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Burn off the turkey 5k @ Gorham (ME) Recreation Department
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am
Burn off the turkey 5k @ Gorham (ME) Recreation Department | Gorham | Maine | United States

Burn off the Turkey 5k race start 9:00am
$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

Online registration open now – closes Nov 18!

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

Free registration for those over age 65 (no shirt)

Race fee with shirt for first 150 registered – $24 until Nov 18

Race fee after Nov 18 $27.00 for all registrations ( no shirt)

Kids Fun Run
.5k around Robie Park

Santa Hustle Maine 5K @ The Maine Mall
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am
Santa Hustle Maine 5K @ The Maine Mall | South Portland | Maine | United States

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Maine Mall for the Santa Hustle® Maine 5K.

And you won’t ask Santa for anything else after you receive this year’s swag. It is THE perfect gift! Choose between a Full-Zip Women’s Cut Zip-Up or a Unisex Performance Hoodie and of course, wouldn’t be complete without the Santa Hat, Beard, and a festive Finisher Medal.


Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K @ Ri Ra
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K @ Ri Ra | Portland | Maine | United States

What’s better than a festive 5K? A festive 5K followed by beer and brunch! Challenge your friends to support the trails and join RiRa Irish Pub, Portland Trails, and local brewers for a fabulous and festive holiday tradition.

All funds from the Holiday Dash support Portland Trails and the 70-mile network of trails in Greater Portland.

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Icy Elf 5K @ Waldoboro Village
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm
Icy Elf 5K @ Waldoboro Village

Santa Claus is coming to town and the elves will be working hard all day to get Waldoboro ready for his arrival. But it’s bound to be cold, so we’re organizing a 5K to get everyone’s blood moving and warm before Santa shows up.

So join us for our 2nd annual festive run through town. We’ll have hot chocolate and candy canes and Christmas lights and prizes (even one for the best dressed elf). Local businesses will be open late with hot drinks and snacks and things you can buy to finish off your Christmas shopping.

We’ll have Christmas-themed age group prizes. Plus, an Elf at the finish line to congratulate you on your run. And so many more prizes and giveaways to announce as we get closer to race day.

Registration is $15 until September 1st. $20 on race day. You can also register in advance at Long Winter Soap Co in the Village.

The Kid’s Run is free.

Walkers are always welcome!

Monies raised go toward efforts to revitalize and promote the historic Waldoboro Village.

If you skip this race, you’ll end up on the naughty list.


Thirsty Leprechaun 5K @ American Legion
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
Thirsty Leprechaun 5K @ American Legion

The second annual Thirsty Leprechaun 5K is back on March 14, 2020, taking place along the beautiful waterfront of South Portland and Casco Bay!

Join us for a fun filled 5K, passing through Bug Light Park and ending at the American Legion where runners will be greeted with their very own commemorative mug and delicious craft brew by Foulmouthed Brewing!

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