Running / Trails & Hiking

6th Annual Miles for Mills ~ Travis Mills Foundation


Registration is open for the 2018 Miles for Mills 5k presented by T-Mobile!  If you only run one 5K a year, we hope that you will consider joining us~

Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2018 – for Miles for Mills 2018- Presented by T- Mobile


Miles for Mills began in 2012 shortly after SSG Mills was critically injured as an event to support The Mills Family on their road to recovery. Today, it is the Travis Mills Foundations signature community fundraiser to raise critical funds to support combat-injured veterans and their families on a similar road to recovery. This year is the 6th anniversary of Miles for Mills and since SSG Mills was injured! Our goal is to make this our biggest and best year yet. This year will include chip timing, detailed course outlines, marked hazards, water stations, and after party at Cushnoc Brewing Company.

Registration for the event has started and we encourage everyone to sign up as soon as possible! This year each participant will receive an optional fundraising page. Each participant that raises $100 or more will receive a free New Balance t-shirt with our custom Miles for Mills- presented by T-Mobile logo. There will be limited quantities of shirts available for purchase on the day of the race. Your fundraising support will help us continue our mission in the 2018 season!

Event day: Announcements and National Anthem will begin at 8:30 am. Day of event registration will go from 7:00 am to 8:30 am. Day of event registration is $25. Parking available in downtown Augusta.

Route: The run will take place in downtown Augusta. This is a low, flat course that offers speed for competitive participants, and a safe, walkable, family-friendly course for everyone.

Timing: Chip Timing will be offered this year. Bibs with RFID tags will be used for live timing.

Support: This year, each participant will receive an optional fundraising page. Participants who raise $100 or more receive a free New Balance t-shirt! There will be limited quantities available for purchase on event day. Your fundraising support helps fund 2018 families who will attend the retreat.

Kids: This event is family friendly! Kids may run alongside a registered, participating adult. Please, no pets. Strollers are allowed and requested to remain in the back of the race.

Prizes: Given to the top male & female in each category and top 3 finishers overall.

Thank you for supporting this amazing mission ~ See you there!


Mon, May 28th,
7:00am to 2:30pm
Annual Event: 

GiddyUp Trail Running Festival~Pineland Farms

GiddyUp Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms


  • 05.26.2018 @ 09:30 AM at 25 Campus Drive in
  • New Gloucester, Maine

Join or create a team -- or compete solo!

Sat, May 26th,
9:30am to 4:00pm
Annual Event: 

39th Annual 4.5-mile January Thaw Road Race

Join Central Maine Striders for the 39th annual 4.5-mile January Thaw Road Race!
This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, at 11 a.m. at the Belgrade Central School.
Run ~ Walk ~ Waddle!

The top female and male runners will receive $50 gift certificates each from New Balance.
There also will be a post-race raffle for all runners with movie passes to local movie theaters, $20 gift certificates from local businesses like the Korner Store and Deli in Oakland, and gift certificates from local lumberyards. All runners get lightweight cotton gloves.

Refreshments will be served after the race in the Belgrade Central School cafeteria and will include oranges, bananas, hot chili, dark chocolate brownies, and Poland Spring water.
In case of severe weather, the race will be held on Sunday, January 28

  • Race fee: $10 on the day of the race (please make out checks to Central Maine Striders)
  • Registration will be held at Belgrade Central School (158 Depot Road, Belgrade) starting at 9 a.m. on race day
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Sun, Jan 21st,
11:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

Epic Finale

The 12th Annual Epic Finale 5k will take place on December 31st, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM in West Market Square in Downtown Bangor!

Download a Registration Form Here



Youth (14 & Under) – Includes Awesome Shirt – $20

Adult – Awesome Shirt Only – $20

Adult – Awesome Shirt & Awesome Hat – $25


Day Of Registration will be open around 830 AM in Epic Sports.

All Ages Day-of Registration Fee – $25

Event is hosted by Epic Sports, 6 Central Street, Bangor/207.941-5670/info@epicsportsofmaine.coms

Sun, Dec 31st,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Icy Elf 5k and Kids' Run

Help us prepare for Santa with a 5k through the streets of Waldoboro! 

December 17th at 3pm

$15 for 5K - Kids' Run is FREE! Registration ends on December 16th. 

For all event information including registation and a course map please visit

(Patriots play at 4:30 so there's plenty of time to run AND catch the game!) 


What if it snows? We run in the snow in Waldoboro. No, really. What if it snows a lot? In Waldoboro, we run in the snow.

Will there be prizes? Yup. Stay tuned!  

Can I dress in a ridiculous costume? Sure. We encourage it. There will even be a prize for the best costume! 

Can I dress up in a Hannukah theme? Go for it.

What time does Santa come? 6pm. Local businesses will be open in the village with hot drinks and cookies and other fun stuff. Or you could go to the Narrows Tavern and watch the Patriots play. 

What if I just want to walk? Walkers are absolutely welcome. The more the merrier! Just keep in mind that sunset on the 17th is at 4:01, because winter is the worst.

What if I cheat? Two words: naughty list.   

Sun, Dec 17th,
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Annual Event: 

Robert Burns 10k Road Race

January 28th ~ 9:30am - Wesbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge Street, Westbrook,

“There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.” -Robert Burns

The idea of the Robert Burns 10k race was born out of conversation over good food, wine and beer, and positive vibes at our fellow comrade Chips rooftop patio. Having for so many years competed in events, we were excited and passionate to finally learn the ropes of putting on a well managed race ourselves. We agreed that the event should be unique, support a good cause, and have a special personal element connected to the theme of the race. Both of us celebrate our ancestry and connection to the cultural gifts of the Scottish Heritage, and thought of who better to embody the spirit of this race Than Robert Burns- The most cherished and celebrated Poet from Scotland. The proceeds of the race will go to the Westbrook High School Alternative Learning Bike Shop, a hands-on learning program for kids who are at risk of dropping out. We believe that people learn in many different ways, and all too often schools don’t provide adequate options for hands on/ alternative learning. Many children’s full potential to learn is not realized simply due to the fact that different learning styles are not embraced and cultivated in the education system, and that is something we are trying to change. In this program kids learn about science and physics through the mechanics of bicycle repair. -Ned Swain & Myles Courtney, race founders.


$25 until 11:59pm Dec 20/$30 until 11:59pm Jan 26

REGISTRATION: Click HERE to sign up!


RACE DATE: Sunday January 28th, 2018


START LOCATION: Registration, bib pickup and the start is at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME, 04092

FINISH LOCATION: Just across the parking lot from the start.

QUESTIONS & INFO:  See FAQ, course map and additional event details at

Sun, Jan 28th,
9:30am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

The Ugly Sweater 5k and Merry Mile Fun Run

The Ugly Sweater 5k and Merry Mile Fun Run (or Walk)  

December 2, 2017, 9am ~ Shaw's, Route One, Falmouth 

Proceeds benefit the Falmouth Memorial Library. 

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Route 1 Falmouth,  ME

• The Ugly Sweater 5K and Merry Fun Run / Walk Mile are part of the Very Merry Falmouth weekend celebration with many events on Friday and Saturday. The 5K is at 9 AM and the Fun Run / Walk is at 10 AM.

• The venue is located on the green space near Shaws Supermarket next to Route 1. The start and finish lines are next to the green space. 

• Bib pick up and race day registration is in the tent on the green space. 

• Refreshments will be available to runners and walkers after each event. 

• Parking will be available in the outer lots next to Route 1 keeping spaces available closer to Shaws for their customers. 

• Directions – The green space at Shaws on Rt 1 is near the intersection with Bucknam Road. Those coming from outside Falmouth can take exit 10 of Rt 295. 
Ugly Sweater 5K at 9 AM - Details  
• Registration fee includes t-shirt if one registers before November 15. The fee is $30.00. Walkers are strongly discouraged from entering this event. The Fun Run / Walk is intended for any walkers. 

• Course – Rt 1 south to Rt 88. North to Old Mill, turn right, left on to Edgewater, right on to Anderson, left on to Ridgeway, left on to Rt 88, right on to Depot, right on to pedestrian way along Rt 1, right on to Shaws entrance to finish line. 

• Awards – First place male and female plus first place of each 10 year age group; 5K runners with Ugly Sweaters also eligible for first, second or third place awards for ugliest sweatshirt. 

• T-Shirts are available to runners who sign up by November 24. Ugly Sweater Merry Fun Run/Walk Mile at 10 AM - Details  
• Registration fee is free with ugly sweater. Donations are encouraged to support the Falmouth Library. The suggested amount is $15.00. T-shirts are available at extra cost. Runners and walkers will not be timed. This is an event to show off one’s ugly sweater and parade along Rt 1. 

• Course is down and back along the pedestrian way next to Rt 1.
• Awards – First, second and third place awards will be given to the ugliest sweaters as voted by runners, walkers and spectators. 5K runners can participate. 
• T-Shirts are available for sale in advance by November 24 
Enjoy the festiviites as Falmouth celebrates its 300th anniversary! 




Sat, Dec 2nd,
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Portland Brewers Trails Holiday Dash 5k

Join Portland Trails and Rí Rá Portland for a Portland holiday tradition, featuring your favorite local trails and brews from your favorite local breweries! Run the trails in your winter gear, and enjoy a hearty brunch and a beer!

**Sign up soon, this race always sell out!**

$35 includes brunch, a ticket for a pint of a local beverage and a "swanky" Holiday Dash race knit beanie! 

Race starts at 11am, with a brunch by RiRa Irish Pub to follow. All participants get a ticket to the after-party brunch buffet, one beer ticket, and a Holiday Dash knit beanie! Your race entry supports Portland Trails and the trails and green spaces you know and love.

This event is 21+
More info at:


Sun, Dec 10th,
11:00am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 

Old Orchard Beach Lobster Dip

34th Annual Old Orchard Beach Lobster Dip ~ Maine's largest and original ocean dip with proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Maine.

Interested in supporting Special Olympics Maine?! CLICK HERE to make a donation.

FMI: call 207-879-0489

Sun, Dec 31st,
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 

Polar Bear Dip & Dash in Portland's East End

Polar Bear Dip & Dash - 5k - National Resources Council of Maine 

Join us to earn bragging rights while helping us raise awareness about climate change and funds in support of our work to keep Maine a special place! 

Energy efficiency, clean air, and renewable energy sources are a priority for National Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). Every cent raised from the Dip & Dash will be used to directly support our work for a clean energy future for Maine.

5K “warm up” run around Portland’s Back Cove trail: 11:00 a.m.
(Registration started at 9:00 a.m. at the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford)

Polar Bear Dip into Casco Bay: Noon
Shuttle returned participants to Back Cove parking lot after dip.

Cool prizes from local businesses for 5K winners by age class, and also for best costume, top fundraisers, and team spirit!

Help us celebrate by entering our Dip & Dash Trivia Contest – all entries must be received by December 10th.

Sun, Dec 31st,
9:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: