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

Hard Cider Run - Sat, May 13th, 10:00am to 1:00pm - Portland
Weekly Back Cove Series - Sun, May 21st, 5:30pm to 6:30pm - Portland
Salomon Trail Running Festival - Pineland Farms - Sat, May 27th, 8:30am to Sun, May 28th, 7:00pm - New Gloucester
Dynamic Dirt Challenge - sheJAMs - Sun, Jun 4th, 10:15pm - New Gloucester
Maine Cancer Foundation - Twilight 5K - Thu, Jun 8th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - South Portland
Close to the Coast 5k/10k Road Race - Sat, Jun 17th, 7:15am to 9:00am - Freeport
2017 Casco Bay Summer Race Series - Paddleboarding - Sat, Jun 17th, 4:30pm to 7:00pm - South Portland
PeaksFest Family Fun Run 5K - Sun, Jun 18th, 11:00pm - Peaks Island
Longest Day 5K - Wed, Jun 21st, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Gray
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
Blackstrap Offroad Classic - Sat, Jul 15th, 10:00am to 1:00pm - Falmouth
The Dance Mile - Sat, Jul 15th, 4:00pm to 8:00pm - Portland
YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids - Sat, Jul 22nd, 8:30am to 10:30pm - Peaks Island
Take the Night 5K Race - Sat, Jul 22nd, 9:30am to 12:00pm - Portland
Peaks Island 5-Mile Road Race - Sat, Jul 29th, 10:15am to 1:30pm - Peaks Island
Maine Kayak Regatta 2017 - Thu, Aug 3rd, 6:00pm to Sun, Aug 6th, 3:00pm - Portland