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: 

Pumpkinhead Half Marathon 5K & Festival


28 Levesque Drive (Route 236)
Eliot, ME US 03903
Start Time: 8:30am EDT
End Time: 6:00pm EDT
Price: $69.00 Race Fee + $5.14 SignUp Fee 
Registration: Registration ends September 27, 2019 at 5:00pm EDT 

A beautiful course wrapped in fall foliage along the Piscataqua River in Eliot, Maine. Part of the Eliot Festivals Days and 5K on September 28, 2019.  Beautiful rolling hills and views will make this a memorable race and run as well as a perfect training run for anybody working up towards their October or November marathons.  Join us post race at the Shipyard Brew Pub for a full day of Shipyard Pumpkinhead events, music and activities.  A really fun fall festival day is there for you and your family to enjoy.

$3,000.00 Purse Prize for the Half Marathon!  Awards for 1st Overall Men & Women. With entry you get:  Half Marathon Finisher Medals, Age Group awards, T-Shirt, 2 Beers and some food to refuel with free entry to the Pumpkinhead Festival.

Hosted by Shipyard Brewing Company - a great way to celebrate the start of the new season!  

Be sure to Like the event Facebook page! 





Sat, Sep 28th,
8:30am to 6:00pm
Annual Event: 

Step Forward 5K Challenge

Join us for the 2019 Step Forward 5K Challenge at Old Town Elementary School on Saturday August 3rd.

Registration will open at 7:30am, and will close at 8:10am. Starting gun goes off at 8:30am.

The course starts at OTES and will go through the UMaine Bike Path and Demerrit Forest. The course is well marked and fairly well level grounded.

Hosted by Courageous Steps Step Forward and The Courageous Steps Project

More information on awards, etc., will be provided as we get closer.
For questions, please email Connor Archer at:!

Please follow the event on Facebook at Step Forward/Facebook.

Sat, Aug 3rd,
7:30am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

Swan Island 10k and 5k

Swan Island Boat Landing, Richmond

Sunday, July 28th at 9am - There will be two ferry trips to Swan Island. Runners need to arrive by 7:30AM.

Online Registration is open through Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 5pm (EST). There is race day registration. 

FMI Laurisa Loon, Race Director, 1-207-737- 4305

Swan Island

Proceeds to benefit Swan Island Education Fund

Custom race bibs / No T-Shirts

USATAF Certfied Course 5K / ME18002BK

2018 Race Results

Race Photos

Sun, Jul 28th, 12:00pm
Annual Event: 
Swan Island

Bradury Bruiser

Bradbury Breaker 

Bradbury Mountain Trail Running Series

September 8, 2019 

A crazy, twisting, turning 12-mile loop of single track-trails filled with rocks, roots, bumps and hills. Save something for the last two miles - this is where you'll earn your bruises! 

Each race is capped at 160 runners and fills fast! 


Sun, Sep 8th,
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Bradbury Mountain Trail Breaker

Bradbury Mountain Breaker 

Bradbury Mountain Trail Runniing Series - the 2nd in a 3 race series 

9 mile course

Event details and course map may be found at Monster Trail Running 

Two laps of an exceptionally hilly, technical single-trail loop that takes you up and down Bradbury Mountain more times than you can count. If you're not begging for mercy on the first lap, you will be on the second! 

Sun, Aug 11th,
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Bradbury Scuffle

Bradbury Mountain Trail Running Series 

Bradbury Scuffle is the 1st in a 3 race series ~ July 14, 2019, Bradbury Mountain, Freeport 

6 mile course - a mix of single and double-track trails with a few rolling hills, a great introduction to Maine trail running. This race is dedicated to Chris Douglass, whose life ended far too soon. 

For complete event details and registration steps for the two other races please visit Trail Monster Series

Bradbury Mountain Breaker - August 11, 2019 - 9 miles

Bradbury Bruiser - September 8, 2019 - 12 miles 



Sun, Jul 14th,
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: