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: 

World Snowshoe Wife Carrying Championship

Sunday River is excited to announce we will be the new home for the World Snowshoe Wife Carrying Championship.

Registration is now open! The course is at the base area of Barker Mountain. 

Much like the North American Wife Carrying Championship, it will be run over an obstacle course that is approximately 253 meters (278 yards). The course begins with three rollers made out of snow, followed by a slalom course, whaleback, and lastly a mogul field. Teams cannot advance on the course if the carried partner is drop. He or she must be mounted properly before continuing on, or they will be disqualified from the competition.  

The only equipment that will be allowed during the competition will be a belt worn by the carrier to give the partner something to grasp, helmet & goggles (required), and obviously, snowshoes. If you don't have snowshoes, we will provide you with some. Several different carrying techniques have been used successfully, including the "piggy-back", the "fireman's carry", the "Estonian carry." Any carrying technique that keeps the partner from touching the ground is permissible.  

The race will run in heats with two teams racing at one time. The two teams with the fastest times (not necessarily the winners in each heat) will qualify for the championship round. The winner of the championship round will be declared the Wife Carrying Snowshoe World Champion.    

Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams, as well as the fastest team with a combined age over 80, and the fastest team with a combined weight over 350 lbs. Contestants need not be related but must be over the age of 21. A maximum of 50 teams will be allowed to compete.  

The day also includes a tailgate party in the Barker parking lot, complete with live music, prizes for best tailgate, and more.

Event information and registation steps can be found here: Snowshoe Wife Carrying 


Sat, Apr 20th,
10:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

The Moose on the Loose Triathlon and 5k

New England’s premier winter triathlon!  Offering Snowshoe (first leg), Fat Bike OR ski (second leg) and run (third leg) or bring the entire family and run a fun snow 5k  only option.  Know a friend who has snowshoes and another with skis?  Come and participate in the relay division. This triathlon will provide a great way to break up the winter doldrums, get outside and off the trainer. With scenic courses and stunning views
10:00a Tentative Start Time(no need to get up early, it’s winter and we have no reason to start in the dark!)

The Moose on the Loose triathlon was conceived as a collaboration between TriME and the Meadows Golf Club to provide an opportunity to take advantage of the trails and club house of the Meadows Golf Club and world class operations of TriME to produce a winter triathlon the experienced triathlete and outdoor enthusiast will both enjoy.
Information will soon be added on a friendly, fun and free kids race.
Approximate race distances are listed below.
Leg 1: Snowshoe
The snowshoe is approximately 1 mile
Leg 2: (option 1) Fat Bike
The Bike will be approximately 5-6 miles
Leg 2: (option 2) Ski
The Ski will be approximately 4 miles
Leg 3: Run
The Run will be approximately 3 miles.

Sun, Mar 3rd (All day)
Annual Event: 

5k Cold Turkey Trot


12 Abbott Hill Rd
Dexter, ME US 04930
Come out to support Dexter Regional High School's 2019 Cross Country team with a fun 5k road race/walk.  The course will begin and end in front of the high school for an out-and-back with a mixed bag of hills and flats on in-town and country roads.
Entry is $15  

The top 3 female and male finishers will receive a prize.

Same day registration and bib pick-up will begin at 8:45am at the start line.

For more information, contact or call 924-5536 and ask for Marcy King.

Sun, Nov 18th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Turkey Trot Dog Jog Walk

Saturday, November 17, 2018

You're invited to the Annual 5k Turkey Trot/ 1 Mile Dog Jog and again this year a 10K (two laps on the 5K route - special bibs for 10K runners)!

Race starts from the Sanford Jr High located at 708 Main St., Sanford.  Hosted by the Sanford Parks and Recreation Department and by York Federal Credit Union, you have a chance to win gift cards. Overall 1st place Male and Female win a $50 gift card. Overall 2nd place Male and Female win a $25 gift card.  

All proceeds will benefit the new FITNESS ZONE to be built near the Mousam Trails.

Sponsored by: YORK COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION - (clip on shoe running lights for first 75 racers to register)


Register at the Jr High if registering after 11/15/18.  

Staff will be at the race site on race day at 8am on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

For event registration please visit:

Sat, Nov 17th,
9:00am to 11:30am
Annual Event: 

Cousins Island 10 Miler

Cousins Island 10 Miler - Saturday, November 17, 2018 

5K Sports Management 

Lower Falls Landing,106 Lafayette StreetYarmouth,
Online Registration Close Date & Time - Friday, November 16, 2018 6:00 PM (EST)

Race day registration at 7AM at Amvets Post 2, 148 North Road Yarmouth

Awards and post-race refreshments at Amvets Post 2, 148 North Road Yarmouth.  Cash bar starting at 10:30AM

Directions from Amvets Post 2 to start line.  1.4 miles to start  Leave Amvets Hall and take a right on North Road

North Road to East Main Street, take a right  East Main Street to Route #88  Up the hill to the start 

Water stops at mile 3,5,7 / Mile markers 1-9 

All runners recieve finishers metal

Custom race bibs

Display clocks at 5K & 10K 

Long sleeve technical shirts are $13.00 extra / Need to pre register for tech shirts by 11/5/18 / No tech shirts on race day

1st, 2nd, 3rd for overall male and female.  1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female in age groups.  1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99

Race portion of proceeds with benefit the Yarmouth Police Dog K-9 and Freeport Girls Softball team~  

Please feel free to visit the event link below for registration and a course map.

Sat, Nov 17th,
9:00am to 11:30am
Annual Event: 

Turkey Trot 4 Hope

Turkey Trot 4 Hope 

November 22, 2018 - 9am 

219 Main Street
Norway, ME US 04268

Join us for the 2nd annual Turkey Trot 4 Hope on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Norway, Maine to benefit the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine.  Start your day with family and friends for some fitness and fun as you run, jog or walk through the streets of Norway and by the picturesque Norway Lake. New this year, we have added the option to create a fundraising team. Gather your friends and co-workers to join you. All proceeds directly benefit the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine.

This event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field.

4 Miler - $25

Student 4 Miler - $15

Gobble Wobble Stroll Through Town - One Mile $25 

Student Gobble Wobble Stroll Through Town - One Mile $15 

In addition to other great prizes, our Big Tom Sponsor, Sunday River is providing:

Season Passes for 1st place: Junior (6-12) & Teen (13-18) 

Sunday River Day Passes for 1st place men/women: 10 yr. increments age 19 & up

For event details and registration please visit:

Thu, Nov 22nd,
9:00am to 11:15am
Annual Event: