Maine Savings New Sponsor of Sub 5 Race Series

The Sub5 Track Club is pleased to announce Maine Savings Federal Credit Union as the new race series partner for the 2024 season.
“We are excited to begin this partnership with Maine Savings,” said Joe Roberts, President of the Sub5 Track Club. “Sponsorship support from Maine Savings helps promote our series and club, further growing our running community and promoting wellness here in Eastern Maine. Thank you Maine Savings for making the community a priority.”
The 2024 Maine Savings Sub5 Race Series schedule started with the Finale 5K in Bangor December 31. The next event of the 12-race season is the Flat Top 5K March 30, followed by Bridge the Gap May 4 in Bucksport. A tentative race schedule is located on Community members are invited to compete in five or more road races to qualify for end of season age-group standings. Awards for the 2023 season will be presented Feb. 10 at the Annual Awards reception.
Sponsorship support assists with RRCA membership, as well as annual scholarships. Last year Sub5 awarded two college scholarships, as well as a summer camp scholarship.The club also hosts weekly group runs on Monday nights at 5:30 starting from the parking lot beside the Sea Dog restaurant.

About Sub5 Track Club:

Sub5 Track Club is a vibrant community of passionate runners and fitness enthusiasts committed to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in our local community. Our annual race series, consisting of 12 races, attracts participants from diverse backgrounds and provides an excellent platform for businesses to connect with a wide audience. Races take place in the Bangor-Brewer area, as well as Ellsworth and as far east as Cobscook Bay.

The Sub5 Track Club is based in the Bangor/Brewer area. Established in 1982, the club currently has a membership of about 150 individuals and families. The club sponsors local road races as well as the Sub5 Road Race Series, organizes group runs, and awards scholarships for local high school students. Our executive committee meets monthly throughout the year and our annual meeting is in March. The club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America.

2023 Sub 5 Annual Membership Meeting

Please join us for the Sub5 Track Club group run and Annual Meeting Saturday, March 25 at the Haley Ward Offices at One Merchant Plaza in Bangor.

The group run will begin at 9:00 AM from West Market Square in Bangor. Run distance and pace will be determined depending upon participants. All are welcome.

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for 11:00 AM. Bring your favorite dish to share as the event will start with a potluck. Programming and agenda for the gathering are still being determined.

Per Sub5 Track Club bylaws an annual meeting is required. Additionally, prior advance notice for bylaw changes is also required. There are two bylaw changes to be approved:

1) A motion to update the bylaws to allow for the “annual meeting to take place between January and April.” Current bylaws stipulate March. This will provide more flexibility for the board and planning.

2) A motion to “expand the board membership up to 15 members.” Current board membership is limited to 11 members, including the executive board. Yes we’re looking for new board members to join us so that we may extend our offerings with more volunteers.

Thank you to members who have renewed their Sub5 memberships. Your support is appreciated. Congratulations to 2022 series award winners. It was great to see so many fellow runners at the Awards Reception in January.

An RSVP for the group run and/or meeting is not required but if you’d like more information, including learning more about board participation, you can email me at [email protected].

President’s Message – March 2022

Dear Running Friends,

Please join us Saturday, March 12 as we celebrate running with a number of activities on behalf of the Sub5 Track Club.

First, join us for a group run at 10:30 AM. Meet other runners near the Sea Dog Brewing in Bangor and we’ll split into different groups as necessary for a run around Bangor. All paces are welcome. 

The Sub5 Track Club Race Series Awards Reception and Annual Meeting will take place March 12 at 1-4PM at the Sea Dog Brewing in Bangor.

The Awards reception is scheduled for 1:00-2:00 PM, with announcement of awards at 1:30. Light refreshments are available as well as a cash bar. There is no admission fee. Please RSVP by March 4 via this Google link. We understand that you may have previously RSVP’d but we know that schedules change and we’re planning based on our head count and space limitations.

Are you a Tradewinds Supermarkets Sub5 Race Series award winner? Overall leaders and eligible runners in the top 3 spots of each male or female age group will receive prizes at the reception. The final 2021 standings for can be found on the website.

At 2:00 PM you’re invited to stay for our annual meeting. We’ll review the previous year, provide membership and treasurer reports and elect our executive board. If you are interested in learning more about what the board does, this is a great way to see how the group operates and become aware of how to get involved. We’re not only looking for board members but other volunteers to be involved in new ideas for the community as well as coordinating the Annual Walter Hunt 4th of July race. If you are interested please plan to attend or email me at [email protected]

Masks are encouraged for these events.

Thank you to Sub5 Track Club members who have already renewed their annual membership this year! If you’d like to become a member or renew you may do so via the Sub5 runsignup page or download and mail a form through Hope to see you on March 12!

Joe Roberts
Sub5 President

Sub 5 Banquet – January 18, 2020

The Sub 5 Annual Awards banquet is on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Bangor Conference Center on Hogan Road in Bangor.  The doors open at 5:30.  Join your friends for a fun night that celebrates running and racing in central Maine, with the Sub5 Series winners and special awards as well as chances to win entrance into future races with Sub5 raffles! Cost of the banquet is $25 for adults, and $15 for those 12 years and under. The cost increases to $30 after Jan. 7. Reservations can be mailed to the Sub5 Track Club PO Box 63, Brewer, Maine 04412 or completed online at:

Sub 5 Track Workouts Begin May 29

Sub 5 Summer Track Workouts will be held every Wednesday at 6 PM and will begin on May 29 at the Brewer Track behind the Brewer Community School. Sub 5 Track Club membership is required. Membership forms are available at, and if you so choose, you may register for membership online. Paper membership forms will also be available at the track Wednesday evening.  Workouts will continue through the last week of August.

Welcome From The President

Welcome to the webpage! As the new club president, I’m pleased to join a hard-working volunteer organization with an experienced and tireless board. We hope to continue to nurture the running community in Eastern Maine.
The club sponsors local road races as well as the Sub 5/Tradewinds MarketPlace Road Race Series, organizes group runs, and awards scholarships for local high school students. Please join us for a group run on Monday nights at 5:30 starting by the Sea Dog Restaurant in downtown Bangor. 
Follow the club on this website as well as Facebook for information about local races or local high school results. 
While many Sub 5 “services” are free, please consider joining the club with a membership.  Membership benefits include discounts to local businesses as well as free entry into the Walter Hunt July 4 race sponsored by Sub 5. Proceeds from memberships help pay for the scholarships and the annual awards banquet.
Perhaps the greatest feature of Sub 5 is the network it provides. Be it encouragement for your next run or receiving all the friendly tips from runners who have been there before. We love celebrating everyone’s weekend run on Monday nights or asking when your next race is. There’s also conversation about workout plans, injuries and equipment. Joining a Monday night run, or attending a summer track workout are great places to not only have fun running, but also hear what everyone is doing to maintain their fitness. Better yet, a group activity is perfect for staying motivated. Thanks for checking out Sub 5 and see you on the run.
Joe Roberts
Sub 5 President

2019 Sub 5 Annual Awards Banquet

The Sub 5 Annual Awards banquet is on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Sea Dog on Front Street in Bangor.  Social hour starts at 5pm.  Join your friends for a fun night that celebrates running and racing in central Maine, with the Sub5 quiz show, Sub5 band, a special speaker, and series and special awards.

October 2018 Newsletter

You can read the latest issue of our club newsletter at this link.

March 2017 Sub 5 Board Minutes

The Sub 5 board met in March 30, 2017.  Items discussed were the Sub 5/Tradewinds Race Series, upcoming races, club clothing, the club newsletter, and membership benefits.  Click here to read the minutes.