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John Andrews ETA 5K

  • O'Reilly's Cure Restaurant & Bar (map)

Please join us for our 2nd annual John Andrews Memorial Eastern Trail 5K – May 19th – 9:00 AM sponsored by O’Reilly’s Cure. This event is in honor of John Andrews, Eastern Trail founder, mentor and friend.

John's vision to create the Eastern Trail started in the early 1990's. He was persistent, but patient, and made tremendous progress in a relatively short amount of time. After starting this amazing effort, John lived on the trail, used the trail, and guided countless others to understand and appreciate this great resource.

Sadly, John passed away in February 2017.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 65-mile transportation and recreation greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine and will go directly to support the Close the Gap Campaign.

With 22 miles currently off road, our goal is to raise awareness and funds to continue John’s vision of filling in the gaps and adding more miles to the off road trail sections. The construction of this trail segment, which includes two bridges will close this gap between South Portland and Scarborough and provide 16 continuous off-road miles reaching from South Portland’s Bug Light to Downtown Saco. The cost to close this gap is $4.1 million dollars, and we are in the final stages of fundraising for this most critical project.


Registration fees are $20 prior to the event, $25 on the day of the event. For those over 21, one beer is included with registration fee.  Free t-shirts for those who register before April 30. Additional donations towards the Close the Gap campaign in honor of John Andrews are appreciated.

Online registration will close at 8 pm on Friday, May 18th.

Participants will be able to avoid the crowds and pick up their race bibs and T-shirt (if ordered before 4/30) ahead of the race on Friday, May 18th, between 4 and 7 pm at O'Reilly's Cure Restaurant, 264 Route 1, Scarborough.

Race day packet-pick up, check in and on site registration will be at O’Reilly’s Cure, 264 Route 1, Scarborough. On site registration is 7-8:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. - Please plan to arrive for sign-in an hour before the race starts. We encourage carpooling to alleviate parking congestion.

This is a tobacco-free, rain or shine, event. Registration fees cannot be refunded or transferred to a future event.

No strollers, pets or dogs are permitted for safety reasons.

All proceeds will go to the Eastern Trail Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit, to assist in Closing the Gap (1.6 miles stretch between Scarborough and South Portland)

Event details

The route is out and back on the scenic, Scarborough Marsh off road section of the Eastern Trail in Scarborough. There will be a water stop mid-way and at the end.

Award ceremony will be held at O’Reilly’s Cure.

Earlier Event: May 16
Jim Gallant Live
Later Event: May 21
Irish Session Music