Bowdoin Hosts Second Annual 5K "Phlail"

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College is pleased to host the second-annual Phil Soule 5K "Phlail" this Sunday, October 13 at Whittier Field. In what is quickly becoming a Homecoming tradition, all levels of athletes are invited to participate in the 5K run/walk in honor of the long-time Bowdoin coach.

The race is slated for a 10:00 start at Whittier Field with registration scheduled for 9:00 a.m. that morning. Registration includes a $15 fee and walk-ups are welcome. The course will begin at the Magee-Saumuelson track at Whittier Field and wind through the roads adjacent to the Stadium. It will conclude back at Whittier Field after a running finish through the Bowdoin pines. A complete map of the course will be available at registration on Sunday morning. For more information on the race, contact Nathan Alsobrook at

Phil Soule coached football at Bowdoin College for 39 years. He was an assistant coach in lacrosse, squash and track in addition to football, and served as a head coach for the baseball and wrestling teams. His earlier players nicknamed Phil "Boulder." After his untimely death in January of 2006, former players and friends contributed to a memorial "Boulder" which can be viewed at Whittier Field. One of the founders of the Maine Rowdies running club, Phil was a competitive runner. Marathons, Ultra-marathons and Triathlons were his favorite. It was Phil's philosophy to live each day to its fullest. The intent of today's 5K "Phlail" is to live up to that belief.