WATERVILLE — The fourth annual Quarry Road Summer Race Series kicks off Tuesday, June 7, with a 3K trail race at Watervillle’s Quarry Road Trails.

The series offers weekly races most Tuesday nights, starting June 7 and continuing through Aug. 16. Races start at 6 p.m. and distances alternate between 3K, 5K and 8K. Free weekly fun runs for children 12 and younger are held at 5:30 p.m.

Runners can pre-register online for the entire nine-race series for $35 at www.quarryroadraces.com/registration.html.

Runners also can register for individual races for $5 the day of start at 5 p.m. All race proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville.

Each week the overall male and female finishers will receive a gift card from that week’s race sponsor. The 2016 sponsors include The End Zone, Selah Tea, Downtown Smoothie, It’s A Good Pizza and Big G’s Deli.

Series runners also compete for Overall and Age Group awards sponsored by New Balance, with their best time at each of the three distances totaled into the overall standings.

Fun run sponsor Inland Hospital provides healthy prizes for each youth that finishes the weekly fun run.

Series schedule: June 7, 3K; June 14, 5K; June 21, 8K; June 28, makeup or course previews; July 5, 3K; July 12, 5K; July 19, 8K; July 26, makeup or course previews; Aug. 2, 8K; Aug. 9, 5K; Aug. 16, 3K and awards; Aug. 23, makeup or course previews.

For more information on the Quarry Road Summer Race Series, visit www.quarryroadraces.com.


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