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 craftbrewraces.com 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)
 
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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 Lisa@graymattermarketing.com to secure a press pass. 
Date: 
Sat, Aug 18th (All day)
City: 
Annual Event: 
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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: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1169607&lis=1&kntae1169607=EDCEBEE931764725A3443C3C9DC6B0B1

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

Run Club 2016 - Brunswick and Portland

Run Club 2016

 

Date/Time
12/03/16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running
89 Maine Street - Brunswick
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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: www.fleetfeetmainerunning.com

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

 

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

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)/info@pinelandtrails.com. 

 



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

Pub Run: Austin Street Brewery

Check out this week's FREE group run with the Runaways Run Club! We'll meet at 6:00pm at Austin Street Brewery then head out on a 4 mile run around Portland then finish at our starting spot. All paces are welcome and encouraged!

More details: www.runawaysrunclub.com/faq/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/540400716725833/

Date: 
Wed, Nov 6th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
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Three Easy Miles: Tuesday Afternoon

DC Endurance and the Runaways Run Club, would like you to join an all levels, easy 3 mile group run every Tuesday at noon! 

The group will start right out front of the Diversified lobby at noon. All are welcome to join in on the run, so if you have friends in the area they are welcome too!  

Routes will rotate between East End and West End runs. Links can be found here:

East End: https://www.strava.com/routes/22325288

West End: https://www.strava.com/routes/22325366 

Run starts by 12:05pm and will plan to go all year. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/422267638486016/

Date: 
Tue, Nov 5th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Nov 12th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Nov 19th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Nov 26th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Dec 3rd,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Dec 10th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Dec 17th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Dec 24th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Tue, Dec 31st,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
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Cove Run: Tuesday Mornings

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland (3.6m). This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you'd like for first placers to first timers! We'll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/448197186045146/

Date: 
Tue, Nov 5th,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Nov 12th,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Nov 19th,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Nov 26th,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Dec 3rd,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Dec 10th,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Dec 17th,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Dec 24th,
6:00am to 7:00am
Tue, Dec 31st,
6:00am to 7:00am
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
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6th Annual Wells Veterans Day 5K

The Wells Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 6th Annual Wells Veterans Day 5K will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2010. Proceeds to benefit Honor Flight Maine (www.honorflightmaine.org).

Both runners and walkers are welcome to participate.  The start and finish are both located at the Wells Elks Lodge and the 5K loop takes you through beautiful, remote back roads of Wells.  The course is considered flat, which is great for those either looking to set a new PR and/or for first-time 5K'ers.

FREE Long-sleeved t-shirt for the first 100 paying Registrants.  Please note that t-shirts are a men's 100% cotton. Children 10 years of age and under are free.

To register, please click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Wells/VD5k

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/992884354390255/

Date: 
Mon, Nov 11th,
10:00am to 11:00am
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
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Kick Out Mesothelioma 5-Miler & 2.5 Mile Walk

Where*: Packet Pickup Fleet Feet Maine Running 309 Marginal Way Portland, Maine                                     

5-Miler Start at Cutter St & Eastern Promenade/Finish at Sewage Treatment Plant Rd & Marginal Way

Walk Start & Finish at Sewage Treatment Plant Rd Bayside Trail Entrance.  

Benefits: Mesothelioma Research. Race is in memory of John W. Griffin, a pipefitter, Navy veteran, & City Councilor who passed away in 2003 after a 1 month diagnosis of cancer including mesothelioma. 

After party at Fore Play Sports Pub 436 Fore St with food, Coors Light & Shipyard Beverage Specials.   ALL PARTICIPANTS ENTERED INTO RAFFLE FOR A NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS GAME TICKET PAIR.

Cost: 5-Miler $20              2.5 Mile Walk $17             Shirts guaranteed through October 5th as available after

DON’T RUN OR WALK? DONATE: $5 FOR PINT GLASS or RAFFLE TICKET    

Awards: Cash Prizes Top Overall Male & Female. Awards age groups. Cash Prizes Top Club, Corporate, and Open Teams (4 person minimum to score)

$25 Race Day Registration for both events. Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup 8-9:45AM @ Fleet Feet.

*This is a point-to-point 5-mile race for packet pickup and the after party. 5-Miler Start is 1.3 miles from Fleet Feet Maine Running. Finish for both events is 0.3 miles from Fleet Feet Maine Running. Maps will be provided. Join the Facebook page for a ride/carpool forum between walkers and runners.        

For more information, please click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Portland/KickOutMesothelioma5Miler15MileWalk?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw

Date: 
Sun, Nov 10th,
10:00am to 11:30am
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Tri-Town Family 5K

​Mark your calendars for the 8th annual Tri-Town Family 5K.  Plan for a great morning celebrating healthy activity and community.  Bruce M. Whittier Middle School is extremely proud to organize and facilitate this free, family event.  We hope to see you there!

In the past seven years, 1,842 people have crossed the finish line at the Tri-Town Family 5K.  While most race events are established to raise money for various worthy causes, the Tri-Town Family 5K has a free registration to ensure that cost never gets in the way of participation.  Rather than fundraise, the missions of this 5K are raising young runners and encouraging active families.  Local businesses fully fund the race, providing donations used to pay for race day expenses such as the timing company, DJ, food, facilities, and prizes.  

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

For more information, please click here: https://tritownfamily5k.weebly.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Town-Family-5K-275254459777712/

Date: 
Sun, Nov 10th,
10:00am to 1:00pm
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
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