Running / Trails & Hiking

Msg. Gary Gordon Medal of Honor Memorial 5k

Msg Gary Gordon Medal of Honor Memorial 5K - 9am

The Msg. Gary Gordon Medal of Honor 5k Walk/Run wil take place in Lincoln on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Attendance can be in person or virtually.


The detailed history of Msg. Gary Gordon's heroic actions are available at the event site. The funds raised from the event will go toward the construction of a monument in Lincoln. The memorial will be in honor of Medal of Honor Recipient MSG Gary Gordon, his teammates SFC Randall Shughart, and their team, all of whom were killed on October 3, 1993, during Operation Gothic Serpent.  

$45 entry fee - Registration ends August 26, 2017, at 8:45am. 

Lincoln Veterans Park, 27 Goding Park, Lincoln

Sat, Aug 26th,
9:00am to 10:30am
Annual Event: 

Dog Day Family 5k


Dog Day Family 5k - August 26, 2017

Dog Day Family 5k is a fun filled race run by Healing Paws Service Dog Community to raise funds for people with invisible disabilities - particularly those who have been sexually, or domestically abused- connect with trained service dogs to help them through the healing process and feel safe again. We also help service dog teams who need help affording training, and/or gear.

The run will take place on the Augusta Maine trails ( specific trail to be announced at a later date)  at 8:00am on 08/26/2017.  

***As of August 24, 2017, this race is now closed. 

All well behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed.

Contact: Email::
Abigail Giguere
Sat, Aug 26th,
8:00am to 9:45pm
Annual Event: 

St. Maximillian Kolbe 5k

St. Maximillian Kolbe 5k, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough  

August 25, 2017

5:30pm - 7:00pm 

What: St. Maximilian Kolbe 5K Road Race & FREE KIDS 14 & UNDER FUN RUN

When: Friday August 25, 2017 FUN RUN 5:30PM    5K 6PM

Where: St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish 150 Black Point Rd Scarborough, Maine

For whom: Proceeds to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard

Cost: $17 Pre-Registration (includes shirt by August 14th) 

$20 Race Day (registration opens at 5PM) no shirt

Food and Water afterwards for runners.

TEAM CATEGORIES Top Team of 4 or more people.

Course Map: Start at the corner of Fogg Rd and Black Point Rd, follow Fogg Rd turn right onto Prospector Ln, circle the end of Prospector Ln, and turn left onto Fogg Rd, follow back to Black Point Rd, turn right, turn right onto Highland Ave and enter St. Maximilian Kolbe from the back and circle the parking lot. Finish in front of the church.

Questions contact Director Tony Myatt


From South: Take Interstate 95 to Exit 36 Interstate 195 Saco/Old Orchard Beach. Take Exit 2 off of 195 Downtown Saco, turn left at the light and follow for 8 miles. Turn right onto Black Point Rd/ME 207 and follow for 1.3 Miles, destination on your left just over the railroad bridge.

From North: Take Interstate 295 to Exit 2 Scarborough/Old Orchard Beach and follow the spur to US Route 1. At your fourth set of traffic lights turn left onto Black Point Rd/ME 207 and follow for 1.3 Miles, destination on your left just over the railroad bridge.

Fri, Aug 25th,
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Annual Event: 

Riverlands 10k

Riverlands 10k 

Next stop on the New England Trail Series is Androscoggin Riverlands State Park as Baxter Outdoors hosts the inaugural Riverlands 10k. The 10k trail course will utilize a section of the State Park's 12 miles of trails on both single and double track dirt trail. A section of the trail runs along the countour of the Androscoggin River. This race is the 7th race in the new Baxter Outdoors England Trail Series and the 2nd race in the L/A Dirt Triple Crown.   

Overview of race course, information about Teens to Trails, the race beneficiary, the host venue - the Department of Conservation Parks and Lands, may all be found at

Solo entry: $25/$30 (Early Bird/Normal) 

Youth 16 and under always race for $15 

8am - Registration opens 

9:30am - Race registration closes

9:45am - Shuttle for race begins

10:00am - Race begins  

See you at the inaugural Riverlands 10k! 

Sun, Sep 24th,
10:00am to 12:30pm
Annual Event: 

4th Annual Northern Outdoors 10k


Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8am 

Baxter Outdoors is returning this September for the 4th Annual Northern Outdors 10k Trail Run and the sixth stop on the Baxter Outdoors 2017 New England Trail Run Series. The 6-mile "point to point" race begins at the ballfield in The Forks and continues south along the FAST (Forks Area Scenic Trail) ending at the Northern Outdoors Lodge. Shuttle transportation to the start of this one-way course is being provided by Northern Outdoors. Course details, what racers can anticipate for terrain and other event info is all available at 

We encourage you to stick around apres at The Lodge to enjoy some Baxter Beer and Northern Outdoors' own Kennebec River Brewing Co. Beer.  


Solo Entry: $30

Additional Friday/Saturday night camping: $40 per night per person

Youth 16 and under always race for $15

8am - Race registration opens

9:30am- Race registration closes

9:45am - Shuttle for race start departs from Northern Outdoors and is provided by Northern Outdoors. 

10:00am - Race start 


Camping information is available on the race site: For $40 additional racers can purchase a camp site down by the river for 2 nights. All campsite spots include a spot for a tent, Friday night pasta dinner, and Friday night bonfire in our own private Baxter Outdoors section. Beverages are BYOB but we will be sure to bring plenty of our own to share. Plenty!

Sat, Sep 16th,
8:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Life Happens Outside Festival 3km Fun Run

Life Happens Outside Festival 3km Fun Run

August 26, 2017  

Sponsored by Baxter Outdoors, Thompson's Point, Portland

Proceeds benefit Teens to Trails~

The Life Happens Outside Festival is a weekend long event in celebration of Teens to Trails' first ten years! Thompson's Point. Activities beginn Friday, August 25th, 6pm - 10pm with festival events all day Saturday, August 26th. Be sure to check out the calendar - Life Happens Outside Festival 

3km Youth Trail Run ~ $15.00 + $1.82 processing fee. Entry fee for youth under 18. Sales end on August 25th.  

3km Adult Trail Run ~ $20.00 + $1.82 processing fee. Entry for one adult + one free youth (under 18).  

Hope to see you there!

Sat, Aug 26th,
9:00am to 10:00am
Annual Event: 

Moose Run 5k

Moose Run 5k   

40th Annual Dixfield Outdoor Market

Race: 8am

Registration: 7am Moose statue, 45 Main Street, Dixfield (Post Office)

This course has one moderate hill making it great for kids and adults. Walkers and runners welcome! 


Race Details:
Location: 46 Main St Dixfield
@ the gazebo, near the Moose

Registration: $15 before August 1st, $20 after
Tee shirts available, as supplies allow
Awards: Trophy for overall M/F

Sun, Aug 20th, 7:30pm
Annual Event: 

Downeast Lake's 5-Miler

Downeast Lake's 5-Miler ~ Baxter Outdoors

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8:30am - Race Registration Open

9:45am - Race Registration Closes 

10:00am - Shotgun Start 

Shaw Street, Grand Lake Stream - Parking available on Shaw Street. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race start.  

Downeast Lake Land Trust/Venue ~ Grand Lake Lodge/Sponsor ~ Teens to Trails/Beneficiary - $1 for every mile covered will be donated to Teens to Trails thanks to the event sponsor! 

Overview: Solo 5km Trail Run (loop)

For those who have never traveled to Grand Lake Stream you're in for a real treat. For those who have, welcome back.

Taking place on the western shore of the West Grand Lake and co-hosted by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, this race consisster of a 5.1 mile loop on single track hiking and dirt, motorized-vehicles paths. The terrain is coarse at times and runners should expect roots, rocks and mud throughout large sections of the course. But for each drop of sweat you shed, you'll be rewarded with complete isolation. No cars, no homes (except for a few small cabins) and no pavement. This is a true wilderness trail run designed for those looking to immerse themselves in nature.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment. They protect lakeshores, manage a Community Forest, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities. offer educational programs and support jobs in the forest and on the water. Baxter Outdoors is grateful for the opportunity to partner with DLLT. 

This race is the day before DLLT's 13th annual West Grand Lake Canoe Racers. Bring your running shoes for Saturday, and your boat and paddle for Sunday, and make a weekend of it in Grand Lake Stream! 

PRICE: $25/$30 (Early Bird/Normal)/Youth 16 and under always race for $15


-Entry to race

-Baxter Outdoors Multi-use Bandana Buff  

-Day of race snacks and water

-Other Baxter Outdoors swag (magnets, stickers, etc.)

-Baxter cooldown beer (must be over 21)

-Baxter Beer glassware (for the first 36 entrants) 

LODGING: Grand Lake Lodge 

For complete details on the course, level of difficulty and all other information please visit:


Sat, Aug 12th, 9:45pm
Annual Event: 

Peaks Island 5-Mile Road Race

Peaks Island Road Race - Saturday, July 29th

Kids Fun Run is at 10:15am

5 miler starts at 10:30am 

Event and registration information may be found at:

  • Race distance: 5 miles
  • Kids' race: $5 entry fee, 10:15 a.m. start; all finishers receive medal at finish line (no t-shirts)
  • Awards: Top 3 male and female finishers in following categories: Overall, Masters, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Race-day Registration: 8-10:15 a.m.
  • T-shirts: First 200 entrants in 5-miler
  • Ferry service to islandLeaves from Portland at the following times on race day -- 5:45 a.m., 6:45, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15. Contact Casco Bay Lines (207) 774-7871 for more information, or visit their Web site.
  • Race sponsors: Fleet Feet Maine RunningMaine Track Club, Peaks Island Lions Club, Casco Bay Island Transit DistrictShipyard Brewing and The Inn on Peaks Island
  • Post-race Lobster Bake: Please join us after the race at Greenwood Gardens for a Downeast lobster bake including the following options: Lobster, steak, chicken, vegetarian and children's meals. Meals must be ordered by July 25th. Go to the" add on" section of this online registration to sign up for meals.
Sat, Jul 29th,
10:15am to 1:30pm
Annual Event: 

3rd Annual Naples Causeway 5k

3rd Annual Naples Causeway 5k - Benefitting the Dempsey Center, for those impacted by cancer  

$25 (plus $2 registration fee)

$30 after August 25th at 11:59pm 

Start Time: 8:00am

End Time: 9:30am 

Event and Registration Information:


Sat, Aug 26th,
8:00am to 9:30am
Annual Event: