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12th Annual Miles for Mills

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Brunswick Recreation Center
220 Neptune Drive
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

For the second year, the 12th annual Miles for Mills Memorial Day Weekend 5K, presented by New Balance Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 28 at Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m.

Registration ( is $30 per person and registrants receive a free T-shirt if signed up by April 1 (while supplies last); registration is $35 after April 1. Travis Mills Foundation fundraising incentives to be announced soon for those who raise funds above their registration fee.

“It was an incredible event last year and so many folks felt connected to this location because of its military history,” said U.S. Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills.

The race was established and is named after Mills, who in 2012 set his backpack down on an IED, becoming one of five quadruple amputees from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. Since then, Mills has made it his mission to give back to other recalibrated veterans like himself, and their families. The doors to the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat opened in 2017 in Rome, in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine, serving thousands of veterans and their families since then.

Proceeds from Miles for Mills, which last year raised approximately $135K, supports the seven robust programs offered at the Foundation for veterans, their families and combat veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress. The event will also include food, drinks, music, children’s activities, awards and an after party at Flight Deck Brewing and Wild Oats.

“The Brunswick community – including individuals and all of the sponsors who made this event memorable – embraced the Travis Mills Foundation last year,” said Heather Hemphill, Executive Director of the Travis Mills Foundation. “We’re confident that our race has found a home within the Brunswick community and we can’t wait to reunite with you on Memorial Day Weekend to run and remember.”

It’s the organization’s goal to raise $200K at this year’s Miles for Mills 5K.

FMI, contact Molly Lovell-Keely, Communications and Marketing Manager:; 207-632-7475.

 Photos from last year’s event

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