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Sep
22
Sun
Autumn and Ale 10K @ Maine Indoor Karting
Sep 22 all-day
Autumn and Ale 10K @ Maine Indoor Karting

Each participant, age 21 and older, will have access to a Beer Garden sponsored by Nonesuch River Brewing, following the race. ID and race bib required. Guests of race participants (21 and older with ID) may purchase a bracelet to access the Beer Garden for $10.

Registration fees are $35 prior to the event, $40 on the day of the event. Online registration will close at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 21st.

FMI: www.active.com/scarborough-me/running/distance-running/autumn-and-ale-10k-2019

S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail

Do you run? Do you walk? Do you Run and walk? Well We are S.A.S and we want to run with you!!! Join us at the Pine Point entrance on the Eastern Trail for a 2.5-5 mile run! Free to all.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2303280469939140/

Sep
24
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Sep 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Moving ME Forward Running Club @ Central Maine Community College
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm
Moving ME Forward Running Club @ Central Maine Community College

Weekly Running Club: Bob Brainerd, a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Athletic Trainer and co-owner of Central Maine Conditioning Clinic has been inspiring and coaching people of all levels of athletic abilities to achieve their fitness goals for more than 30 years. For some, that goal is to complete their first 5K as a walk/run, for others it is to run a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon and for others it is compete in an Ironman event, just to name a few. Although the goals vary, Bob has the proven experience and expertise to get you safely across that finish line!

The individual membership includes:

Exclusive weekly group training program with Bob Brainerd on Tuesday nights, April thru September, with a home base of Central Maine Community College in Auburn, ME
NEW for 2019: 1st Tuesday of each month workout will be held on the outdoor track at Bates College!
5K Community Fun Runs at various Lewiston-Auburn locations the last Tuesday of each month
Sneaker evaluation & gait analysis
Free periodic educational sessions
Annual club celebration event
$25 voucher toward team gear for new members
RRCA membership
Priceless gift of knowing that your membership fee is helping others in your community!

Beginning in 2018, Bob’s well known Tuesday Night Coaching sessions will benefit Moving ME Forward! By joining the Moving ME Forward Running Club , your membership fee will be donated to this local non-profit organization, whose vision is to mentor, inspire and grow opportunities for individuals to develop and implement innovative strategies that will promote health and fitness changes within their own communities.

FMI: runsignup.com/Club/ME/Auburn/MovingMEForward

Sep
25
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Sep 25 @ 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

Sep
26
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Sep 26 @ 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

Sep
29
Sun
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail

Do you run? Do you walk? Do you Run and walk? Well We are S.A.S and we want to run with you!!! Join us at the Pine Point entrance on the Eastern Trail for a 2.5-5 mile run! Free to all.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2303280469939140/

Funky Bow Trail Hop @ Funky Bow Brewery
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am
Funky Bow Trail Hop @ Funky Bow Brewery

A 5k through the woods behind Funky Bow Brewery! First 150 who sign up will get a commemorative Funky Bow Trail Hop glass filled with beer!

FMI and to register: runsignup.com/Race/ME/Lyman/FunkyBowTrailHop

Oct
1
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Oct 1 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Oct
2
Wed
5km Pub Club (Running Club) @ Baxter Brewing Co.
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5km Pub Club (Running Club) @ Baxter Brewing Co.

Welcome to the 5km Pub Club at Baxter Brewing Co, presented in stride with Lamey Wellehan. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm for a casual 4km – 5km group run followed by a dinner/beer special, and running content from Lamey. Some weeks we will have running movies to show on other weeks, shoe demos and on others social happy hours. Stop by this coming Weds, Dec 5th for the first run of the series!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/202795870607073/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 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

Oct
3
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 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

Oct
5
Sat
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Oct
6
Sun
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail
Oct 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
S.A.S. (Slow As S*#t) Running Club @ Eastern Trail

Do you run? Do you walk? Do you Run and walk? Well We are S.A.S and we want to run with you!!! Join us at the Pine Point entrance on the Eastern Trail for a 2.5-5 mile run! Free to all.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2303280469939140/

Oct
8
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Oct 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Oct
9
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 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

Oct
10
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 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

Oct
12
Sat
Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge | Westbrook | Maine | United States

The 3rd Annual Run the Ridge Trail Race, hosted by Discover Downtown Westbrook and Sunset Ridge, will be on October 12, 2019. This is a trail and mowed path course bursting with autumn colors. It’s a beautiful course with a few challenging spots. A great goal while you’re training in 2019! We have three races – 5K, 10K, and a “K9 5K” (run with your dog).

An approximate map of the course, with elevation shown, is available on this page: http://downtownwestbrook.com/events/run-the-ridge-trail-race. If you have questions about the course, email runtheridgewestbrook@gmail.com.

Please note: we are currently working on a 10K route that does NOT loop. We will keep this page updated as the new course is set.

This race serves as a fundraiser for Discover Downtown Westbrook, to support their mission of economic and community revitalization in downtown Westbrook.
Race Day Schedule
K9 5K (canicross): 9 AM
10K: 9:30 AM
5K: 10 AM

There will be post-race food and water for all participants. There will also be a water station near registration and at the halfway point of the race course. Awards for all races will be at 11 AM.

Times are subject to change, we will send a final update to all registrants the week of the race.
Registration Fees
Registration is currently $25, but price will go up to $30 at the end of July – don’t delay!
Team Registration
We have a group discount of $5 per person if you register with a group of 4 or more! If everyone signs up at once, you’ll get the discount automatically. If you sign up at different times (using the team sign up feature – best for groups who are paying separately), you will receive a $5 refund once you have at least 4 members.

FMI: racewire.com/register.php?id=10753

Oct
15
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Oct 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Oct
16
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 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

Oct
17
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 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

Oct
20
Sun
L.L.Bean Flannel 5K – Freeport, ME @ LL Bean
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am
L.L.Bean Flannel 5K - Freeport, ME @ LL Bean | Freeport | Maine | United States

Embrace your inner lumberjack or lumberjill and get ready for a day of fun at the L.L.Bean Flannel 5K in Freeport, ME! Starting with a flannel-themed run, you’ll finish with a party at the local L.L.Bean store where you’ll get tasty pizza and a chance to win gift certificates (ranging from $25 to $100) for the world’s best apparel!

To learn more or to register, visit: flannel5k.net/freeport

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/260058128124628/

The L.L.Bean Flannel 5K Series is also hitting:
Mansfield, MA – Oct. 7, 2018:
https://www.facebook.com/events/608408456219563/
Burlington, VT – Oct. 21, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/2143377015940053/

Oct
22
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Oct 22 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Oct
23
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 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

Oct
24
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 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

Oct
26
Sat
Frightening 5K @ Hybrid Fitness
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Frightening 5K @ Hybrid Fitness

The Frightening 5K walk/run hosted by Hybrid Fitness is set for Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual 5k race event will start with a kid’s race at 8:30 AM. The kid’s race will be 0.25 of a mile. The 5k starting at 9:00 AM is a 3.1-mile race, located at Hybrid Fitness 161 Main Street, Thomaston ME. Registration starts at 7:45 AM. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome!! This 5K is part of the Midcoast Race Series and organized by the local non-profit, One Community Many Voices.

All the funds raised at the Frightening 5K go directly to the 501c3 Non-Profit, One Community Many Voices (www.ocmv.org). OCMV provides gap funding through a model called: The Art of Good Fellowship – Paying it Forward One Neighbor at a Time. The model creates pathways that meet people where they are to resolve a barrier related to employment/skill building, youth aspirations, elderly independent living, transportation, or well-being as quickly as possible. OCMV is currently collaborating with Hospitality House, MCH, AIO, Rockland and Waldoboro Police Departments, Youthlinks, Knox County Community Health Coalition, Trekkers, Pen Bay YMCA, and The Shields Project. OCMV is a place for these agencies to turn to for simple human solutions to barriers when they have no other means to help an individual that meets the criteria.

The 5K race is open to all and costs $25 on race day and $20 for those who pre-register. Preregistration is available online at www.Runsignup.com. Please come dressed in your BEST costumes! We will have prizes!! The prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female finishers and for the runner who finishes in the middle of the pack. We will also have some costume prizes, too!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2478042075604064/

Oct
27
Sun
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Oct
29
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Oct 29 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Oct
30
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Oct 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

Oct
31
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Oct 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

Nov
3
Sun
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: FBC Autumn Trail Race  4m/8m

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Nov
5
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Nov 5 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Nov
6
Wed
5km Pub Club (Running Club) @ Baxter Brewing Co.
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5km Pub Club (Running Club) @ Baxter Brewing Co.

Welcome to the 5km Pub Club at Baxter Brewing Co, presented in stride with Lamey Wellehan. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 5pm for a casual 4km – 5km group run followed by a dinner/beer special, and running content from Lamey. Some weeks we will have running movies to show on other weeks, shoe demos and on others social happy hours. Stop by this coming Weds, Dec 5th for the first run of the series!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/202795870607073/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Nov 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

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

Nov
10
Sun
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay @ National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am
Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series: Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay @  National Wildlife Refuge

Six Trail Races through Wild Maine Landscapes

A coalition of six Downeast conservation organizations is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series. Hosted by local non-profit organizations working to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural environment, these unique races take place on community supported nature and wildlife preserves across Downeast Maine from Orland to Baring.

Runners, or walkers, should register for each race separately (see links here) and each race offers various awards and prizes. Runners who wish to compete for Race Series awards must complete races in at least 5 of the 6 events, or 4 races and at least 4 hours of voluntary trail work with one of the hosting organizations (for complete series rules see here). All runners who complete the series will receive a Series Finishers medallion.

All the events also need volunteers so if you’d like to help out clearing trails, or participating in the fun on race day without actually running, please contact the appropriate race organizer on that race’s page.

Race Dates 2019

August 17 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust 5-Miler – Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Grand Lake Stream
Baxter Outdoors and Downeast Lakes Land Trust co-host the Downeast Lakes 5Miler. A 5.1 mile loop, this race starts at 10:00 AM on a remote, motorized vehicle trail, and returns on a single-track hiking trail that winds along the western shore of West Grand Lake.

September 7 – Surry Forest 5K/10K – Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Surry
Blue Hill Heritage Trust hosts a 5k race and a 10k race at their Surry Forest Preserve in Surry. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover gravel road.

October 5 – Bad Little Trail Run 2.5m/7m – Downeast Coastal Conservancy, Machias
Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosts a 2.5-mile run and a 7-mile run at their Machias River Preserve in Machias. The races begin at 10:00 AM and cover mostly single track trail with stretches along the river.

October 27 – Double Trouble Wildlands 2 m/6.3 m – Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Orland
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust hosts a 2-mile fun run and a 6.1-mile challenge run at their Wildlands Preserve in Orland. The races begin at 11:00 AM and cover dirt road and single track trail.

November 3 – FBC Autumn Trail Race 4m/8m – Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sullivan
Frenchman Bay Conservancy hosts a 4-mile run and an 8-mile run at their Baker Hill and Long Ledges Preserves and Schoodic Connector Trail in Sullivan. The races begin at 11:00 AM at Sumner Memorial High School and cover single track trail and paved road.

November 10 – Moosehorn Ghost Run 1/2 Marathon & Relay – Friends of Moosehorn NWR, Baring
Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Sunrise Athletic Club host the Moosehorn Ghost Run, a 13.1-mile half-marathon at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. Individuals or relay teams of 2 or 3 can participate in the race that begins at 9:00 AM at the Moosehorn Refuge Headquarters and covers car-free wildlife refuge dirt roads.

FMI: www.downeastconservationraces.org

Nov
12
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Nov 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/

Nov
13
Wed
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
Nov 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

Nov
14
Thu
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
Nov 14 @ 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.

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FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

Nov
19
Tue
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park
Nov 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Back Cove Run @ Edward Payson Park  | Portland | Maine | United States

Come on out and join the Runaways Run Club for a free, all levels 3.5 mile group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland every Tuesday. This is an informal and fun group run, go at whatever pace you’d like, for first placers to first timers! We’re meeting at Payson Park at the parking lot nearest to the trail / Baxter Blvd and we’ll be taking off on the run no later than 6:05am, just FYI. See you there!

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaysrunclub/