Mary's Walk - Participants FAQ

Is there a fundraising deadline?

To determine top fundraising individuals and teams for event day, our fundraising deadline is Tuesday, March 11th. To qualify for fundraising incentives, participants have until event day, March 16th, for online donations or to turn in funds at registration.

How much does it cost to participate?

Walking requires at $20 registration fee.
Running requires a $27.50 registration fee.

Children under 13 may participate for free!

I was not one of the first 300 walkers or 300 runners, but I would like a Mary's Walk t-shirt. How can I get one?

You can earn an official Mary's Walk/Kerrymen 5K t-shirt by fundraising $100 or more.

Who was Mary Kerry Libby?

Mary Kerry Libby was well known for her friendly smile, gracious charm and kindness. A much-loved mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend, Mary lost her courageous battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma on March 7, 1997 at the age of 44. The first Mary’s Walk was held on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day in March 1999.

How many people attend Mary's Walk?

The event has grown every year, and is now the biggest cancer walk in Maine. In 2013, Mary's Walk saw more than 3,680 registered participants.

Do I have to fundraise?

No. Everyone is welcome to participate, but we strongly encourage people to try fundraising. You will be surprised how easy it is to raise $50 or 100 dollars just by asking friends and family.

Should I Walk or Run?

It's up to you! The 5K race begins in front of the Kerrymen Pub and offers chip-timing. The Walk begins in front of Thornton Academy.

Where should I mail donation checks?

Mary’s Walk
PO Box 746
Saco, Maine 04072

Please include the name of the Walker or Runner to be credited!