ROCKPORT — Go! Malawi’s second race of the 5K Race Series is the Luv ME 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St.

The nonprofit is kicking off their annual fund drive to raise funds for the school fees for orphans and other vulnerable children in rural Malawi. This race is a part of that drive and they have a beautiful Valentine’s 5K planned with prizes, giveaways and more at their second 5K of the series.

GO! Malawi helps educate orphaned children in order to give them a “hand up” and a chance at a productive life. Its founder, Janet Littlefield, is a mid-coast native, daughter of Doc and Sally Littlefield, and a life-long educator who now teaches at Hebron Academy and spends summers in Malawi.

Walkers, runners and well-behaved dogs are all welcome to join for registration at The Samoset Resort from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Or preregister at or or via

The annual 5K race series is organized by local volunteers from Team Go! Malawi. This team consists of local walkers and runners who share a common vision: “To Run With a Purpose, For a Purpose.” They challenge themselves to be physically fit and to make a positive global change supporting Go! Malawi!

They are looking for a few more team members to join them in their destination marathon or half marathon this fall. Anyone interested in running for the team or joining Team Go! Malawi should contact race director Andrew Bonarrigo at [email protected], or board members Reade Brower at [email protected] or Janet Littlefield at [email protected]