Annual Run for Independence Races

The Run for Independence is a community event focused on celebrating ability while raising awareness and encouraging inclusivity. Proceeds from the race will support Independence Association programs for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. To learn more about the race or organization, please visit their website.

Race Info

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Fun Run 8:15 a.m.
10K Run 8:30 a.m.
5K Run 8:45 a.m.
1 Mile Fun Run 9:00 a.m.


Over $1,000 in prizes for overall top male and female finishers.
$10 gift cards for top male and female finishers in in each of seven age groups in each events.
Team honors (beyond bragging rights) to be announced!

  • 12 and under
  • 13 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 and above

Entry Fee

Pre-register by April 20 for Free T-shirt to the first 150 paid registered runners and Free Team shirts for teams pre-registered by April 20.

  • Preregistration - Fun Run Free, 4th Grade Free 1 mile, 1 mile $20.00, the 5K $25.00 and 10K $35 before May 17th. There will be a $2.75 processing fee per runner added at check out.
  • Day of race registration 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Fun Run Free, 1 mile $25.00, the 5K $30.00 and 10K $40

Race Policy

If race is canceled due to extreme weather conditions, there will be no make-up date and no refunds.

Early Bib Pick-up

May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet on Maine Street in Brunswick

For more information please visit
Run for Independence
Any questions, please contact Carlene Byron by phone 207-504-5822 or email her
Brian Berkemeyer at Run In A Race

Platinum Sponsors

Androscoggin Bank

Gold Sponsors

The Times Record

Guardian Pharmacy

Silver Sponsors

Brackett Funeral Home

DJ Haunt

MacPage Professional Services

Jade Integrated Health

Mid Coast Hospital


MW Sewall

Cross Agency