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Race Details

Run with the Alewives 5K 2024
Created By
Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder
Race Location & Date
214 Bayview Road, Nobleboro,
Maine, 04555
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Online Registration Close Date & Time
Friday, May 24, 2024 1:00 PM (EST)


When:  Saturday, May 25th, 2024 at 9:00 AM  Packet pickup and race day registration begins 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Where:  Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder, Bayview Road, on the border of Newcastle and Nobleboro

Google Maps for Start Location

Cost:  Pre-race registration $30 per runner. 
Race day registration $40.

Age 14 and under free!  Contact Bob (
email below) with young runner's name, age, DOB and shirt size to have them registered.

Discounts available for local school track and cross-country teams, as well as employees of sponsors. 

Course:  An out-and-back 5K on gently rolling paved roads.  Bayview Road to Belvedere Road, with turn around at Oyster Creek.  Water station at the turn around.

Awards:  Cash prizes for overall first place M/F finishers, as well as age categories 14 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60+ 

If race is cancelled because of extreme weather conditions or any conditions beyond our control, No Refunds

Custom Race Bib

Swag:  Original design alewives tee-shirt.  More to be added as race approaches!

Other Amenities:  Run with the Alewives is right next door to one of the coolest fish ladders in all New England!  It is the perfect time of year for the alewives to be seen in their annual migration to Damariscotta Lake to spawn. 

2023 Race Results

2023 Race Photos #1

2023 Race Photos #2

5K Sports Race Management of Portland, Maine

Race Information:  Bob Barkalow (207) 458-3389 or bob.barkalow@gmail.com

Proceeds will benefit the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration, supporting a healthy environment and healthy community.  To learn more about alewives and the fish ladder, visit damariscottamills.org/index.html

Waiver of Liability: In consideration of your accepting this entry, I, the event entrant, intending to be legally bound, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the race, and sponsors and their representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in said event. I attest that I will participate in this event as a footrace, that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. Furthermore, I hereby grant full permission to use my name and likeliness, as well as any photographs and any record of this event in which I may appear of any legitimate purpose, including advertising and promotion.

COVID:  vaccination status will not be checked for the race, and face masks are optional.  FAQs on this topic are available from our sponsor:  www.mainehealth.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19/Vaccination-FAQs

Course Map 2024 Custom Alewife Shirt

Category listing

 Category TitleDistanceStart Time (EST)Pre-Registration FeeRace Day Registration FeePrize
5K Run/Walk5.00 KM09:00 AM30.0040.00 

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