5K Events

Attention: Our 16th Annual 5K & Fiesta is postponed.

With an original date of May 3, 2020, we have decided to postpone our Maine 5K & Fiesta to a later date in the fall. This is due to health concerns over the coronavirus. We appreciate your patience as we navigate these next steps going forward. We will keep you updated when we have a new event date. Thank you.


The Safe Passage 5K raises funds and awareness for Safe Passage students and families. Each year, friends and supporters join us for our 5K races in Maine and Boston. In years past, we’ve also had 5K races in areas of Vermont, the UK, Guatemala, and Denmark!

Safe Passage Maine 5K & Fiesta (Cumberland, Maine, USA) 

The Annual Safe Passage Maine 5K & Fiesta takes place at Greely High School in Cumberland, Maine on the first Sunday in May. Started by local supporters in 2005, the Maine 5K is a community event with family-friendly activities and great Latin food.

Muchas gracias, to our current 2020 race sponsors! There is still time to sign up as a race sponsor – check out our Sponsorship Packet for more information!

Please consider using, visiting, and/or learning more about these wonderful and generous local businesses that care about our mission of providing education to break the cycle of poverty!

Fiesta Sponsors ($1,000)
Coffee by Design, Immigration Law Group, Maine Medical Partners, Wipfli CPAs and Consultants, Anonymous

Leadership Sponsors ($500)
Smithwick & Mariners Insurance, Atlantic Physical Therapy, Back Cove Financial, R.M. Davis, Estabrook’s, Intermed, Anonymous

Esperanza Sponsors ($250)
Douglas Mason Painting, Hancock Lumber, Bath Savings Institution, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Sevee & Maher Engineers, Skillins, Clark Insurance ($300)

In-Kind Donations
Frontier Restaurant, Gather, Fleet Feet

Boston Esperanza 5K (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Our 11th Annual Boston Friends of Safe Passage 5K and Fun Walk took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Artesani Park along the Charles River in Boston.

Muchas gracias, to our past 2019 race sponsors:

  • Eaton Vance ($2,500)
  • Susanna Place & Scott Stoll ($2,500)
  • Richard and Jane Howe ($1,000)
  • State Street ($900)
  • Susan & Westy Egmont ($500)
  • Rotary Club of Weymouth ($500)
  • Phyllis Wentworth & Tom Putnam ($250)
  • Elliott Place & Lucy Sagansky