The Dole 3 Miler is a new tradition – a three mile road race in early August in Fryeburg, Maine. The race is a project of the Fryeburg New Church Assembly, and the Fryeburg New Church in celebration of the life and loves of Fryeburg native, Rev. Dr. George F. Dole. 

The Fourth Annual Dole 3 Miler is Saturday, August 5, 2017!

The start is at 8:00am.


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Please consider Sponsoring the Dole 3 Miler!

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Pick up your race Friday evening, August 4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Fryeburg New Church Assembly , 84 Main Street, Fryeburg, or on Race Day, Saturday, August 5th from 7:00am to 7:45am across the street at the Starting Line!

White Mountains TV Interview with the Race Organizers – vintage 2016!

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Video with George about the 2015 Dole Three Miler!!

Here is a  White Mountain TV interview with the one-and-only George Dole and Dole 3 Miler race co-organizer Adam Lane-Olson.

We’ve just gotten the delightful news that Tracksmith has created The George Dole Editions of running shorts, sleeved, and sleeveless tees, replicas of those he wore in the Four Minute Mile in 1954. Check them out!

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You can get details and purchase them online at Tracksmith, of course.

But don’t miss this video they’ve shared about the race. It’s a wonderful recollection!

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The Inaugural Dole 3 Miler Prizewinners

The Inaugural Dole 3 Miler Prizewinners – along with George Dole himself, who is wearing here the very same shorts he wore in that historic race back in 1954!

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What is the Dole 3 Miler, you ask?

The Dole 3 Miler is a friendly three mile road race celebrating the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. George F. Dole.

The inaugural Dole 3 Miler was held at 8:00am on Saturday, August 9, 2014 on the Mountain Division Rail Trail, starting at the Maine State Line Visitors Center, on Route 302, just on the Maine side of the Maine / New Hampshire border.

Convenient to North Conway and environs, this race is a must for runners and sports history buffs alike!

A native of Fryeburg, Maine, Rev. Dole was a participant in one of the most famous sporting events in world history: The Four Minute Mile. – On May 6, 1954, Sir Roger Bannister became the first human to run a mile in under four minutes. George started a the pole position that great day, and finished fifth.

What better way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of that historic event than to have a road race? So, there you have it: The Dole 3 Miler — a great, new, New England Road Race!

All six runners in motion in the first sub-four-minute-mile

Yup, that’s George in second place entering the first turn!

Dole 3 Miler Finish Line

The results are here!

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2015 RESULTS on CoolRunning.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2014 RESULTS on CoolRunning.com!