The Lisbon Recreation Department and the Moxie Festival Committee are pleased to announce that the application for the 2012 Moxie Day 5K Road Race (3.1 mile) on Saturday, July 14 is now available.
Last year’s Moxie 5K Race attracted 439 runners, the largest ever, from Arizona, California, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, most of the New England states and Morocco.
The 17th Annual Moxie Day 5K Road Race begins at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. It is an early and quick scenic run through the outskirts of Lisbon Falls. The route includes two steep upgrades, one at the start and the second at the two-mile mark. The Moxie 5K Race begins and ends near Lisbon High School. The $15 preregistration and $20 day of race fee includes a free Moxie 5K Race T-shirt.
Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to the first and second place male and female finishers in age categories ranging from 12 and under to 70 and over. Additional awards will be given to the first male and female “Lisbon Resident” finishers!
There is also a Kids Pre-Race Fun Run starting at 7 a.m., where kids of all ages race and everyone receives a prize. Registration is $5.
Since 1982, The Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine has been held on the second weekend in July. The Festival now includes a three day Pow Wow; Friday night fireworks; a Saturday parade, Family Fun Fair, and 5K race; and on Sunday, the Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race and the Moxie Car Show. Moxie was designated Maine’s official soft drink on May 20, 2005.
To get a Moxie 5K Race application and Map, visit the Moxie Festival website: www.moxiefestival.com or call the Lisbon Recreation Department at 353-2289.