5K and 10K runs to challenge athletes

8 years ago

While 5K races are becoming more common throughout The County, runners who want to take on a more challenging road race have had few local opportunities to do so.

With the creation of a new CompetitorME Challenge on July 26, runners can now face that challenge through both a 5K and the County’s only 10K course, all while taking in the beauty that is northern Maine.

The CompetitorME Challenge will kick off on Sunday, July 26 at the Presque Isle Middle School Track. Part of the CompetitorME Community Wellness Series, the CompetitorME Challenge features a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk, and 10K (6.2 mile) run.

Registration on event day is from 7-8 a.m., with the Kids Fun Run beginning at 8:15 am, and the 5K/10K events beginning at 9 a.m.

Registration on the day of the event is also done online, so to avoid lines pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Registration can be found by searching “CompetitorME Challenge” at


The first 100 registrants receive Atayne event shirts. Everyone receives a finisher medal, age group and overall awards, chip timing, personalized bibs, plus a fully-supported and staffed course.

Entry fee is $25 per person and $25 for the kids’ run.

The CompetitorME Challenge is one of the first events in the newly-launched Community Wellness Series. This series was created by CompetitorME to encourage youth and adults to make fitness a lifestyle. CompetitorME events are designed to be an experience rather than a race, including both walkers or runners and all ability levels.