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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, a blog about everything Portland, Maine, and beyond. Jeff also offers two premier home search tools for Buyers via and If you would like further information on any blog topics, please e-mail Jeff Mateja.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsJeff Mateja • April 12 2012 01:38PM