Deputy Dennis P. Sampson 5K Walk/Run

Deputy Sampson assisting a childPlease come and support the Dennis P. Sampson Community Run/Walk 5K on Heritage Day - Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Poland Spring Inn.

This race is in honor of Poland Deputy Dennis P. Sampson, who unexpectedly passed away on May 5, 2018. Deputy Sampson not only patrolled our town, but was also a long-time resident and he took much pride in his community. He touched many lives in Poland and the surrounding towns and his presence is greatly missed. He left behind his wife, Celeste, son Jeremy, many family members, friends, and colleagues. Dennis spent a lot of time in our schools and helped many of the students, staff and families of RSU 16.

Funds raised will be used for a scholarship to a graduating Poland Regional High School student entering the field of First Responders ( law enforcement, police, fire, rescue, and EMS). Dennis spent a lot of time in our schools and on occasion students were granted the opportunity to job shadow with him.

Race Info

Deputy Dennis P. Sampson Fundraiser 5K raceSunday, September 19, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. with day of race registration opening at 7:00 a.m. The race is located at Poland Spring Resort, 640 Maine St, Poland Springs, ME


Unique prizes are awarded to top male, female, non-binary and prefer not to answer age groups.

  • 12 years old and younger
  • 13 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70+

Entry Fee

Pre Registration on or before September 17 - Adult (18+) - $20.00; Student/Children (6 -17 years old) - $10.00; Children (6 and under) - Free. There will be a $2.75 processing fee per runner added at check out.
Day of Race Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. - Adult (18+) - $25.00; Student/Children (6 - 17 old) - $15.00 (cash or check)

Deputy Dennis P. Sampson Fundraiser T-ShirtsT-Shirts

T-Shirts will be for sale on the day of race for $25.00

Packet Pick-up

Packet pick up will be Friday, September 17, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Poland Spring Resort.

Race Policy

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

Heritage Day

Please join us for Heritage Day Weekend at Poland Spring Resort.
Friday, September 17, fireworks
Saturday, September 18, Heritage Days
Sunday, September 19, 5K

2021 Scholarship Winners

Evan Kelly 2021 Scholarship Winner

Evan Kelly

Haley Rose

Haley Rose

Race Sponsors

Poland Spring 175th Anniversary Water
Poland Spring Resort Vacation
GMAC Graphic Artist Business