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2012 Bands on the Run: Half & 5K

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2012 Bands On The Run Half Marathon & 5K

The event features six popular bands playing along a course that hugs the scenic Androscoggin River in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. The types of bands and music will vary across different genres. The event is a fundraiser for Museum L-A, and the proceeds support educational programs for kids, exhibition development and preservation of the collection.

Kids' Fitness Course

An exciting challenge for 5 to 12 year olds! The course is a self-paced, non-timed activity aimed to encourage fitness and fun, and to complete the course.


Half Marathon

Early Registration (before May 28th): $40
Registration (May 28th to June 23rd): $45
Race Day Registration (on June 24th): $50

5K Run/Walk

Early Registration (before May 28th): $15
Registration (May 28th to June 23rd): $20
Race Day Registration (on June 24th): $25

Online Registration closes on Wednesday June 20th at 6:00pm

Kids' Fitness Course

A $5 entry fee will be charged per child. Scholarships will be available upon request. Call 207-333-3881 for an application

Start Times

Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m.

5K Run/Walk: 9:00 a.m.

Time Limit: 3.5 hours (walkers welcome)

Kids Fitness Course: 10:00 a.m.

Race Amenities

A post-race festival will be held in Simard Payne Park. Half marathon finishers will receive a unique medallion. Both half marathon & 5k runners will receive a unique water bottle pre-filled with cold water as soon as they cross the finish line. In addition to the usual post-race foods and drinks, Muscle Milk, post-race massage, various vendors, and a live band. Runners who are 21 and older will receive a ticket for a free beer.

Chip Timing

A disposable timing chip will be attached to the back of each person's race bib. Please do not remove or fold the timing chip. The timing company will send out text messages as well as emails a few hours after the race with runners times. When you register please be sure to include your cell phone number, carrier name, and email address.

Directions and Parking

One Beech Street is located off of Main Street in Lewiston, Maine. From Main Street, turn onto Lincoln Street. Parking is available at the Lincoln Street Parking Garage or the Canal Street Parking Garage.

USATF Course Certifications

Both the 5K and half marathon courses will be certified through USA Track & Field so that runners can be sure the distances are accurate. USATF Certification numbers are currently pending.


No refunds will be offered. If you can not attend the race you will have the option of rolling-over the entry fee to the next year at no extra cost. You must contact the race director by 6:00pm on Friday 6/15/12 if you cannot attend the race.

Packet Pick-up

Saturday, June 22rd, 2013 — Museum L-A

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - On Saturday preregistered runners may pick up their bibs, shirts, and hats at the Museum L-A location at 35 Canal St., Lewiston, ME 04240 (just a few blocks from the Simard Payne Park).

Sunday, June 23th, 2013 — Simard Payne Park

7:00 am to 8:45 am - Race day registration is allowed. Preregistered runners may also pickup their race materials on race day morning in Simard Payne Park.

Cancellation Policy

Although rare sometimes races must be cancelled – i.e. Hurricane Irene 8/28/11. If there is an event due to an act of God — i.e. hurricane, dangerously high heat index >105, or natural disaster – the race will be cancelled. If the race is cancelled due to an act of God it will not be postponed and no refunds will be given.


Race proceeds benefit Museum L-A's mission to strengthen community and connections between generations by documenting and celebrating the economic, social, and technological legacy of L-A and its people.

Award Categories

Half Marathon

1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female in the following categories: Overall, Under-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. The awards ceremony for the half marathon is scheduled to be held at 12:00am.


1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male & female finishers. First male & female finisher in each of the following categories: Under-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. The awards ceremony for the 5km is scheduled to be held at 11:15am.

Kids' Fitness Course

Children who complete the obstacle course will be given shirt as a finisher’s prize. A parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a waiver on race day.


Short Sleeve Performance Race Shirts: Runners must buy their shirt by May 15th, 2012, in order to be guaranteed the desired size on race day. Orders may be placed after this date, however sizes cannot be guaranteed – we will do our best to forecast the number of shirts needed between 5/15 and 6/24. Runners who purchase a shirt when they register must pick them up at one of the packet pickups and before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Those who purchase a shirt and do not claim it may request a refund. Shirts will be available for sale after the race starts while supplies last. Extra shirts may be purchased for $20 on race day and they’ll be shipped directly to an address after the race. To align with our conservation ethic and reduce waste, our race entry fee does not include an event shirt. This option is being made because some people already have enough shirts in their closet, and they would rather have a lower entry fee compared to an event where the entry fee includes a shirt. We take our shirts very seriously and only want to offer something that runners will appreciate. We are pleased to offer short sleeve, men's and women's, moisture-wicking, performance fabric shirts made from 100% recycled polyester. The shirts perform like typical moisture-wicking polyester shirts but use 70% less energy to produce. Each shirt is produced by using 8-12 raw post-consumer plastic bottles. The shirts are made by Attayne, a Maine-based company that is committed to making products that are safe for both human health and the environment. These shirts are produced, from fiber to finish, in the US and are reviewed by a third party to guarantee environmental and human health standards.

Beer Mugs: Wash down a pint of beer after the race with one of our commemorative beer mugs. Buy one now while supplies last -- they're only $5.

Performance Race Hats: A high quality wicking race hat may be purchased separately. An image of the hat will be posted on the website. Hats are only guaranteed if ordered by 5/28/12. After this date (and on race day) hats will be for sale while supplies last.