The Triple Crown strives to organize a series of quality running races that create a better sense of community, promote healthy activities, and raise support for and awareness of three partnering charitable organizations: the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, the Fletcher Foundation, and the Bridge Run Foundation.
The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA is a character-building organization dedicated to strengthening Christian principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for everyone regardless of ability to pay.
The Fletcher Foundation celebrates the memory and spirit of Emily Fletcher, an avid runner and talented track athlete whose life was tragically taken in a car accident when she was 21. The Emily Fletcher Memorial 5K, Emily’s Run, was established to both celebrate her life and raise funds for two college scholarships in her name as well as donations to the Auburn Public Library, the Auburn Nordic Ski Association, The Androscoggin Land Trust, The Stanton Bird Club, Tree Street Youth, New Beginnings, and a donation to ELHS families in need at Christmas.
Bridge Run Foundation promotes a health-conscious community, raises funds to present local teenagers with scholarships to participate in summer outdoor adventure programs, and provides a venue for bringing people together, making Lewiston-Auburn a better place to live, work, and play.