Midcoast Humane's Save a Stray 5K

5K Information

Join us and bring your friends, family, and pup for a run for their lives on a beautiful August day in Maine!


The Save a Stray 5K is a timed event starting at 23 Depot Street in downtown Freeport. Get directions to the starting line.


Saturday, August 24, 2024. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. at 23 Depot Street. The race begins at 8:00 a.m.


You may register online up until midnight on Wednesday, August 21 for $35 per person.

Day of registration will be available for $40, starting at 6:30 a.m. You will find the registration table at 23 Depot Street in downtown Freeport. Get directions to the starting line.

Registration the day of the event is $40 per person.


The 5k route begins and ends in Downtown Freeport, and the exact route can be seen here.


L.L.Bean gift cards will be awarded to the top male and female finisher in each age group.

The age groups will be:
-10 years old and Under         -40 to 49 years old
-11 to 19 years old                  -50 to 59 years old
-20 to 29 years old                  -60 to 69 years old
-30 to 39 years old                  -70+ years old

The top overall male and female finishers will receive extra special prizes!


Early packet pick-up will be available on Friday, August 23 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the BEAN BOOT on the L.L.Bean campus. We will also accept additional race registrations at that time.

You can also pick your runner packet up on the day of the race (Saturday, August 24) starting at 6:30 a.m. at 23 Depot Street in downtown Freeport.


We ask that all participants who do not have a time goal to please start the race towards the middle/rear of the pack. Dogs are welcome to run, walk, or hitch a ride in a stroller along next to you!


Results will be posted at the event and listed on the Save a Stray webpage the day of the race.