Greater Portland & Casco Bay

The Greater Portland region extends from the waters and nearby islands of Casco Bay; heading north to include the trails and fields of Freeport; south to nearby beaches bordering Old Orchard Beach; west to the farmlands of Gray/New Gloucester with mountain bike and ski trails a scenic, short drive just beyond...

A four-season destination, this area boasts venues suited to outfit a variety of sports and has hosted world-class athletes in events that are now known across the nation. The region, home to nearly one-quarter of Maine's total population, will attract competitors and spectators alike for events held here.

Professional and amateur baseball, basketball and hockey; triathlons, marathons/half marathons and road races to include the Beach to Beacon; obstacle courses designed for a variety of terrain; mud challenges; boating tournaments and US Region I Soccer are just some of the happenings in the Greater Portland sports scene.


Portland is Maine’s largest metropolitan city and is located just 3 miles from Maine’s major airport, the Portland International Jetport. The city is surrounded by Casco Bay and is still very much a working waterfront. This bustling city is currently home to two semi-pro sports teams — the Maine Red Claws which is the D-League affiliate to the Boston Celtics and has the home court advantage at the Portland Expo; Hadlock Field hosts the Portland Sea Dogs which is the double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and offers a “mini- Fenway” atmosphere.  The Cross Insurance Arena, formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center, has 34,500 square feet of space and 6,000 seats, hosts events such as the University of Maine men's ice hockey and the Ice Breaker Invitational, was home arena for 23 seasons to the AHL Portland Pirates and welcomes a variety of top name concerts and special events during all four seasons.   

This charming city offers state-of-the-art arenas, venues and universities, and certainly runs the gamut for the types of sporting events that could be hosted right in the city. Its unique terrain is also more than ideal for road races, regattas, triathlons, island-to-mainland swim competitions and urban obstacle courses.

Portland, Maine has the resources to make to make your next sporting event a success!

Featured Events

Santa Hustle New England - Sun, Nov 22nd (All day) - Portland
The Conway Classic - Sat, Mar 5th, 9:00am to 2:30pm - Portland
PBA League Playoffs and Elias Cup FInals - Thu, Mar 31st (All day) to Sun, Apr 3rd (All day) - Portland
PBA Maine Shootout presented by Xtrar Frame - Mon, Apr 4th (All day) to Wed, Apr 6th (All day) - Portland
Race the Runways - Sat, Apr 23rd, 8:45am to 1:00pm - Brunswick
Into the Mud Challenge - Sun, Apr 24th (All day) - Gorham
Maine State AAU Boys and Girls Basketball Championship - Fri, Apr 29th (All day) to Sun, May 1st (All day) - Portland
Husky Dash 5K - Sun, May 1st, 2:15pm - Gorham
Polar Bear Triathlon and Duathlon - Sat, May 7th, 8:30am to 3:00pm - Brunswick
Portland Sea Dogs Mothers Day - Sun, May 8th (All day) - Portland
The Hard Cider Run - Sat, May 14th, 10:00am to 3:00pm - Portland
Maine Beer Company's Do What's Right Fun Run - Sat, May 14th, 10:00am to 3:00pm - New Gloucester
USA Ultimate Southern Maine Invitational - Sat, May 14th, 12:15pm to Sun, May 15th, 12:15pm - South Portland
USA Ultimate Southern Maine Invitational - Sat, May 14th, 12:15pm to Sun, May 15th, 12:15pm - South Portland
Southern Maine Heart Walk - Sun, May 15th, 8:30am to 12:00pm - Portland
Pine Tree Marathon - Mon, May 16th, 6:00am to 2:30pm - Portland
Ultimate Ninja Athlete Competition - Sat, May 28th, 9:00am to 5:00pm - Westbrook
Dynamic Dirt Family Fest & Challenge - Sat, Jun 4th (All day) to Sun, Jun 5th (All day) - New Gloucester
Girls on the Run Maine 5k - Sun, Jun 5th, 8:30am to 11:00am - Cumberland
Atlantic Cup Sailing Race - Tue, Jun 7th (All day) to Sun, Jun 12th (All day) - Portland