Maine Vets 5K


“Running for those who served”


A Special Thanks to Our 2020 Sponsors


For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact
Ally Miller at amiller@mainevets.org

This year’s Maine Vets 5K is going Virtual

As this year’s Maine Vets 5K has no geographical boundaries, we hope folks from all over Maine and even the United States will join us in recognizing our Veterans. May you be motivated by the sacrifices made by our Veterans and inspired by supporting an organization that is “Caring for those who served.”

2020 Virtual Race Information

Now through September 30, 2020
Starts: Whenever you’d like!
Entry Fee: $20
Race Location:
Map out your own 5K course at your favorite running spot!

Participating in a virtual 5K:

  • Register on CharityProud. Join on your own or with a team of friends or coworkers.
  • RSVP to the Event on Facebook
  • Run or walk 5K anytime now through the weekend of August 15-16
  • Track your run/walk using your favorite app

Participate in any of the following:

  • Share photos in your FB or Instagram story. Make sure to tag @MaineVets5K and #Mainevets5K
  • Post in the Facebook Event. We want to see pictures of your route, things you saw along the way and your (socially distancing) team. No Facebook? Email us!
  • Use the Maine Vets 5K frame (coming soon) on Facebook to share your accomplishment.
  • Submit photo entries via Facebook or email to win prizes for:

         ★ Most money raised by: Child – Adult – Team

         ★ Most patriotic picture    ★ Most scenic photo   ★ Best outfit photo

         ★ Most creatively shaped route   ★ Largest team 

All Participants
Receive The Commemorative 2020 Coin

Maine Vets 5k coin

For the past seven years, the Maine Vets 5K has raised $28,000 for the Resident Activities Fund at Maine Veterans’ Homes – Scarborough. This fund allows our Veterans and their family member residents to remain active members of their community – attend musical and theater performances, have meals out, enjoy entertainment brought into the Home and much more.


That’s right, we have prizes for your participation!

The categories are:

Most money raised by: Child – Adult – Team
Most patriotic picture ★ Most scenic photo
Best outfit ★ Most creatively shaped route ★ Largest team 
Send photos to amiller@mainevets.org

What started as a small event has grown to include hundreds of participants in the 2019 event, and something we all look forward to coming together to celebrate – both the MVH Scarborough and greater running communities. While the Maine Vets 5K usually means music, raffles, snacks and more, for the safety of all, this year’s event is going to be a virtual one. The sentiment behind it, however, remains the same – to support our Veteran Heroes and their family members who reside at MVH Scarborough.