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Ocean Park 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run

July 25, 2014

The Ocean Park Association is proud to host
the Ocean Park 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run

Race results here: 468 runners finished!

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5K start time: 7:00 pm on Temple Avenue just past the Covered Bridge

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Kids 1K Fun Run start time: 6:00 pm in front of the Rec Hall

Join us for the 18th Annual Ocean Park 5K Race sponsored by the Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution. This is one of the few evening races in the entire state, always attracting top runners as they prepare for the Beach2Beacon on the following weekend.  The Ocean Park 5K is a flat race, winding through towering pines and along the beach before finishing in the town square in front of hundreds of enthusiastic supporters. There will be cash prizes for breaking the course records and category age bracket prizes for men & women. Awards ceremony starts soon after 8:00 PM at the Rec Hall. Map of race course available here.

The first 250 runners will receive a 2014 OP5K shirt. Pre-registration fee of $20: in person at the OPA Office, via mail, or online at www.runreg.com; (preregistration closes Wednesday, July 23rd  at 3:00 pm).  Day of race walk-in registration is $25. Kids Fun Run registration: $3 without t-shirt or $10 with t-shirt. 

The Rec Hall will be open Thursday July 24th from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM for those pre-registered runners wanting to get their race bibs early or those wanting to sign up for the Kids Fun Run.  Race Day Registration and Pre-Registered check-in is 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.

A wide range of volunteers are always needed to support this event.  Some of the roles include; race day registration, mailings, course setup & breakdown, road marshals, first aid, photography, finish line gates, signage and water stations. And we always need volunteers to bake cookies that we hand out to our runners after finishing the event.  To support the OP5K as a volunteer: contact Scott Belanger 207-934-4690, sbelange@maine.rr.com or ask at the OPA office.

Directions: Take Exit 36 (Saco -OOB exit) off turnpike. Continue on spur keep to right at 7-11 convenience store. You are now on Temple AVE. Continue straight over railroad tracks till you come to 4-way stop light at Temple AVE and Route 9. Registration one block to your left.






Updated: December 13, 2014