Calendar | Active things to do in Maine

Bridge the Gap Race @ Bucksport, Maine
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am
Bridge the Gap Race @ Bucksport, Maine | Bucksport | Maine | United States

Held annually since 2012, Bridge the Gap has quickly gained popularity as one of Eastern Maine’s rites of spring!

Registration is limited, sign up today:

In 2017 Crow Athletics became the newest caretakers of this important community event, and changed the course slightly; both races continue to start at Fort Knox in Prospect, and cross the stunning Penobscot Narrows Bridge. The 10-Miler tours Verona Island from west to east, while the 3-Miler follows the scenic river walk. Both races finish on Main Street in the heart of downtown Bucksport!

We have been working closely Main Street Bucksport and we are thrilled to bring this race into their friendly downtown! In addition to hosting another successful race, our goals include encouraging runners (and their friends and family) to spend money in this former mill town that is working hard to revitalize itself — there are so many exciting new businesses in town!

The first 300 who register or by March 1 (whichever comes first) will receive a commemorative sublimated beanie at bib pick-up from Atayne, Maine’s performance outfitter; inspiring positive environmental and social change through the power of active lifestyles.

Sign up by March 15th to have your name printed on your bib number!


Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run @ Thomas College
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am
Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run @ Thomas College | Waterville | Maine | United States

5k with obstacles including mud, cargo nets, tire pulls, and did we say mud!

Obstacles could include cargo net climbs, Mud crawls, tire pulls/Flips, deep mud runs, wall climbs, Bucket carries, and hills.

This event is for individuals AND Teams. Teams are encouraged, funky Team Names are encouraged, Costumes are encouraged!!!

2018 will bring a new course, new obstacles, new trails, more mud and as always a great family atmosphere.

$30 registration fee until February 15th.
$15 for Thomas Staff, Faculty, and Alumni
$5 for Thomas Students

All proceeds go to supporting the Thomas College Recreation and Intramural Programs.

Inaugural Portland 10 Miler @ Edward Payson Park
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Inaugural Portland 10 Miler @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

The newest event from Gray Matter Marketing, the Portland 10 miler, will take place on April 22nd, 2018 in beautiful Portland, Maine.

More information and tickets will be available soon. Save the Date!


John Andrews ETA 5K @ O'Reilly's Cure
May 19 @ 9:00 am

2nd Annual 5K, registration to be open in early spring, save the date!


2018 Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival @ Pineland Farms
May 26 – May 27 all-day
2018 Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival @ Pineland Farms | New Gloucester | Maine | United States

Come and experience Maine’s finest trail running festival! Races include a 1km Kids’ race, 5km Canicross (dog+runner), standard 5km, and a 10km on Saturday 5/26/18; and a 25km, 50km, and 50 miler on Sunday 5/27/18.

The trails are 12′ wide non-technical XC paths through the woods and pastoral farmland with no noticable roots or rocks. The trails twist, turn, and roll like a roller coaster and include very few flat areas.

The festival also includes plenty of beer drinking, BBQ (veggie friendly), pot-luck dishes, desserts, eclectic music performances, and fun family activities.


Safe Voices 5k Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence @ Bates College Commons
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am
Safe Voices 5k Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence @ Bates College Commons | Lewiston | Maine | United States

Join us for a fun-filled day as we raise funds to support Safe Voices’ mission: to support and empower those affected by Domestic Violence and engage the community in creating social change in Androscoggin, Oxford, and Franklin counties.


The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground
Jul 7 all-day
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground | Orrington | Maine | United States

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 5K @ Portland
Jul 21 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Take The Night 5K @ Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

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).