Lovell Old Home Days

2017 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

Congratulations to Finn Lane! Finn is the winner of the 2017 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run t-shirt design contest. Finn has just finished her junior year at the Fryeburg Academy, lives in Brownfield and has a passion for drawing. Her future plans include studying art at a school out west with a goal of becoming a teacher.

Every year, art teacher Steve Pullan conducts a competition where students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running. For creating the winning design, Finn receives a $100 prize, a t-shirt and seeing her artwork around town.

This year’s run is on July 15th at 9:45 am. Only the first 100 registered runners are guaranteed a shirt, so please sign-up early. Visit Lovell5k.com for more information, a registration form, photos and records. Or sign-up online at Running4Free.com.

The 5k run precedes the Old Home Days Parade and begins the day’s festivities.

 

Lovell Old Home Days 5k and Activities

Come join the fun on Saturday July 16th! Lots to do for the entire family. Start the day with a hearty breakfast sponsored by the Masons.  The 5k run starts at 9:45 am, followed by the parade at 10 am. Everything ends up at the Lovell Athletic Field where there are lots of activities for everyone. Games for the children, lots of food, a classic boat show, community displays, Cow Chip Bingo, jello eating contests as well as music in the Gazebo by the Milltown Road Show.

Lovell Old Days information can be found below. Race information can be found at Lovell5k.com

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2016 Lovell Old Home Days 5k T-Shirt Design

IMG_2036Congratulations to Phoebe Crowe as the winner of the 2016 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run t-shirt design. Phoebe just graduated from the Fryeburg Academy, lives in Lovell enjoys graphic design, and will be attending the Maine College of Art in the fall. Phoebe is the first two-time winner of the 5K run's design contest.

Every year, art teacher Steve Pullan conducts a competition where students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running. For creating the winning design, Phoebe receives a $100 prize, as well as seeing her artwork around town.

This year’s run is on July 16th at 9:45 am. Only the first 100 registered runners are guaranteed a t-shirt, so please sign-up early. Visit Lovell5k.com for more information, a registration form, photos and records.

The 5k run precedes the Old Home Days Parade and begins the day’s festivities.

Terry Ballou, Lovell OHD 5k Winner and National Masters Indoor Champion

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Terry Ballou in the 2011 Lovell OHD 5k
 

As preliminary work, such as sponsor requests and the t-shirt design contest, begins for the 2016 Lovell Old Home Days 5k, it was great to see a frequent Lovell participant once again make national news. Terry Ballou, a six-time top female runner in our race, won the 1,500 meters event at the 2016 National Masters Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM. She also finished second in her age group in the 800 meters. Congratulations Terry!

Read The Conway Daily Sun article here. Click here to see past times in the Lovell OHD 5k Run.

2015 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run and Parade

Thanks to the many hardy people who woke to pouring rain but still came out to enjoy the 5k run, the parade and fun at the Athletic Field. Fred and Ruth Mitchell were the perfect Grand Marshals. Every year the parade gets better and bigger with outstanding floats and enthusiastic participants. Way to go Lovell!

2015 Lovell 5k Race Summary     2015 Lovell 5k Overall Results

2015 Lovell 5k Age Group Awards

2015 Lovell 5k Age Group Results

Except where noted otherwise, all photos by Michael Dana.

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5k Winners Emily Carty & Silas Eastman. Photo by Pam Bliss
5k Winners Emily Carty & Silas Eastman. Photo by Pam Bliss

 

2015 Lovell Old Home Days & Fred Mitchell's 90th Birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 5k T-Shirt Design by Phoebe Crowe

In my official capacity as Race Director, I never get to observe the parade that the 5k runners lead to the Athletic Field. Based on the various photos that I saw and the positive comments that were received, last year's parade was one of the best. Lots of floats, marchers, music and large crowds in the Village and by the Athletic Field. This year, it seems that we might have even more people participating in the parade!

The weekend gets started on Friday afternoon at the Athletic Field with the Kezar Trailbreakers Annual Turkey and Pig Roast. The dinner runs between 5:30 and 7:30 but be sure to get there early to be sure before they run out! Packet pick-up for the 5k run starts at 4:30 at the gazebo.

On Saturday,  a Hearty Breakfast served by the Masons at the Masonic Hall at 7 am starts the day while at 9:45 the 5k run begins with the parade kicking in as the last runner pasts the Wicked Good Store. Everyone ends up at the Athletic Field where there are lots of games for kids, food booths, craft vendors, the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department, an Antique Boat Show and the Blue Willow Band at the gazebo. Plus Cow Chip Bingo at Noon!

This year's Grand Marshalls are Fred and Ruth Mitchell of North Lovell. Click here for the program.

Join the fun this Saturday! Best viewing spot is anywhere on Main Street down by the Library and up Rt. 93 by the VFW Hall.

2015 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

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July 18th is the date for the 11th Annual Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run. With the help of Steve Pullan, Fryeburg Academy art teacher, a contest is held each year to draw the winning design for the race’s t-shirt. And every year, the students come through with tremendous drawings, making for a tough selection process. As part of the competition, students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running into their artwork.

This year’s winner is Phoebe Crowe, a Lovell resident who is finishing her junior year at the Academy. She enjoys graphic design and will be taking some pre-college courses this summer at the Maine College of Art.

In the first few years of the design competition, I always hesitated to ask for a change here or there. I didn’t want to insult the artist but Mr. Pullan said that it was important for the student to have some real-world experiences where a client rarely is satisfied with the first or second submission. We asked Phoebe to make some minor adjustments to her original design and she did them well. Last year, Phoebe’s design came in second place and I am sure she was disappointed but she displayed a level of determination by trying again. Tenacity pays off!

So thanks to Phoebe, this year’s 5k run t-shirt will continue the tradition of having a unique and quality design. Not only does she see her drawing on t-shirts around town but she earned the $100 prize!

Remember, only the first 100 registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt! Click here to register on-line. Paper registrations, as well as previous race records, can be downloaded at Lovell5k.com.

2014 Lovell OHD 5k Run

Here are the results for today's  5k Run. Congratulations to Silas Eastman & Terry Ballou, Overall Male & Female Runners! 131 Finishers & a special high-five to several first-ever race runners.

In the coming days, I will be posting photos and details on the race. Thanks to everyone who participated in the run and parade and a big thank you to all of the volunteers!

2014 Overall Results     2014 Age Group Awards     2014 Age Group Results

Comments

  1. Tara Clifford on

    What a glorious race w/ young and older runners, cheered on by the legions of people standing and sitting in front of Lovel's Library and Kezar Realty. The multi float festive parade w/ Al and Jacky Stearns as Grand Marshalls, in the spiffy red convertible, was a true Americana parade. Kudos and thanks for the sweet memories!
    • Stanley Tupaj on

      Start making plans now for 2015!
      • Stanley Tupaj on

        Jaysen, This was a bad year for photos. Two of my regular photographers were not there that day and I didn't know about it until after. I will see if I can get a couple.
        • Jaysen Strange on

          Any photos coming yet?
          • Charlie on

            I have missed the Lovell Old Home Days for 52 years in a row. I had better get on the ball before I don't have any years left to visit.