If you like to run 5K races you know the drill.

You show up on race day, pin your number to your shirt, maybe pick up some swag, warm up, stretch, and chat with friends as you wait for the start. Then you’re off!

For many folks, the actually running time for a 5K is 30 minutes, give or take. Maybe there’s an after-party with food and music. Maybe not.

family runningWhat if we told you about a 5K trail run/walk on the beautiful trails of Pineland Farms in New Gloucester where your registration fee includes so much more than a lovely run in the woods?

At Fight Back Festival, the largest fundraiser of the year for the Cancer Community Center, your 5K experience includes a day of fun for the whole family.

Your Fight Back Festival registration includes:

  • a 5K run/walk along the trails of Pineland Farms, plus…
  • a delicious lunch, plus…
  • beer (if you’re 21+), plus…
  • live music with local band, Fight at the Family Picnic, plus….
  • a Kid Zone for the young’uns, plus…
  • a Warrior Walk for cancer survivors and fighters, and their supporters, plus…
  • the opportunity to raise money to support Mainers dealing with cancer.

IMG_1372That’s a LOT of pluses we provide to 5K runners and walkers who participate. What we require in return is that you (if you’re 18 or older) raise a minimum of $100 in support of the programs and services of the Cancer Community Center.

Register today and start fundraising in support of Mainers impacted by cancer. Then get ready to enjoy the 5K that’s more than just a 5K.

Spread the word! Share your plans to take part in #FightBackFestival2016 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and wherever else you connect with people online.