Local Briefs: Leavitt accepting 5K entries


TURNER — Registration is now open for the Leavitt Father’s Day 5K, a trail run and walk created to earn funding for the Leavitt cross country team and to bring families together running, encouraging kids to get out there at an early age and be active.

The cost is only $15 in advance, $10 for kids 10 and under, and free for the kids’ fun run. This race is sponsored by Eagle Insurance, Evergreen Subaru, Bangor Savings Bank, Linnell Choate & Webber, Healthy Androscoggin, and CN Brown/Big Apple. Road ID is providing the numbers. St. Mary’s is helping with the Kids’ Fun Run.

There will be age group prizes, special raffles for father/child combinations and a race shirt to the first 100 registrants. Last year we had a number of alumni, and a bigger reunion would make it even better. Bringing kids is encouraged. If you are an alum or know one, connect via Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leavitt-Cross-Country-Fathers-Day-5k. Registration is through Active.com and the website is at www.leavittfathersday5k.com.

State ice fishing derby is March 3-4

The Sebago Lake Derby, scheduled for Feb. 18-19, was cancelled by organizers due to unsafe ice conditions. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes have been rolled into the prize pool for the Statewide Ice Fishing Derby being held on March 3-4.

This includes the $100,000 bonus for any contestant lucky enough to land the state record togue during the derby. More than 80 guaranteed prizes are valued in excess of $20,000.

Prizes are paid for the largest Pickerel, Pike, Muskie and Togue landed during the event as well. There is a $1,500 Kittery Trading Post gift certificate door prize just for entering, with even small fish eligible to win scores of prizes.

The Maine Statewide Ice Fishing Derby is operated by the Sebago Lake Rotary Club along with other clubs and organizations across Maine. All proceeds to various charities chosen by these organizations.

There are 20 weigh stations across Maine. Local weigh stations include Dag’s Bait Shop, 559 Minot Ave., Auburn; Jack’s Traps Factory Store, 151 Ridge Road, Monmouth; and Jack’s Trading Post, 477 Fairbanks Road, Farmington.

Information about the derby and tickets are available at these weigh stations or any of the other weigh station. Information on weigh stations, tickets and the derby can be found at  www.icefishmaine.com or call 1-888-ICE-FLAG.