After being virtual for two years, The Travis Mills Foundation’s Miles for Mills Memorial Day 5K, presented by New Balance Foundation, is IN-PERSON and scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2022, at a new location, Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. A virtual component will also be offered.
The location’s military history, coupled with the mission of the Travis Mills Foundation, makes for the perfect setting to run and remember servicemembers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“The military roots run deep in our Bath-Brunswick region, and we know how much it will mean to our local veterans and families to have this race on the former Naval base property,” said Cory King, executive director of the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber.
The Foundation anticipates up to 1,500 walkers and runners of various levels for the 3.2-mile route through the campus.
“The course is great because it is very flat for the runners, there is lots of parking, and every step they take will be on the same property that military families have called home for decades,” King added.
The event will include division awards, children’s activities, food trucks, a beer tent, military presentations and a moving display that honors the 84 Maine men and women who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills, founder of the Travis Mills Foundation, will address the crowd and visit with race participants.
“It’s humbling to have Brunswick selected as a host site because of what the Travis Mills Foundation means to Maine military families, and for what military families mean to our communities,” King said.
Registration is $25 per person at www.milesformills.org. T-shirts are available to the first 1,000 registrants (while supplies last) and there will be exciting incentives for top fundraisers.
The Travis Mills Foundation is humbled to already have some incredible sponsors on board for this inspiring and meaningful event, including our Presenting Sponsor, New Balance Foundation. Other confirmed sponsors include: All-American Sponsors General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works and Darling’s, Bangor Savings Bank as a Banner Sponsor; Pat’s Pizza of Auburn and O’Connor Auto Park as Red, White and Blue Sponsors, and VIP Tire as an Eagle Sponsor.
Banner Sponsor: $7,5000 (One remaining); Stars Sponsor: $5,000 (Limited availability); Stripes Sponsor: $2,500 (Limited availability); Red, White and Blue Sponsors: $1,000 (Limited availability); Eagle Sponsor: $500 (Unlimited); and a Memorial Sponsor: $250 (Unlimited). The deadline for sponsorships is March 1 in order to meet print deadlines. For more information about sponsorships, contact Development Director Brandy Dupper-Macy at firstname.lastname@example.org.