Castine Baron's
& 10K
Bastille Day Celebration
July 14 & 15, 2017




The beneficiary of the Castine Baron's 5k & 10k is the Hatch Community Youth Fund


 castine's bastille day celebration

The idyllic and historic setting of Castine, Maine, with its pristine Penobscot Bay as a backdrop, is hosting their second annual Bastille Day Celebration on Friday, July 14th & 15th.
Our Castine Baron's 5K & 10K races will beheld on Saturday, July 15th.

Race Details

$20 until 11:59pm July 1
$23 until 11:59pm July 12

$27 until 11:59pm July 1
$30 until 11:59pm July 12

SHIRTS: To the first 100 who register.

REGISTRATION: Click HERE to sign up!


RACE DATE: Saturday July 15th, 2017



START LOCATION: Water St, Castine, ME 04421

FINISH LOCATION: Water St, Castine, ME 04421

QUESTIONS & INFO:  See FAQ section below or visit Crow Athletics on facebook.


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Event Schedule

7:30AM - 8:30AM: bib number pick-up (see FAQ section below for location)
9:00AM:  5k and 10k races start.
11:30AM-ish: Awards.


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Course Maps

5K course - 1 loop

10k course - 2 loops

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I learn more or ask questions?
Please visit our club facebook page HERE for the most pertinent updates.

Can I sign up on day of race?
There is NO day of race registration. All participants MUST sign up in advance. We are going paperless not to mention it is more work for organizers to manually enter day of race data into the race timing and results database, for that reason you must register in advance in order to participate.

When can I pick up my bib number?
Participants must pick up bib numbers on at the finish line on Saturday July 15 on Water St, Castine, ME 04421 from 7:30AM - 8:30AM.

Can I park at the start?
YES. There is parking near the start/finish along Main Street or at the Town Dock.

Is there gear check at the start or finish?
There is NO gear check at the start. Runners should arrive at the start line race ready. Please leave valuables in your car.

What is the age requirement to participate?
All ages are welcome; children must be supervised. All participants must be registered due to insurance requirements.

What do I need to know about the courses?
The races start together on Water St, Castine, ME 04421. The routes follow the same course. 1 loop for the 5k, two loops for 10k runners. See course maps for details.

How many water stations will there be?
There will be one water station for the 5k and two for the 10k and at the finish line.

Where are the restrooms located?
Restrooms will be available near the start and at the finish lines.

How will the race be timed?
We will be providing electronic-timing services.

What are the awards categories?
The top three male and female finishers in the following age categories for each race (5k &10) will be recognized.
open (top 3 overall)
youth (17 and under)
masters  (over 40)
veterans (over 50)

May I transfer my entry to another person if I am unable to run?
Yes. Transfers must be competed by June 28

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Click HERE to visit the ZippyReg confirmation page.
  2. Enter your confirmation code, which is included in the confirmation email you received at the time of registration.
    • If you do not know your confirmation code, select contact at the top of the page, or email info [at]
  3. You will be directed to your personal Registration Confirmation Page.
  4. Select 'transfer your registration'
  5. Read and follow the online instructions carefully.

Online transfers will be permitted until June 28


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The idyllic and historic setting of Castine, Maine, with its pristine Penobscot Bay as a backdrop, is hosting their second annual Bastille Day Celebration on Friday, July 14th.  This family celebration takes place on the French national holiday and encourages visitors from near and far to experience our Franco-American and Native American culture through music, food, film, lectures, children’s activities, and lighthouse tours. Castine traces its French heritage to the Baron de St. Castin.  His marriage to Wabanaki Chief Madockawando’s daughter linked our French and Native American cultures.

The celebration begins appropriately with a French toast breakfast.  You’ll learn the art of French cooking during our chef’s demonstration. Celebration goers will be encouraged to wear white to our late afternoon “Picnic en Blanc” where you’ll be seated at long white tables at the town hall, under the elms, while listening to Franco-American music.  Select your designer picnic from our local purveyors or bring your own with French delights.  A plethora of other activities allow you to take in the sites while enjoying a lighthouse tour or tasting hand-cranked ice cream while you take in a little history at the Wilson Museum.  Jesters, jugglers and dancing clowns will delight children of all ages throughout the day.  Historic lectures and films are designed to satisfy even the most discerning history buffs.  Complete your celebration experience with a summer evening concert on the waterfront tapping your toes as you watch sail boats in the distance.

Come early and prepare your palate with a French wine tasting on Thursday afternoon or stay overnight and work off the festival with our 5K road race on Saturday morning.

This event is hosted by the Town of Castine’s Bastille Day Celebration Committee. 
More information: HERE


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Our event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please patronize and thank them profusely. (click logos to learn more)


#RUNCASTINE • juLY 15, 2017

this event is organized by the Town of Castine & Crow Athletics, host running club of the July 4th RelayDown East Sunrise Trail Relay, Millinocket Marathon, and the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon.