Portland

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)
 
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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. 
Date: 
Sat, Aug 18th (All day)
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National Girls and Women in Sports Celebration USM Girl Scouts

7:45am–8:15 am       Girl Scouts arrive at Costello Lobby

-     Please bring all materials including lunch & towel  (if possible) for yoga session

  Welcome and Assign Stations

8:20 am                      Stations begin (2 Groups): 

  Basketball (Field House) | Volleyball (Gym)

8:20 am–8:45 am      Station 1: Group 1 – Basketball | Group 2 - Volleyball

8:50 am–9:15 am      Station 2: Group 1 – Volleyball | Group 2 – Basketball

 

9:15 am                      All participants go to Field House

 

9:20 am–9:45 am        Station 3

Team Blue –     Team Building  | Team Gold – Lacrosse | Team Red – Indoor Track

 

9:50  am–10:15 am     Station 4 

Team Blue –     Lacrosse  | Team Gold – Indoor Track  | Team Red – Team Building

 

10:20am–10:45 am     Station 5

            Team Blue –    Indoor Track | Team Gold – Team Building  | Team Red – Lacrosse

 

10:45  am-11:05 am    Girls Scouts of Maine gather as a large group for yoga/core/stretching

 

11:10 am-11:15 am     Girl Scouts of Maine gather all materials from Field House

                                    Girl Scouts of Maine will not return to Field House

 

11:15 am-11:45am     On-Campus Information Gathering Session

 

Girl Scout Troops will join with USM student-athletes and Girl Scout Troop leaders to tour one or more of the following areas on campus and to explore how those who work in this particular area influence the overall health and wellness of a college student-athlete.  Girl Scouts will gather information on the tour, then return to the lower level of Brooks Student Center for lunch. 

 

Site:  USM Athletic Health Care Facility                   Tour Guides:  TBD

Presenter:  USM Student Trainer                            Site:  Bailey Hall

 

Staff Member: Dr. Erin Hatch, Sport Psychologist  Tour Guides:  TBD

Presenter:  Erin Hatch, Athletic Dept. Staff             Site:  Bailey Hall

 

Site:  Life as a USM Student-Athletes                      Tour Guides:  TBD

Presenter:  USM Student-Athlete                              Site:  Bailey Hall

 

 

11:45am–12:30 pm     Lunch at Brooks Lower Level / Student Speaker / Q& A Session

                                   April Fournier, Maine Roller Derby and founder of the first, all-indigenous female, roller derby team! 

 

12:30 pm                    Return for USM Women’s Basketball & Women’s Hockey games at 1:00 pm

12:45 pm                    Senior Day for USM WIH program

1:00 pm                      Women’s Ice Hockey and Women’s Basketball games begin

Half-time of University of Women’s Basketball – Recognition of Girl Scouts Maine Troop #’s

GO HUSKIES!

#NGWSD   #LeadHerForward

Date: 
Sat, Feb 1st, 7:45am to 1:00pm
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Maine Red Claws

Come cheer on the Maine Red Claws vs. the Erie Bayhawks! 

Tipoff is at 7pm - Portland Expo. 

Please visit Maine Red Claws for more schedule, location and ticket information. 

Go Red Claws! 

Date: 
Sat, Feb 29th, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Maine Red Claws

Come cheer on the Maine Red Claws vs. the Lakeland Magic! 

Tip off is at 7pm, Portland Expo

Please visit Maine Red Claws for more information, ticket and schedule information. 

Date: 
Thu, Feb 27th, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Maine Red Claws

Come cheer on the Maine Red Claws vs. College Park Skyhawks!

Portland Expo, 7pm

Please visit Maine Red Claws for more schedule, location and ticket information. 

Go Red Claws! 

 

 

Date: 
Thu, Feb 20th, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Maine Red Claws

Come cheer on the Maine Red Claws as they take on the Canton Charm!

Portland Expo, 7pm 

Please visit Maine Red Claws for schedule, location and ticket information. 

Date: 
Thu, Feb 6th, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Annual Event: 
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Maine Red Claws

Come cheer on the Maine Red Claws as they face the Greensboro Swarm!

Portland Expo, 7pm

Check out the Maine Red Claws as they continue in their winning season. 

Schedule and tickets information are available here: Red Claws

Date: 
Sat, Feb 1st, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Annual Event: 
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Maine Red Claws

Maine Red Claws

Come cheer on the Maine Red Claws as they face the Westchester Knicks!

Portland Expo, 7pm tipoff

Please visit the Maine Red Claws schedule for details and tickets. 

Go Red Claws! 

Date: 
Fri, Jan 31st, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Rail Jam hosted by Sunday River - Carnaval Portland

 

 

 

Maine is a state for all seasons! Join us for a three-day festival along Portland's historic waterfront.

Celebrate Maine's bicentennial winter with Rail Jam, as well as Bites & Brews igloo, ice sculptures and illumination art. 

USASA Maine Moutain Series is hosting a USASA National Qualifying Rail Jam hosted by Sunday River partnering with Ski the East January 31, 2020, Eastern Promenade, Portland. 

Athletes who compete at this event will earn points for a chance to qualify for the 2019-2020 National Championships held in Copper Mountain, CO.

Entry fee - $45 per athlete.

All athletes must be USASA members in order to compete. If you don’t have a USASA membership then you can purchase one online when registering. 

Here’s how to register to compete in this event: Go to USASA Maine Mountain Series https://mms.usasa.org

a. Select Event Schedule at the top of the page b. Select Register next to the January 31st Rail Jam in Portland

c. Enter membership login and password OR select become a member (membership age groups & prices below) 

 

Ruggies -7 and Under $0

Groms- 8-9 $50 10 and up $125

17 & Under One Day- $35/not valid for championship points

Age groups are determined by the age of the competitor on December 31st of the year of the current season (2019). 

TEAM APP is our go to for all event and season communication. It is free and easy to use.

STEP 1: Go to your App Store or Google Play on your phone

STEP 2: Download TEAM APP

STEP 3: Create an account

STEP 4: Search and join USASA Maine Mountain Series 

Follow us on Instagram @usasa_mainemountain and Facebook @Maine Mountain - USASA 

Any questions, please contact Chrissy Hamel Series Director - chrissy.hamel@usasa.org or Jayson Pare - jayson.pare@usasa.org 

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - Freestyle and Snowboard event - FREE! Sign-ups begin at 2pm. 

This small park event features elements on a course designed by Sunday River Parks Team, Eastern Promenade in Portland, Maine.  

At this amateur event, there will be prizes, including cash, gift cards, and swag from Ski the East. Best yet, it’s free to sign up!

Registration: Free! Show and go. Parents will need to be present at the bottom of the course to sign liability forms for those under 18. 

Please contact carnaval@shamrockse.com if you have any questions about other Carnaval events. Come be part of this exciting Winter Festival! 

 
Date: 
Fri, Jan 31st, 11:00am to Sat, Feb 1st, 10:00pm
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Winterkids Welcome to Winter

AN ANNUAL EVENT TO CELEBRATE WINTER WITH FREE FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR ALL!

Learn More: https://winterkids.org/events/welcome-to-winter/

The annual WinterKids Welcome to Winter festival is coming to Payson Park in Portland again on Saturday, January 18!

This year’s event is still coming together, and as usual, will include sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and much more!

Learn more and sign up for updates as event details come together: https://winterkids.org/events/welcome-to-winter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/289402805260469/

Date: 
Sat, Jan 18th, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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