Runners and Beer Drinkers Unite

Fitness and fun will come together this weekend at Portland’s Edward Payson Park at the Craft Brew Races. On Saturday, the national running and craft beer festival series will return to Portland on August 18th for the fifth consecutive year. A portion of the proceeds from the Portland Craft Brew Race will be donated to the Maine Brewer’s Guild.
“We’re excited to be back in Portland this year for the fifth annual event,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing, which produces the event series. “Portland was the first city where our team hosted a Craft Brew Races event. Maine has a vibrant craft brewing scene, and we enjoy seeing new and old favorite breweries  join in on the fun.”
The Portland Craft Brew Race course is 3.1 mile/5K run (or walk), following a full loop of Portland’s Back Cove. The course follows Baxter Blvd. and the Back Cove Trail, featuring scenic, waterfront views throughout. Prizes are on the line for top three male and female runners, largest team, largest brewery team, and fastest team.
The race finishes just steps from the beer festival location. At the festival, in addition to included beer samples at the festival, water, Polar Seltzer and Kind Snacks will be available to runners. Food vendors will also be on site. Designated driver and festival-only tickets are available. 
The run starts at noon, with the festival doors opening at 12:30. All 5K participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival — including beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All designated driver ticket-holders receive a different bracelet at registration, and are welcome to enjoy the festival, designated snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. The event is 21+ only. 
More than 30 breweries will be pouring samples of their brews at the festival, in addition to food and product vendors. Visit craftbrewraces.com for a full vendor list and tickets.
Of the vendors, there are 18 Maine-based breweries participating in the event:
Allagash Brewing Company (Portland)
Definitive Brewing Company (Portland)
Liberty Craft Brewing (Liberty)
News-capes Brewing (Portland)
Geary Brewing Co. (Portland)
Grateful Grain Brewing (Monmouth)
Sebago Brewing Co. (Multiple Locations)
Norway Brewing Company (Norway)
Shipyard Beer (Portland)
Nonesuch River Brewing (Scarborough)
Tumbledown Brewing (Farmington)
Rising Tide Brewing Company (Portland)
Foulmouthed Brewing (South Portland)
SoMe Brewing Company (York)
Fore River Brewing Company (Portland)
Hidden Cove Brewing Co. (Wells)
Woodland Farms Brewery (Kittery)
Bangor Beer Company (Bangor)
Press: The attached images are for your use. Please credit: “Clancy Creative/Craft Brew Races” when running these images. Additional images are available upon request. 
A limited number of press passes are available for this event. Please contact Lisa McCurdy at 617-697-5100 or Lisa@graymattermarketing.com to secure a press pass. 
Sat, Aug 18th (All day)
Annual Event: 

Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay


The Maine Marathon features an out-and-back course for all three races -- marathon, relay and half marathon -- that starts and finishes along our beautiful inner bay.


Saturday, Oct. 5 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6 — 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION)


Sullivan Gym
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street, Portland


Alphabetical entry lists with bib numbers will be posted near the packet pickup tables. Find your bib number on one of the entry lists, visit the appropriate packet pickup table which will be organized by bib number. You must have an ID to pick up your packet. If you need to pick up a packet for someone else you must have a signed note from that entrant.


Free parking is available near Sullivan Gym. The USM parking garage will be open both Saturday and Sunday, and their are several small lots nearby, as well as some street parking. The USM garage is located off Bedford St., which is the first left-hand turn off Forest Ave. after you get off Exit 6B from I-295. Because of the large number of entrants, the garage might fill up on race day, but additional parking is available nearby at the Campus Center lot, the UMaine School of Law, the Fixture Designer Plumbing Showroom lot, the Back Cove lot, the AAA lot or the Turner Barker Insurance lot.

Please do not park in the Hannaford shopping center lot which is reserved for store customers. Also, we urge everyone to arrive as early as possible on race day to minimize traffic backups.

NOTE: Please arrive early on race day to minimize traffic backups.




Sun, Oct 6th,
7:45am to 4:00pm
Annual Event: 

SailMaine - Sail-A-Thon


SailMaine, 58 Fore Street, Portland, 11am - 3pm  

October 14, 2019 

Come join Sail Maine - Ticket sales support community sailing. Purchase from a high school sailor, SailMaine office or www.sailmaine.org. 

Sail with us! BBQ and raffle prizes! 

Event information and registration details can all be found at SailMaine 

Mon, Oct 14th,
11:00am to 3:00pm
Annual Event: 


Rippleffect Rappellers will earn their ticket to go Over The Edge by raising $500 or more in pledges on a personalized online fundraising page.  Registration is now open and rappelling tickets will be claimed quickly, so sign up today! The climb takes place in downtown Portland, One City Center. 

Proceeds of Rappel For Rippleffect event will go toward:

  • Providing more than $40,000 in scholarship opportunities for Maine youth annually
  • Supporting our community-based programs for schools and youth non-profits
  • Providing year-round programs that build confidence, develop critical leadership skills, strengthen relationships, and grow participant's appreciation for the outdoors through the exploration of Cow Island, the waters of Casco Bay, and the wilderness of New England.

Event details may be found by visiting: https://rappelforripple.net

Friday, May 17, 2019, come enjoy the Liquid Courage Reception hosted by Maine Outdoor Brands

Fri, May 17th,
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sat, May 18th,
9:00am to 5:00pm
Annual Event: 

Portland 10 Miler


The Portland 10 Miler course is an exciting tour of Portland, Maine. Starting in Payson Park. Runners will follow a semi-circle along the water in Back Cove. Running along Baxter Boulevard, the course joins the Back Cove trail and passes through Back Cove Park before turning east. Runners will then pass along the water side of the Eastern Promenade to the east and south. At mile 5, runners will turn back to the north and west, encountering the course’s only significant elevation as they head up and down Munjoy Hill on the Eastern Promenade. The route then joins the Back Cove Trail again before heading back into Payson Park for the finish and race after-party!

https://portland10miler.com/register/ THIS RACE IS SOLD OUT FOR 2019! 

A portion of each registration fee will be donated directly to our non-profit partner Spurwink who provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.

In addition to donating a portion of every registration fee to Spurwink, we encourage our runners to set their own fundraising goal for Spurwink, or any charity close to their hearts. By setting up a fundraiser on Crowdrise.com, participants can raise money directly for their chosen cause!

There are no fundraising minimums or requirements.

Registered participants will receive a race bib and timing chip at registration which will be held April 27th at Rising Tide and on race day at Edward Payson Park.

Saturday, April 27 –Rising Tide Brewery (map): 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Race Day – Edward Payson Park (map): 8:00 a.m – 9:50 a.m

Runners can pick up their bib and timing chip on race morning, however it is recommended that all runners attend Saturday registration to alleviate race morning delays.

Sun, Apr 28th, 9:15pm
Annual Event: 

2019 Southern Maine Heart Walk

Join us on Sunday, May 19, 2019, for a morning kick-off with stories from the hearts of survivors followed by a walk around Portland's Back Cove. 

AAA Northern New England - 68 Marginal Way, Portland


  • 8:00am

5K start

  • 8:30am


  • 9:00am

Walk - Rain or Shine!

  • 9:15am
Sun, May 19th,
9:15am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 

Portland's Duathlon for Kids

Presented by Benchmark Real Estate, this race gives young people ages 5-12 an opportunity to participate in the fast growing world of multi-sport racing. The run, bike, run format of a duathlon is fun and approachable, a great race for non-swimmers and triathletes alike. All young duathletes will finish the race with a smile on their face, a medal around their neck, and a boost of self-confidence and pride. This exciting event includes two waves, a bike/run short course for 5-8 year olds and run/bike/run long course for 8-12 year olds. And new this year, a 3-5 year old bike only race (balance bikes welcome) after the official race is done.

Saturday, July 27th from 12pm-3pm at Cyclemania, 65 Cove Street, Portland. We strongly encourage everyone to pick up their packets on Saturday.

Transition will be at the field in front of Payson Park with separate transition areas for each race. Bike and run courses are on Baxter Boulevard and the Back Cove Trail. The race course will be closed to vehicle traffic.

All monies raised benefit Portland Public Schools. 

Event details including registstration may be found at Portland Kids Duathlon

Sun, Jul 28th,
9:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

2019 Travis Mills Foundation Plane Pull

We're pulling a plane - a really big plane. 

You read that right.

The guts and determination it takes to pull a FedEx plane pales in comparison to the challenges America's recalibrated veteran families face in their life after service to our country. 

Register your team of 25 today and hit your team fundraising goal of $2,000 to ensure that the service and sacrifice of these veteran families is never forgotten. The Plane Pull is the ultimate Tug of War - teams compete against each other and the clock to pull a FedEx plane 12 feet as quick as possible. Awards will be given for Most Patriotism, Biggest Fundraiser, Quickest Pull, and Lightest Group. 

Donate or register your team today and then join us at Northeast Air at the Portland International Jetport on June 8th to watch your favorite team!

Cost is $20 per person - with a goal of raising $2,000 or more per team. Admission on event day is free & we will have games, activities, local food, and more!

Questions? foundation@travismillsfoundation.org

Register your team at www.tmfplanepull.com 


Sat, Jun 8th,
10:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

2019 Urban Runoff 5k & Family Festival

Hit the streets and trails of Portland for the 8th annual Urban Runoff 5K!

Support clean water education in greater Portland and Saco and raise awareness of water pollution.

Stick around after the race for the FREE Green Neighbor Family Fest. Enjoy live entertainment, bounce house, face painting, and hands on activities about clean water and other "green" themes. It'll be a fun way to celebrate Earth Day!

Join us – help preserve our communities, health, and Maine way of life by keeping our water clean!


Sat, Apr 20th,
8:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

Irish Road Rover 5K


Brian Boru Pub House

56 Centre St

Portland, ME US 04101


Visit our website www.irishroadrover.com!

$20 Entry Fee $25 Race Day

Proceeds benefit "Habitat for Humanity"

Cash Prizes for Overall Winners & Top Teams in Corporate, Open, and Club Categories


Sun, Mar 3rd,
11:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: