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Nov
19
Sun
4th Annual Back Cove 6 Hour Fun Run and Food Drive @ Back Cove, Portland, Maine
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for our 4th annual Back Cove Fun Run and Food Drive! With 6 hours on the clock and a gorgeous 3.5 mile loop to run this event is the perfect setting for a fast 5k, a Fall 50k, or anything in between! Run a little or run a lot. Eat Holy Donuts, slug coffee from Coffee by Design, and help us pack the shelves of the Preble Street Food Pantry for the holidays. Entry fee is a delicious and nutritious food item for Preble St food pantry or anything off of their current “needs” list found here. www.preblestreet.org/you-can-help/in-kind-donations/

www.facebook.com/events/150580065675902/

TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design
Nov 19 @ 8:30 am
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design | Portland | Maine | United States

Quads assemble! Another Sunday means another chance to crush it!

Meet at Coffee by Design in East Bayside, 8:30am as we’ll start and finish our run there. Post-run, meet around 10:15-10:30am at CBD for coffee and food. Invite a friend and we’ll throw down some miles, all paces welcome! Good vibes and high fives guaranteed.

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad

2017 Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5k @ Cape Elizabeth Middle School
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am
2017 Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5k @ Cape Elizabeth Middle School | Cape Elizabeth | Maine | United States

Please join us for the 49th annual Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5k on November 19, 2017 presented by Fleet Feet Maine Running. The children’s fun run will begin at 8:30am and the 5k run or walk will start at 9am. Over the past 5 years the MTC Turkey Trot 5k has raised nearly $25,000 and donated over 10,000 lbs. of food to it’s beneficiary, Wayside Food Programs. This has enabled Wayside to serve over 18,000 meals to those in need in the greater Portland area who otherwise would have gone hungry.
This year’s race will be capped at 1,000 runners and is expected to sell out. Runners that register by 10/15 will receive a free long sleeve tech shirt so don’t delay in registering! This is a USATF certified course. The registration fee is $25 through 10/31 and $30 thereafter. Chip timing & results provided by Bay State Race Services. There will also be awards for top finishers as well as age group awards. Runners are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for Wayside to packet pickup or on race day, your choice.
This race would not be such a success without all our runners, volunteers and sponsors and we appreciate you all. Let’s make this year a record breaker for our beneficiary!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1444780905605559

Nov
21
Tue
Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week
Nov 21 @ 7:00 am
Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week  | Portland | Maine | United States

Start your Tuesday right! It’s warming up and morning miles are key to staying cool. Join us Tuesday mornings for an always free, 3-4 miles on the trail, although you’re always welcome to run more or less, and at whatever pace you’d like!

Locations change each week, but are in/around Portland. (Locations include Fore River Sanctuary, Presumpscot River Trail, Blackstrap Hill Preserve.) Check the Thick Quad Squad Facebook page for each week’s location!

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad/

Nov
22
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Nov 22 @ 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

Nov
23
Thu
Noyes Family and Friends 5K – Thanksgiving Day 2017 @ Westbrook High School
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Noyes Family and Friends 5K - Thanksgiving Day 2017 @ Westbrook High School  | Westbrook | Maine | United States

The Noyes Family would like to invite you to join our friends and family on Thanksgiving Day morning, 2017 for a 5K around the city of Westbrook, ME!

We welcome all ages and sizes, those who want to run or those who prefer to walk. Don’t want to do either? We need your help – so volunteer! We just want to share the spirit of our family with yours as we come together to raise money for scholarships for Westbrook High School students, continuing their higher education.

History of the Race:

As a family, we came up with this race as a way to come together on a holiday that is about being thankful for what we have and we wanted to find a way to give back to our Community. Money raised goes to a scholarship fund for graduating students at Westbrook High School and students at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center who are going on to secondary education.

All 7 Noyes children are Westbrook High School graduates.

Race Day Details:

Runners and Walkers will take off at 8:30am!

The race will start and end at Westbrook High School. Race details to follow.

Registration:

No entries after November 9th if you want a t-shirt.

We will accept late entries, but after the date mentioned above, we will not be able to provide you with a shirt.

RACE DAY ENTRY IS ALSO ALLOWED!

Race Shirt and bib pick-up will take place on Wednesday evening, details to be emailed closer to the event.

FMI: www.eventbrite.com/e/noyes-family-and-friends-5k-thanksgiving-day-2017-tickets-36693252506?aff=efbneb

The Saco Turkey Trot @ Park and Ride in front of the Ramada Inn, Saco
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am
The Saco Turkey Trot @ Park and Ride in front of the Ramada Inn, Saco | Saco | Maine | United States

Come run the Saco Turkey Trot – named as one of the best road races in Southern Maine as well as one of the best Turkey Trots in the country! The Saco Turkey Trot is the city’s largest holiday tradition and as a result, we have runners coming from all over the country, in every age group and costume imaginable. Whether you’re a serious runner looking to take our course record, or just a family looking to get some exercise before your big feast, we have something for everyone! Race Day commences with the Tot Trot, followed by both a 5k (walk and run) and 10k (run), and finally, finished with an award ceremony. Runners can take home awards for age groups, costumes, as well as lottery prizes. Come see what everyone’s feathers are fluffed about – at the 2017 Saco Turkey Trot!

FMI: http://sacoturkeytrot.com/

Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler @ Starts on Congress Street, Portland
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler @ Starts on Congress Street, Portland | Portland | Oregon | United States

Please join us for a Southern Maine running tradition, the 36th Annual Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler & Kids K.!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Iten, Kenya, the University of Southern Maine Women’s Track Team, the Rafiki Foundation, Portland Trails and Partners for World Health.

USAT&F Certified 2-loop course: ME97007WN. \

Our food drive, now in it’s 36th year, will benefit Project Feed, an area emergency food pantry. All donors will receive a T-Day Race Souvenir.

FREE PARKING for Runners & Spectators: Monument Square Parking Garage, Look for signs to One City Center Parking Garage off Congress St. Please do not park on surrounding streets!!

EARLY PACKET PICKUP: Wednesday, Nov. 22nd from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Runners are encouraged to pick-up their packets or pre-register at Portland High School Gym, on Chestnut Street entrance.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION: From 7:00am — 8:45am. Portland High School Gym, on Chestnut Street entrance.

4-MILER INFORMATION
Time: 9:00 AM
Entry Fee: $20.00 pre-reg until Nov 3rd, then $25.00 until Nov 22nd and $30 on race day
T-Shirts: Shirts to the first 400 pre-registered runners
Awards: 10:00 AM 5 year age group increments
Course: A 2 loop tour of Portland’s Downtown & Old Port Districts.

KIDS K INFORMATION
Time: 8:30 AM
Age: Kids 12 and under
Entry Fee: $3.00
Awards: Finishers receive an award at the finish line.

FOR ALL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
gtowle@usm.maine.edu or by phone at 207-650-5041

Banner Photo by the Portland Press Herald
FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/1302494326526428/

The Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k ( Run/Walk) @ Bug Light Park
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
The Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k ( Run/Walk) @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

What’s more fun than a holiday race?? Racing the First Annual Savage Family Turkey Trot 5k at Bug Light, on Thanksgiving morning !!! This going to be a fun family event !!! This is the inagural run of the Turkey Trot to honor Nathan Savage. Nathan was an avid runner, biker, triathlete and family man. He lost his life to a fatal heart attack on July 2, 2016. This was just three weeks before he was set to compete in his first full Ironman event, and just months prior to his 40th birthday, This year’s event will fall on November 23rd. Nathan had talked with his wife Nellie about creating this event, and it is going to happen !! The proceeds will stay local and benefit the Nathan Savage Memorial Fund. Feel free to check out the South Portland recreation site regarding our donation and disbursement from the 2016 race This fund will be used within the South Portland recreation department again this year. So, prepare to have that extra helping at dinner, or that second ( or third) piece of pie and join us!!! Run, walk, bring your friends, your family and maybe even your well behaved dog ( on leash, of course). Start your Thanksgiving day off and support an amazing family and a great cause.

T-shirts to all those donating $20 or more before 11/15/2017.

FMI: runsignup.com/Race/ME/SouthPortland/TheSavageFamilyTurkeyTrot5kRunWalk

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Nov 23 @ 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

Nov
24
Fri
Turkey Trot 5K @ Penobscot Bay YMCA
Nov 24 @ 7:00 am
Turkey Trot 5K @ Penobscot Bay YMCA | Rockport | Maine | United States

Turkey Trot 5K
Run. Walk. Trot!
Friday, November 24
Registration: 7:00-8:15 AM
Race Start: 8:30 AM
Breakfast begins after the race!

REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
Register by Nov.10: $25 and get a guaranteed t-shirt!
Register through 11/21 (Tuesday): $25 but t-shirt not guaranteed!
Register November 22-24: $30

Pre-register Online at: http://www.penbayymca.org/events/turkeytrot

Delicious Pancake Breakfast to support our Sailfish Swim Team!
Come in a Thanksgiving themed costume and be entered to win a $50 YMCA gift certificate!

FMI: www.facebook.com

Nov
25
Sat
Caribou Turkey Trot @ Caribou High School
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am
Caribou Turkey Trot @ Caribou High School | Caribou | Maine | United States

Join us on Saturday, November 25th for our annual Caribou Turkey Trot at Caribou High School. Registration starts at 8:30am, walkers start at 9:45 and the 5km run starts at 10. If you have any questions you can contact race director Evan Graves at gravespi@gmail.com. This is the last race of the County Challenge!

www.facebook.com/events/364554363984491

Burn off the Turkey 5k @ Gorham (ME) Recreation Department
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Burn off the Turkey 5k @ Gorham (ME) Recreation Department | Gorham | Maine | United States

$50 Cash Prize for man and woman to break record times awarded (Ethan Hemphill: 15:09 – Christine Snowe-Reaser: 17:34) Race results will be published on www.coolrunning.com

Online registration closes Nov 20!

Race day registration 7:00am to 8:00am Saturday morning at Gorham Recreation

Free registration for those over age 65 (no shirt)

Race fee $20 until Nov 21

Race fee after Nov 21 $25.00 for all registrations.

Long sleeved t-shirts for the first 150 registered .

Proceeds benefit Gorham Athletic Boosters

Kids Fun Run
.5k around Robie Park
8:15am
Free

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1334108393365028/

Nov
26
Sun
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design | Portland | Maine | United States

Quads assemble! Another Sunday means another chance to crush it!

Meet at Coffee by Design in East Bayside, 8:30am as we’ll start and finish our run there. Post-run, meet around 10:15-10:30am at CBD for coffee and food. Invite a friend and we’ll throw down some miles, all paces welcome! Good vibes and high fives guaranteed.

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad

Nov
28
Tue
Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week
Nov 28 @ 7:00 am
Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week  | Portland | Maine | United States

Start your Tuesday right! It’s warming up and morning miles are key to staying cool. Join us Tuesday mornings for an always free, 3-4 miles on the trail, although you’re always welcome to run more or less, and at whatever pace you’d like!

Locations change each week, but are in/around Portland. (Locations include Fore River Sanctuary, Presumpscot River Trail, Blackstrap Hill Preserve.) Check the Thick Quad Squad Facebook page for each week’s location!

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad/

Nov
29
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Nov 29 @ 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

Nov
30
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Nov 30 @ 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

Dec
3
Sun
Santa Hustle New England 5K & Half Marathon @ The Maine Mall
Dec 3 @ 7:00 am
Santa Hustle New England 5K & Half Marathon @ The Maine Mall | South Portland | Maine | United States

Santa Claus is comin’, and is running to your town! Join us and many of your Santa friends at the Santa Hustle Maine 5k and Half Marathon on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

See South Portland unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and throughout downtown. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. It is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year.

And to make your jingle tingle, NEW for Santa Hustle this year includes a finisher medal for the 5K and Half Marathon, and a lightweight performance hoodie along with the Santa Hat and Beard.

So, if you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and family, get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle 5k & Half Marathon.

FMI: www.santahustle.com/new-england/

TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design | Portland | Maine | United States

Quads assemble! Another Sunday means another chance to crush it!

Meet at Coffee by Design in East Bayside, 8:30am as we’ll start and finish our run there. Post-run, meet around 10:15-10:30am at CBD for coffee and food. Invite a friend and we’ll throw down some miles, all paces welcome! Good vibes and high fives guaranteed.

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad

Jingle Bell Run Freeport, ME @ Mast Landing School
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jingle Bell Run Freeport, ME @ Mast Landing School | Freeport | Maine | United States

Be part of the largest holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and join the movement to conquer arthritis!

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. In communities nationwide, this annual event brings together people from all walks of life to shout “Yes, we will live life to its fullest while searching for a cure!” As a Champion of Yes, kick off your holidays by helping conquer arthritis once and for all!

Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Show off your ugly Christmas sweater. Complete a 5-kilometer run or walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer and a winning spirit … and be a Champion of Yes!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/119445375291555

Dec
5
Tue
Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week
Dec 5 @ 7:00 am
Trail Tuesday with Thick Quad Squad @ locations vary each week  | Portland | Maine | United States

Start your Tuesday right! It’s warming up and morning miles are key to staying cool. Join us Tuesday mornings for an always free, 3-4 miles on the trail, although you’re always welcome to run more or less, and at whatever pace you’d like!

Locations change each week, but are in/around Portland. (Locations include Fore River Sanctuary, Presumpscot River Trail, Blackstrap Hill Preserve.) Check the Thick Quad Squad Facebook page for each week’s location!

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad/

Dec
6
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Dec 6 @ 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

Dec
7
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Dec 7 @ 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

Dec
10
Sun
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am
TQS Sunday Runday @ Coffee By Design | Portland | Maine | United States

Quads assemble! Another Sunday means another chance to crush it!

Meet at Coffee by Design in East Bayside, 8:30am as we’ll start and finish our run there. Post-run, meet around 10:15-10:30am at CBD for coffee and food. Invite a friend and we’ll throw down some miles, all paces welcome! Good vibes and high fives guaranteed.

FMI: www.facebook.com/thickquadsquad

Dec
13
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Dec 13 @ 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