Augusta, Maine-Twelve Maine contractors on running team named “The Maine Runnahs”, will run a 220 mile relay race covering ground in each New England State. The runners are members of Associated General Contractors of Maine. The race will start June 22nd, Saturday morning a 7:00 AM, run through the day, straight through the night, and finish Sunday afternoon, June 23 rd in Maine. Each of the 12 “Runnahs” will be responsible for running 3 legs, which they will rotate through the 36 total legs. Each leg averages 6 miles long, the team will be averaging 9 minute miles.
AGC Maine Rannahs Include:
Bob Poirier- (Captain) American Concrete Industries
Heidi Rodzen- (Co-captain) Skillings Shaw
Kerri Craig- Industrial Roofing Co
Jessica Woodcock- Ted Berry Co
Joe Kennedy- Cianbro Corp
Chris Grimaldi- Consigli
Rick Cormier- Landry French Construction
Tom Biegel- Shaw Brothers
Tom Nason- ES Boulos
Peter Lamb- ES Boulos
Adam Miller- ES Boulos
Gavin Speaker- Consigli
Jim Timberlake- (Driver) Ted Berry Co
Kelly Flagg- (Coach) CCB Inc
The Runnahs will be supported by two large passenger vans that will travel with them from transition point to transition point picking up and dropping off the Runnahs as the go through the rotation. During the night, it is required for all runners to be wearing reflective vests, headlamps, and two red flashing beacons. The team consists of a variety of running experience from the seasoned marathoners to the beginners. The teams’ coach developed a weekly running schedule and provided helpful advice to prepare the Runnahs for the event.
On May 30th the team met at Gritty’s Brew Pub in Auburn to meet the team members and work out most of the details. They developed lists of food, first aid, and clothing and handed out safety equipment. This also gave the Runnahs a chance to review maps of their running legs which also included mileage and elevation gain. Noting builds a relationship better than traveling around New England in a van full of hot, smelly, sweaty bodies. The teams also have the opportunity to wear costumes and decorate the vans, all as part of the fun. The AGC Maine Runnahs goal is to finish strong and enjoy the experience.
The event will end in Kittery, Maine at the Fort Foster Park Sunday afternoon June 23th. AGC Maine Runnahs sponsors include: American Concrete Industries, Industrial Roofing Incorporated, Consigli, Shaw Bros & ES Boulos, Skillings Shaw, Ted Berry Co,ES Boulos, Berkely Surety & Landry French Construction.
Chartered in 1951, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine is the state’s largest construction industry trade association. The Association maintains an office in Augusta and has more than 200 members statewide. Member companies include general contractors, sub-contractors, and service and supply providers. For more information visit www.agcmaine.org.
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Contact: Matthew Marks, AGC Maine
Cell Phone: 207-798-2411