturday, October 29
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

Scare Me 5K
Saturday, October 29

Pumpkin Run 5K
Saturday, October 29

Rolling Bones 5K
Saturday, October 29
Bar Harbor

Great Pumpkin 10K
Sunday, October 30

Halloween 5K
Sunday, October 30
Back Cove, Portland

Bath Area Family Y Pumpkin Run 5K
Sunday, October 30

Moose Pond Half Marathon and 5K
Saturday, November 5
Shawnee Peak, Bridgton

Save Your Breath 5K
Sunday, November 6

CMSC 5K Run Biathlon
Sunday, November 6
Quarry Road Recreation Area, Waterville

Turkey Trot 5K
Sunday, November 6
South Paris

RKT 8K & 2.5 Mile Race
Sunday, November 6
Indian Island

Veterans Day 5K
Saturday, November 12

Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5K
Sunday, November 20
Cape Elizabeth Middle School

Turkey Trot 5K
Saturday, November 26

Santa Hustle New England 5K & Half Marathon
Sunday, December 4
South Portland

Millinocket Marathon & Half
Saturday, December 10

Polar Bear Dip and Dash
Saturday, December 31
Back Cove, Portland

Race Calendar: 
Visit our race calendar for even more events.

Race Submissions: 
Submit your event to our race calendar:

Race Info:
It is the responsibility of participants to confirm all race times, dates, locations, and other info directly with the group or individual responsible for that event.

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Central Maine Striders
P.O. Box 1177
Waterville, ME 04903
Established in 1975, the Central Maine Striders running club is the oldest, active running club in Maine. The club is open to all interested runners and serves runners of all ages, abilities, and interest levels in the Central Maine area.
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