Safe Passage is a non-profit group that was founded in 1999 by Hanley Denning, a Yarmouth native who was moved into action after having witnessed the poverty faced by the community around the Guatemala City garbage dump. Over 300 families live in one of the largest open landfills in Central America.

Safe Passage provides comprehensive education, health and enrichment programs to nearly 500 students from the families; bringing them hope, improved health and education.

May 5th is their biggest fundraiser of the year and a true community event. Join us at Cumberland Center for the 5th Annual Safe Passage Maine 5K, Kids' Fun Run and family-friendly Fiesta with live music from Primo Cubano and delicious latin food.

Here are the details:


FREE T-Shirts for the first 100 registrants!

Race shirts available for $10 after the first 100 registrants ($15 on race day).

Early Bird Prices
Adults: $15
Students: $8
Families: $40

After April 2nd
Adults: $20 ($25 on race day)
Students: $8 ($10 on race day)
Families: $45 ($60 on race day)

Event Schedule

1:00-2:30 pm Day-of registration
3:00 pm 5k run, walk, jog, or skip
3:45 pm kids' fun run
4:00 pm family-friendly community fiesta - FREE for everyone!

All participants and visitors are encouraged to raise funds to benefit Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) programs in Guatemala City.

If you would like to connect with other runners, join the Safe Passage 5K community on Facebook.

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