Marathons & Triathlons

Dry-Land Biathlon at Roberts Farm

Get ready for our upcoming winter biathlons with this dry-land race where you alternate running with shooting. You can choose between a 3x1k or 3x2k option. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for a youth (under 18) if you pre-register. On-site registration is available for $15/$10.  Target practice opens at 9:30AM and the race begins at 11AM.  We will provide air rifles and targets. Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. 

For more information, please click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/DryLandBiathlonatRobertsFarm?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw

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Date: 
Sun, Nov 10th,
11:00am to 1:00pm
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Riverlands 10K

Next stop on the series is Androscoggin Riverlands State Park as we host the 3rd annual Riverlands 10k.

This 10k trail race will utilize a section of the State Park's 12 miles of trails on both single and double track dirt trail. A section of the trail runs along the contour of the Androscoggin River.

All race entrants will also be invited to the Maine Outdoor Film Fest screening on Saturday night, 9/20 at Baxter Brewing Co in Lewiston, ME. Showtime is 7pm

Price:

Solo Entry - 30/$35 --- Early Bird/Normal

*Youth 16 & under always race for $15

What's Included:

- Entry to Race

- Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff

- Day-of race snacks and water

- Entry to the Maine Outdoor Film Fest on Sat 9/2 at Baxter Brewing Co.

- Baxter Beer glassware (for first 36 entrants)

Event Schedule:

Saturday

7:00pm: Maine Outdoor Film Fest screening @ Baxter Brewing Co.

Sunday

8:30am: Race registration opens at Riverlands State Park in Turner, ME

9:30am: Race registration closes

10:00am: Race Start

To register, please click here: http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/summer7.html

Date: 
Sun, Sep 22nd,
8:30am to 3:00pm
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Waldoboro Half Marathon

The Waldoboro Day 5K is generally considered one of the hardest 5Ks in the state of Maine. But that doesn't have any of the hard hills. To truly run Waldoboro, you have to run the big hills. Thus begat the Waldoboro Half Marathon: the hardest road half marathon in New England (we're pretty sure). We think it's one of the hardest in the country and probably has the hardest finish.

We fit as many hills as we could in 13.1 miles without having to cross Route 1. Are we missing some hills? Yes. But we don't think you'll mind.

We've crammed roughly 1,400 feet of elevation into 13.1 miles (and ~550 in the final 3.5 miles) to take you to your limit. There are 7(!) hills with a gradient of at least 10%, including 2 in the final mile. 45% of the course is uphill. It's the perfect tune-up for your fall goal race. We always say that if you can do well in Waldoboro, everywhere else is easy.

Following the lead of our friends at the Millinocket Marathon, we're embracing a DIY ethos for this half. Hence our motto: "No Frills. Just Hills." There's no bands on the course. There's no expo. There may or may not be volunteers along the course. There aren't even any water stations.

If you need fluids (you'll need fluids), you need to either carry them yourself, stash them along the course, or station people along the course to hand them to you. If you need Maurten every 2 miles, then you should find someone to do that. We STRONGLY encourage you to game-plan the course and figure out what hydration you'll need and then make that work. Collaborate with your fellow runners. Work together! Having said that, you CAN have people hand you stuff mid-race. 

You don't have people at a folding table handing you paper cups during your weekly long run. We're confident you can adapt.

You Must Qualify

This is partly to protect you from yourself and to give us piece of mind, but this race has a qualifying standard (like Boston, but easier!). In order to run this, you need to have run a half marathon in 2:15 or less in the last 2 years. This is not so much to keep people out as it is to make sure everyone who starts the race can finish it. This should absolutely not be your first half marathon. However, we're not super-strict on this. If you ran a 10-miler in 70 minutes, that works. If you ran a 4-hour marathon, obviously that works. We'll even accept a training run you posted on Strava. We just want to be confident that you'll be ok. We won't have people on the course ready to call a medic.

We do reserve the right to cancel your registration (with a refund, of course).

The Course

We're going to ask you to familiarize yourself with the course. Don't burn yourself out by mile 6 (that's probably the easiest one). Pacing will be tricky. We very much recommend you drive the last 4 miles at least once. The last mile will not be fun.

The current course is still being finalized around the margins to get as close as possible to 13.1094 miles. The version on MapMyRun is not drawn using the shortest possible route, so it seems long.

Race Day Registration

We'll have very limited race day registration from 9am to 9:30am. The Race Director will be running the race with you, so he's going to be busy. In order to register on Race Day, you will need to have easy-to-verify evidence of meeting the qualifying standard. Basically, have the Strava activity up on your phone or something like that.

We're projecting a start time of 10am, with the goal of putting finishers at the brewery within a certain window.

For more information or to register, please click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Waldoboro/WaldoboroHalfMarathon

Date: 
Sat, Sep 21st,
10:00am to 4:00pm
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Run MDI: 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!

To find out more information, please visit: http://www.runmdi.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/218912408993868/

Date: 
Sun, Oct 20th,
8:00am to 4:00pm
Annual Event: 
Yes
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Dempsey Challenge

The #DempseyChallenge is an annual run, walk, cycle fundraiser to support the Dempsey Center, making life better for people managing the impact of cancer. The Challenge serves as the primary fundraiser for the Dempsey Center. The opening ceremony, presented by Patrick Dempsey, begins at 7 am both days with the races starting at varying times.

To find out the complete schedule of events, as well as the link to register, please visit: https://www.dempseycenter.org/dempsey-challenge/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2291079844444375/?event_time_id=2291079851111041&active_tab=about

Date: 
Sat, Sep 28th, 6:00am to Sun, Sep 29th, 5:00pm
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Last Man Standing Ultramarathon

Racing starts at 12 noon on Saturday with a shotgun start. Racers will complete the course at whatever pace they choose, but they MUST complete

 

You must complete the loop in less than 60 minutes! Those that complete the course in under an hour will earn the right to continue. The next gun start is at 1pm. Same loop, same rules apMan (definition) – humankind; the human race; fellow; individual; person – From Webster

The Last Man Standing Ultramarathon is a different type of event with a new “race” starting every hour on the hour. There will be no male, female, or age group awards, only the Last Man (athlete) Standing.

The course will be a 4.2 mile trail loop with nice double track and some moderate elevation gain. It will be an easy loop to finish in under an hour for most people. At least for the first few times around!

Race organizers will provide a 40′ X 80′ h water and some snack food. There will also be food for sale in the afternoon and evening on Saturday. We strongly encourage you to visit Pineland Farms Market for fantastic locally grown and prepared foods. Racers are responsible for their own nutrition.ply. The race continues in this format until there is only one athlete remaining. The lone athlete must be standing at the starting line ready for the next start to be declared the Last Man Standing and the winner.

 

Racing starts at 12 noon on Saturday with a shotgun start. Racers will complete the course at whatever pace they choose, but they MUST complete the loop in less than 60 minutes! Those that complete the course in under an hour will earn the right to continue. The next gun start is at 1pm. Same loop, same rules apply. The race continues in this format until there is only one athlete remaining. The lone athlete must be standing at the starting line ready for the next start to be declared the Last Man Standing and the winner.

 

Pineland Farms has a strict NO DOGS policy. We love our dogs as much as you love yours. Please leave your dogs at home for this event. If you bring a dog to the event, you will be asked to leave and disqualified from the event. NO DOGS!

 

Next year's race is September 5, 2020. Hope to see you there! 

 

Follow us on Facebook for event details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/lastmanultra/

 

https://www.back40events.com/lastmanstanding 

Date: 
Sat, Aug 31st,
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Annual Event: 
Yes

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!

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR RUNNERS IS THAT THEY GENEROUSLY SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE KATAHDIN REGION IN SOME WAY.

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.   

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/33-penobscot-ave-millinocket-me-04462-1320-united-states/2019-millinocket-marathon-half/2160420574173802/

Register here: https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/index.php?e=1182

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765312260261280/

Purchase tickets here: https://www.trisignup.com/Race/ME/Portland/PortlandKidsDuathlon?fbclid=IwAR3yijZJjXPc4XNUNez__iYeZch9HG_AFo_JOFXa5Q9qpxstUBlNCpw1LTQ

Tickets range from $0 - $35.

Hosted at Payson Smith Park in Portland, Maine.

Date: 
Sun, Jul 28th,
6:45am to 11:00am
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Acadia 70.3 Triathlon

PLACE:
145 Pretty Marsh Rd
Mount Desert, ME US 04660

DESCRIPTION:

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.

PRICE:
$250

REGISTER HERE:
https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/MountDesert/AcadiaHalfIronTriathlon?aflt_token=HrZcYWJT57TH3GH4vWg7QL584fEmdOnK

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

Norway TRIathlon

PLACE:

Lake Peneesseewassee Park, Norway

DESCRIPTION:

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

RESTRICTIONS:

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.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP:

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.

RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

VOLUNTEER:

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

REGISTER HERE:

https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/NorwayTRIathlon

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