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History––the First 25 Years


The Cobscook Bay 10K for Down East Hospice had its genesis in the early 1990s, as an effort to create a certified 10-kilometre road race in Washington County, Maine. Our paved and gravel course, which begins near Route 1 in Pembroke, follows the western reaches of Cobscook Bay—the easternmost saltwater bay in the United States—and finishes at Pembroke’s majestic Reversing Falls.


Over the past 25 years, the Cobscook Bay Races have brought together our small, coastal communities—participants, volunteers, and local businesses––in support of Down East Hospice. We have shared the special beauty and character of the Quoddy region with participants from all over the US and Canada. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities have competed in the challenging 10K and 5K courses and the (10 and under) 1-Mile Fun Run.


Down East Hospice


The Cobscook Bay Races support the mission of Down East Hospice, the only nonprofit all-volunteer hospice that provides cost-free comfort care for the terminally ill, the grieving, and their families throughout Washington County.


All proceeds from the race support the mission of Down East Hospice—providing no-cost care to individuals and families in Washington County.


Each year the Down East Hospice Volunteers host a popular post-race barbeque and awards ceremony near the finish at Reversing Falls Park.

Social Distancing Challenge
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Start Line and Packet Pickup:
Behind Pie Ladies Bakery

 Triangle Plaza

Pembroke, Maine 04666


Finish Line and Post-Race Picnic

Reversing Falls town park

end of Youngs Cove Road, Pembroke


Registration/Packet Pickup: 8:30am-9:45am
Kids Fun Run: 9:15am
5k and 10k: 10am
Race Day Information
*All pre-registered participants will get an email 5 days before the event with race day details.*



Registration opens on January 1st, 2019


You can Register the day of the event from 8:30am to 9:45am ONLY. do not be late. 


Athlete Information

  • USA Track and Field Certified courses for accurate distances.

  • porta johns located at 10k Start Line and Finish line

  • KNOW THE COURSE. Volunteers and signs at all turns, it's the athlete's responsibility to know the course!

  • Aid Stations every 2 miles for 10k and mile 1.8 for 5k

  • EMT/ambulance for medical emergencies

  • T-Shirts for first 50 registered runners, available for sale at Check-in

  • Post-Race Picnic hosted by Down East Hospice Volunteers - Not to be missed!

  • Unique awards fitting the scene -  Ceremony at majestic Reversing Falls Park

  • 100% of your registration and all donations go to support Down Eat Hospice Volunteers



Post Race meal

Cookout post race at Reversing Falls Park (the finish line)– Graciously hosted by Down East Hospice Volunteers.  Salmon, ice cold drinks, burgers and hotdogs donated by sponsors


Please bring a side dish that can be shared—salad, sliced watermelon, dessert, etc.


Volunteers will be able to take food to the finish for post race.

*$5.00 for the post-race picnic meal for all non-participants*

Sub 5 Race Series

We are excited to continue to be part of Tradewinds Marketplace/ Sub5 Track Club Race Series!


Cobscook Bay 10k is the 5th race in the series.


For more information on Sub 5 Track Club and how you can participate in the series visit their website and flyer


The Sub 5 Track Club, founded in 1982 in the Bangor-Brewer area, is one of the largest and most active running clubs in the State of Maine. The club organizes weekly runs and track workouts, directs local road races, sponsors scholarships for area high school athletes, and maintains a website with a race calendar and results and coverage of youth cross country and track. New members are welcome!




Thank you to Northeast Paving Corporation! Cobscook Road Races and Down East Hospice Volunteers are able to award the following for the 5k and 10k:

  • First, Second, and Third Place Male First, Second, and Third Place Female 

  • First Place Running Team

  • First Place Walking Team

  • First Place Walker

  • First High School Male

  • First High School Female 

  • Seniormost Participant


Along with age group awards both for 5k and 10k, men and women!

  • "14 and under” 

  • “15- 18”

  • “19-29”

  • “30-39”

  • "40-49” 

  • "50-59”

  • “60 and over” 

*Please Note*

If an athlete wins an award (with the exception of a team award) and said athletes wins another category, said athlete, is bumped out of the second category. 



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