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Belfast Harbor Fest – Rotary Bug Run 5K Run/Walk

August 19 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

“A Harbor Fest Tradition”

Scenic, fairly flat course that includes a few gentle hills, shaded neighborhoods, a stretch along the water front, and the Armistice Foot Bridge across the Passagassawaukeag River; one water stop. Everyone is welcome to join from those looking to run a personal best to families wanting to share a healthy run/walk. Top female and male runners receive 10 lbs of live lobsters (“bugs”).

Sponsorship of the Bug Run is provided by the First National Bank, Belfast, Maine.

This event is one of five events in the RunBelfast 2023 race series held in Belfast, Maine (more at The series includes: Paces for PAWS 5K – Jun 3; Center for Wildlife Studies Run Wild! 5K – Jul 22; Rotary Bug Run 5K – August 19; YMCA Cross Country 5K – September ??; and Lions Ghostly Gallop – October 28. RunBelfast is grateful for the support provided by City of Belfast Parks and Recreation Department.

RunBelfast is grateful for the support of the Belfast Parks and Recreation Department.

Event details and schedule

When: Saturday, August 19, 2023, 8:30 a.m. start

Where: Parking lot at Union Street and Miller Street, Belfast, Maine

Race-day registration and Packet pick-up: Race day between 07:30-08:15 a.m.

Fee: $20 through August 17; $25 race day; $20 for active duty military; souvenir bucket hats are guaranteed for all runners who register by August 4 ; after that date, hats are available while supplies last

Awards: Overall female and male receive 10 lbs of live lobsters (“bugs”); then top M & F in each of 9 age groups (pre-teen thru 80+) recieve medals


August 19
7:30 am - 11:00 am
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Belfast Rotary Club
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Belfast, Maine 04915 United States + Google Map