SwimRun Casco Bay Islands


Race consists of multiple, alternating swim and overland running legs (island roads, trails, and shoreline scrambles) between a variety of islands in Portland, Maine’s spectacular Casco Bay. 

Long Course event will consist of approximately 4.25 miles of open water swimming and 20.25 miles of overland running across 11 islands. The simultaneous Short Course event will consist of approximately 2.5 miles of swimming and 11.75 miles of overland racing across 6 islands.

Team members applying for consideration must meet at least one of the elements below within the prior two years (You will be asked to provide a link to the particular event's results page where this qualifying standard has been achieved)

 - Former participant in a SwimRun Casco Bay Islands event.

- Former participant in an official ÖtillÖ SwimRun event.

-Completion of an open water swim competition longer than 1 mile.

- Completion of an SOS or other swimrun event with at least one swim leg of 1.0mile.

- Completion of either a 2.4 or 1.2 mile swim in an Ironman, 70.3, or similar triathlon distance event.

- All Long Course applicants as well as Solo/Individual Short Course racers MUST have attained one of the above elements to be considered for entry. Exceptions to these standards for Long Course applicants may be considered on an individual basis.

- Short Course applicants with no prior open water experience when applying must demonstrate swimming proficiency before June 1, 2018 by a timed and witnessed (by pool staff on official letterhead) one mile pool swim in no more than 40 minutes

Sun, Aug 12th,
6:00am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 

The Old Port Half Marathon

Old Port Half Marathon - Portland's Best Half! 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 ~ 7am

The Shipyard Old Port Half is returning to Portland on Saturday, June 23rd with a NEW start/finish right in the historic Old Port District and FREE race tees for every runner! Join thousands of athletes at Maine’s premier half marathon and enjoy spectacular views of lighthouses and civil war-era forts as you run along the waterfront of Casco Bay, then celebrate your finish with a block party featuring Shipyard craft beer, ice cream, pizza, and live music!

Charity: Since our first race in 2011, a significant portion of the proceeds from The Shipyard Old Port Half has been donated directly to various organizations throughout Maine that supply volunteers to help with registration, course supervision, and water stops. 

These organizations include Portland Trails, Habitat For Humanity of Greater Portland, Cancer Community Center, ITN Portland, Oxford Hills Homeschool Robotics, Maine Girls Academy, Greely Girls Tennis, Greely Track Boosters, Extra Life, Epona Pony Club, Coastal Humane Society, Falmouth Ski Club, and the Travis Mills Foundation.


If you’d like to volunteer at the race please sign up through our Volunteer Local page.

Please visit the event site for road course, road closures, hotels, and all other event details: https://oldporthalfmarathon.com

**Per the event website this event was completely sold out, there is no wait list and there will be no day of registration! 

After Party Details: Not only do you get an awesome day of scenic running, but you also get treated to a rockin’ after-party in Portland’s trendy Old Port district! We’ll have two beer gardens with music and delicious Shipyard craft beer. The Dana Street Beer Garden on Dana Street will have a DJ pumping top-40, while the Sodexo Beer Garden on Patton Court will feature legendary 70’s party band Motor Booty Affair!


HOW IT WORKS: We’ll have snacks waiting for you at the Finish (fruit, KIND bars, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, Purity Organic juices, Drink Maple flavored water, and Cap’n Eli’s soda), but your race bib will also have tear-off tags for two Shipyard beers that you can redeem at either beer garden, and another tag you can redeem for pizza and gelato from our partner restaurant. As if all that weren’t awesome enough, your bib will also get you discounts at other local shops! The best part? It’s all included with your registration!

Sat, Jun 23rd,
7:00am to 12:30pm
Annual Event: 

Rhino Lacrosse Camp

Rhino Lacrosse ~ Premier Lacrosse Instruction 

Daily Half and Full Day Clinic Options, Fitzpatrick Stadium, Portland, June 25 - June 28, 2018 

Work Hard. Have Fun. Get Better. 

Boys Grades 3 - 12 

Format and Cost:

Boys Half Day (3rd - 8th Grade):   9am - 12pm $265

Boys Half Day (9th - 12th Grade): 1pm - 4pm $265

Boys Full Day (5th - 9th Grade)     9am - 4pm $385


Team Rhino reversible jersey, shooting shirt and limited edition Powell lacrosse complete stickwith Pioneer Head of your choic!

Contact info~ info@rhinolacrosse.com 

Phone info: 315-692-4449

For complete clinic details please visit the Rhino Lacrosse site: Rhino




Mon, Jun 25th, 9:00am to Thu, Jun 28th, 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Portland Kids Duathlon

Portland Kids Duathlon - Join Us for a First of A Kind Event! 

July 15, 2018 

Portland's First Duathlon Race Presented by Benchmark Real Estate and Cyclemania 


Bike/Run for 5 to 8 year olds, 8am - 11am 

Run/Bike.Run for 8 to 12 year olds, 8am - 11am  

Registration ends July 14, 2018 at 11:59pm. 

Presented by Benchmark Real Estate and CycleMania, this new 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 new 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.


Race entry fees and sponsorship dollars are used to cover expenses only. All profits will be donated to charity. We’re excited to announce that we’ve chosen the Portland Education Foundation as our 2018 beneficiary.  

Join us and be part of this first-of-a-kind, fun, family event. It’s a great way to reach Portland area kids and parents, have your brand associated with a positive community event, and support our beneficiary. 

Benchmark Real Estate and CycleMania are both locally owned and operated and give back to the Greater Portland community through numerous volunteer and sponsorship activities.

Contact information: racedirector@portlandkidsduathlon.com

Sun, Jul 15th, 11:00pm
Annual Event: 

Celebration of Athletes - Maine Senior Games

Maine Senior Games hosts Annual Celebration of Athletes!  

June 1, 2018 - Fireside Inn, Portland 


A reminder that our Celebration of Athletes/Volunteers dinner is this Friday, June 1st at the Fireside Inn in Portland. The address is 81 Riverside Street. The event starts with Opening Ceremonies at 4:30 as torch bearors bring in the torch to light the Caldron for the start of 2018 Maine Senior Games followed by the Star Spangled Banner. The Little Dream Band will provided the music.


Check-in is from 4-5:30

4:30-5:00 Opening Ceremonies

5:00-5:30 Social Hour
5:30-5:45 Opening Remarks
5:45-6:30 Dinner


If you arrive after 4:30 please be aware of the folks bringing in the torch! Hope to see you there! 

Please see more information at mainesrgames.org. 



Fri, Jun 1st,
4:30pm to 8:00pm
Annual Event: 

The Dance Mile Portland ME 7.14.18

The Dance Mile - 7.14.18

Lincoln Park, 356 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101

4:00pm - Dance Mile Registration, Block Party & Wellness Expo begins ~ Block Party Stage Schedule: To be announced  

6:00pm - Dance Acts and ZUMBA Warm Up

6:30pm - The Portland Dance Mile! 

Event details and registration may all be found here - Portland Dance Mile

C'mon out and dance in the streets of Portland!  

Sat, Jul 7th,
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Annual Event: 

Walk to Help ME> Recover


2018 Walk to Help ME. Recover. - Maine Substance Abuse Foundation 

On Sunday June 24th, 2018, the Maine Substance Abuse Foundation will bring together people in recovery, community members, health care professionals, family and friends to celebrate the positive role of recovery of Substance Use Disorder.  The gathering will be in Payson Park, Portland, to share stories, build community, enjoy light refreshments and more.

Together as a community we will walk a 3.5 mile loop around Baxter Blvd.  All funds raised will benefit the Portland Recovery Community Center and Help ME. Recover.

Besides raising money for much needed treatment support organizers will give positive visability to the fact that individuals, families, communities can and do recover from the destructive disease of Substance Use Disorder.

For more information please feel free to contact Laurie Bachelder - 207-879-1127 lbach@maine.rr.com 

Location: Payson Park Triangle on Baxter Blvd. 

Registration and event information is available at: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/HelpMERecover/2018-Walk-to-Help-ME--Re...
Sun, Jun 24th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Annual Event: 

Urban Runoff 5K

Start Time:
5 km Run/Walk: 9:00 a.m.

Start & Finish Location:
Deering High School, 370 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04102

Entry Fees, Schedule and other race informaytion may be found on the link provided below.

Our community – health, economy, way of life – depends on clean water. Polluted runoff threatens the health of Maine’s lakes, streams, rivers and bays. Runoff happens after any rain storm, and in Maine we see a lot of runoff in the springtime when the snow melts. Since 2012, we’ve brought a different kind of Urban Runoff to Southern Maine! Runners and walkers will hit the streets and trails in Portland for the annual Urban Runoff 5K race and walk to raise awareness of water pollution and raise money to support clean water education in greater Portland and Saco areas.
The date of the Urban Runoff was chosen to coincide with Earth Day and spring’s “first flush” when rain and melted snow wash pollution into our waterways.
The race is followed by the City of Portland’s Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members enjoy hands-on activities about water, live entertainment, and have an all-around good time!
Join us – help preserve our communities, health, and Maine way of life by keeping our water clean!



Sat, Apr 21st,
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Hard Cider Run

The Hard Cider Run - May 12, 2018

Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson Street, Portland

Tucked away in East Bayside is one of Portland's most promising cider makers. UFF brews and ferments a variety of amazing drinks, including their renowned cider (or cidah!) After dashing through the Eastern Promenade, nothing will taste quite as refreshing at the finish line as one of their homemade hard ciders. Please check out all event details on the link below. Cheers!

-Entry to the 5K run or walk

-Commemorative bib

-Chip timing with text/email notifications

-Glass of hard cider (soda available as well)

-Free professional race photos


Sat, May 12th,
10:00am to 12:30pm
Annual Event: 

Maine Mayhem Women's Football

Maine Mayhem Women's Football 

Memorial Stadium, Deering High School, 129 Ludlow Street, Portland 

Maine Mayhem home games - April 7, April 28, May 5, June 9

Come cheer on Maine's only women's team 


Fri, Apr 14th, 5:00pm to Sat, Apr 14th, 7:00pm