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Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids
July 28, 2018
Sign up now for this 2.4 mile historic open water swim from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.
For more info or to register: ymcaofsouthernmaine.com

Apr
29
Sun
Dash for Dogs 5k @ Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am
Dash for Dogs 5k @ Greater Androscoggin Humane Society | Lewiston | Maine | United States

Join us on Sunday, April 29, 2018 for the 5th Annual Dash for Dogs 5K & Strut your Mutt Dog Walk. If you’d like, bring your 4-legged partner and walk or run for a great cause. The 5K course (timed for runners, not timed for walkers) will start at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society and follow the scenic paved Greenway Trail along the river. Awards for the top finishers in each male/female age category will follow completion of the run (separate categories/prizes for participants running with a dog). All walkers and runners will be entered to win great prizes, which will be drawn after the awards are given. NEW this year: a special prize for the top fundraiser.

The Dash for Dogs 5k is one the very few road races that allows you to run with your canine companion. Your registration fee will go directly towards the care of the over 4,000 dogs, cats and other companion animals that the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society takes in annually.

Note: Dogs must be on standard leashes (no flexi-leads) and current on all vaccinations.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Lewiston/DashforDogs5K

Rabbit Run @ Bangor City Forest & Orono Bog Boardwalk
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rabbit Run @ Bangor City Forest & Orono Bog Boardwalk | Bangor | Maine | United States

Are you ready for the annual Rabbit Run, a trail run and walk through the Bangor City Forest?The majority of the course is technical single track trail with rocks and roots and trees and maybe a little bit of mud, while the walk option follows the friendlier East/West trail loop. In past years, proceeds have been donated to the Bangor Humane Society and others including the Clifton Climbers Alliance, a local non-profit that is responsible for keeping a local mountain/crag open to hikers and climbers alike. This year, we are teaming with the Orono Bog Boardwalk to raise funds for the boardwalk reconstruction campaign.

Pre-Registered runners and walkers may pick up their bib numbers and race shirts at Epic Sports starting April 26th or pick them up on race day.

Race day registration will be open at 730 AM for $25.

Dogs are allowed. Strollers are allowed for walkers only.

Rain or shine!

Proceeds will benefit the Bangor Humane Society and the Clifton Climbers Alliance.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/157665614935376/

May
2
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual 6-week trail training series each Wednesday April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Each week, runners of all levels can start their run between 4:30 and 6pm. Volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster will time everyone so that results can be compared week to week. We will have 3 and 6 mile courses marked. You’re encouraged to sign-up for all 6 weeks, but day-of registrations will be accepted.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members, $8 drop- in

Child care will be available for a fee of $5 per child.

Well behaved dogs that are under owner control at all times are welcome.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-2/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 2 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

May
3
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
May 3 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

May
5
Sat
The Murph 5 Mile Trail Race @ McMann Athletic Complex
May 5 @ 8:30 am
The Murph 5 Mile Trail Race @  McMann Athletic Complex  | Bath | Maine | United States

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Walkers / Runners – 8:30am Start
McMann Athletic Complex • City of Bath

“THE MURPH” is a mixed-terrain, 5-mile race on Bath’s beautiful Whiskeag Trail in memory of Navy Seal, LT Michael P. Murphy. All proceeds go to supporting: The Michael P. Murphy Scholarship, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fields for Our Future and Bath Parks & Recreation Department.

Number and T-Shirt Pick-Up: Saturday, May 5th from 7:00-8:00am at McMann Athletic Complex, Congress Ave. Shuttles will bus runners/walkers to starting line. Last bus will leave 8:15am.

The first 50 registrations are guaranteed a FREE short sleeve MURPH t-shirt.

Awards for runners will follow the Race at the McMann Athletic Complex, award classes will be Overall, Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 Over 70 for both Male and Female.

Fees are $25.00 Pre Registration (Online registrations close on May 4th at Noon) & $30.00 Day of Race (7:00-8:00am)

A limited number of short sleeve t-shirt will be available the day of the race for $20!

FMI: www.bathrecreation.com

May
6
Sun
The 7th Annual Moose Tracks 5K @ Univeristy of Maine, Augusta
May 6 @ 10:00 am
The 7th Annual Moose Tracks 5K @ Univeristy of Maine, Augusta | Augusta | Maine | United States

The Moose Tracks 5K is a fundraiser for the UMA Cross Country Teams and your participation is greatly appreciated. We encourage runners and walkers of all abilities to join us!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/348994318933479/

May
9
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual 6-week trail training series each Wednesday April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Each week, runners of all levels can start their run between 4:30 and 6pm. Volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster will time everyone so that results can be compared week to week. We will have 3 and 6 mile courses marked. You’re encouraged to sign-up for all 6 weeks, but day-of registrations will be accepted.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members, $8 drop- in

Child care will be available for a fee of $5 per child.

Well behaved dogs that are under owner control at all times are welcome.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-2/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

May
10
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
May 10 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

May
16
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual 6-week trail training series each Wednesday April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Each week, runners of all levels can start their run between 4:30 and 6pm. Volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster will time everyone so that results can be compared week to week. We will have 3 and 6 mile courses marked. You’re encouraged to sign-up for all 6 weeks, but day-of registrations will be accepted.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members, $8 drop- in

Child care will be available for a fee of $5 per child.

Well behaved dogs that are under owner control at all times are welcome.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-2/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

May
17
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
May 17 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

May
19
Sat
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!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/145264329367589/

May
23
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual 6-week trail training series each Wednesday April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Each week, runners of all levels can start their run between 4:30 and 6pm. Volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster will time everyone so that results can be compared week to week. We will have 3 and 6 mile courses marked. You’re encouraged to sign-up for all 6 weeks, but day-of registrations will be accepted.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members, $8 drop- in

Child care will be available for a fee of $5 per child.

Well behaved dogs that are under owner control at all times are welcome.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-2/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

May
24
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
May 24 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

May
26
Sat
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.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1867119746940632/

25th Annual Mutt Strut and 5K @ Kennebec Valley Humane Society
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
25th Annual Mutt Strut and 5K @ Kennebec Valley Humane Society | Augusta | Maine | United States

For 25 years, the Mutt Strut and 5K has brought our community together to raise money and find forever homes for animals. All funds raised go directly to support more than 2,000 animals that find their way to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society annually. Along with our 5K walk and run, we will have vendors, food, activities and much more! We hope to see you there!

Registration and Check In will start at 8AM
The 5K walk will start at 9:00 AM
The 5K run/race will start at 9:15 AM

Cost:
Early Registration: $20, $25 with dog
(Until April 1st)

Regular Registration: $25, $30 with dog
(April 2nd to May 25th)

Same Day Registration: $30, $35 with dog
(May 26th)

The 5K will start and finish at the Kennebec River Rail Trail entrance next to the Kennebec Valley YMCA. It will be timed by Back 40 Events using chips.

The race will also include a pre-race warm-up, and a variety of services by local vendors before and after the race.

All dog registrations will include a Mutt Strut collar bandana for your dog. All dogs are welcome!

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Augusta/25thAnnualMuttStrut5K

Please contact Jamie at development@pethavenlane.org with race questions or sponsorship/table set-up inquiries

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1984207105163485/

May
28
Mon
Miles for Mills 2018 – Presented by T-Mobile @ Downtown Augusta
May 28 @ 9:00 am
Miles for Mills 2018 - Presented by T-Mobile @ Downtown Augusta

We run to remember.

Join us for our 2018 Memorial Day 5K in Downtown Augusta, Maine to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation.

Our signature 5K event is $20 and includes an optional fundraising page. Every participant who raises $100 receives a free New Balance T-shirt. Your fundraising support will help us welcome 128 veteran families to Maine this year.

This year’s event includes an after party at Cushnoc Brewing Co. with a free beer for participating adults (21+).

Thank you for honoring our fallen by caring for those living. May we never forget their sacrifice.

Never give up. Never quit.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/187050798711934/

May
30
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

May
31
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
May 31 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

Jun
2
Sat
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.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Lewiston/SafeVoices5KtoEndDomesticViolence

Superhero 5K @ pin United Lodge #8 F&AM Brunswick ME
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am
Superhero 5K @ pin 	 United Lodge #8 F&AM Brunswick ME | Brunswick | Maine | United States

Calling all Superheroes!
Today, 1 in 68 kids is diagnosed with autism. Everyone can be a hero for young kids with disabilities. Join Woodfords Family Services for a fun, family-friendly 5K run/walk in beautiful Brunswick, Maine. Proceeds will benefit Woodfords’ three therapeutic preschools in Topsham, Waterville and Westbrook, Maine.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

United Lodge No. 8
65 Baribeau Dr.
Brunswick, ME 04011

Race Start: 10 a.m.
Registration Opens: 9 a.m.

USATF-Certified Course: ME09002RF

Family-Friendly
Stroller-Friendly
Dog-Friendly
Rain or Shine

First 250 registrants will receive a race T-shirt.
Adult 18+ = $20
Youth 8 to 17 = $10
Children under 7 = Free
Race Day Walk Ins Accepted – Adult Registration = $25

Prizes for Top Finishers in Youth, Adult and Senior Categories
Prizes for Costumes
Prizes for Everyone who Beats the Villain to the Finish Line

Bounce House
Superhero Tattoos
Refreshments

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/778459882363772/

Jun
3
Sun
SMH Run for Wellness 5K @ pin Stephens Memorial Hospital (Maine)
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SMH Run for Wellness 5K @ pin 	 Stephens Memorial Hospital (Maine) | Norway | Maine | United States

On June 3, 2018 we will be holding our sixth annual 5K road race that is open to Stephens Memorial Hospital employees and the community. If you are an experienced competitor or if you are interested in participating in your first race, we invite you to walk or run with us on June 3rd in the SMH Run for Wellness 5K!

Don’t wait! Sign up today. Participants signed up prior to May 1, 2018 will receive a SMH Run for Wellness 5K t-shirt on race day.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female runners. Certificates will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age category. Come run with us for the health of it!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/558593211169576/