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 All-Star Boxing Show - Sat, Nov 11th, 7:30pm to 10:30pm - Portland
Maine Roller Derby Thanks-for-Giving Charity Bout - Sat, Nov 18th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm - Portland
The Ugly Sweater 5k and Merry Mile Fun Run - Sat, Dec 2nd, 9:00am to 11:00am - Falmouth
Santa Hustle Maine 5k & Half Marathon - Sun, Dec 3rd, 7:00am to 11:30am - South Portland
Portland Brewers Trails Holiday Dash 5k - Sun, Dec 10th, 11:00am to 2:00pm - Portland
Holiday High School Classic - Tue, Dec 26th, 9:30am to Fri, Dec 29th, 2:00pm - Portland
Polar Bear Dip & Dash in Portland's East End - Sun, Dec 31st, 9:00am to 1:00pm - Portland
Robert Burns 10k Road Race - Sun, Jan 28th, 9:30am to 11:00am - Westbrook
Great Maine Outdoor Week - Fri, Feb 9th (All day) to Mon, Feb 19th (All day) - Portland
Longfellow Frostbite 2.5K - Sun, Feb 18th, 9:00am to 11:00am - Portland
America East #SHERULES Symposium - Thu, Mar 1st, 4:30pm to 7:00pm - Portland
America East Women's Basketball Championship - Sat, Mar 3rd, 11:00am to Sun, Mar 4th, 7:00pm - Portland
Irish Road Rover 5k - Sun, Mar 4th, 11:00am to 1:00pm - Portland
Maine Mammoth vs. Carolina Cobras - Sat, Apr 14th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm - Portland
Urban Runoff 5K - Sat, Apr 21st, 9:00am to 11:00am - Portland
Salt Pump - No Main's Land Film Fest - Sun, Apr 22nd, 1:00pm to 8:00pm - Scarborough
Hard Cider Run - Sat, May 12th, 10:00am to 12:30pm - Portland
2nd Annual Culture Change 5k Trail Walk/Run - Sat, May 19th, 1:45pm - New Gloucester
Pineland Farms Trail Challange - Sat, May 26th (All day) to Sun, May 27th (All day) - New Gloucester