This year’s Miles for Mills Memorial Day Weekend 5K is scheduled for Sunday, May 28 at Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station on Admiral Fitch Avenue.

The race runs from 9-11 a.m.

Registration for the 12th annual event, presented by New Balance Foundation, costs $30 per person. Registrants receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last) if they’ve signed up by Saturday, April 1; registration is $35 after April 1.

Travis Mills Foundation fundraising incentives will be announced soon for those who raise funds above their registration fee, according to a news release from Molly Lovell-Keely, foundation communications and marketing manager.

“It was an incredible event last year and so many folks felt connected to this location because of its military history,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Travis Mills.

Brianna Keely of Biddeford stands with U.S. Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills during the 2022 Miles for Mills Memorial Day Weekend 5K in Brunswick. Submitted photo

The race was established and is named after Mills, who in 2012 set his backpack down on an IED, becoming one of five quadruple amputees from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. Since then, Mills has made it his mission to give back to other recalibrated veterans like himself, and their families.


The doors to the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat opened in 2017 in Rome, in the Belgrade Lakes Region, serving thousands of veterans and their families since then.

Proceeds from Miles for Mills, which last year raised approximately $135,000, supports the seven programs offered at the foundation for veterans, their families and combat veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress.

The event will also include food, drinks, music, children’s activities, awards and an afterparty at Flight Deck Brewing and Wild Oats.

The organization aims to raise $200,000 at this year’s Miles for Mills 5K.

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For more information, contact Lovell-Keely at or 207-632-7475.


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