Team Hid’n Pines ROCKED the Old Orchard Beach Breakaway 5K!
Another successful Team Hid’n Pines 5K race is in the books! Our team was full of positive energy and the weather was picture perfect for the Breakaway 5K in Old Orchard Beach this past Saturday. Many of us successfully placed in the top 3 for our age groups (woohoo!), and each and every one of us had a wonderful time together.
There’s something pretty magical about the team and community mentality of a 5K race, or any race for that matter. The natural camaraderie is contagious. Individuals and teams show up to the start line for many different reasons and motivations, but we’re all there together in the experience and challenge. Cue the magic.
We work hard and move through the race, over the hills and straightaways, rain or shine. We motivate ourselves and each other all the way to the finish line.
Unintentional rhyme, but I kind of like it! 🙂
There’s so much to love about the experience of team events. The shared positivity and morale boosting results are the main reasons why we started Team Hid’n Pines. It’s an opportunity to gather our staff and guests together in an active and fun pursuit that benefits local causes and organizations. Our team grows and strengthens with each race we participate in and there’s really nothing better than that! Everyone wins!
The Breakaway 5K is one of our favorites. Naturally we love the setting, downtown Old Orchard Beach on a sunny late August morning, who doesn’t love that?! Second, we love the course route. It starts on East Grand Ave. toward downtown, then takes a right up the hill on Old Orchard Street. The rest of the course is nice and flat, ending right outside the Brunswick downtown. The early morning start time is nice too, just before the day gets too hot.
The Breakaway 5K race benefits the MAPS Scholarship Foundation: a non-profit dedicated to providing graduating Old Orchard Beach High School seniors with scholarships. Team Hid’n Pines is happy to be a part of this effort each summer, as so many of our hardworking staff members attend or have attended Old Orchard Beach High School!
Stay tuned on Facebook and on our Race Page for more information about our ever-growing Team Hid’n Pines and the local races we participate in. We would LOVE to see you with us out there on race day! 🙂
Here we are a little earlier in the summer at the Run for Cash 5K and the Ocean Park 5K!