Marathons & Triathlons

2019 Millinocket Marathon & Half

This FREE event was started in 2015 to help a struggling Maine mill town that has been devastated by the closing of their major employer. Runner's World Magazine picked up the storyshortly after our first edition and the rest is.... as they say, history!


Participants are strongly encouraged to make lodging plans now as many properties fill to capacity very quickly. (Please see lodging links below) There are many nearby towns and Bangor, Maine is just over an hour away. The Greater Bangor CVB site provides additional lodging ideas.   


Register here:

Sat, Dec 7th,
10:00am to 6:00pm
Annual Event: 

Mount Desert Island Marathon

The Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay is North America’s premier destination road race. The award-winning course features miles of pristine terrain passing tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, sleepy Maine villages, and stunning seaside vistas —including Somes Sound, the only fjord on the Eastern Seaboard— all set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Acadia National Park in peak fall foliage season. The Marathon and Team Relay start in the world-famous resort town of Bar Harbor, while the Half-Marathon starts in the opulent village of Northeast Harbor. All three races finish in the hardworking lobster fishing community of Southwest Harbor. 

Hosted by Crow Athletics and held annually the weekend following Indigenous People’s Day, this fall classic has earned national and international accolades. Once you #RunMDI, you’ll see why!

Register here:




Sun, Oct 20th,
7:00am to 3:00pm
Annual Event: 

Portland Kids Duathlon

Presented by Benchmark Real Estate, this race gives young people ages 5-12 an opportunity to participate in the fast growing world of multi-sport racing. The run, bike, run format of a duathlon is fun and approachable, a great race for non-swimmers and triathletes alike. All young duathletes will finish the race with a smile on their face, a medal around their neck, and a boost of self-confidence and pride. New this year - a free balance bike race for 3-5 year olds will be held after the older kids race. The race benefits the Foundation for Portland Public Schools.


Purchase tickets here:

Tickets range from $0 - $35.

Hosted at Payson Smith Park in Portland, Maine.

Sun, Jul 28th,
6:45am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Acadia 70.3 Triathlon

145 Pretty Marsh Rd
Mount Desert, ME US 04660


The Acadia 70.3 Triathlon starts in the town of Mount Desert on the northern shore of Long Pond. The 1.2mi swim heads out from Pond's End towards the Western Mountains of Acadia National Park. The 56.1mi bike races the rolling backroads of Mount Desert Island through picturesque villages along the ocean, with beautiful views of Acadia's mountains, rock beaches, marshes, and ponds. The 13.1 mi run is scenic but challenging to finish at Mount Desert Island High School.



Sun, Aug 4th,
9:45am to 4:00pm
Annual Event: 

Norway TRIathlon


Lake Peneesseewassee Park, Norway


The Norway Triathlon is a United States Triathlon (USAT)-sanctioned sprint triathlon that combines swimming, bicycle riding, and running. Competitors begin with a 750 meter swim on a triangular course from Norway’s Pennesseewassee Park beach area near Route 118. Upon return to the beach, swimmers run to the transition area, mount their bikes for a 12.4 mile (20 km) ride up 118, taking a right turn on the Greenwood Road to a turnaround point beyond the Richardson Hollow Road. Once back at the transition area the final leg begins, a 3.1 mile (5 km) run through the paved roads of the Ashton neighborhood. The finish line is back in the Park. Individual competitors undertake all three legs. Relay teams may be formed with 2 or 3 competitors. Racers of all abilities are encouraged to compete.

All proceeds will benefit the Western Foothills Land Trust. WFLT protects over 4,000 acres in the greater Oxford Hills via conservation easements with private land owners, and owns over 3,000 acres. The Trust manages 25 miles of recreational trails for public use on six Preserves, with more trails to come. Shepard’s Farm and Roberts Farm Preserves are very near the Triathlon site in Norway, both feature Bernard Langlais sculptures. Roberts Farm has 16k grassed and groomed Nordic trails and a warming hut. Shepard’s Farm has 3 miles of mountain bike/hiking trails and is perfect for kite flying and sledding.

RACE DETAILS (Course Maps):

750 meter swim

12.4 mile (20 km) bike

3.1 mile (5 km) run


No onsite registration. Registration closes July 12, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.

All participants must be 18 years or older.

Relays may have 2 or 3 competitors.


Friday July 12, 2019: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM; at Little Red Schoolhouse, Route 118, Norway, Maine. (Right next to the Lake Pennesseewassee Park entrance).

Race Day: 6:30 AM at Lake Pennesseewassee Park, Route 118, Norway, Maine.


The race will begin promptly at 8:00 AM EDT. Participants should arrive between 6:15 am and 7:30 am to set up. You will need to pick up a timing chip and get your body marked with your numbers before the race. Racers will meet with the race director at 7:30 am. The decision to allow wetsuits or not will be made the morning of the race.


Please ask family and friends to volunteer. See the volunteer page to signup.


Sat, Jul 13th,
8:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Maine Huts & Trails Backwoods Duathlon


25km Duathlon - solo (10km trail run +15 km MTB)

20km Duathlon - solo (10km trail run +10 km MTB)(Masters Division Only - 60+y/o)

25km Duathlon - team (10km trail run +15 km MTB)

10km Trail Run - solo


Welcome back to the mountains of Western Maine. For our fourth summer in Carrabassett Valley, Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails are bringing back the MH&T Backwoods Duathlon. This 25km Mtn. Bike/Trail Run combo can be tackled either solo or as a team.

The course will focus on the Maine Huts & Trails network surrounding the Stratton Brook Hut, including a 10km trail run leg followed by a 15km mountain bike leg. Both segments will take place on a combination of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, Crommet's Trail, and Newton's Revenge, with the MTB leg descending the Oak Knoll Trail.

There will be a 20km duathlon course which will repeat the 10km loop on run then bike, for any athletes over 60 y/o looking for a slightly shorter bike course.

Come join us in Carrabassett Valley for a great race on some of Maine's best terrain!


$35/$40 ----- 20km Duathlon (Solo)(Master's Division Only - 60+ y/o): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of

$35/$40 ----- 25km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of

$55/$65 ----- 25km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of


$30/$35 ----- 10km Trail Run (Solo): Early Bird/Normal/Week-Of


● Entry to Race

● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff

● Day-of race snacks and water

● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)


● Baxter Beer glassware (for first 36 entrants)


8:00am: Race registration opens

9:30am: Race registration closes

10:00am: Race Start







Sat, Jul 27th,
10:00am to 6:00pm
Annual Event: 

Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay


The Maine Marathon features an out-and-back course for all three races -- marathon, relay and half marathon -- that starts and finishes along our beautiful inner bay.


Saturday, Oct. 5 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6 — 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION)


Sullivan Gym
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street, Portland


Alphabetical entry lists with bib numbers will be posted near the packet pickup tables. Find your bib number on one of the entry lists, visit the appropriate packet pickup table which will be organized by bib number. You must have an ID to pick up your packet. If you need to pick up a packet for someone else you must have a signed note from that entrant.


Free parking is available near Sullivan Gym. The USM parking garage will be open both Saturday and Sunday, and their are several small lots nearby, as well as some street parking. The USM garage is located off Bedford St., which is the first left-hand turn off Forest Ave. after you get off Exit 6B from I-295. Because of the large number of entrants, the garage might fill up on race day, but additional parking is available nearby at the Campus Center lot, the UMaine School of Law, the Fixture Designer Plumbing Showroom lot, the Back Cove lot, the AAA lot or the Turner Barker Insurance lot.

Please do not park in the Hannaford shopping center lot which is reserved for store customers. Also, we urge everyone to arrive as early as possible on race day to minimize traffic backups.

NOTE: Please arrive early on race day to minimize traffic backups.




Sun, Oct 6th,
7:45am to 4:00pm
Annual Event: 

Close to the Coast 5K & 10K - 2019

The race will be held on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 9:00 am, At Winslow Memorial Park at the end of Staples Point Road in Freeport.  Race and awards are followed by a FREE after race BBQ with FREE food, live band and adult beverage tent from Gritty's for all racers and their families. 

All events rain or shine. Both the 5k and the 10k begin at the entrance of Winslow Park and the course is run on quiet roads and the forest trails along the ocean in the beautiful Park.

The first 500 racers will receive a free custom logo pint glass!!  We have reached the 200 racer threshold for the Free t-shirts.  There will additional shirts available for sale until June 1st for the cost of $10.00.

Online registration ends June 14th at 12:00 pm.  Note, while we are sensitive to issues that may prevent runners from racing; no refunds will be issued after June 1st.

Attentions Walkers:  I get asked the question each year about "Can I walk the course?"  The answer is YES for 5k sign-ups. 

Packet Pick-up/Same day registration opens at 7:00 am and is $25.00 with a possible t-shirt while supplies last.  Same day packet pick-up and registration will be located in the covered picnic area next to the main bathrooms at the Park and will open at 7:00 am.

Pre-Race packet pick-up will be held on June 14, 2019 from 3-6 at Freeport Integrated Health Center, 174 S.Freeport Rd, Freeport.

PRIZES: We pride ourselves on our unique Race Prizes, PIES from Valley View Orchard Pies!

The top 2 finishers overall and in each race category (both 5k & 10k male and female) receive a pie! What better way to enjoy your pie then with your friends and family at a post race barbecue!

Race to Benefit Scholarships!

ALL race proceeds support the Freeport Rotary Club Educational Scholarship Program.  For the past 24 years the Freeport Rotary Club has given over $200,000 in scholarships. Please help us continue this great cause.  


For children, there is a 1K Kids Fun Run will begin at 10:00 am, all children participating in the race receive a prize provided by Wilbur's of Maine. Yum!  No registration required for the fun run.

ITS ALL ABOUT the after party!!   Race is followed by a FREE after race BBQ, with LIVE Band (TBD),  with FREE food and FREE adult beverage tent from Gritty's for all racers and their families. 


Sat, Jun 15th,
9:00am to 9:00pm
Annual Event: 

The Healthy High 5k & 10k

The 5k/10k/15k run/walk will start at the New Balance Recreation Center on the University of Maine campus and will continue on a course around campus ending back at the Recreation Center.

The 5K/10K/15K courses will be timed until 1:00 PM

Both the 5K course and the 10K course are certified by USATF. The 15K is not a certified course by USATF.

Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female runners in each of the divisions for both the 5K/10K/15K.

2019 Registration: You can register at for online registration.

Early paper registration forms should be returned to the Student Wellness Resource Center by April 26th at Noon.

Paper applications can be found here .

No refunds or transfers are available for this race!

2019  Pre-Day of Race Fees:


UMaine Student price$10$25$30Free

Non-student price$20$35$40Free

All paid events receive a tech t-shirt and finisher medal.


While the 1-mile is free, the T-shirt is available to purchase upon online registration.

Groups of 3 or more who register together are eligible for a discount.  Contact the race director via email.

Race Day registration fees:

5k & 10k15k1m

UMaine Student price$25$35Free

Non-student price$35$45Free

Note:  Student discounts are for full-time Graduate and Undergrad University of Maine students only.  Non-students who do not provide a valid student ID number will have registrations put on hold until the race fee difference is paid.  If it is not paid prior to race day, the registration will be canceled.


5K Walk or Run & 10K Run:  The 15Ks starts at 9:00 AM. The 5K and 10K start at 9:30 AM. The 1-mile walk will begin after the 5K/10K field clears the starting line.

Healthy High Map

1-Mile Run or Walk

This 1-mile run/walk will not be timed and is free!

Because the 1 mile is free, no t-shirts will be provided.

Sign up the day of the race! 

Age divisions:  12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ both divisions.

Sat, Apr 27th,
9:00am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 

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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