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Maine Races to Help You Get in Shape


Portland has a lot of upcoming races to look forward to - what better way to get motivated than to sign up for a few?

May 5: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere 5K

Time & Place: 5 p.m. Freeport

After your run, enjoy a bonfire at Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub. Your registration includes a beverage and collectible mug to drink with. The run benefits Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Project.

May 19: GORUCK Challenge Adventure Race
Time & Place: 1 a.m. Portland

This race is a team event led by Green Berets that takes 8 to 10 hours and covers 15 to 20 miles. The route isn't unveiled until the week of the event. You need to be prepared for this by bringing the right supplies (there's a list of necessities online). Bring some friends - this is quite the challenge!

June 10: Pirate Tri

Time & Place: 8:15 a.m. Point Sebago Resort, Casco

Who doesn't love pirates? This theatrical race includes a pirate ship, costumes, and more during the 1/3 mile swim, 14-mile bike and three-mile run event.

June 14: The Twilight 5K Road Race

Time & Place: 7 p.m. Southern Maine Community College, South Portland

Stunning sunset views, this race supports the Maine Cancer Foundation.

June 24: Bands on the Run Half Marathon & 5K

Time & Place: 8:30 a.m. Simard Payne Park, Lewiston

Six bands will be located along the race courses to entertain both runners and spectators. This will be a lot of fun!

July 22: Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K

Time & Place: 7:30 a.m. Portland

Finish  your run with a Shipyard beer garden on Maine State Pier. Great views!

Jeff Mateja is the CEO/REALTOR at Universal Properties at Keller Williams Realty in Portland, Maine, and founder of ILovePortlandMaine.com, a blog about everything Portland, Maine, and beyond. Jeff also offers two premier home search tools for Buyers via FindPortlandHomesNow.com and FindMaineHomesNow.com. If you would like further information on any blog topics, please e-mail Jeff Mateja.

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