“Trail to Ale” Race Expects 1500 Racers; 9/19

East End Beach

By Carol McCracken (Post # 566)

The annual 10K “Trail to Ale” Race/Walk will be held this year on Sunday, September 19. The race begins at 9 am near the beginning of the Eastern Promenade Trail and wraps up at East End Beach. Participants can catch a ride back to the post-race festivities courtesy of the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. The event is hosted by Portland Trails.

This 6.2 mile race is run exclusively off-road and allows beautiful views of Casco Bay as they run on Eastern Promenade and Back Cove Trails.

Following the 10K race participants are treated to a post-race party sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company, Whole Food Market and Portland Pie Company. Runners and walkers can enjoy pizza, beer, music and an awards ceremony at The Portland Company. The party begins at 11 am.

REGISTRATION is available online at www.trails.org