Running / Trails & Hiking

Runners and Beer Drinkers Unite

Fitness and fun will come together this weekend at Portland’s Edward Payson Park at the Craft Brew Races. On Saturday, the national running and craft beer festival series will return to Portland on August 18th for the fifth consecutive year. A portion of the proceeds from the Portland Craft Brew Race will be donated to the Maine Brewer’s Guild.
“We’re excited to be back in Portland this year for the fifth annual event,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing, which produces the event series. “Portland was the first city where our team hosted a Craft Brew Races event. Maine has a vibrant craft brewing scene, and we enjoy seeing new and old favorite breweries  join in on the fun.”
The Portland Craft Brew Race course is 3.1 mile/5K run (or walk), following a full loop of Portland’s Back Cove. The course follows Baxter Blvd. and the Back Cove Trail, featuring scenic, waterfront views throughout. Prizes are on the line for top three male and female runners, largest team, largest brewery team, and fastest team.
The race finishes just steps from the beer festival location. At the festival, in addition to included beer samples at the festival, water, Polar Seltzer and Kind Snacks will be available to runners. Food vendors will also be on site. Designated driver and festival-only tickets are available. 
The run starts at noon, with the festival doors opening at 12:30. All 5K participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival — including beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All designated driver ticket-holders receive a different bracelet at registration, and are welcome to enjoy the festival, designated snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. The event is 21+ only. 
More than 30 breweries will be pouring samples of their brews at the festival, in addition to food and product vendors. Visit for a full vendor list and tickets.
Of the vendors, there are 18 Maine-based breweries participating in the event:
Allagash Brewing Company (Portland)
Definitive Brewing Company (Portland)
Liberty Craft Brewing (Liberty)
News-capes Brewing (Portland)
Geary Brewing Co. (Portland)
Grateful Grain Brewing (Monmouth)
Sebago Brewing Co. (Multiple Locations)
Norway Brewing Company (Norway)
Shipyard Beer (Portland)
Nonesuch River Brewing (Scarborough)
Tumbledown Brewing (Farmington)
Rising Tide Brewing Company (Portland)
Foulmouthed Brewing (South Portland)
SoMe Brewing Company (York)
Fore River Brewing Company (Portland)
Hidden Cove Brewing Co. (Wells)
Woodland Farms Brewery (Kittery)
Bangor Beer Company (Bangor)
Press: The attached images are for your use. Please credit: “Clancy Creative/Craft Brew Races” when running these images. Additional images are available upon request. 
A limited number of press passes are available for this event. Please contact Lisa McCurdy at 617-697-5100 or to secure a press pass. 
Sat, Aug 18th (All day)
Annual Event: 

8th Annual AIDS Walk/Run of Central Maine

8th Annual AIDS Walk/Run of Central Maine
Saturday May 13, 2017 9 a.m.
Waterfront Park, Hallowell, ME

(Rain or Shine)

Plans for the 8th annual AIDS Walk/Run of Central Maine benefitting the Horizon Program at MaineGeneral Medical Center are well under way! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need your help. 
The mission of the Horizon Program is to provide quality, compassionate, and comprehensive medical and social services to all identified people living with HIV/AIDS in central and mid-coast Maine. With a clinic in Gardiner and offices in Augusta, the program provides:

*A clinic for medical services and interaction with health care professionals;

*Case management for people living with HIV/AIDS;

*Educational programs and community outreach;

*Support for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Incredible progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but a cure has not been found. Every year there are still 50,000 new HIV/AIDS cases nationwide and we need to continue to raise awareness to prevent this disease.

Whether it is a friend, parent, child, relative or significant other, many people are touched by HIV/AIDS. We walk to pay tribute to those loved ones who have died and support those who are living with this disease.

To learn more about the Horizon Program please visit  
The Horizon Program or call 207.621.3785 press 7.

To register:

Sat, May 13th,
9:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Run Club 2016 - Brunswick and Portland

Run Club 2016


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running
89 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04086
United States

Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running
89 Maine Street - Brunswick
Map data ©2016 Google

Run Club 2016 Sign-ups are LIVE! Sign up today to be a part of our 2016 team. Sign up for either Portland or Brunswick! And of course you are welcome to participate in both if you sign up for one or the other!

December 3, 2016 - 6pm -7pm

Brunswick – $50 : Sign up here

For more info check out the website:

This is a running training group made simple and social! The Run Club features coaching, structured training, group runs, and fun social gatherings of runners of all abilities. All paces are welcome to participate, run, learn and get in shape for whatever goal you are targeting. With the registration fee, each person will receive one technical running shirt (one t-shirt or singlet) and one other custom FFSMR product. As part of the "Run Club" running program, participants will receive the following: 

  • A year long structured training program
  • Dedicated support and individual counseling from a "Run Club" coach
  • 3 group training sessions during the week (option of 5 if you attend both Portland + Brunswick!)
  • Group training sessions each week will be formatted as follows:
    • One day of 3-5 easy miles
    • One day of structured workout including strength, pacing and speed
    • Saturdays will typically be a longer endurance run varying from 4-10 miles, depending on race season
  • Information clinics by coaches and vendors on proper footwear, gear, injury prevention, nutrition featuring product try ons and more!
  • Weekly Training Group Email and Group Facebook Run Club Training Page (Find us on FB!)
  • Race Course Preview Training Runs 
  • Winter Warrior Training - Winter Workouts to maintain strength and endurance....and brave the Maine Winter elements!
  • The camaraderie of others like you with the same goal!

Fleet Feet – Maine Running
89 Maine Street, Brunswick


Sat, Dec 3rd,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Annual Event: 

Salomon Trail Running Festival - Pineland Farms

11th Annual Salomon Trail Running Festival ~ Pineland Farms, New Gloucester 
Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 2017

Saturday schedule:
8:30 AM –    Registration Opens
9:00 AM –    YMCA Kids’ Zone opens
9:45 AM –    5km Canicross Race start
10:00 AM –  10km Race start
11:00 AM –   5km Race start
11:10 AM –   Barefoot 5km Race start
11:30 AM –   BBQ opens (price not included in entry)
12:30 PM –   Awards Ceremony
2:00 PM –     YMCA Kids’ Zone closes


Sunday schedule:

5:00 AM –  Registration Opens
6:00 AM –  50 Mile Race start
8:00 AM –  50 km Race start
9:00 AM –  YMCA Kids’ Zone opens
10:00 AM – 25km Race start
12:00 PM –  BBQ opens (free to runners)
2:00 PM –   YMCA Kids’ Zone closes
2:00 PM –   Awards Ceremony 50K & 25K
4:30 PM –   Awards Ceremony 50 Mile race
7:00 PM –   Course closes

For more information, including registration steps, please visit Salomon Trail Running Festival.
Please feel free to visit the FAQ section and reach 
Event Director Erik Boucher with any questions: 207-210-8655 (mobile)/ 


Sat, May 27th, 8:30am to Sun, May 28th, 7:00pm
Annual Event: 

AR Gould Hospital Colors of Courage

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: Registration at 8:30 am and Friday, Sept. 6 from 4 - 5:30 pm); Events to start at 9:30am. 

Location: AR Gould Hospital, 140 Academy St., Presque Isle

Support Cancer Care in the County with this year’s AR Gould Hospital Colors of Courage! Walk or run a 5K or 10K, have your child participate in the Kids Free Fun Run and Kid Zone, or just come out to cheer! Survivors are encouraged to join our Champion Lap at the start of the event.

5K/10K participants must be registered by Aug. 5 in order to get a t-shirt. No T-shirts will be given for the Kids Free Fun Run.


5K Walk/Run Adult

(1 registrant)

$25 5K Walk/Run Adult, 1 registrant allowed, price $25$25


10K Walk/Run Adult

(1 registrant)

$25 10K Walk/Run Adult, 1 registrant allowed, price $25


5K Walk/Run Youth

(1 registrant)

$15 5K Walk/Run Youth, 1 registrant allowed, price $15

(Age 8-17)


10K Walk/Run Youth

(1 registrant)

$15 10K Walk/Run Youth, 1 registrant allowed, price $15

(Age 8-17)


Kid Fun Runner

(1 registrant)

Free Kid Fun Runner, 1 registrant allowed, price $0


(Age 12 and under, No t-shirt)



Sat, Sep 7th,
9:30am to 6:00pm
Annual Event: 

7th Annual Acadia Half Marathon and 10K


Welcome to the 7th Annual Acadia Half Marathon and 10K! We are the MDI YMCA are pleased that you are interested in joining us this June. The Acadia Half Marathon and 10K is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. The money raised through your entry fees help sustain the YMCA's scholarship programs, ensuring that individuals and families have access to the care, services, and programs that can help them improve their lives through healthy living or community activities. 

Start time for Half Marathon Walkers - 6:00am

Start time for Half Marathon/10K Runners - 7:00am


Race Director Contact: Jennifer VanDongen races@mdiymca.or

Course Description

Course features breathtaking view of Acadia National Park and Maine's rocky coastline. It is a spectacular 13.1 mile course traveling on the scenic Acadia National Loop Road. The second largest island on the Eastern seaboard, Mount Desert Island boasts an impressive 41,000 acres of land devoted to the Northeast's only National Park, Acadia - an amazing array of mountains and sea, cliff and coastline. 

This half marathon is fortunate to be one of only a couple of races of its kind held in Acadia National Park. Walkers are able to enjoy the beauty of Acadia at a slower pace and encouraged to participate. Walkers are able to enjoy the beauty of Acadia at a slower pace and are encouraged to participate!  

Race Features

USAT & F Certified Half Marathon ME 12020JK - Good until December 31, 2022

                                  Prizes will be awarded for TOP 3 MEN AND WOMEN and 1st and 2nd in each age group (half-marathon and 10K)

Mile markers for all 13 miles

Six Water Stations (Stations are placed every 2-2.5 miles)

Post Race Refreshments 




Prices for the Race


Early Registration : until September 30, $115

Regular Registration : 10/1/2018-2/28/2019, $135

Late Registration : 3/1/2019-5/31/2019, $155


Early Registration : now until 2/28/2019, $35

Regular Registration: 3/1/2019-5/31/2019, $45


Men's Half Marathon Course Record: Jonny Wilson (2018) 1:09:32.2

Women's Half Marathon Record: Tracy Guerrette (2018) 1:23:35:2


Complete event details may be found at:  



Sun, Jun 2nd, 11:45pm
Annual Event: 

Safe Voices 5K to End Domestic Violence


Saturday, June 1st, @ Bates College, Lewiston

9am to 11am

Join us for a fun-filled day as we raise funds to support Safe Voices' mission: to support and empower those affected by Domestic Violence and engage the community in creating social change in Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin counties.


Runners = $25 pre-reg/$30 day of
Walkers = $20 pre-reg/$25 day of
Youth 5K Runners = FREE (must be 12 or under, does not include t-shirt or chipped bib)

Kids Fun Run = FREE (register the morning of June 1)

Register by 5/1 to ensure you get a race shirt in your preferred size.

Scroll down for more details about the 2019 5K Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence.

Still have questions? Please contact:

Victoria Stanton
207-795-6744 x 214

As always, thank you for your support!

If you or someone you know needs support or help and wants to speak with one of our advocates, please call our 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-559-2927.

 Please visit  



Sat, Jun 1st,
9:00am to 11:30am
Annual Event: 

Rock My Socks Bangor 5k


Saturday, June 1st, 2019.

The Rock Church, Bangor Campus 1195 Ohio St
Bangor, ME US 04401

5K run/walk is $25 race entry (+ online processing fee). $30 in person on race day. Race proceeds benefit Momentum Student Ministries – the youth ministry of The Rock Church in Bangor and Old Town.

Course Information
Our course is a Bangor PD-approved 5K (3.1 mile) route! We start/finish in the parking lot at 1195 Ohio Street, head up Ohio Street toward Capehart, loop through Capehart, and return back down Ohio Street. Click here for an interactive course map.

The FREE 0.5K Kid's fun begins and ends at the start/finish line, and for the safety of the kids involved remains within the confines of our large parking lot.

Register early! A quality shirt with custom race logo is provided to the first 100 registrants.

This race WILL be timed! 

Don’t forget to Rock Your Socks on RACE Day! In addition to Age Group awards, prizes will be awarded for the most creative socks worn (sock-rocking is highly encouraged, but not required). 

Bib Pickup/Race day registration begins: 7:00 am.
Kids Fun Run: 8:00 am.

Sat, Jun 1st,
8:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Molly Ockett School PTA Annual 5K Color Run

Molly Ockett School PTA 3rd Annual Walk/Run

Saturday, June 1st - Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg

We cordially invite you to participate in our 3rd Annual 5K-Color Run/Walk 4 Fun!

This colorful occasion will raise money to provide our local children with quality resources and experiences in and out of the classroom that would not be possible without the fundraising support of Parent- Teacher Associations (PTA). All funds raised at this super fun event will go towards Molly Ockett School PTA's goal of providing much needed shade on the MOS playground!

Our registration tent will open at 9am and our 5K Color Run/Walk 4 Fun will kick off at 10 am.

While you are waiting for the color to fly, enjoy a pre-race snack at one of our amazing local food trucks or shop some local independent businesses!

Thank you so much for joining us at the most colorful and super fun event all summer! Molly Ockett School PTAs 3rd Annual 5K Color Run/Walk 4 Fun!

Children under 5yrs are FREE!
Participants that are under 16 yrs must have an Adult on property during the event.

There will be Crafters, Vendors, Food, Activities, Music and Raffles happening throughout the day!

Event day registration will open at 9am with event starting at 10am.

DJ color blast party with start when last participant crosses the finish line.

This is a rain or shine event!
All participants under age 16
must have an adult on property.
This is an “at will” event and participants
assume all responsibility of personal injury
or property loss.


Please visit this link for additional event details and registration:

Sat, Jun 1st,
10:00am to 12:30pm
Annual Event: 

Limington Recreation Beach to Ballfield 5k

Limington Recreation Beach to Ballfield 5k

Limington Recreation
Moy Mo Dayo Recreational Area, 100 Number 1 RoadLimington,
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:00 PM (EST)

Race Director-  Abby Pitts 1-207-939-3226

Race Day Registration- 8:00AM

Race Location-Moy Mo Dayo Recreation Area, 100 Number 1 Road, Limington

Google Maps for Start Location

No Additional Fee's at Checkout

Sun, May 26th,
8:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: