If you have not been able to tell by seeing your own breath every morning, I have some bad news for you: Summer is quietly exiting the stage, setting up a triumphant return for Fall. In some ways, seasons can act a lot like age. There might be some specific dates and times to remind you what season it actually is—or how old you really are. But I usually go by how I feel rather than by what I’m told. In the spirit of rebelliousness, let us forget that it was 39 degrees this morning, and give summer one last hurrah.
Since summertime in Maine is usually spent at the beach, it makes sense to celebrate the coming cold with a good old fashioned beach run. The 12th Annual Ogunquit Beach Lobster Dash is a 5 mile race run entirely on the amazing sands of beautiful Ogunquit Beach, up to Moody Beach in Wells and back. As befits its name, this is a unique race, designed to celebrate the life and memory of a unique person, Greg Gumbinner.
The entry fee for this event is only $25, with proceeds going to benefit the Gumbinner Memorial Scholarship Fund and local Ogunquit Charities. So if you want to give summer a proper send off and donate to a worthy cause, go to the link here. Otherwise, just go out for a classic solo jog on the beach with the waning lights of summer. Breathe it in, before it’s gone.