Portland's quintessential fall trail race, now in its 18th year.
Thanks for another great year. Find race photos on Facebook at Maine Running Photos, Maine Today and Maine Magazine.

An annual fall tradition, the Trail to Ale supports Portland Trails and the 70 miles of trails and green space in Greater Portland. Whether you walk or run, you’ll be greeted with craft beer, pizza, yoga, massages, healthy snacks, and a DJ’d dance party as soon as you cross finish line. Run as an individual or as a “6-pack team,” and join almost 2000 runners and walkers for the 18th Annual Trail to Ale 10K Race + Walk this year! 

Race starts at 9 am, party begins as soon as you cross the finish line!
Check out photos from last year’s race here.


$35 – Participants must be at least 14 years of age.
Trail to Ale Participant Info Packet
Trail to Ale 10K Race Course


Want to volunteer for Trail to Ale? We need your help September 15 to the 17. Sign up here. 

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  • Who can participate in Trail to Ale? We love that Trail to Ale is a race that all kinds of people can participate in. Whether you want to walk or run the course, we welcome you. You may participate as either an individuals or as a “6-Pack” Team. Participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • When does registration open? Online registration opens 9am on April 14, 2017.
  • When is packet pick up? Packet Pick up with be Friday, September 15 from 10:30am to 6pm and Saturday, September 16 from 10:30am-2pm at Fleet Feet Maine Running, . Out of town racers can pick up their packet day of from 7am-8:30am before the race.
  • How do I get a FREE shirt? The first 250 people to sign up for Trail to Ale receive a free shirt. However, after the first 250 you can still purchase a shirt with registration. Sizes are limited, so make sure to order early!
  • What are the race shirts like? Race shirts are long sleeve, organic cotton jersey/wicking fabric blend shirts with our Trail to Ale logo. This year they are a heathered green/grey. They come in men’s sizes. Check out our photos above for examples of past year’s design. You may purchase shirts for $20 if you are not eligible for a free one. Sizes are limited and subject to availability. Last year, we sold out, so be sure to order in advance!
  • What is a 6-pack team? Bring your running buddies or the whole office. To qualify as a team you must have a minimum of 3 men and 3 women. But teams can have as many participants, male or female, as they want! The fastest times of the top 3 men and women team members will be considered for a prize. Please note: Don’t forget to sign up for your team when you register!
  • I want to buy a group of race entries for my running club, employees, customers etc. Contact Jen Goldman at jen@trails.org for more info. We do offer discount for groups!
  • Can I get a refund? We can’t offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person before September 10. Click on the Sign Up button above and then “Manage Registration” on the Race Partner page to make any changes.
  • Can I transfer my registration? Yes! See answer above for details.
  • Can I run with  my dog? What about strollers? Because of the number of people out on the race course we cannot allow dogs or strollers.
  • What awards do you have? Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, as determined by gun time. There are also male and female age group awards and 6-pack team awards.
  • I’m not running this year, but I’d like to support the trails! Stay tuned for information about volunteering for the race.


Thank you to our generous race sponsors. Interested in sponsoring a race that attracts over 2000 participants throughout New England? Learn more.

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