This year, there will only be 18 races in the Back Bay race series on Wednesday nights; there is no race on the Fourth of July. Last year‘s race series was won by Mike Caiazzo (average of 16:37) and Lindsay Davis (average of 19:59).

The races all begin at 6:00 on Wednesday evenings between May 9th and September 12th, rain or shine. They are all free of charge. They are sponsored and organized by Portland Trails and the Maine Running Company (563 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine). Technical T-Shirts will be on sale for $20, and all proceeds and donations will go towards maintaining the trail.

The grand prize remains the same as it was last year: free running shoes for a year. The best male and best female runners, as determined by their combined times for their 6 fastest races, will each win four pairs of Mizuno running shoes.

If you are interested in running, just show up to the parking lot by Preble Street before 6:00 on Wednesday so that you have time to register before the race starts.