Marathons & Triathlons

The Old Port Half Marathon

Old Port Half Marathon - Portland's Best Half! 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 ~ 7am

The Shipyard Old Port Half is returning to Portland on Saturday, June 23rd with a NEW start/finish right in the historic Old Port District and FREE race tees for every runner! Join thousands of athletes at Maine’s premier half marathon and enjoy spectacular views of lighthouses and civil war-era forts as you run along the waterfront of Casco Bay, then celebrate your finish with a block party featuring Shipyard craft beer, ice cream, pizza, and live music!

Charity: Since our first race in 2011, a significant portion of the proceeds from The Shipyard Old Port Half has been donated directly to various organizations throughout Maine that supply volunteers to help with registration, course supervision, and water stops. 

These organizations include Portland Trails, Habitat For Humanity of Greater Portland, Cancer Community Center, ITN Portland, Oxford Hills Homeschool Robotics, Maine Girls Academy, Greely Girls Tennis, Greely Track Boosters, Extra Life, Epona Pony Club, Coastal Humane Society, Falmouth Ski Club, and the Travis Mills Foundation.


If you’d like to volunteer at the race please sign up through our Volunteer Local page.

Please visit the event site for road course, road closures, hotels, and all other event details:

**Per the event website this event was completely sold out, there is no wait list and there will be no day of registration! 

After Party Details: Not only do you get an awesome day of scenic running, but you also get treated to a rockin’ after-party in Portland’s trendy Old Port district! We’ll have two beer gardens with music and delicious Shipyard craft beer. The Dana Street Beer Garden on Dana Street will have a DJ pumping top-40, while the Sodexo Beer Garden on Patton Court will feature legendary 70’s party band Motor Booty Affair!


HOW IT WORKS: We’ll have snacks waiting for you at the Finish (fruit, KIND bars, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, Purity Organic juices, Drink Maple flavored water, and Cap’n Eli’s soda), but your race bib will also have tear-off tags for two Shipyard beers that you can redeem at either beer garden, and another tag you can redeem for pizza and gelato from our partner restaurant. As if all that weren’t awesome enough, your bib will also get you discounts at other local shops! The best part? It’s all included with your registration!

Sat, Jun 23rd,
7:00am to 12:30pm
Annual Event: 

2018 Ironman 70.3 Maine

Memorial Park, 11 1st Street, Old Orchard Beach 

This race features a beach start in soft sand. After running into the water, athletes will make their way through shallow water, so practice your dolphin dives. The swim will be a rectangular point to point swim, and athletes will have a quarter mile run from swim exit to transition.

The bike course starts out flat and fast before taking riders into a series of rolling hills, giving them the chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Maine farmland and countryside. Tall pine trees provide shade over much of the course, which winds through Saco, Dayton, Lyman, Waterboro, Hollis, and Old Orchard Beach. Most of the climbing is completed by the midway point with a long low grade climb on Route 5 (miles 10-15) and some rollers on South Waterboro Road (miles 19-25). The back half of the course consists of some fast, flat, downhill sections that bring you back into Saco. After that it's a relatively flat and fast ride into T2. 

The run course is an out-and-back, giving athletes the chance to finish out the race on a flat and fast course that includes sweeping views of the Scarborough Marsh and over a portion of the storied Eastern Trail. Athletes will cross the finish line in downtown Old Orchard Beach to celebrate their accomplishments. 

Event details and schedule


A Full Event Schedule can be found here:

Come cheer on paricipants, look for volunteer opportunities and be part of this exciting Ironman 70.3 Maine this summer! 

Sun, Aug 26th (All day)
Annual Event: 

New England Series 2018 - Mainly Marathons

Sanford YMCA, 1 Emile Lavasseur Drive, Sanford - Mainly Marathon New England Series

Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k 

Mainly Marathons- the World's Premier 5 and 7-day multi-state series 

Discount deals are offered when participants register for multiple races. Check out the website for the tier of discounts offered! When purchased before Dec. 31st these discounts will be applied to the lowest tier of pricing and you'll still receive your club discount (if applicable). 

Contact or to register.


Sun, Jun 24th,
8:00am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 

Millinocket Marathon and Half Marathon

Millinockeet Marathon and Half Marathon 2017 

Saturday, December 9, 2017 ~ 10am - 6pm


33 Penobscot Ave 

Millinocket, ME 04462 

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We have just partnered with the Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay to create the Sea to Summit Series! Learn more HERE

Our FREE marathon & half was started in 2015 to help a struggling northern Maine mill town that has been devastated by the closing of their major employer. Do not run Millinocket for what you get instead RUN MILLINOCKET for what you GIVE. Please do not take spots in our race unless you are serious about doing your very best to show up (of course we know life happens) but please don't register just because our race is free. All participants are required to generously patronize Katahdin area businesses in lieu of an entry fee. Our 2016 edition was a tremendous success and we look forward to growing our event in 2017 and all the positive influence it brings! 


This marathonis now a Boston, Chicago and NYC Marathon Qualifier! 

Read more about the history of our event HERE

Please visit our Facebook page for much more information!

Sat, Dec 9th,
10:00am to 6:00pm
Annual Event: 

Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay



Sunday, October 15, 2017



Announcing the first ever Sea to Summit Series!
Our original Maine race series starts with our Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay held on October 15, 2017 and concludes at the Millinocket Marathon & Half on December 9, 2017. Participants must be registered for both events and may choose any of the distance options offered at either race. Upon completion of the Millinocket run Sea to Summit Series participants will be awarded a special finisher medal! 

MDI Marathon has been hosted by Crow Athletics since 1991!

Be a St. Jude hero! Run MDI for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Do something even greater than finishing the MDI Marathon, Half & Relay; become a St. Jude Hero - run for a reason and earn benefits that include special Heroes VIP hosptiliaty, bag check, reimbursed race entry, transportation and much more! Be part of the lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children.  Participation information, race and weekend-long event details may all be found at:

Sun, Oct 15th,
8:00am to 8:00pm
Annual Event: 

35th Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Marathon & 15K - SOLD OUT

The 35th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K update - SOLD OUT!


The Sugarloaf Mountain Marathon provides runners with spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges and the Carrabassett River. 

Stay tuned for details for the 36th Annual and be sure to register early! 

Sun, May 21st,
8:00am to 12:30pm
Annual Event: 

Santa Hustle Maine 5K & Half Marathon

Santa Hustle Maine Event Information

Be a part of one of the largest growing race series as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of South Portland, ME at the Third Annual Santa Hustle Maine 5k & Half Marathon presented by Bon-Ton on Sunday, December 4, 2016. 

5K START: 7:15am

Every participant will receive a Santa hat, beard, and a lightweight performance hoodie, to wear while running. NEW for 2016! All finishers, 5K and Half Marathon, will receive a finisher medal! With outrageous holiday decorations, festive music, and a large after party!

Date & Time

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016


5k START: 7:15am*

*Times Subject to Change

Start & Finish

Start and Finish will be at the Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME 04106

Race Packet Pick-Up

The Santa Hustle Maine presented by Bon-Ton packet pick-up will be held Friday 12/2- Saturday 12/3 and on Race Day.

  • Friday, December 2: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Race Day Packet Pick-Up WILL BE AVAILABLE this year from 5:30-6:45 a.m. — PPU will close exactly at 6:45 a.m. – Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines

You may have a friend pick your packet up for you. They will need a copy of your confirmation ticket email and the correct spelling of your first and last name.


The Marriott at Sable Oaks is the 2016 host hotel. Click here to make your reservations.

You can also book your hotel stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. Click hereto make your reservations.


Event details may be found at 



Sun, Dec 4th,
7:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

The Bangor YMCA Tri for the Y Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Tri for the Y Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Whether this is your 50th Sprint Triathlon or Sprint Duathlon, or your very first, the Bangor YMCA wants you to GIVE OUR TRI A TRY!

August 28th, 2016
The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan
101 Camp Jordan Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Our Sprint Triathlon is Sanctioned by USAT


This is an “Old School” event! Before Tri-bikes existed, a triathlon was raced on road bikes or street bikes or hybrid bikes. So, leave your fancy Tri-bike at home!  And bring your spring-trainer beater-road bike or your hybrid-bike or your cyclocross bike or your mountain bike! This is NOT for nice bikes. The bike portion is on some paved roads but mostly compressed dirt, so leave your skinny tires at home! Come have fun at this throwback event!

Not only are we celebrating our 5th Anniversary at The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, giving our Sprint Triathlon an “Old School” nod to the days before Tri-Bikes existed, BUT we will will also be adding a SPRINT DUATHLON! Both our Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon will run simultaneously.



Sun, Aug 28th (All day)
Annual Event: 

The Great Adventure Challenge

The Great Adventure Challenge is a one of a kind triathlon event that combines:

  • Kayaking (2.5 miles)
  • Mountain Biking (16+ miles)
  • And concludes with a 2 mile dash/hike up and down Pleasant Mountain

Along with the competitive events there will be:

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Trophies in Nine Categories
  • T-Shirts
  • Fully Catered Meal for Competitors & Volunteers
  • Medical & Emergency Personnel
  • Drawing for competitors for a $1,000 Kayak Package from Saco Bound Canoe & Kayak

For more information, click here.

Sat, Aug 20th (All day)
Annual Event: 

Major League Triathlon




Teams of two professional women and two professional men will face off in a Super Sprint Mixed Relay. Each athlete will complete a quick swim, bike, and run and then tag their next teammate in line. The first team to have all four athletes cross the finish line wins.


Sign up and come race with us! Mini, Sprint, Olympic, and youth distance courses will be offered throughout the season


Music, beer, games, interactive areas, and more... MLT goes beyond racing. Experienced athletes, first time triathletes, and even newcomers to the sport can relax and have a good time.


For more information, click here

Fri, Sep 9th (All day) to Sun, Sep 11th (All day)
Annual Event: