Maine Children's Cancer Program 2017 Walk

Maine Children's Cancer Program 2017 Walk

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Locations include: Brunswick, Portland, Rockland, Rumford and Waterville  

Join us as we walk in solidarity to support local children battling cancer and blood disorders~

Register online at www.mccpwalk.org. 

Maine Medical Center Development Department 


Sat, Sep 16th,
9:00am to 10:30pm
Annual Event: 

Sterling Rope Vertical Challenge - Life Happens Outside Festival

Sterling Rope Vertical Challenge, Saturday, August 26, 2017 

Life Happens Outside Festival, Thompson's Point, Portland  - Proceeds benefit Teens to Trails

Solo Climb 

$20.00 (+ $2.09 processing fee) ~ Entry for one 

Welcome to the first annual Sterling Rope Vertical Challenge, speed climbing competition! 

This will be a double elimination, head to head event! Maine's own Sterling Rope is hosting the first competition of its kind in Portland - a double elimination, head to head, outdoor speed climbing competition at Thompson's Point. Climbers will test their bouldering skills on a 28-foot vertical climbing wall provided courtesy of Evo Rock in Portland.

$20 Entry fee includes: entry to event, Baxter Outdoors Multi-use Bandana Buff, Entry to the Life Happens Outside Festival (Saturday only) 

Event Registration opens: 10am

Event Registration closes: 10:45am 

Event begins: 11:00am 

Head to head Finals: 2:00pm 

All event details including scoring format and registration is available at http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/2017/summer12.html

Sat, Aug 26th,
9:00am to 10:00am
Annual Event: 

Life Happens Outside Festival 3km Fun Run

Life Happens Outside Festival 3km Fun Run

August 26, 2017  

Sponsored by Baxter Outdoors, Thompson's Point, Portland

Proceeds benefit Teens to Trails~

The Life Happens Outside Festival is a weekend long event in celebration of Teens to Trails' first ten years! Thompson's Point. Activities beginn Friday, August 25th, 6pm - 10pm with festival events all day Saturday, August 26th. Be sure to check out the calendar - Life Happens Outside Festival 

3km Youth Trail Run ~ $15.00 + $1.82 processing fee. Entry fee for youth under 18. Sales end on August 25th.  

3km Adult Trail Run ~ $20.00 + $1.82 processing fee. Entry for one adult + one free youth (under 18).  

Hope to see you there!


Sat, Aug 26th,
9:00am to 10:00am
Annual Event: 

30th Annual Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk

30th Annual Maine Children Cancer Program Walk  

September 16, 2017, 9am Walk/8am Registration 

Brunswick, Portland, Rockland, Rumford and Waterville 

Please join us for the 2017 Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk! This year's event is set to take place on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at multiple locations across the state of Maine, including Brunswick, Portland, Rockland, Rumford, and Waterville.

Thousands of people will be participating statewide as we walk in solidarity to show support and raise funds and awareness for local kids battling cancer and blood disorders. Each dollar raised stays here in Maine and supports state-of-the-art equipment, psychosocial services for the patient and their family, and research to help find a cure for childhood cancer. With your support, we can collectively make a huge difference in the lives of local children battling cancer.

The 2017 Maine Children's Cancer Program WALK will take place simultaneously in five locations across Maine on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The purpose of the MCCP WALK is to raise both awareness and funds for the Maine Children's Cancer Program, Maine's comprehensive, world-class treatment center for children fighting cancer and blood disorders.

Individuals, teams and companies can participate in the MCCP WALK by registering online and collecting donations as a team. Money that is raised through the MCCP WALK helps to finance state-of-the-art equipment, psychosocial services and research to help find a cure for childhood cancer. All contributions stay in the state of Maine and help our local children and their families.

Each WALK will begin at 9am, with registration beginning at 8am. Please note, all WALK routes are roughly 3 miles long so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!

Please register today to participate in this year's MCCP WALK, and help support the Maine Children's Cancer Program in its effort to keep cancer from getting in the way of kids being kids! If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Tara Studley, Philanthropy Manager for the Maine Children's Cancer Program, at studlt@mmc.org or at (207) 662-6274.

We look forward to walking with you as we support the Maine Children’s Cancer Program’s mission of keeping cancer from getting in the way of kids being kids. On behalf of everyone affected by childhood cancer, thank you!

Special thanks to our MCCP Walk Sponsors who have already committed their support in 2017!

Signature Sponsors:

  • Raymond James/Portland Harbor Group 
  • TruChoice Federal Credit Union
  • WEX

Courage Sponsor:

  • Biddeford Savings Bank
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

We can't wait to walk with you on Saturday, September 16th! For more information, please contact Tara Studley, Maine Children's Cancer Program Philanthropy Manager, at studlt@mmc.org or (207) 662-6274.



Sat, Sep 16th,
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

MS Harborfest


MS Harborfest Weekend - August 18 - 20, 2017  

MS Harborfest is a three-day festival of sailboats, tugboats, and lobster boats combined with a shoreside benefit auction celebrating the glory of the Portland waterfront. Founded in 1982 as the MS Regatta by Merle Hallett of Handy Boat and Dan Wellehan of Sebago, Inc., it has grown into an array of pleasure boats and working boats all under the banner of MS Harborfest. Since that first race 35 years ago, the weekend-long event has raised more than $3 million to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society help everyone affected by MS to live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever. 

Join the fleet of sailboat captains, lobster boat racers, tugboat crews, and auction attendees and join the movement to create a world free of multiple sclerosis.  The money you raise at MS Harborfest provides vital MS services and cutting-edge MS research to help more than 3,000 Mainers and 2.3 million worldwide who are living with multiple sclerosis. 

Friday, August 18

  • MS Harborfest Benefit Auction
    58 Fore Street, Building 2, Portland, Maine
  • MS Regatta Skipper/Sponsor Meeting & Reception
    Room with a View, 58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 

Saturday, August 19

  • MS Regatta
    Portland Harbor & Fore River, Portland 
  • Post-Race Party and Awards
    58 Fore Street, Falmouth, Maine 

Sunday, August 20

Help support the MS Harborfest by becoming a sponsor. There are a variety of options available to businesses and for all budgets. The National MS Society is proud of the fact that eighty-four cents of every dollar goes towards our mission and helps over 3,000 Mainer’s who have MS and their families. To learn more on how you can be part of the waterfront fun during the MS Harborfest Weekend, contact Sue Tidd at sue.tidd@nmss.org

For complete event details please visit: http://eventmam.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GEN_MAM_h...

Fri, Aug 18th, 5:30pm to Mon, Aug 21st, 10:00am
Annual Event: 

Maine Kayak Regatta 2017

Maine Kayak Regatta 2017
Thursday, August 3rd @ 6:00 PM until Sunday, August 6th @ 3:00 PM
Casco Bay, Maine

Join us for a paddling pilgrimage in the islands of Maine this summer; a journey of connection, regeneration and renewal over 3.5 days.

Beginning with dinner and gear prep in Gorham, ME on Thursday evening, we will spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday paddling, sharing good adventure, good food, great music, some thoughtful dialogue and silent paddle meditation.

Itinerary: This year’s itinerary will leave from Portland and end in Harpswell, Maine.

Accommodations: Overnights will be glorified tenting, paddlers provide tents unless specific arrangements are made.

Mileage: The Regatta typically covers between 25-35 miles over the course of the weekend (7-14 mi/day), and the event is intended for practiced paddlers with some experience, though now and again we have bold greenhorns step up.

Age: Regatta participants tend to be 18 and over. We will consider exceptions to this guideline…but please ask.oat type: We tend to be biased toward closed cockpit human powered vessels 16′ and longer equipped with a functional skeg or rudder.

Gear Needs: If you don’t have a boat, paddle, tent, sleeping bag, etc. we can likely help you find one.

Pricing: $500

Flow Fund: We donate 10% of proceeds to charities chosen by our paddlers. Since 2013, we’ve donated $3400 to 6 worthy organizations: The Maine Island Trail Association, Rippleffect, The Good Life Center, The Wooden Boat School and The Lovers Lane Council Treehut.
Mojo: The Regatta is prone to magical moments like: hot rock sunbathing, wild rainbows, post-paddle massage therapy, surfing otters, dawn yoga, lobster bake, council medicine, acoustic serenades, snacktician support vessels, crazy squalls, tidal zone discoveries, silent paddle meditation with eagles, bonfire belly dancing, seals and osprey, pre-meal poems, mermaids, geocaches and deep connections…

Please RSVP to hold one of only 10 spaces. We will ask a non-refundable $100 payment to any who wish to sign up, and hope you will join us!

Thu, Aug 3rd, 6:00pm to Sun, Aug 6th, 3:00pm
Annual Event: 

Take the Night 5K Race

Take the Night 5K

Cutter Street, Portland

Take the night, race the night. Welcome to Portland’s hardest alleycat style 5k run around the hills of the East End and Munjoy Hill. Try your hand at some hills. First male and female will earn the choice beverage and a medal. Prizes for the rest include sweat, glory and a hand shake.

ALL levels and ages are welcome.
$5 cash entry.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/382509802149483/

Sat, Jul 22nd,
9:30am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

The Dance Mile

The Dance Mile, July 15th, 2017 at the corner of Federal and Temple Streets, Portland

Experience the newest form of Social Fitness – Dance Mile!

Dance Mile is an INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL capped by a one hourdance parade through town. 

Participants are led through the city by a custom sound truck, amazing MC’s, & your favorite DJ’s!

Dance Mile combines exercise & entertainment resulting in an extraordinary fitness experience. 

  • Adult Tickets = (Ages 13+)
  • Kids Tickets = (Ages 5-12)
  • Kids Under Age 5 = Free
  • Dance through one of the most iconic areas in Portland!
  • ZUMBA warm up, professional dance acts
  • Adults & Kids – custom Dance Mile tank top
  • Bib number & bedazzling station for the whole family
  • Access to vendor village, festival, & happy pre-party


4:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration, Vendors, & Festival Activities

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Professional Dance Acts & ZUMBA Warm Up

6:30 - 7:30 PM - The Portland Dance Mile

7:30 - 8:00 PM - Cool Down & After Party

Volunteer and dance performance opportunities are available 


Edited: Early bird pricing is sold out.

$29 Get Funky pricing ends June 30th

$39 Dance Mile pricing begins July 1st through event date

$12 Kids ages 5 - 12 (4 & under are free)

Event and registration is available at http://thedancemile.com/location/portland-me-2017/

See you on the streets of Portland this summer!  


Sat, Jul 15th,
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Annual Event: 

Weekly Back Cove Series

Back Cove Series - Wednesdays at 5:30pm

This year, our Weekly Back Cove 5K Series bib pickup will be happening every day starting May 24th until 5:00PM on May 31st! If you are later than 5:00 PM, you can meet us in the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford, where the race starts, to pick up your bib! After the first race, the packet pickup will continue from 5:15PM – 6:00PM before every race!

The series of races will start on May 31st and run every Wednesday night at 6:00pm until August 30th.

The Weekly Back Cove Series is a Fleet Feet Maine Running tradition! 

In 2016, your participation allowed us to donate $15,000 to Portland Trails! 

The “Big Run” Special Race – June 7th!

This year, our June 7th race happens to fall on Global Running Day! Our Weekly Back Cove race on that night will be part of the “Big Run”, a Fleet Feet Sports initiative in which 40 Fleet Feet stores across the country will be holding 5K races to celebrate!

All 250 participants who check in and run will receive a “Big Run” Global Running Day t-shirt if they show their bib at the store, immediately following the race! Not only will they receive a t-shirt, but you will have an all access pass to our PARTY to celebrate running! This year, our June 7th race happens to fall on Global Running Day! Our Weekly Back Cove race on that night will be part of the “Big Run”, a Fleet Feet Sports initiative in which 40 Fleet Feet stores across the country will be holding 5K races to celebrate!

Sun, May 21st,
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Annual Event: 

Diaper Drive5K - MAINE DOULAS


No CHILD WET BEHIND - Diaper Drive and Fundraiser

5K PLUS a 1 mile family fun run




WHEN: MAY 13, 2017 9-12


  • 1 in 3 families report a need for diapers.
  • On average an adequate supply of diapers cost more than $100 a month, over $3,600 to diaper just one child for three years.
  • There is no government funded program that provides diapers to families in need.

Help us fill a need in our community by supporting No Child Wet Behind. You can make a difference!




Ways to get involved in the Diaper Drive5K are listed on the event site. 





Sat, May 13th,
9:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 
Diaper Drive 5K