Runners and walkers laced up today for a road race in memory of a Bangor woman.
Erin’s Run 5K is named after Erin Woolley, a Bangor High and UMaine grad.
Woolley was a member of the UMaine swim team, and worked at Spruce Run – a domestic violence resource center – helping women better their lives.
“She was a very positive person, she was an energetic person. We’re sad of course, we miss her, but she would have wanted us to be happy today and really celebrate this life that she led. She was taken from us too soon but she accomplished a lot and the purpose of today is to continue her legacy,” said Ben Sprauge, the Bangor Mayor.
Money raised at the race goes to benefit Spruce Run and a UMaine scholarship for the swimming and diving team.