Due to the pandemic and the continued capacity restriction on outdoor events of 100 people in the state of Maine, we are once again forced to postpone the Portland 10 Miler to September 12, 2021.
April 26, 2020
Postponed to September
The flat, coastal course covers ten-miles of Portland's most beautiful roads and paths along Back Cove, Munjoy Hill and the Eastern Promenade.
10 Scenic Miles
10 Scenic Miles
Race Update: March 2, 2021
Due to the pandemic and the continued capacity restriction on outdoor events of 100 people in the state of Maine, we are once again forced to postpone the Portland 10 Miler to September 12, 2021. We share in your disappointment and frustration in another postponement as we believe our event is just outside the window of a possible return of safe, in-person events — but an event of this size in just eight weeks is not possible under the current guidelines and outlook.
However, we are truly optimistic that this summer and fall will finally mark a return to safe, in-person events and that we will be able to responsibly host all deferred 2020 registrants of the Portland 10 Miler and New England 10 Miler Series.
All registrants will be automatically rolled into the fall race, which is scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2021 pending permit approval. There is no further action needed on your part.
While we are still not able to offer refunds, we have added a race credit option to our existing deferral and transfer policies for your ticket that can be applicable to any 2021 or 2022 Gray Matter Marketing event. For more information on event credits, visit HERE.
As always, the safety and health of our runners, volunteers and staff is our top priority. We’re thankful for each and every one of our participants and your support and understanding as we work towards sunnier days on the road together again.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the race, come join us at the Payson Park finish area to celebrate your accomplishment! Portland craft brewery Rising Tide will be serving up their delicious beers — the first one is on us! — to all runners over 21. Athlete food will be available, including fruit, bagels and granola bars. We’ll also have some of Portland’s tastiest food trucks selling on site so you can refuel properly, all while enjoying the park and the view of Back Cove. Family and friends are welcome at the after-party, too!
The Portland 10 Miler course is an exciting tour of Portland, Maine. Starting in Payson Park, runners will follow a semi-circle along the water in Back Cove. Running along Baxter Boulevard, the course joins the Back Cove trail and passes through Back Cove Park before turning east. Runners will then pass along the water side of the Eastern Promenade to the east and south. At mile 5, runners will turn back to the north and west, encountering the course’s only significant elevation as they head up and down Munjoy Hill on the Eastern Promenade. The route then joins the Back Cove Trail again before heading back into Payson Park for the finish and race after-party!
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Portland 10 Miler