MECHANIC FALLS – Pottle Hill, Inc., will celebrate its 25th annual road race on Saturday, June 24, starting in the town square in Mechanic Falls.

Known over the years as “New England’s toughest 10-kilometer race,” the event begins with a tamer, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m., followed by the start of the 5K at 9 a.m. and the 10K at 9:15.

The course is hilly and scenic and mostly rural. It is well marked and wheel measured with water stations scattered throughout the course.

Refreshments are available after the race. Registration for the 10K and 5K is $18. Registration for the fun run is $4. There are cash prizes for top winners as well as many other giveaways. Race day volunteers receive a free t-shirt.

As part of the 25th anniversary reunion race, runners who have participated in the race over the years nay deduct $1 for each year they have run the race and are challenged to beat double their original time.

The annual event is Pottle Hill’s primary fundraiser, with proceeds dedicated to programs for persons with disabilities. Several levels of sponsorship are available. To sponsor the race or register to run, please call Suzanne Dunham at 753-1457 or go to

Maine football benefit golf tourney

ORONO – The University of Maine football program will host the Bob Browne Memorial Golf Tournament at Natanis Country Club in East Vassalboro on Friday, June 23. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the football program.

All golfers will be treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet following the tournament, and an awards ceremony will round out the festivities.

The tournament will feature a scramble format and will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 per person prior to the event.

For more information or to register, contact Caren Haskell Ford in the Maine football office at 581-1062 or e-mail [email protected]

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