14th Annual Suddy 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run for Kids

1 Mile, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Sep 7, 2019

8:45 AM1 Mile Fun Run
9:00 AM5K Walk
9:15 AM5K Run


89 High Street
Eastport, ME 04631

Online registration ends on:
Thu, Sep 5, 2019 6:00 PM EDT


Activity Price

1 Mile Fun Run

  • $10

5K Run

  • $20

5K Walk

  • $20

About This Activity

During the weekend of the 14th annual Pirate Festival in Eastport, join us for the 14th 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 starting 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, $44,450 has been distributed in student scholarships.  Another $5,500 is pledged to recipients from the Shead class of 2019.

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 75 registered participants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt.  All kids in the 1-mile fun run will receive a 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. (see the course map)

Water Stop

A water stop will be on the course

Post-Race Refreshments

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.  If interested in purchasing a shirt, pre-order HERE!  A limited number of shirts (if any at all) will be available for sale on race day.

Discuss This Activity

Hosted by

Jay Michael Suddy Foundation

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 (BAC). 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 10th year in Eastport. To date, $44,450 has been distributed for college scholarships and another $5,500 are pledged to recent Shead graduates.

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