19th Annual Rise 'N Shine Road Race

Rise and shine with us on Friday, September 28th as we host the 19th Annual Rise 'N Shine Road Race. This 19th annual event benefits the Kennebec Valley YMCA.  Last year, we had approximately 275 runners & walkers participate in the race.  You will find race details below.


Those who pre-register by September 14th at any Kennebec Savings Bank branch or at the Kennebec Valley YMCA will receive a free long sleeved Rise N Shine t-shirt valued at $25.00.  You can also register before 6 A.M. on race day.  The registration fee is $15 in advance/$20 day of event, and benefits the Kennebec Valley YMCA.  Please make checks payable to the Kennebec Valley YMCA.

The Rise N Shine 5K Road Race is a fun and challenging course including the Kennebec River Rail Trail, past the new YMCA. The event will begin and end at Kennebec Savings Bank in Augusta.

Run or walk alone or get together a team of four runners for more fun. Teams must pre-register before race day. In order to qualify as a team you must have exactly four runners.  

Awards will be given to the fastest team and to both men and women in the following age categories:  1st male/female - overall; 1st male/female 14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, and 80 and over.  Race results will be published in the Kennebec Journal, www.coolrunning.com and the Ys website, www.kvymca.org.

This years Rise 'N Shine Road Race will once again use the chip technology to time runners.  With this technology, runners wear a computer chip on their shoe. As the chip crosses over a set of special mats at the finish line, the chip sends its unique identification number to antennas in the mats. The time and number are then recorded in the finish line computers.  As a result, no chutes are needed, there are no back-ups at the finish line, and the results tabulation is practically instant.

Call the Marketing Department at Kennebec Savings Bank, 150 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330, 622-5801 or email racedirector@kennebecsavings.com.  

Click here to register online.

Click here to download registration form.

Click here to download map of race route.