This letter was written by Todd Coffin, whose son will be running with other Southern Maine kids at the National Junior Cross Country Championships next week in Mechanicsville, Virginia at Pole Green Park. Competition takes place in five two-year age divisions, from ages 10 & under to age 18. Their combined time was 68:13.12 (average of 13:38.63) over the 3 kilometer course.

If you are a reader from Southern Maine and have some spare bottles laying around, please make a trip to your local Hannaford supermarket where you can drop them off to help the kids out!
(More Info: USATFRegion 1 Results)


Max’s cross country team in the 9 & 10 year old bantam division recently came in 2nd place at the Regional race in Van Cortlandt Park, New York and qualified for the National Junior Olympic Championship in Virginia on 12/13. The team is currently doing some last minute fundraising with the CLYNK bottle redemption system at Hannaford’s grocery stores. If you have any bottles or cans that you’d like to donate, please take them to any Hannaford’s Clynk redemption center and tell them that they are a donation for the “McKeowns Maine Running Team” and they will credit the boys’ team account.

Thanks for your help and please pass the information on to anyone else that you know who may be interested in making a donation. Run on.


D. Todd Coffin, C.G.
Ransom Environmental Consultants, Inc.
400 Commercial Street, Suite 404
Portland, Maine 04101

Tel: (207) 772-2891
Fax: (207) 772-3248