Grahamtastic Connection 6th Annual 5K Run & Walk


Event Date

Sun, Oct 16, 2016


Springvale, ME


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$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Race Day Registration and Pre-Registration Packet Pickup 7:45-8:45 am

Kids Fun Run 9:15

Race Time 9:30

About Our Non-Profit
Our mission is to provide free laptops, tablets, robotic technology and Internet access to seriously ill children for educational purposes. We envision all seriously ill children continuing their education uninterrupted despite their medical condition or financial limitation. We provide the tools and support needed to connect children, face-to-face with their classrooms and teachers, family and friends and medical teams.

Simply stated, we connect kids when their world is out of reach.

Leslie Morissette founded Grahamtastic Connection in honor of her son Graham who sadly lost his battle to cancer in 1997 at age 8. While spending many hours with Graham at the hospital, Leslie became keenly aware of a great need for children and families to access the Internet. It was this need that inspired her to create Grahamtastic Connection. In 1998 Grahamtastic supported 10 children in Maine. The program has grown to provide computers nationally to more than 150 recipients a year and over 1300 children to date.

Grahamtastic Connection has been recognized with numerous awards for their work on behalf of seriously ill children. This 5K run/walk provides important funding for this cause.

Race Details
Course Description: The 5K run/walk is an out and back course starting and ending at Grahamtastic Connection office at the Anderson Learning Center (formerly Nasson College). Course is partially on road but mostly on well groomed Rail Trail portion of the Mousam Way with turn around at Deering Pond.

Run with the beautiful fall foliage all around you.

a) Raise pledges, contact for info on how to waive registration fee

Individual pledge fundraising minimum $25

Team pledge fundraising minimum $100

b) Individual Registration: Register online

Adults (18+) $20 in advance, $25 day of race
Teens (13-17) $15
Children (6-12) $10
Family Maximum Cost $50
Children under 5 free when accompanying a paying adult.

Dogs welcomed!

Giveaways:  Free t-shirts to first 150 individual registrants/fundraisers.

Awards: Prizes for overall first place male, female, and dog. Medals for overall first male and female; first, second, and third place winners in age categories.

FMI: email Leslie Morissette, at:

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