Run the Maine goes virtual … again

Run The Maine committee members Gavin Krasner, Jacqui Knee, Karina Taylor, Scott Carlon-Tozer and event mascot, The Bird, aka Dr Richard Mayes are once again pivoting to run a virtual RTM this month. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb

Organisers of this month’s Run The Maine have once again had to make the tough decision to shift the popular event to virtual format.
This month’s running of the fav fundraising event will now take place over the weekend of September 24-26 with participants able to choose to tackle the 21 km, 10 km or 5 run – or do all three distances – and upload their results in real time.
As recently as a month ago the committee was optimistic that this year’s running would return to traditional in-person format attracting hundreds of classy competitors to the ‘maine and it’s uniquely attractive running courses.
But the state’s most recent lockdown and ongoing uncertainty around what twist the pandemic might take next has once again forced the committee to quickly pivot to again run the event in virtual format.
“We came to the realisation the week before last,” event director Gavin Krasner told the Mail this week.
“After the initial realisation and disappointment we’ve done up our laces and got virtual Run The Maine up and running – and we’re excited.
“We’re now having just the one flat ticket and one entry fee for all three distances, with a concession and now an Under 15 ticket. Read the full story in today’s Mail…