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Fall on the Eastern Trail
Eastern Trail Alliance E-News Fall 2019

There really isn’t a more beautiful time to visit the Eastern Trail than now….

Fall on the Eastern Trail
(photo by Jim Bucar)

Grab one of the following or whatever suits your fancy….

Greg Caiazzo
Greg Caiazzo
Greg Caiazzo

We have a lot to share with you!!!

Behind the Scenes…
Eastern Trail Management District Updates

Close the Gap
Blazing a Trail South

We are thrilled to report that for the first time in its history, the Eastern Trail has three separate projects in various stages of development.  Although these are all “behind the scenes” at this point, they demonstrate the huge amount of public and private support to help us complete this amazing resource.  Click here for more information.

Greg Caiazzo

16th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride
What began with a weather forecast of 40 MPH winds and rain, and then forecasted a little rain and high wind, then went to only wind, who knew it would end up being a great day for a Lighthouse Ride. The sun finally came during the afternoon, the wind died down, and the party at the finish line was under way. We thank the 500 participants that attended this year!
The Eastern Trail Alliance netted $70K this year! Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers and participants for a great ride!
Go here to view photos from the ride.
Join the fun in 2020!

Autumn to Ale 10K
Another gorgeous Sunday in September welcomed over 60 runners for our 2nd MEND 10K. Thanks to Dr. Tracey and Dr. Victor and a team of devoted trail enthusiasts, this event was a success! Two-year tally for the Eastern Trail - $7200.00!

Greg Caiazzo

Maine Marathon
4000 runners and over 800 volunteers participated in the 2019 Maine Marathon. Guess who was one of the two top beneficiaries of the ride?
Yup! The Eastern Trail Alliance.
Thanks to a group of ETA volunteers, we had a great time helping set up, cheering at the Start and Finish line, and of course, accepting a $20,000 check from
Gorham Savings and the Maine Marathon Organization

ETA Volunteers at the Maine Marathon
Maine Marathon presents check for $20,000 to ETA
Greg Caiazzo

We also had a chance to cheer on many of our members who participated, especially a dear friend and major donor of the Eastern Trail,
Greg Caiazzo who ran in the ½ Marathon.

Way to go Greg!

To date, the Caiazzo Family has contributed $60,000 to the Eastern Trail

And while we are on the subject of great news…

The Eastern Trail Alliance received a substantial donation from the
Craig Family Charitable Trust.
Thank you for your $50,000 donation!

Eastern Trail Alliance Board News
Tim Lambert
Thank you, Tim Lambert, for your years as a Board Member for the ETA.  Tim recently stepped down as the Secretary of the board to be able to spend more time with his growing family.  Tim and his wife Amy just welcomed their second son in September.  The Lamberts have been ETA members for 11 years.  Thank you!
Jessica Rice

While we were sad to lose Jessica Rice as our Vice President, we welcome Jess as our new Office Manager! Jess brings ETA a marketing background and will begin a membership program in 2020. We are thrilled she has joined us in the ETA office.
Thank you Jess for your Board service!


More Board Announcements in the near future – stay tuned!

Eastern Trail Greg Caiazzo 


All of these events, AND more can be found on our online Events Page


Saturday, October 19 – Final 2019 Loop and Lunch Ride, 9 am - 2 pm. Ride begins at Wainwright Field in South Portland
Sunday, October 20Southern Maine Health Care Walk, Run, Bike Event on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford 9 – 11AM
Wednesday, November 12Full Moon Walk – Scarborough – 6PM
Thursday, December 123rd Annual Wassailing in the Woods Full Moon Walk – 4:30PM


 Please also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for Event updates!

Greg Caiazzo
(n) Being part of a group
There is no doubt the Eastern Trail is a wonderful resource in all our lives – but we need your support. Becoming a member of the ETA not only supports this vision, but also helps with the construction of future miles, maintenance, safety, and enjoyment for generations to come.
For the price of a good meal, or a family going to a movie, your membership can help us achieve our goal of 65 miles of off road trail.

Please join the Eastern Trail Alliance.

Check out the always-improving look and content of our website. Lots of information about events and opportunities to enjoy, promote and help build the trail.

Join us on Facebook!

Greg Caiazzo
Greg Caiazzo
Greg Caiazzo
Greg Caiazzo

PO Box 250, Saco, ME, 04072