Thursday, December 12, 2013
By JOHN ROLFE
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Mixon spoke just before leaving for the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in Fredricksburg, Va. Last year he met comedian Drew Carey, who ran his first half in 1:58:20. The two have a bet for this year, with the slower guy having to buy dinner.
RACING IN BAR HARBOR is always a pleasure, and here for your consideration comes the MDI YMCA Spring 10K at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9. The wheel-measured course begins near the Y on Park Street, does a first-half out-and-back on Route 3 out past the Jackson Lab, and returns to town and a second half that includes the wicked downhill at the end of the MDI half-marathon (except this time you run up it), and about a mile on the park loop road.
The race benefits the Y's scholarship program, and the fee is $20 before June 1 or $25 thereafter, with all preregistered runners guaranteed a shirt. Walkers are welcome. Pickup begins at 8 a.m. on race day. Course records belong to Phil Richert (32:13) and Elizabeth Brunton (38:04).
The mile fun run begins at 9:15, costs $7/$10, and the maximum age allowed is 15. For more information, contact Lisa Tweedie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tweedie, by the way, is running her first marathon today, at Sugarloaf.
THE RACE TO REMEMBER 5K at the waterfront in Gardiner is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Memorial Day.
The course is along the Kennebec River Rail Trail; registration begins at 7 a.m.; the fee is just $15, with T-shirts for all who preregister. The race benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gardiner. Last year's winners were Seth Hasty, 31, in 17:44 and Jessica Viselli, 35, in 21:35. Contact Orm Irish (671-0675, email@example.com) or Mark Johnston (623-3334, MJohnston@myfairpoint.net) for more info.
John Rolfe of Portland is a staff writer and a road runner. He can be reached at 791-6429 or at: