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MTC Longfellow Frostbite 2021

February 14, 2021

MTC Longfellow Frostbite 2.5K 2021


Anywhere in the World
Portland, ME US 04101


I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where; 
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Celebrate the 214th birthday of Portland, Maine’s No. 1 bard, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with a virtual 2.5K run, walk or swim anywhere in the world.


On Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021, at the start time of your choosing, run, walk or swim 2.5K anywhere in the world with your valentine, your family, your friends, your canine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lookalike, or all by yourself in support of Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine. Print out your customized Longfellow Frostbite bib. Upload your virtual result (or simply acknowledge you’ve completed your event) and photos to our Run Signup page* (choose from the run, walk or swim Result sets) and be eligible for one of our many prizes:

  • New Running Shoes from Fleet Feet Maine Running Company to a male and a female chosen at random from reported finishers
  • Most Distant 2.5K (distance anywhere in the world from Portland, Maine)
  • Most Creative 2.5K; Longfellow Valentines Award; My First Race Award (participants under 10)
  • Longfellow Canine Look-Alike Award
  • Victorian Winter Running Attire Award (a vintage clothing favorite)

Plus special certificates for completing two or more events (for example, 2.5K Run & 2.5K Swim) and raffles for extra giveaway prizes.

Photo challenge: highlight a distinctive local feature—Eiffel Tower, Mount Fuji, Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, a Joshua tree in the Mojave Desert, Portland Head Light, the Longfellow Monument in Longfellow Square, for example.

All registered runners will receive a race-logo cotton long sleeve shirt. Make a running or walking plan; find a pool; find a warm stretch of open water; or sign up for more than one! This is the 10th anniversary running of The Longfellow Frostbite 2.5K. The Longfellow Frostbite 2.5K is a legacy road race of Maine Track Club.

* 2.5K events may be completed before February 14, 2021. However, results cannot be posted until February 14, 2021, between 12am and 11:59pm.

Additional race information can be found at http://www.longfellowchorus.com/frostbite21.html.

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at clk328port@gmail.com


February 14, 2021
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