Clamshell Relay Race and Raffle

This mad-cap relay is a Peaks Island Fourth-of-July tradition with one-of-a-kind awards, tasty treats, and amazing raffle prizes. Here’s how it works: The race starts on Island Avenue in front of the Lion’s Club. One relay team member runs to the 5th Maine, picks up a clamshell, and runs back to the starting line, handing the clamshell to a relay partner. The second runner runs past Hannigan’s, past Brad’s Bike Shop, and down to Centennial Beach, dips the clamshell in the water, and returns to the starting line, which is now….the finish line. Whew!

There are prizes for the youngest and oldest relay team, the family with the most entries, first boys team, first girls team, best hat team, and on and on. One year a couple from Holland completed the race in wooden shoes. So come on out and get those legs a-pumping!! And don’t forget to get your raffle tickets!

The Details

The 24th Annual Clam Shell Relay Race
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Race Starts at Lion’s Club at 9:00am
Signup begins at 8:00am
$5 per team of two

Proceeds support the Peaks Island Health Center Scholarship.


Clamshell Relay Race Scholarship

We have created a Clamshell Relay Race Scholarship. Our scholarships are $1,000 each and will be awarded to two (2) Peaks Island residents who are pursuing a healthcare occupation through an accredited academic program.

Go here for more information about the Clamshell Race Scholarship and application.

Looking at map of the race course

Clam Shell Relay Race Team

Race founder, Dr. Chuck Radis, awards prizes