Registration open for 11th annual Healthy High road race

The 11th annual Healthy High 5k/10k and 1-mile run/walk will be held at the University of Maine at 5 p.m. Friday, April 20.

The race, which begins at UMaine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center and is presented by University Credit Union, promotes health and wellness for members of the university and surrounding community.

Early registration fees for the 5k are $10 for students, $20 for nonstudents. Early fees for the 10k are $15 for students, $25 for nonstudents. Registration is available online or in the Student Wellness Resource Center, Room 235 in the Memorial Union, by noon April 19. Race-day registration fees for both the 5k and 10k races are $20 for students, $30 for nonstudents.

The 1-mile run/walk is free and will begin at 5:15 p.m. Walkers are welcome for the 1-mile run and 5k.

Proceeds benefit the Student Wellness Resource Center Wellness Coaching program and Black Bears for Recovery. In addition, donations of used footwear will be collected for Soles4Souls.

All 5k and 10k participants will receive a finisher medal, and the first 800 registered runners in those races will receive a Healthy High T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runners in each division for both the 5k and 10k. UMaine employees participating in the event will be eligible for completion of RiseUP Level 2.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout race day. Volunteers can sign up online or contact Rebecca Sprague at 581.1430, for more information.

For more about the race or to request a disability accommodation, visit the event website, call the Student Wellness Resource Center at 581.1423, or email Lauri Sidelko at