3rd Annual Howl-O-Run!

Put on your best costume and strap on your running shoes for the Third  Annual Jim Nobil Howl-O-Run 5K Walk and Run to benefit the SPCA of Hancock County.

Howl-O-Run is being held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, at Marlboro Beach in Lamoine.  All the proceeds will support the animals in the SPCA’s care.

Participants will run or walk a scenic route decorated with Jack-O-Lanterns and boasting sweeping views of the oceans and mountains of Acadia National Park. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.  Costumes for people and canines are encouraged.

There will be prizes for top adult, child and canine runners as well as prizes for best costumes. The first place overall runner will also receive a car detailing package from Stanley Subaru.  

The cost is only $20 per adult and $15 for children 12 years and younger. You can register online at www.spcahancockcounty.org/howl-o-run/ or on the day of the event. The first 50 people to sign up will receive a free race T-shirt designed by local artist Lisa Williams.

Participants are encouraged to seek pledges from family, friends and colleagues to raise money for the shelter. Runners, walkers and spectators are encouraged to follow current CDC health guidelines. 

If you’re not in the area or  are not comfortable running or walking with others, you can still support the SPCA by signing up and doing  a virtual run or walk at  any time in any location of  your choice.

Howl-O-Run is named after former SPCA Board President Jim Nobil. He served as president of the non-profit organization for many years and was instrumental in raising the funds to build the current SPCA shelter in Trenton, which opened its doors in 2010. Nobil passed away in 2013, but his wife, Lynn Nobil, and daughter, Kiersten Persoff,  are still active SPCA volunteers.

This year’s presenting event sponsor is Penobscot Financial Advisors. The firm’s founder, Jim Bradley, adopted his husky-mix companion, Trinity, from the SPCA’s shelter in 2012.

For more information about the race or to find out how you can become an event sponsor, contact race organizer Jamie O’Keefe at 207-299-8732 or jamieokeefe67@gmail.com.

Hourly Schedule

Howl-O-Run at Lamoine

9am - To the end of the race
For the live event at Marlboro Beach!


Oct 01 - 31 2021


8:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Marlboro Beach, Lamoine
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