In partnership with Back 40 Events, a New Gloucester-based company, New Gloucester Recreation will be offering the first annual Thanksgiving four-mile road race, Strut Your Stuffin’, on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event will begin and end at Memorial School, 86 Intervale Road, and the route will take a scenic loop of the Upper and Lower Villages.
Runners will encounter both dirt and pavement surfaces. The start time will be 9 a.m., and the race fee will be $30 plus a $2.95 sign up fee. During a separate kids’ race, children will chase the Turkey who is a volunteer dressed in a turkey suit. The start time will be 8:45 a.m., and fee will be $5 plus a $2 sign up fee.
Proceeds from the event will go toward establishing the New Gloucester Recreation Scholarship. This scholarship will be used to help families or individuals in financial need by subsidizing the cost of program enrollment.
Providing an event of this size takes many hands, and organizers are soliciting volunteers to help with the race. Volunteers, racers and participating kids are encouraged to pre-register online at https://ngrecreation.com/content/19526/strut-your-stuffin-4-miler.