The Seaside 4 Miler took place on Sunday, September 22, at Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine. This race is an annual fund raiser for the Kittery PTA, and the race director is a friend so it is a “must do” race. Having said that, it’s definitely a race that all local runners should check out.
The course is a relatively flat and runnable course. The start and finish are at Fort Foster, which is the remnants of a fort built in the late 1800s and used again during World War II as a coastal defense site. From there, the course is designed as a combination of an out and back with a short loop at the halfway point.
There were plenty of volunteers along the route both at water stops as well as to make sure that runners were following the course and were safe from traffic along the way.
Much like my race the previous weekend, I intended to run this race at a relaxed and slower pace since it was the weekend before the marathon. But once again, that strategy went completely out the window as I felt well as I started to run.
Four miles later, I ended up finishing with a 28:14 time and a 7:04 pace. The best part is that since this was my first four mile race, it was also a PR!
Make sure to run the Seaside 4 Miler next September, and then spend the rest of the day at Fort Foster enjoying the Maine coast!