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10th Jimmy the Greeks Frozen 4-Miler

Think Old Orchard Beach is dead after Columbus Weekend? Think again.

Jimmy the Greek's Frozen 4-Miler takes place at the warmest point on a January day.

NOW WITH CHIP TIMING START & FINISH MATS!

Tune up for the Mid-Winter 10-Mile Classic. 

What: Jimmy the Greek's Frozen 4-Miler

When: Sunday January 14, 2018 11:35AM(A decision to postpone to January 21st because of snow will be made at 6AM January 14th).

*Start time may be delayed due to Amtrak Downeaster schedule but WILL NOT start ahead of time.

Where: Jimmy the Greek's Brick Oven Restaurant 215 Saco Avenue Old Orchard Beach, Maine

For whom: Proceeds to benefit "Send a Kid to Camp" through Old Orchard Beach Recreational Department. Support your local youths.

Cost: $20 BY NOVEMBER 1ST $25 THEREAFTER

$28 RACE DAY (NO SHIRT)

Dinner, Packet Pickup, and FINAL PRE-REGISTRATION at Jimmy the Greeks Restaurant from 5:30PM to 9:00PM Saturday January 13, 2018. Registered runners receive a 20% DISCOUNT on food. Free entertainment.
 
Accommodations: Make sure you ask for "Special Runner Rates" when calling.
 

Sea Cliff House

2 Sea Cliff Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 207-934-4874 Toll-Free 1-800-326-4589

2 miles from Start! 20% Discount for Runners Rooms and Suites

http://www.seacliffhouse.com

Make Reservations soon to guarantee rate and availability.

 

Dry-fit shirts are guaranteed through December 31st, 2017.

First 300 to register receive Custom 10 Year Anniversary Bib Numbers

All registrants receive an ALL YOU CAN EAT Pizza Buffet immediately following the race along with beverage specials (select beverages may require ID for purchase and consumption).

Awards Ceremony will take place no earlier than 12:35PM to give the last runners a chance to finish and be able to attend.

Awards Top Male and Female Overall, Awards in Age Groups 14 & Under through 80+

 

Professional Chip Timing by 3C Race Productions, Michael Amarello Owner

Race Staffing by Old Orchard Beach Rec Department

Media Coverage Video from 2010 by WCSH 6 Portland/WLBZ 2 Bangor

Video of 2011 Start

Courtesy of David Colby Young of Maine Running Photos and Volunteer Betty Fiske.

Parking is available at the restaurant and on adjacent side streets unless posted otherwise (no meters to feed or fees to pay for parking in January)

Directions:

From North: Take I-95 Southbound and take exit 36 Saco/Old Orchard/ I-195. Go to the end of 195 and bear left at the 7-Eleven and take an immediate right onto Saco Avenue, Jimmy the Greeks on your right.

From South: Take I-95 Northbound to exit 36 Saco/Old Orchard/I-195. Follow 195 to the end, bear right at the 7-Eleven and turn immediately right onto Saco Avenue, Jimmy the Greeks on your right.

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