Portland Kids Duathlon
July 15th, 2018
Portland’s first duathlon race for kids gives young people ages 5-12 an opportunity to participate in the fast growing world of multi-sport. The run, bike, run format of a duathlon is fun and approachable for all.
For more information and to register: portlandkidsduathlon.com
The Wicked Muddy Mainer is a 5k Adventure race in Orrington, Maine. Test your endurance in a brand new, very muddy, 14 obstacle, adventure foot race! Create teams or go it alone in this 120 acre pig pen of sweat and tears; where you never know what’s waiting for you in the next challenge! The only thing here to be sure of, is that you won’t come out clean!
Take the night, race the night. Welcome to Portland’s hardest alleycat style 5k run around the hills of the East End and Munjoy Hill. Try your hand at some hills. First male and female will earn the choice beverage and a medal. Prizes for the rest include sweat, glory and a hand shake.
ALL levels and ages are welcome.
$5 cash entry.
As we prepare for the race, we’re looking for a few volunteers willing to help with TURNS on the course. We’ll have cones and lights to signal the few turns in the race but they are easy to miss if your head is down. If you’re unable to race but will to be there, cheer and help then message us!
Parts of the course are very dark! All runners MUST have a head lamp/light on the front of their body at all times. As a precaution please have something reflective that can be seen from behind your body (this is not mandatory, but come’on, its just smart).
SEE YOU ON THE START LINE
If you’re looking for something different – something as fun as it is tough without the ego and the crowds – welcome to the Tough Mountain Challenge. And we don’t just say we’re different, we really are. Our 4-ish mile course with 20+ obstacles runs up and down (and a little across) Sunday River resort. There’s mud, water, and steep hills to climb next to the uber-elite fit and the couch-to-mud-run-in-24-hours types. Old, young, lifetime athletes and the just starting out kind, we’re here to challenge you to where you want to be pushed. Our crew has just as much fun as the competitors; we like the poke the bear and make crass jokes. Throw in a shot-gun beer station halfway through, and you know you’re gonna have a good time.
Join us on August 18th as the Craft Brew Races return to Portland! Featuring 40+ local and regional breweries, this craft beer hotspot is a highlight of the season.
The Craft Brew Race consists of a relaxed 5k (walkers welcome) around beautiful Back Cove followed by a beer festival with included samples, all set in picture-perfect Payson Park.
Beer fest-only tickets and Designated Driver tickets are also available. Visit bit.ly/CBRPOR2018 to snag your tickets now!
This is a 21+ event. No children, no pets, no exceptions.
Firebird 50 Trail Race is more than just your everyday free trail race. This is about building community and accomplishing great feats together, helping each other finish a grueling task together for the first time or the millionth time.
HOW TO GET IN:
Unlike traditional races, ours is FREE, meaning we don’t pocket your money. Although that doesn’t mean there aren’t requirements on getting in, here’s what we’re asking from you:
1) Donate to a non-profit of your choice within a year before the race. We’d appreciate anything above $40 but we won’t force you to pay that amount*. You must send us a receipt that you donated though. *25k participants can skip money donations if they volunteer AFTER they finish their run at one of our aid stations.
2) Sign up and donate any item on the list attached here, bring that item the day of the race (this will provide for our aid stations): [THIS LINK WILL BE UPDATED SOON]
Its technical and challenging, lots of rocks and roots on a single track trail. The trail is in one direction, 16 miles long. Largely on the Cross-Falmouth Trail from Portland to Grey, Maine. The course will be marked with pink ribbon and white chalk. We’ll have 3 aid-stations along the course, one at each end and one in the middle.
– 25k Course: Starts in Portland, on Overset Rd., ends at Lowell Preserve in Windham. ONE LAP. Map can be found here: http://bit.ly/2EZWyhv
– 50k Course: Starts at Lowell Preserve in Windham, goes to Overset Rd. in Portland, then back to Lowell Preserve in Windham. TWO LAPS. Map can be found here: http://bit.ly/2qLVhWX
– 50m Course: Starts in Portland, on Overset Rd., takes a loop in Blackstrap Preserve (only once, on the first lap only), then heads to Lowell Preserve, then back to Overset Rd in Portland, finally finishing at Lowell Preserve in Windham. THREE LAPS + ONE BLACKSTRAP LOOP. Map can be found here: http://bit.ly/2Hi6XXS
WHAT YOU GET:
To keep this race low cost with a low impact we wont be providing any official prizes or awards, with exception of a solid high five and MAYBE a free beer. If we gain a sponsor, we’ll change this and get you something.
This trail race offers an exceptionally hilly, technical single-track point to point trail race that takes you up & down 2 mountains. If you’re not begging for mercy during the first climb, you will be on the second. Running this challenging 8.7 mile 2 peak ascent with 2750′ of elevation gain & a 2450′ of loss will definitely make you question your own sanity. The course is both technical & scenic & will have you traversing a large bare ledge, tearing through dense forest, hammering down single-track switchbacks, jumping streams, & up steep slopes.
This is a rugged trail race whose distance & elevation profile comine for an extremely challenging test, even for the fittest endurance athletes. The course travels along hiking trails with sections that must be negotiated very carefully. Make sure to steal a peek or two at the highest elevations..it’ll be worth the effort.
Registration information coming soon!
For registration details and more info, see www.facebook.com.
Join us for the 5th annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle to benefit One Community Many Voices. The course offers a variety of natural and man-made obstacles over a 5K course with plenty of elevation gain. Whether you’re racing as a team or an individual, we promise this will be an event you’ll be happy you signed up for. The majority of the 5K is on the Kuller trail, an intermediate level trail. The trail does has some steep pitches, and climbs 500 feet. The course will begin and end directly behind the snow bowl lodge.
Join us for the 8th annual Race Through The Woods trail race, sponsored by First National Bank, on Sunday, October 1 at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Are you inspired by the tranquility of running on rustic trails deep in the Maine woods? Do you enjoy the challenge of highly varied terrain, where slippery roots or loose rocks demand your concentration and sharpen your focus? Then you should register for a beautiful fall “Race through the Woods” at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Explore the exciting mix of single and double-track trails over rolling terrain in this challenging racecourse.
Racing starts at 10:00 am. Racers will have two course options to choose from: a 13.1 mile half-marathon or a 5.5 mile race (5.5 milers share the course with half-marathoners, same start time). This single loop course brings you over steep hills, through the woods, past beautiful ponds and has about 1,000 feet elevation.
This race is open to beginners, novices, and experienced trail runners alike. If you’ve never been in a trail race this is a great, fun event to start with. After the race everyone is encouraged to stick around and enjoy a bonfire, hot cider or a beer from Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company one of our sponsors. Light local lunch options will also be available after the races.
Kids 10 years and under can participate in a fun obstacle race starting at about 10:30 am (after the other races have taken off). The race will be only somewhat competitive; the goal is really just to have fun. Each racer will receive a ribbon. Register online using the link below- registration for kids’ race is free. The course will feature small hurdles, jumps, and mazes. After the official race, kids are welcome to enjoy the course at their own pace.
Race fees are $35 for the half marathon, and $25 for the 5.5 miler. Long sleeve technical shirts will be available for purchase with registration. Prizes (homemade PIE!!) will be given to first place finishers (men and women) and in age categories. Prizes will also include local goods donated by businesses and volunteers, and gift certificates to HVNC from Midcoast Conservancy.