Our Mission

The Spurling Charity 5k was founded by Spurling Fitness, a performance and fat loss training gym in Kennebunk, Maine. We created this 5k as another way to give back to our great community and to help a local charity.

2019 Charity

We are excited to announce that the 2019 SC5k will benefit the local non-profit, A Running Passion, “which was formed in December of 2016 as a way to honor the life and the legacy of Will Fulford, who tragically passed away at the age of 29.  Will was a beloved member of the Maine running community, with ties to a myriad of high schools and universities. Upon hearing news of his untimely passing, there was an outpouring of support from student-athletes, parents, and many community members of both Biddeford and Kennebunk. Spearheaded by Will’s wife, Ashley Potvin-Fulford, this support was channeled into the Will Fulford Scholarship Fund in an effort to help remember Will and to help the students he inspired. After receiving initial support for this cause, Ashley then discussed the idea of trying to use funds to get running shoes, sports equipment, and financial assistance to students in need on top of using funds for college scholarships with Will’s family. Through these discussions the non-profit organization, A Running Passion, was launched in March of 2017

For more information about A Running Passion, click the image below.


For more details on the race, head over to the Race Details page.