Running / Trails & Hiking

Weekly Back Cove Series

Back Cove Series - Wednesdays at 5:30pm

This year, our Weekly Back Cove 5K Series bib pickup will be happening every day starting May 24th until 5:00PM on May 31st! If you are later than 5:00 PM, you can meet us in the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford, where the race starts, to pick up your bib! After the first race, the packet pickup will continue from 5:15PM – 6:00PM before every race!

The series of races will start on May 31st and run every Wednesday night at 6:00pm until August 30th.

The Weekly Back Cove Series is a Fleet Feet Maine Running tradition! 

In 2016, your participation allowed us to donate $15,000 to Portland Trails! 

The “Big Run” Special Race – June 7th!

This year, our June 7th race happens to fall on Global Running Day! Our Weekly Back Cove race on that night will be part of the “Big Run”, a Fleet Feet Sports initiative in which 40 Fleet Feet stores across the country will be holding 5K races to celebrate!

All 250 participants who check in and run will receive a “Big Run” Global Running Day t-shirt if they show their bib at the store, immediately following the race! Not only will they receive a t-shirt, but you will have an all access pass to our PARTY to celebrate running! This year, our June 7th race happens to fall on Global Running Day! Our Weekly Back Cove race on that night will be part of the “Big Run”, a Fleet Feet Sports initiative in which 40 Fleet Feet stores across the country will be holding 5K races to celebrate!

Sun, May 21st,
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Annual Event: 

Maine Sport Mayhem

Maine Sport Mayhem 

May 21, 2017

The Course is a fun yet challeging 2.5 mile singletrack loop, tight and tecnical, with bridges and berms, on Maine Sport’s trail network. It’s a great course for spectators too, with easy access and plenty of action packed into the tight trail network. The Running and Mountain bike events are separate but competitors who compete in both events are eligible for more glory and special prizes. Discounted price for both events is $25

All net proceeds to Mid-Coast NEMBA

Race is sanctioned by EFTA

For more information: Maine Sport Outfitters: 207-236-7120 or email –

Directions: Route 1 to Rockport, Maine. Maine Sport is ¼ mile North of Route 90.Day of race registration opens at 9am and Closes 20 minutes before each start time. FMI:


Sun, May 21st,
10:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

Diaper Drive5K - MAINE DOULAS


No CHILD WET BEHIND - Diaper Drive and Fundraiser

5K PLUS a 1 mile family fun run




WHEN: MAY 13, 2017 9-12


  • 1 in 3 families report a need for diapers.
  • On average an adequate supply of diapers cost more than $100 a month, over $3,600 to diaper just one child for three years.
  • There is no government funded program that provides diapers to families in need.

Help us fill a need in our community by supporting No Child Wet Behind. You can make a difference!




Ways to get involved in the Diaper Drive5K are listed on the event site.


Sat, May 13th,
9:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 
Diaper Drive 5K

Maine Walks with Haiti: Festival and 5K Walk/Run

Walk, Run & Fundraise for a Healthier Haiti!  

May 13, 2017 - Back Cove Park, Portland 

Run begins at 10am, followed by walkers

Konbit Sante Celebrates 15 Years! 

All event registration information may be found at:

Sat, May 13th,
10:00am to 1:30pm
Annual Event: 
Maine Walks with Haiti

Bethel Rotary May Day 5K

Bethel Rotary May Day 5k - May 13, 2017 

NOTE WELL: ENTRANTS UNDER AGE 18 YEARS OLD -- enter coupon code "UNDER18" to register at no charge!

This is the 2nd annual event of the Rotary Club of Bethel presented by the Bethel Family Health Center. Created to promote healthy pursuits and fun competition. Our intention is the keep the cost of registration low to reduce barriers to individuals to participate! All participants 18 and younger are free! These races (5K run & walk is open to all, from ages 2 – 85 and older! The a  1-mile run & walk is open and free to all 12 and under. Expected attendance 200-300 participants and accompanying family & friends. The Rotary Club of Bethel will commit the net funds to provide scholarships for area youth to after school enrichment programs, including music, art, physical fitness, and other creative pursuits.

1-mile race starts at 10 am. 5K race starts at 10:30 am

Early registration ends Friday May 12, 2017 at 5 pm.

The first 100 registrants will be guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt. 

Address for the event starting and ending point (for the GPS):

Crescent Park Elementary School, 19 Crescent Street, Bethel, Maine 04217


Sat, May 13th,
10:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 

Sea Dogs Mother's Day 5K






Sunday, May 14, 2017

5K Starts at 9:15 AM

Kids Race Starts at 8:30 AM


The Portland Sea Dogs in conjunction with Intermed and the Maine Track Club will be hosting the 17th Annual Mother's Day 5k Road Race presented by InterMed on Mother's Day, Sunday, May14th, 2017. Proceeds from the race go towards Maine breast cancer patients and research. There will also be a Kid's Run that is free of charge.

Slugger and his Mom lead the way on the flat 5K course which begins in front of the Portland Expo building, travels down Congress Street, turning down Stevens Avenue, and making a right onto Brighton Avenue back down Deering Avenue into Fitzpatrick Stadium. The race culminates inside Hadlock Field in front of the third base dugout.

The top overall male and female finishers will receive a trophy, a pair of 2017 Season Tickets for the remainder of the 2017 Sea Dogs season, and throw out the ceremonial first-pitch prior to a future Sea Dogs game.

The top three male and female finishers in each age group will also be presented with awards. All participants of the race will receive a complimentary ticket to attend a future Sea Dogs game.

Mother's Day Race Information:

Non-Refundable Entry Fee:

*$20.00 by Thursday, May 11th;

*$15.00 for children (ages 16 and under) and seniors (ages 62 and older) by Thursday, May 11th 

*$25.00 May 12th, 13th, and 14h;

The first 1,500 registered runners will receive a race t-shirt

Race Day Registration (if spots available)

*Kids: 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM

*5K: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Mother's Day Registration/Packet Pickup

Friday, May 12th from Noon to 6:00 PM at Fleet Feet Maine Running Company on Marginal Way in Portland

Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Fleet Feet Maine Running Company on Marginal Way in Portland









Sun, May 14th,
8:30am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Southern Maine 2017 AIDS Walk/5k Run

2017 Southern Maine AIDS Walk/5K Run

Saturday, May 6th - Ogunqut Beach

Registration/Check in: 1pm  - Entry Fee: $35

Race: 2pm  

Welcome to the Southern Maine AIDS Walk / 5K Run!  For it's ninth year, we're reaching even higher, aiming to raise $115,000 for HIV/AIDS services in Maine.  Your support is more important than ever - providing critical direct services to over 400 people in Maine living with HIV/AIDS, in addition to those at risk.

Registration includes refreshments and snacks before the Walk.  

Participants will receive event t-shirt & goodie bag.

As Frannie Pbeaody's Center's largest annual fundaiser, the Southern Maine AIDS Walk/5K Run unites the community in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Every year, over 300 participants make their way to Ogunquit Beach for the culmination of their fundraising efforts.

With over 40 community sponsors and more than 1,000 donors, the event raises over $100,000 in support of people in Maine living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. 

Since 2009, The Southern Maine AIDS Walk/5K run has not only raised critical funding and awareness, but also brought people together in support of one another. Many people choose to walk in memory of a loved one they have lost to AIDS, in honor of a friend still fighting or as a way to educate their children about an important issue that affects our community. Whatever your motivation, we hope you will join us in May for a fantastic event fueled by love and support. 

For more event details, fundraising goals and status and registation information please visit:

Sat, May 6th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Annual Event: 

Maine Cancer Foundation - Twilight 5K

Maine Cancer Foundation Twilight 5K

On Thursday, June 8th, 2017, hundreds of people will join together to help fight cancer and walk or run one of the most beautiful sunset race courses in Maine at the Twilight 5K

Help the Fight Against Cancer in Maine: Hosted on the breathtaking Southern Maine Community College campus in South Portland, this inspirational event is open to individuals and teams. Each participant can commit to fight cancer through fundraising (Your registration fee will be counted toward your fundraising total).

Enjoy a Walk: You are welcome to run, walk or stroll! Participants may follow a 1.2 mile walk or the full 5K course. What matters most is we're doing our part to help the people of Maine in their fight against cancer.

Or Go for a Run: The Twilight 5K is a chip-timed race with mile split times posted on the course. 

What's a Race without Party? The Twilight 5K finishes with live music, awards, a pizza party generously donated by our sponsors below and a beer tent provided by Shipyard Brewing Company.


  • Online Registration Closes: Wednesday, June 7 at 5pm. 
  • Early Packet Pick-up at Maine Cancer Foundation:
    • Tuesday, June 6 from 9:00am to 7:00pm
    • Wednesday, June 7 from 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Post Race Activities
    • LIVE Concert with the Mallett Brothers Band!
    • Complimentary post-race Shipyard beer will be served.  You must present an ID to be served beer.  When we see your ID we will give you a bracelet.  You can pick up your bracelet at packet pick up or on race day.
    • Please remember your ID because no ID no beer!  Sorry.
    • We will also have complimentary pizza and Eli’s Rootbeer.
    • Spectators can buy a ticket to the concert which includes beer and pizza for $25.00 at the event.

*Twilight 5K Awards
There will be awards for both men and women the following categories (no duplicates):

  • Top Fundraisers
  • Top 3 overall 
  • Top 3 survivors
  • Age group awards (10 year intervals): 19 and under /20 – 29 / 30 – 39 / 40 – 49 / 50 – 59 / 60 – 69 / 70+

Additional event information and registration steps may be found at:

Maine Cancer Foundation - 170 U.S. Route One, Suite 250, Falmouth ME, (207) 773-2533,    


Thu, Jun 8th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Annual Event: 

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services - 5th Annual Teal Ribbon Run

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
Our 5th-Annual 5k in Oxford County, April 29th~

Register for Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Service’s 4th-Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk 5k in Oxford County.  The event is on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1 East Main Street in South Paris, Maine.  (Same building as Ocean Breeze – 44 E. Main St. on GPS.)

On the day of the event, check-in/registration will begin at 9 a.m.  Those who are walking and do not wish to be timed will begin the 5K at 9:30 am.  Runners/timed walkers begin at 10 a.m. Registration is $15 for participants who register by April 6, and will include a free T-shirt!  After April 6, the registration fee will be $20. For participants 12 years old and younger, the event is free.

NOTE:  After completing your registration(s), you will be taken to PayPal for payment.  After payment is completed, you will be redirected to this website, where your registration information will be displayed.  A payment confirmation will be sent to your email address.

For event information please visit

Please note:  Online registration ends at 12 am, Friday April 28. Those who do not register online may still do so in person at the registration table prior to the start of the event.


Sat, Apr 29th,
9:00am to 12:30pm
Annual Event: 

Kennebunk Beach 3 Miler & 5 MIler

Kennebunk Beach 3 Miler & 5 Miler, Sunday, April 23rd 

Created By
5K Sports Race Management
Race Location & Date - Pilot House Restaurant 4 Western Ave.KennebunkMaine04043
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10am/Race day registation - 8am 
Online Registration Close Date & Time
Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Custom race bibs
First 100 pre registered recieve Wrightsock running socks (retail$11.00)
USATAF Certified 3 Miler course map
USATAF Certified 5 Miler course map

3 Mile On line Course Map  Course-  Start on Port Road at Atkins Way  Port Road to Beach Ave Beach Ave to Boothby Road take a right Boothbay Road to Western Ave (Route #9) take a right  Finish on Western Ave  3.0 miles

5 Mile Online Course map

Awards-  1st overall male & female  Age group awards overall male and female 1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79

Post race awards at Pilot House Restaurant. If race is cancelled because of extreme weather conditions, there are NO Refunds

Article in Portland Press Herald, Maine 12/13/16 - Death of Biddeford High track coach at 29 is a "huge blow" to students
Will Fulford, who coached cross-country and indoor and outdoor track, died Sunday (2016) of apparent cardiac arrest after exercising

A portition of the race proceedes will benefit the Will Fulford Scholarship Fund for athletes at Biddeford and Kennebunk high school who are part of the running community. All high school and middle school runners in Biddeford and Kennebunk can run the 3 mile or 5 mile race for free  You can't pre register if you are running for free. Will need to register on race day

Sun, Apr 23rd,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: