South Portland

Casco Bay Summer Race Series

For more information on this weekly event, please click here and here.

To see a video on the 2015 Casco Bay Paddleboard Series, click here.

Sat, Jul 23rd, 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 30th, 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 6th, 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 13th, 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 20th, 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 27th, 4:30pm to 8:00pm
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USA Ultimate Southern Maine Invitational

Southern Maine Invitational - USA Ultimate

Come see Maine's best high school USA Ultimate athletes! 

High School Boys and High School Girls 2-day Tourney ~ May 14 + May 15, 2016

Wainright Sports Complex, Gary L. Maietta Way, South Portland, Maine 

Sat, May 14th, 12:15pm to Sun, May 15th, 12:15pm
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The Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k


55 Bug Light Park, South Portland 

What's more fun than a holiday race??  Racing the 4th Annual Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k at Bug Light, on Thanksgiving morning !!!  This going to be a fun family event !!! This is the fourth annual run of the Turkey Trot to honor Nathan Savage. Nathan was an avid runner, biker, triathlete and family man.  He lost his life to a fatal heart attack on July 2, 2016.  This was just three weeks before he was set to compete in his first full Ironman event, and just months prior to his 40th birthday.  This year's event will fall on November 28th..  

The proceeds will stay local and be given to the Nathan Savage Memorial Fund, a fund created by the Savage Family with the South Portland Community Center that gives financial assistance to any child wanting to participate in one of their youth development programs. One of Nathan's dreams was to help kids get off the couch and get out there and be active and healthy and we thought this was the perfect way to honor his dream. So, prepare to have that extra helping at dinner, or that second ( or third) piece of pie and join us!!!   Run, walk, bring your friends, your family and maybe even your well behaved dog (on leash, of course). Start your Thanksgiving day off  and support an amazing family and a great cause.  

T-shirts to all those donating $25 or more before 11/21/2019.


If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Thu, Nov 28th, 9:00am to 11:30am
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Maine Ultimate - Lobster Pot Hat Tournament

Lobster Pot is traditionally a massive college tournament but we thought it would be fun to add on a hat tournament on Saturday for non-college players!

Cost per player is $15

  • 3-4 games
  • 10am to 4pm
  • Jerseys for winning team!
  • Surrounded by lots of great college ultimate
  • Trainer on site


Come learn about Ultimate - take in the action from the sidelines!

If you have any questions, you can e-mail


Sat, Oct 19th, 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Maine Ultimate Vacationland 2019

We are excited to host a big event in the middle of the summer, which is the best time to visit Maine!
Maine Ultimate in conjunction with the City of South Portland, The Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Maine Sports Commission are pleased to announce Vacationland a two day club tournament the weekend of July 20 & 21.
Vactionland will have three divisions:
  • Open
  • Womxn
  • Mixed
Cost per team is $500 And here is what you get:
  • Great competition
  • Lined fields
  • Access to trainers throughout the day

Send me an email  at if you want to come. If you know of any Men's, Women's or Mixed teams that would be interested in attending please share this and help us spread the word. Hope to see you on the fields!!

Richard Young
Maine Ultimate 
Sat, Jul 20th, 12:15pm to Sun, Jul 21st, 12:15pm
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Maine Ultimate Mid-Summer High School Mixer Hat Tournament

Maine Ultimate hosts the Mid Summer High School Mixer - Hat Tournament

July 27, 2019 - Wainwright Sports Complex, South Portland 

Maine Ultimate’s first Mid-Summer High School Mixer is scheduled for Saturday, July 27th at the Wainwright Sports Complex! Sign up for a day of summer ultimate! This mixer is open to girls and boys who are entering grades 9-12. This is a Hat Tournament, meaning that teams will be at random!

Hat Tournament Cost:

Non YSL players: $10

Players who are currently in High School Summer League: FREE! 

Number of games and schedule will be based on registrations. Games will start at either 8:30 AM or 9:00 AM. Players will have between 3-4 games.

This tournament runs alongside the Adult Summer League Tournament.

Please contact Nicole Welch at with questions!

Sat, Jul 27th, 8:30am to 5:00pm
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Santa Hustle 5K

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Maine Mall for the Santa Hustle® Maine 5K.

And you won’t ask Santa for anything else after you receive this year’s swag. It is THE perfect gift! Choose between a Full-Zip Women’s Cut Zip-Up or a Unisex Performance Hoodie and of course, wouldn’t be complete without the Santa Hat, Beard, and a festive Finisher Medal.


Register here:

Sun, Dec 8th, 8:00am to 11:00am
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Eastern Trail's 16th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride


The Maine Lighthouse Ride benefits the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 65-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine. 

All rides begin and end at the beautiful oceanfront campus of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in South Portland.

Become an Eastern Trail Alliance member now and reduce your registrations costs!

First 500 registrations will receive a free pair of lighthouse socks! 

Online registration will close at 1200 registered riders - This event has sold out 5 years in a row. Pre-registration is required - there will be no on-site registration. Please plan to arrive for sign in one hour before your selected ride departs.

Registration fees cannot be refunded or transferred to a future ride.

Event details and schedule:

The 40-mile 8 Lighthouse Ride (8:00 AM) includes the South Portland Greenbelt as well as a spur to the 3-mile section of the Eastern Trail across the beautiful Scarborough Marsh, the largest salt marsh in Maine. For those of you who haven’t seen the trail yet, it is not to be missed! From there, the ride continues along the spectacular coastline of Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and South Portland, passing by three state parks, five gorgeous beaches, and two museums. Eight historic lighthouses are visible from the route. The 40-mile ride usually takes take 3 to 5 hours, with two rest stops provided. There is so much to see on this ride, you may want to take all day to finish it!

The 62-mile Metric Century 8-Lighthouse ride (7:30 AM) follows the route of the 40-mile ride, but continues down the coast through the summer resort of Old Orchard Beach to picturesque Camp Ellis.  This ride usually takes 6 to 7 hours, and includes three rest stops.  Flat to rolling terrain. This ride also includes a 3-mile crossing of the beautiful Scarborough Marsh on the Eastern Trail (crossed both going out and return trip). The trail has a fine, packed gravel surface which is suitable for road bikes traveling at 10 mph. The remainder of the ride is on paved public roads.

The 100-mile 9 Lighthouse Century ride (7:00 AM) includes all of the beautiful scenery of the other rides, as well as a jaunt through Old Orchard Beach and Saco to the quaint village of Kennebunkport, the summer home of George H.W. Bush. This is truly a spectacular century characterized by flat to rolling terrain, beautiful ocean views, and four rest stops staffed with friendly Eastern Trail volunteers.

Our 25-mile ride option is suspended for 2019 while construction takes place on the "Gap" portion of the Eastern Trail beyond Wainwright Field (from South Portland into Scarborough and beyond). We hope to bring this ride back as a total off-road ride option once construction is complete. 

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MLR Ride Description - Go here for a comprehensive description of the what is included in and available with the Lighthouse ride.

Bicycling options and start times:

  • Century (100-mile) 7:00 am (See all 9 lighthouses)
  • 62-mile (metric century) 7:30 am (8 lighthouses visible)
  • 40-mile 8:00 am (8 lighthouses visible)

Our 25-mile ride option is suspended for 2019 while construction takes place on the "Gap" portion of the Eastern Trail beyond Wainwright Field (from South Portland into Scarborough and beyond). We hope to bring this ride back as a total off-road ride option once construction is complete.

All rides start and end at Southern Maine Community College - click here for directions. If you are coming from out of town, there are many lodging options.

Go here to read the most recent MLR E-newsletter for the latest about the ride.

Maps and Cue Sheets are available here - they will also be provided at the ride.

Maine Lighthouse Bike Jerseys can be ordered online at any time - they make great gifts as well. The new 2019 MLR bike jersey (Male short sleeve)2019 MLR Bike Jersey (Male short sleeve)2019 jersey design is shown to the right. Jerseys from the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 rides are also available.

Jerseys can be ordered online now - directly from Atayne, which "makes performance outdoor clothing and sports apparel that is safe for people and the planet."

Important rider information (frequently asked questions) is available here.

Rest stops and lunch. Food will be served between 11 am and  4:30 pm. Rest Stop Hours are available here.

Please note that this is a tobacco free event. SMCC is tobacco free and smoke-free campus as are all of our rest stops.

Check out the great Sponsors that have contributed funds and in-kind goods to support the Lighthouse Ride. Please patronize these great businesses as a way of saying thanks for their support of the Eastern Trail! Want to become a sponsor? - More information here



Sat, Sep 7th, 7:00am to 4:00pm
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Brews & Views 5K

We’re excited to announce the inaugural Brews & Views 5K, taking place along the beautiful waterfront of South Portland and Casco Bay on July 20, 2019!

Join us for a fun filled 5K, passing through Bug Light Park and ending at the American Legion #35 where runners will be greeted with two 16 oz cans of delicious craft brew by Goodfire Brewing!

The first 1.4 miles of the course is on paved roadway, and the remainder is on the 8’ wide paved Greenbelt Pathway. The race starts in a closed-off lane on Broadway. Runners will turn left on Breakwater Dr, right on Madison St, and then get onto the Greenbelt Pathway at Bug Light Park. There are spectacular views of the Bug Light lighthouse and the Portland skyline all along the Pathway.


You can pick up your bib before the race starting at 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday July 19th, inside the American Legion Post #35 at 413 Broadway, South Portland, ME or the day of the race on Saturday July 20th between 8:30am to 10:00am, inside the American Legion Post #35 at 413 Broadway, South Portland, ME. Please bring your valid I.D. to receive a wristband for ease of entrance to the post-race beer garden (only 21+ may receive a wristband and post-race beer).


The race starts at 10 a.m. near 377 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106. Please arrive by 9:00 a.m. to ensure you have time to park, check-in, and stretch before the race begins.


Please carpool with your friends and family. There is no parking at the American Legion building on Broadway. You may park on city streets where it’s allowed. We suggest that you give yourself 15 minutes to find parking and then walk to the American Legion building.


Following the race, runners who are 21+ will be invited to the American Legion Post #35 in South Portland to receive their two complimentary 16oz Goodfire beers! A beer garden will be setup outside in the Legion’s parking lot. Please have your I.D. with you if you did not receive a wristband during bib pick up.

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Sat, Jul 20th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure

Each year, over 1,300 women gather in South Portland to swim, bike & run in Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure -  Maine's only all-women's triathlon. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of supporters, the Tri for a Cure has raised more than $14 million for Maine Cancer Foundation, every dollar of which has been reinvested into Maine communities for cancer prevention, early detection, and access to care. Cancer tries, but we TRI harder! Come be inspired and cheer on competitiors at this memorable, impactful event! 

Southern maine Community College, South Portland  

All event details may be found at Tri for a Cure

Sun, Jul 14th, 8:00am to Mon, Jul 15th, 12:00pm
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