Proceeds provide KV YMCA scholarships and financial assistance to those that qualify.

Get a FREE t-shirt!
Pre-register by September 7th and receive a Rise 'N Shine t-shirt.
The registration fee is $29 in advance/$35 day of event

Please make checks payable to the Kennebec Valley YMCA.
*Due to the recent ability to chip time - we will be able to get results in real time. Unfortunatly, this also prevents people from registering the day before the race 9/26. We will still be accepting registrations the morning of the race - the good news is that anyone who signs up the day of the race will have the ability to be chip timed.

Ways to register, pick one:

  • Online at (online registration closes at midnight on 9/25)
  • Download the Entry and Waiver Form then email it to
  • On-site registration starts at 5:30am on September 27th (most expensive option)

For more information please contact Johanna Irland-Cormier, Healthy Living Director,

Individual Competition Runners/Walkers Welcome

Dress up and have fun as a team!

The Rise ‘N Shine 5K Road Race is a fun and challenging course including the Kennebec River Rail Trail. The event will begin and end at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta.Timing for individual runners (walkers are not timed). Teams are encouraged, but not timed together. 

Showers are available at the Y following the race.

Babysitting available at the Y from 5:45 A.M. to post race at no cost, but all children must be pre-registered prior to race day. Please call 622-9622 to make necessary babysitting arrangements.

Check out the Entry Form and Waiver below for more details!

Many Thanks to Our Race Sponsor

Rise 'N Shine 5K Road Race Results

Check below to see the 2017 Race Results!

Check out last years time to beat! Make time your personal challenge.

Congrats to Everyone Who Crossed the Finish Line

Check below to see the 2018 Race Results!

A BIG thank you to everyone who came out in the rain and at the rise of dawn to support the KV YMCA and the Augusta Boys & Girls Club.