Wayfinder Schools is thrilled to launch the first Finding Our Way Down East virtual race! This new fundraiser will get people moving this summer, whether they are walking, running, pushing a stroller, biking, swimming, hiking, or using indoor gym equipment (however you want to accomplish your miles is up to you!). Visit the coast of Maine virtually this summer and support Wayfinder Schools!
Participants can determine whether they want to participate in one (or more) of three races:
· Finding Our Way 21k – honoring our 2021 graduates, one-month race (June, July, August)
· Finding Our Way 65k – honoring the 65 students we serve, one-month race (June, July, August)
· Finding Our Way Down East – virtually travel through towns and counties we serve from Kittery to Calais! - three-month race. This race is 326.7 miles (about 23.3 miles a week for 14 weeks). You will earn Milestone badges along the way, tracking your progress up the coast of Maine!
All racers will receive a Finding Our Way Down East t-shirt with their registration entry and a digital Finisher's Certificate when you have completed your race!
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, participants will join the race(s) of their choice, taking to the pavement, trails, or indoor equipment of their choosing and log their miles online, all while showing support for Wayfinder Schools (and each other) through t-shirts, hashtags and photos. Leading up to and during your “race”, you will have the opportunity to ask for donations from your friends, families and networks as they encourage you along your race route. All proceeds will benefit Wayfinder Schools, a non-profit alternative high school working with parenting and non-parenting youth who need a second chance at earning their high school diploma.