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

Portland Waterfront 5K - Sat, Nov 12th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
- Portland
Cousins Island Ten Miler - Sat, Nov 19th,
9:00am to 10:00am
- Yarmouth
Little Warrior & Youth Ninja Competition - Sat, Nov 19th,
9:00am to 4:00pm
- Westbrook
Notes Family 5K - Westbrook High School - Scholarship Benefit - Thu, Nov 24th,
8:30am to 11:00am
- Westbrook
2016 Turkey Trot - Greely Hockey Annual 5K - Thu, Nov 24th,
9:00am to 11:00am
- Cumberland
The 1st Annual Savage Family Turkey Trot - Thu, Nov 24th,
9:00am to 11:00am
- South Portland
Portland Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler - Thu, Nov 24th,
9:00am to 11:00am
- Portland
7th Annual Falmouth Hockey Frozen 5k - Sun, Nov 27th, 9:00am - Falmouth
Santa Hustle Maine 5K & Half Marathon - Sun, Dec 4th,
7:00am to 1:00pm
- South Portland
Portland Brewers Holiday Dash 5K ~ Portland Trails - Sun, Dec 11th,
11:00am to 1:00pm
- Portland
Santa SUP Paddle - Sat, Dec 17th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
- South Portland
Urban Runoff 5K & Walk - Sat, Apr 22nd,
9:00am to 2:00pm
- Portland
Salomon Trail Running Festival - Pineland Farms -
Sat, May 27th, 8:30am to Sun, May 28th, 7:00pm
- New Gloucester
The Color Run - Sun, Jun 25th (All day) - South Portland
Craft Brew Races - Sat, Jul 1st,
12:00pm to 4:30pm
- Portland
Maine YogaFest 2017, Portland, ME -
Fri, Jul 7th (All day) to Sun, Jul 9th (All day)
- Portland