Cobscook Bay Road Races 5k/10k and Kids 1 mile Fun Run

Sat May 20 - Sun June 4, 2023 Pembroke, ME 04666 US Directions


In-person Cobscook Bay 5k

($10: Ages 0 - 17)
06/04 9:05AM EDT Registration ends June 3, 2023 at 12:00pm EDT

In-person Cobscook Bay 10k

($10: Ages 0 - 17)
06/04 9:00AM EDT Registration ends June 3, 2023 at 12:00pm EDT

Virtual/ROYO Cobscook 5k

($10: Ages 0 - 17)
Registration ends June 4, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual/ROYO Cobscook 10k

($10: Ages 0 - 17)
Registration ends June 4, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

FREE 1 Mile Kids Fun Run

$0 06/04 8:15AM EDT Registration ends June 3, 2023 at 5:00pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1 triangle plaza
Pembroke, ME US 04666


Celebrating 32 years of running and walking on the shores of Cobscook Bay in support of Down East Hospice Volunteers! Please come on Sunday June 4, 2023 to WALK or RUN a 5k, 10k, or FREE KIDS FUN RUN and enjoy the picnic afterwards at Reversing Falls in celebration of all your hard work!

Three ways to participate this year

1 - In-person  SUNDAY, June 4 -  Run or Walk from the Triangle to Reversing Falls.  Specific race day instructions will be sent June 1st via email. 
2 - Run on Your Own (ROYO) - Run/walk the Course Between  Saturday May 21 and June  4 - submit a time and picture of your run/walk via email or on
3 - Virtually - Run/walk in support of Cobscook Bay races wherever safe and convenient for you. submit a time and picture of your run/walk via email or on

Online registration will close at Noon on Saturday June 3rd. 

Packet pickup and Registration will take place at Pembroke Triangle on Sunday June 4 from 7:30am to 8:30am.

Race Day Timeline:
Sunday June 4
Registration/Packet Pickup - 7:30am to 8:30am at Pembroke Triangle (directions)
Kids Fun Run: 8:30am
5k/10k Start: 9:00am
Awards Ceremony: Approx.: 11am at Reversing Falls

Specific Instructions will be sent via email the week of the event.

Full Course Information found here

Shuttle Bus Schedule

We're pleased to announce the local school district will provide us with a bus to shuttle runners from Reversing Falls the finish line (directions) back to the start line (directions). Here is the tentative bus schedule:

  • 8:00am: Departs Reversing Falls for Start line/Packet pickup location
  • 8:10am : Departs 5k Finish Line on Leighton Point Rd for Start line
  • 8:50am: Bus Departs for 5k Finish line
  • ~10:00am: Bus Departs from 5k Finish line for Reversing Falls
  • ~11:00am: Bus Departs from Reversing Falls for Start Line (final bus)

We suggest you park your car at Reversing Falls and take the bus to the start line. Packet pick up will open at 7:30am at the Pembroke Triangle. 

Race Contact Info

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For 31 years proceeds have gone to Down East Hospice, the only volunteer hospice program of cost-free comfort care for the terminally ill, the grieving, and their families throughout Washington County, Maine since 1981. Down East Hospice is celebrating 41 years of compassionate care!

The Cobscook Bay Races had its genesis in the early 1990s, as an effort to create a certified 10-kilometer 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 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.

The course records for the 10K (Judson Cake, 32:59 ; Sarah Mulcahy, 39:07) were hard-earned on this challenging course—particularly in the approach to the finish at Reversing Falls.


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