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Courage to Run 5k (Postponed)

May 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. There will be an announcement when it is rescheduled.

Hosted by Maine NEW Leadership to celebrate the 2020 wave of Maine women running for office and to flex our literal and figurative muscle!

About this Event:

Since 2018, women have been getting civically active and running for office like never before. Not only that, women are running with the mindset, resilience, vision, courage and care needed to transform our country for the better.

Join a powerful community of political players and civic believers, candidates and advocates to elected officials as we celebrate the 2020 wave of women running for office.


Courage to Run Orono is part of a national series of 5Ks taking place across America. It is being organized by the Maine NEW Leadership. Join us!

Learn more about National Courage to Run here.

If running or walking isn’t your thing, sign up to volunteer or be a cheerer! There is something for everyone.

Download the FREE Courage to Run app in iOS



9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Doors Open & Packet Pick-Up

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Race Welcome & Special Guest Speakers (announced soon!)

10:15 AM: Race Begins!!!

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Celebration & Community

5K race route for runners and 1 and 2-mile option for walkers posted soon.



Q: What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds for this event. Thanks for supporting a fabulous cause!

Q: Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

A: Life happens. If you are unable to attend and want to transfer your ticket, contact organizers with your name and your replacement’s complete information, including full name, email and cell number. We cannot change t-shirt sizes.

Q: Where does the money go?

A: Courage to Run is full tilt about celebrating and elevating the individuals, organizations and communities committed to building the mindset, resilience, vision, courage and care needed to be healthy and effective in politics today.

Net proceeds go back out to support this growing movement. Donations will be distributed to our more than 25 diverse national champs based on and through registration, including: Maine NEW Leadership, Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies, Brown Girls Guide to Politics, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Center for American Women and Politics, Emerge America, Grassroots Professional Network, GWU Graduate School of Political Management, IGNITE National, LatinasRepresent, Millennial Action Project, Moms Running, New American Leaders, Public Leadership Education Network, Professional Women In Advocacy, RepresentWomen, Republican Women for Progress, Run For Something Action Fund, Rep19, Running Start, The State Legislative Leaders Foundation, The United State of Women, Veterans Campaign, Victory Institute, Vital Voices, VoteRunLead, Women Get It Done, Women In Government, Women In Government Relations and Women Political Leadership Network.

Q: How do I train?

A: Get 5K and Election Day ready with our FREE Courage to Run app! Download for iOS devices. It includes evidence-based mental, physical and leadership skill drills that build the literal and figurative muscle to cross the finish line strong.

Q. How do I get there?

A. The Courage to Run will start and end at Alford Stadium. There is plenty of on-site parking. Our volunteers will be well positioned throughout campus to direct you, in addition to signage. You can access the campus map here.


Alfond Stadium
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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