The 2021 Portland 10 Miler is scheduled for 8:00 AM on Sunday, September 12th. Registration is closed for this year’s event as we look to host a safe limited capacity event for all 2020 registrants.
While we are 100% permitted and confident the race will be held in-person, it will no doubt look different than years past. Please review the following information and should you for any reason wish to not race this year and receive your full purchase value as a credit to the 2022 Portland 10 Miler (tentatively scheduled for April, 2022) OR another event on our calendar, please email email@example.com. Race credit requests must be submitted by August 12th, 30 days prior to the event and are valid for two years from the date they are issued.
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.
Safety and Covid Protocols
We will continue to work with state and local officials throughout the next 50 days leading up to the race, and craft our protocols based on the recommendations of our public health officials. Additional details and information will be posted prior to the race as guidelines evolve. We appreciate your flexibility as these guidelines and mandates are ever-evolving.
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.
Vaccination OR Negative Test
We DO NOT currently plan to require vaccinations OR a negative test. But as the pandemic evolves, it is a possibility that states will mandate outdoor events to require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, OR a negative test within 72 hours of the race at registration. This policy is currently being implemented at many large road races. Should this policy need to be added at our event, all registrants will be immediately notified.
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 who provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.
In addition to donating a portion of every registration fee to Spurwink, we encourage our runners to set their own fundraising goal for Spurwink, or any charity close to their hearts. By setting up a fundraiser on Crowdrise.com, participants can raise money directly for their chosen cause!
There are no fundraising minimums or requirements.
|September 4 – October 31||$55|
|November 1 – January 31||$60|
|February 1 – March 31||$65|
|April 1 – Race Day (on sale soon)||$70|
What Do I Get?
All registered race participants will receive a branded race shirt and finisher’s medal and a complimentary post-race beer from Rising Tide.
The Portland 10 Miler extends its thanks to those serving our country. We invite active, reserve members and veterans of all military branches to email us to receive a discounted registration.
Optional Mail-In Form
For those wishing to register via mail, please download here, fill out to Gray Matter Marketing, and mail to the address 54 Bristol Ferry Rd. Portsmouth, RI 02871.
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.
Shirts & Medals
All registered participants will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt with Portland 10 Miler artwork on the chest, sleeve and back. All finisher’s will receive a finisher’s medal.
Please note that shirts are ordered weeks in advance of the event and that size quantities are based on what participants indicated when they registered. For this reason, we ask that you please pick-up the shirt size you registered for.
2019 shirt and medal pictured.
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We are not able to offer refunds. However we do offer any registered runners the opportunity to request a race credit for your full value. Once issued, these Eventbrite Credits appear as a balance of your Eventbrite account. The credit balance can then be applied to the purchase price of a new ticket to any event on our calendar within two years of the day we issue the credit. Race credits may be requested up to 30 days before the event in which you are registered. Race credits will not be granted if a request is made less than 30 days prior to the event.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds. However we do offer Eventbrite Credits for other events on our calendar.
Can I defer my registration?
No, we do not roll over your registration automatically to the next year’s event. However the credit that we issue can be used towards the purchase of that same event whenever registration re-opens for the following year’s event.
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
No, we do not offer transfers. However, when you request and receive a race credit, you can use that credit to purchase a new ticket for another participant if you choose to do so.
How long is my Eventbrite Credit good for?
The balance of your registration is good for up to two years from the date it was issued, at which point it then expires.
When can I request an Eventbrite Credit?
All credit requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 days prior to the event.
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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