Big Rock Transportation in Mars Hill is hosting a Charity 5K Run/Walk on Tuesday, September 13 to benefit Catholic Charities Maine.

Runners at race

The race starts at 5:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 4:30.  You can also pre-register any day from 8 to 5 prior to the event. The entry fee is $10 ($5 for children and teens).  A family of three or more can participate for $25. A complimentary water bottle will be given to everyone who completes the course.

The public is also invited to a barbecue at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Big Rock Transportation parking lot on Main Street in Mars Hill. They will be asking for monetary donations with all proceeds going to Catholic Charities Maine. Please feel free to drop off any non-perishable food items as well.

Catholic Charities provides approximately 40,000 lbs. of food each month to 24 food pantries throughout Aroostook County. That's the equivalent of 12 tractor trailer loads of food per year!

For more details on the Charity 5K Run/Walk, contact Melissa Hallett at (207) 425-8907 or email:  The event is part of “Driver Appreciation Week” at Big Rock Transportation. Rain date is Thursday, September 15.


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