During the weekend of the 12th annual Pirate Festival in Eastport, join us for the 12th annual Suddy 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run (fun run for kids age 12 and under). This race took place in Boston, MA for four years staring in 2005. Then the race moved to Jay Suddy's hometown of Eastport in 2010. The Suddy 5K is a fundraiser for scholarships awarded to Shead High School graduating seniors.To date, $36,250 has been distributed in student scholarships. Another $5,000 is pledged to recipients from the Shead class of 2017.
Day of race registration, number & shirt pick-up
Day of race registration and bib number/shirt pick-up will start at 8:00 am at Shead High School. The first 100 registered participants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt. All kids in the 1-mile fun run will receive a t-shirt.
A fast, challenging (couple hills), and scenic route will start next to Bangor Savings Bank on High Street, just down the hill from Shead High School. The route goes through neighborhoods and downtown finishing at the high school.
A water stop will be on the course
Healthy post-race snacks and refreshments will be available at the high school. The awards ceremony will also be held at the high school.
Early registration for the 5K is encouraged to reserve a t-shirt. The registration fee is $17 until August 31st. Then the fee will be $20 starting September 1st.The registration fee for the kids 1-mile fun run is $10. A limited number of shirts may be available for sale on race day.
The annual race is named in memory of Jay Suddy, who grew up in Eastport, ME and was a member of the Shead class of 1991. The Run/Walk race originated in South Boston, MA in 2005 where Jay was employed at the Boston Athletic Club. Jay was an organizer of an annual road race hosted at the BAC. After Jay's death, that race was renamed in his honor and a scholarship was established.
After having the Suddy race in Boston for 4 years, the race moved to Jay's hometown, now in it's 8th year. To date, $36,250 has been distributed for college scholarships and another $5,000 are pledged to recent Shead graduates.