Celebrating Ability Since 1966

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Selected images from the 2017 Run for Independence:
A race for everyone and everyone finishes the race!

The Brunswick Police team helps a wheelchair across the grass to the finish in 2016.

The Androscoggin Bank 6th Annual Run for Independence is an inclusive event that celebrates everyone’s abilities. The race affords people with and without disability to participate as equals in a professionally timed athletic event. Runners and families value the chance to connect with community organizations that improve the quality of life in Midcoast Maine.Runner_Nizzy

3 Ways to Run for Independence

The Run for Independence celebrates ability, so we want everyone to be able to take part.

1. Run!

Compete for honors and prizes in 7 age categories in three races: 10K, 5K, 1 mile. Register online at runinarace.com.

FREE T-shirts to first 150 PAID preregistrants.

FREE TEAM T-shirts for teams of 10 or more registered by April 20. Sign up your team before April 20.

FREE REGISTRATION in 1 mile event for all Grade 4 students! See registration form for Free Registration offer.

2. Promote your group FREE!

Promote your organization or business in a free 10×10 space at this family-friendly event. For-profit and nonprofit organizations are equally eligible.  Contact Carlene Hill Byron: cbyron@iaofmaine.org or 207-504-5822.

3. Become a sponsor!

Sponsors support this race and Independence Association. Each level offers its own privileges and promotions. For details, contact Carlene Hill Byron: cbyron@iaofmaine.org or 207-504-5822.


Presenting Partner


Gold Partners



Prize Sponsor

Silver Partners


Dunkin Donuts

Bronze Partners

Copper Partners

Hammond Lumber