We’re looking forward to getting back out on the road with you all again this Sunday, September 12th. The race starts at 8:00 AM. Detailed event information will be posted here and emailed to all registrants this week!
Reduced Field, No New Registrations
Our first priority is to produce a safe and responsible event for all deferred registrants of the 2020 Portland 10 Miler and New England 10 Miler Series. We will not be accepting any new registrations in order to keep the capacity of the event below 1,000 runners.
Masks are required for EVERYONE at Saturday bib pickup at Rising Tide Brewery.
On Sunday, per the CDC and the Maine DHHS, if you’re fully vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask outside. If you’re not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask at all points prior to crossing the start line, after the race, and whenever you’re within three feet of others.
Construction on the Course
The route is the same as previous iterations however those in the Portland area may have noticed the considerable amount of construction around the Back Cove and downtown portions of the course. With construction on Baxter Blvd. from miles 0-2 and 8-10, we will now be running on the Back Cove bike path instead of the road. This will require us to spread participants out with a number of small waves at the start to thin the pack.
No Beer Garden
Due to Covid protocols and permitting, we are unable to host the Rising Tide Beer Garden following the event.
We’re thankful for each and every one of our participants and your patience and understanding as we work towards getting back out on the road together.
A portion of each registration fee will be donated directly to our non-profit partner Spurwink, which provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults, and families.
Important Race Information:
Bib + T-Shirt Pick-Up
We strongly encourage participants to pick up their bib and shirt on Saturday to alleviate race morning delays.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED
All participants must present a photo ID to pick-up their bib. Participants may pick-up for friends and family, but must provide a copy of the ID or a photo of the ID on their phone for verification.
Race Day Schedule
6:00 AM: Parking and Bib Pick-Up open
8:00 AM: Race Start
Please note that due to Covid guidelines that there is no beer garden in 2021.
There are three suggested parking locations for the event, all on a first-come-first-serve basis. Arriving early and carpooling are strongly recommended.
- Recommended Option: Spurwink Services (map) is just a short 0.25 mile walk from the race start and finish, and has ample parking available on race morning. This option is strongly encouraged.
- Edward Payson Park at the Sebago to the Sea Trail entrance (map). Note: this lot will fill up early and is only accessible from Baxter Blvd. which will be shut down to traffic at 7:30 AM.
- Neighborhood Parking on Washington Ave, Presumpscot St. and the surrounding side streets. Please be respectful of our neighbors and park only in designated street parking.
There will be a designated athlete bag drop area, but the Portland 10 Miler team and our volunteers are not responsible for any items lost, damaged or stolen. You must provide your own bag. If you have items of importance or value, we recommend using leaving them in your vehicle.
A finisher’s medal will be given to all race participants.
Awards will be presented following the race to the:
• Top 3 male and female runners
• Top 3 in each age group (5 year increments, Under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
Awards are based on gun time. Runners hoping to win awards should plan to start in the first wave on race morning.
Strollers or Pets
We do not allow strollers or pets in the race. Sorry!
Extreme Weather Policy
Our events are held rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when signing up.
Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.
Post Race Beer Garden
Due to Covid guidelines and limitations we are unable to offer a post-race Beer Garden at the 2021 race.
The flat, coastal course covers ten-miles of Portland’s most beautiful roads and paths along Back Cove, Munjoy Hill and the Eastern Promenade.
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