We are seeking the help of many local non-profit organizations to recruit volunteers who will manage each of our 33 Transition Areas (TA) along the Rock Lobster Relay course. This is a great opportunity for your organization to raise funds in a fun way! Here’s how it works.  Your organization applies to manage one or more Transition Areas (see form below). We send your organization a packet with detailed information about that particular TA. Your organization recruits volunteers to fulfill the duties for your TA. In exchange each organization will be given one free team entry. Your organization fields its own team and keeps 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each spot on the team. This entry can be used to raise funds for the organization in any way that it wishes, whether that be a fixed-price sale, an auction, a raffle, or any other fundraising technique. Each regular 12 person team is valued at $1,080, but your organization can charge as much (or little) as you would like.

How you can sell your race entries:

  • Sell a spot on the team to an individual that wants to support your organization
  • Sell the entire 12 person team to a company who fills the team with their employees

If your organization cannot field an entire team then you will receive a $500 donation instead. We will work with organizations to help fill slots as needed.

In addition to receiving a free team entry your organization will have the opportunity to vend or sell items to runners during the race at your TA, for example coffee or snacks. The money you earn from these sales will go straight to your organization. Depending on the facilities available at your TA, such as a school, you may have the opportunity to sell meals from a cafeteria or collect money from runners to use shower facilities.

Below is a table that shows the TA number, the name of the TA, when the first runner and last runner are projected to come into the TA, and the TA’s address. Please be aware that precise locations of TAs are subject to change. Please keep in mind that this event is held over a 2 day period — Friday 6/23/17 and Saturday 6/24/17. Some TAs may open on Friday and close on Saturday in the middle of the night.


Please note that we are giving “first refusal” to organizations that covered locations in 2016.

TA# Location First Team Arrival Last Team Arrival Address
1 The Hall at Otter Creek 6:30AM Fri 2:15PM Fri 82 Otter Creek Dr, Otter Creek, ME 04653
2 Seal Harbor Parking Area 7:20AM Fri 2:45PM Fri Closest Address: 2 Steam Boat Wharf Road, Seal Harbor, ME 04675. After this point take left onto Peabody Drive. Parking lot is 0.07 miles down the road on right.
3 Northeast Harbor Marina 7:50AM Fri 3:15PM Fri 41 Harbor Drive, Mt. Desert, ME 04653
4 MDI High School 8:45AM Fri 4:00PM Fri 1081 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
5 Camden National Bank 9:20AM Fri 4:30PM Fri 1316 ME-102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
6 Trenton Elementary School 10:10AM Fri 5:00PM Fri 51 School Street, Trenton, ME 04605
7 Tractor Supply Co 11:00AM Fri 5:30PM Fri 461 High Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
8 Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School 11:55AM Fri 6:15PM Fri 20 Forest Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605
9 Surry Elementary School 1:00PM Fri 7:15PM Fri 754 North Bend Road, Surry, ME 04684
10 Pondview Apartments 1:50PM Fri 8:00PM Fri

1374 Bucksport Rd Ellsworth, ME 04605

11 Dunbars Rd Free Exchange 2:00PM Fri 8:30PM Fri  No volunteers needed here
12 Bucksport High School 3:50PM Fri 9:45PM Fri 102 Broadway, Bucksport, ME 04416
13 Stockton Springs Town Office 5:10PM Fri 11:00PM Fri  217 Main Street, Stockton Springs,ME 04974
14 Searsport Full Gospel Church 6:00PM Fri 11:40PM Fri 71 East Main Street, Searsport, ME 04974
15 Heritage Park 6:40PM Fri 12:30AM Sat 21 Front Street, Belfast, ME 04915
16 Edna Drinkwater School 7:10PM Fri 1:00AM Sat 100 Bayside Road, Northport, ME 04849
17 Lincolnville Beach 8:30PM Fri 2:15AM Sat 2521 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville, ME 04849
18 Penobscot Bay YMCA 9:35PM Fri 3:15AM Sat 116 Union Street, Rockport, ME 04856
19 Machias Savings Bank 10:25PM Fri 4:10AM Sat 3 Glen Street, Rockland, ME 04841
20 American Legion Post 37 11:10PM Fri 5:15AM Sat

Starr Street, Thomaston, ME 04861

21 Warren Community School 11:55PM Fri 6:15AM Sat 117 Eastern Road, Warren, ME 04864
22 Miller Elementary School 1:10AM Sat 7:30AM Sat 145 Kalers Circle Street, Waldoboro, ME 04572
23 Nobleboro Little League Baseball Field 1:50AM Sat 8:05AM Sat 14 Lazy Acres Lane, Nobleboro, ME 04555
24 Pending 2:25AM Sat 8:45AM Sat Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543
25 Wiscasset Town Dock Marina 4:00AM Sat 10:10AM Sat 25 Water Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
26 Shaw’s Supermarket 4:30AM Sat 10:45AM Sat 670 Bath Rd Wiscasset, ME 04578
27 Fischer Mitchell School 5:40AM Sat 12:00PM Sat 597 High Street, Bath, ME 04530
28 Androscoggin River Bike Path (Grover Street) 6:30AM Sat 12:40PM Sat 34 Grover Lane, Brunswick, ME 04011
29 Androscoggin River Bike Path (Water Street) 6:55AM Sat 1:05PM Sat 99 Water Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
30 Brunswick High School 7:20AM Sat 1:40PM Sat 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, ME 04011
31 Windsor Post Rd Free Exchange 7:30AM Sat 4:00PM Sat  No volunteers needed here
32 LLBean 9:10AM Sat 3:20PM Sat 95 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
33 Harbor Pumping Station across from Yarmouth Boat Yard 9:50AM Sat 4:10PM Sat 60 Yards down the street on the right of this address: 72 Lafayette Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096
34 Foreside Community Church 10:25AM Sat 4:50PM Sat 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
35  Pending 10:50AM Sat 5:20PM Sat TBD

What do you need to do?

Recruit volunteers to work at the TA. Be aware that Vehicle Transition Areas (VTAs) will need more volunteers than a regular TA. The VTAs are located at TA 6, 12, 18, 24,  and 30.  Keep in mind that the times listed in the chart are based on our actual runners in 2016.  The times could vary by 15-30 minutes in 2017.  Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled runner and be prepared to stay 30 minutes after the last scheduled runner.

Volunteer Jobs

  • Parking Guides
  • Chute Manager
  • Data Collection (has clipboard and is recording bib # and time that runner enters and exits TA)

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